A merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all from us here at DAMIJWH!
Unbeknownst to most, DAMIJWH is produced and maintained by my trusty team of assistants at Studios Lennard Grahn, pictured above wearing the company's smart new outfits with the famous black triangle logo.
- well done chaps, and keep up the good work!
See you all again January 6, 2014.
Panzer: Pzkpfw V "Panther", Ausf G
Reportedly this photo show a Panther abandoned in the suburbs of Berlin, spring / summer 1945.
Many interesting late-production details can be seen in this photo, like a two-tone factory camouflage scheme (brown and green) applied to the turret and upper hull, and the special rectangular stowage box for housing infra-red equipment, replacing the right hand side rear end stowage box (you can tell by the open stowage box hatch)
These boxes were fitted to a number of Panthers without any of them ever receiving the actual infra-red sights and range finders. Whether infra-red equipped Panthers did or did not see action during the Battle of Berlin is still a subject of debate.