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Old 04-07-2007, 10:24 AM
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New Panther IR set from Blast

I just saw this over on PMMS and thought there just might be some interested parties here on "PlanetPanther" What I can see looks nice, but I would like a better look at the IR stowage box.

http://perso.orange.fr/bm.img/page%2...e/bl35113k.htm

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Old 04-07-2007, 01:36 PM
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Looks nice and realistically casted!
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Was this actually used in combat? If so, are they any pics of it? Dan
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:09 PM
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Was this actually used in combat? If so, are they any pics of it? Dan
Dan, there are quite a few pics around that show Panthers that had the IR stowage box mounted, check out the Panther pics, and Larry B's Panther build threads, I think there are a few in each. As to actual use of the IR sets themselves, it is thought that they were used in a very limited capacity in the east near Berlin. There were rumors floating around for a while that they were used in the west also but this has pretty much been shown to be myth. There are a lot of very interesting threads on this subject over on the ML Axis forum. Here are just a few I found in a quick search, the posts by Jon Bailey are very good as he has done a good bit of his own first hand research in this area.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/thread/1031444635/

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/thread/997645686/

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/thread/951261068/

Also take a look at Mirko Bayerl's IR Panther in the ML gallery. There is a short write up there with some info he received from a German vet.

http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/...sf_g_bayer.htm

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Mike, Thanks for putting me in the right direction. A different look for DML's new Panther? Dan
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:44 PM
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Found two photos of the IR Panther: "May 1945 in the Czech Lands" by Tomas Jakl page 75 and "US Tank Battles in Germany 1944-45" by Steve Zaloga page 41. Dan
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