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Taken at a War and Peace day out with fellow Redbubblers Mike and Andy

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The Panther was a direct response to the Soviet T-34 and KV-1 tanks. First encountered on 23 June 1941, the T-34 outclassed the existing Panzer III and IV. At the insistence of General Heinz Guderian, a special Panzerkommision was dispatched to the Eastern Front to assess the T-34.

Among the features of the Soviet tank considered most significant were the sloping armor, which gave much improved shot deflection and also increased the effective armor thickness against penetration, the wide track, which improved mobility over soft ground, and the 76.2 mm gun, which had good armor penetration and fired an effective high explosive round. Daimler-Benz (DB) and Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG (MAN) were given the task of designing a new 30- to 35-ton tank, designated VK30.02, by April 1942 (apparently in time to be shown to Hitler for his birthday).

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Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopeneralmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Colin….a fave Mate!!!

  • Cheers, thanks for the Fav !

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  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...almost 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture!!

  • Thanks Ken !

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 4 years ago

    Excellent Image Colin. Could be a period shot. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted, took a long time to clone out the “modern People”

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • SutoL ..
    SutoL ..almost 4 years ago

    Fantastic Colin, shame I miss this =(

  • Advise to book hols for show next year !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 4 years ago

    They look very relaxed but that makes this image all the more menacing. Excellent capture Colin!

  • Thanks Chris !

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  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 4 years ago

    Very cool shot! I wonder if these guys feel like big kids when the do this stuff?

  • OMG Yes, and it`s quite easy to Join !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 4 years ago

    What a super shot! – John

  • Thanks John !

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  • Rosy Kueng
    Rosy Kuengalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Colin!

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