Militracks 2019 – Panther in action video

As promised, here is a video of the Panther at Militracks. It shows the Panther starting its engine and driving around a bit on the museum premises. The Panther runs noticeably smoother than the museum’s Königstiger. In contrast to the Tiger II, the Panther does not require any additional hand cranking to start the engine. Also note how smoking hot the

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Militracks 2019

Today, 18 May, Militracks celebrated its 10th anniversary. Starting out initially as a small event for enthusiasts of German hardware, Militracks has grown out to be the biggest event for Sonderkraftfahrzeuge and one of the largest events showcasing running military material in Europe. With last year’s showing of Saumur’s Königstiger at the event many would have thought this could not

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Problematic exhausts

Already since its conception, the exhaust system of the Panther had been kind of troublesome. During the Panther’s production various solutions have been proposed and fitted. In this post I’ll elaborate a bit on two of these solutions in particular. Auspufftopf – Exhaust muffler It is often disregarded or simply not known that the well known exhaust pipes with a

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