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  • #2
    From Achtung Panzer...

    While not a captured Tiger...

    Small number of captured Panthers was also pressed into service by British (e.g. Ausf G "Cuckoo" from 4th Battalion of 6th Coldstream Guards Tank Brigade, North-West Europe, 1944/45), Canadian, French and American units and three were used by the Polish Home Army during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, against its former owners. Also small number was captured and operated by the French resistance in mid 1944. They took part in fighting in the Rouen area, where two of them were destroyed on August 30th of 1944 by Tigers from sSSPzAbt 102. This was probably the most interesting combat situation involving Panthers.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by achtung baby View Post
      While not a captured Tiger...

      Small number of captured Panthers was also pressed into service by British (e.g. Ausf G "Cuckoo" from 4th Battalion of 6th Coldstream Guards Tank Brigade, North-West Europe, 1944/45), Canadian, French and American units and three were used by the Polish Home Army during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, against its former owners. Also small number was captured and operated by the French resistance in mid 1944. They took part in fighting in the Rouen area, where two of them were destroyed on August 30th of 1944 by Tigers from sSSPzAbt 102. This was probably the most interesting combat situation involving Panthers.

      The Soviets also used captured panthers. I posted a couple of pictures a long time ago on some thread here.
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      • #4
        An excellent and well known photograph. I've heard that Dragon Armor is going to release a 1:72 Panther with Russian markings in the next few months - that should prove to be a bit of a collector's item. I can only hope that they release an OD-painted 6th Coldstream Guards Panther in the future.

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        • #5
          Nice site on the British Panther 'Cuckoo'

          http://www.twenot.nl/cuckoo.htm

          ps, love the pic of the Panther following the units Churchill's

          I feel I should shout out "He's behind you" just like you do in British pantomime when the baddie comes on to the stage
          Last edited by redcoat; 17 Aug 07, 14:43.

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