For the Record: The Last of the Ausf.D Panthers
Hello everyone, thanks to European player DrakeZiggo and the wonders of mobile internet, I have an interesting story for you today about possibly the last surviving Panther D in the world. It was captured by the 1st Polish Armored Brigade (historical Polish were anything but noobs), who then turned it on the Germans and used it during the liberation of Breda (Netherlands) in 1944 and was later given as a gift to the city. The origin of the tank is unknown, it is however speculated it came from the Meppen army testing ground. The vehicle remained in Breda unattended until 2004, when Kevin Wheatcroft (famous British renovator and owner of a private tank collection) took interest in it and restored it to its original look for the monument (he kept the engine and other components in return). Currently, the tank is located on a pedestal near Wilhelmina park in Breda.