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PRESERVED GERMAN TANKS 2:GERMAN SECOND WORLD WAR AND MODERN
PANZER V PANTHER TO LEOPARD 2
TANKS AND SELF-PROPELLED GUNS
PRESERVED AROUND THE WORLD
I would like to again thank all those who have helped and encouraged me in my quest to track down all preserved tanks around the world, including Bart Vanderveen, Winston G. Ramsey, George Bradford, David Fletcher, David Goulty, Georges Mazy, and my wife Lesley for her patience. For help with completing this work I would like to thank Jochen Vollert, Rudiger Besecke, Hanno Spoelstra, Wolfgang Schneider and particularly the following:
Lee Archer for checking the manuscript and providing additional information on historical vehicle models.
Bob Fleming for checking the manuscript and providing additional information on preserved vehicles.
Mark Hayward for supplying a copy of his manuscript on the Jagdpanther and for providing additional information on the Panther and Jagdpanther.
Sanzo Takemiya for providing the diagram of the 12.8cm Panzer Selbstfahrlafette V SP gun.
Any remaining errors are entirely the responsibility of the author. All photographs are from the author’s collection unless otherwise credited. Special thanks, therefore, go to those who provided missing photographs and made this book more complete than it would otherwise have been, including Tim Royall, Ed Storey, Heiner Duske, Jim Kinnear, Michael Boyden, John Harris, Ingvar Blomquist, David Brittain, Prof. F. Derom, and James M. Holmes.
The After the Battle books ‘Panzers in Normandy’ by Eric Lefèvre, and especially ‘Battle of the Bulge Then and Now’ by Jean Paul Pallud were invaluable for providing detailed histories of surviving tanks. Also, in addition to those books listed in the Bibliography of Volume 1, the following books were useful in completing this volume:
Panther and its Variants, WJ Spielberger (Schiffer Publishing)
Tigers in Combat I, W Schneider (JJ Fedorowicz Publishing)
Vanguard 14: The T-34 Tank, S Zaloga and J Grandsen (Osprey Publishing)
Germany’s Panther Tank, TL Jentz (Schiffer Publishing)