With the huge number of armoured vehicles rampaging all across the Western and Eastern Fronts during WW2 it was essential that damaged vehicles be either repaired on the spot … or towed away for repairs and renovation at behind –the-line depots and workshops. On the German side they made ample use of a limited range of specialized vehicles including the mighty “Bergepanther”.
Due to the problems of recovering damaged heavy tanks (such as Tigers and Panthers) it was necessary to produce an equally heavy tracked vehicle to perform the task … The Bergepanther was the result.
Built on a Panther hull it usually employed a crew of three to operate the vehicle and its special equipment.
This model appears as it would have been seen on both the Western and Eastern Fronts during 1944 and ’45.