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Captain Pete14 Feb 2023 10:07 a.m. PST

Here are some pictures of my recently completed Bergepanther D by 2D6. It is a very nice model on an unusual subject.

I added a couple of pictures showing the 2D6 Bergepanther next to one of my GHQ Panthers for comparison. The Bergepanther is very slightly shorter in length but otherwise looks like it would fit in pretty well.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2023 10:40 a.m. PST

That is very unusual and I do like the subtle painting, ideal at this scale.

I vaguely recall an Airfix magazine article showing this carrying a wooden square box arrangement to replace the turret, but yours looks far more sensible.

Is this just a tow recovery vehicle then? Is that a boom I see on the engine deck? Is there a winch?

What about the detail of the periscopes, engine deck or headlights. This would be great in 1/72 scale, any smaller it is incredible

Captain Pete15 Feb 2023 7:55 a.m. PST

Hi deadhead

There were several versions of the Bergepanther as well as variations. I have done some research to see some of the different versions.

This does not have the boom on the back and no spade either. I am assuming, that the two bars on the engine deck are actually tow bars for hauling a disabled tank a longer distance.

I also have the GHQ Bergepanther A version as yet unpainted. That has the box on top as well as a boom and a spade. I will need to get one or both of those painted one of these days.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2023 10:13 a.m. PST

Rigid tow bars. Makes perfect sense if you are on an incline and the towed vehicle has no brakes. I read up on the Bergpanther since and it seems it got progressively less complicated as the war went on and went from being a major repair facility to "just" towing out of trouble.

Looking forward to seeing the earlier version. Thanks for the feedback.

Captain Pete15 Feb 2023 11:03 a.m. PST

Hi deadhead.

Yes, the rigid towbars keep the towed vehicle from moving around too much.

The Bergepanther A is actually the later version to the D. I know it has been explained how this happened but for some reason, the D model Panther preceded the A version and then the G version.

Thresher0120 Feb 2023 12:23 p.m. PST

Great looking minis with superb paint jobs.

Captain Pete21 Feb 2023 3:42 p.m. PST

Thanks very much, Thresher!

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