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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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SS units with Panther Ds?
catman31
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 09:38 AM UTC
I was advised to try here; my original post from earlier today:

Hello
I have the Takom Panther D late model (full interior) with Zimmerit; I also have a SS figure set from Alpine (SS Tankers reloading) in full winter garb. Iíve wanted to place these guys next to a Panther and Iím not sure if any SS units used Panther Ds in the winter - Iíve tried looking online and in my books but find lots of Gs, As but no D models for that time of year. Any help would be appreciated.

Also, while youíre here, any comments on that Takom model itself? Things to watch out for? Iíve started the interior and I have found that the transmission is having trouble ďsittingĒ on the floor. Anyone else know what I mean?

Thank you.
Felix
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 10:52 AM UTC
Hey Felix!

I know the 12th SS Panzer Division HJ had a few Ausf D lates because I'm working on an SS Panzer Regiment 12 project and noted those curious ausf D's in the 1st battalion, 2nd kompanie. I do believe they had zimmm as well.
GregCopplin
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 12:33 PM UTC
Iím pretty sure the Wiking division had Panther Dís in Poland.
brekinapez
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC

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Iím pretty sure the Wiking division had Panther Dís in Poland.


I mentioned Wiking to him in the other post, which probably should have just been merged or moved.
GregCopplin
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 02:25 PM UTC

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Iím pretty sure the Wiking division had Panther Dís in Poland.


I mentioned Wiking to him in the other post, which probably should have just been merged or moved.



Sorry wasnít tracking the other post, BTW on YouTube there is some old propaganda film of the battle of Kowel where the 5TH SS broke through with Panther Dís
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 02:59 PM UTC
SS-Panzer-Abteilung 11 Hermann von Salza from 11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division "Nordland", Waffen-SS used Panter D during the fighting around Narva late in 1943
catman31
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 11:52 PM UTC
This is great information - thank you all! Much appreciated. I think Star Decals has some of the markings you all mentioned - I did I a quick ďdrive byĒ but will look more closely later.
Thanks again,
Felix
catman31
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:14 AM UTC
I looked at Star Decals again and found set 35-C1134 - SS Wiking #1 which I think will work for my idea. It has markings for a D in winter camo, just what I was envisioning. Thank you all so much.

-Felix
catman31
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:15 AM UTC
Thanks! The decal set mentioned below was found in part due to your information.