Military art of
German Tanks, German Panther tanks of 2nd SS Panzer
division, 5th SS Panzer division, Munchberg Panzer Division, Panzer Lehr showing Tank ace Ernst
Barkmann in limited edition military art prints by David Pentland. These
tank art prints are only available direct from Cranston Fine Arts or our
Holding Hosszupaly, Hungary, 17th October 1944 by David Pentland.
With a mixed unit of 4 Panthers, 1 anti tank gun, and 25 men from Feldersatz Battalion 128 Hauptmann Gerhard Fischer held the important village for a full day against overwhelming Soviet attacks before being ordered to retreat.
Item Code : DP0128
Holding Hosszupaly, Hungary, 17th October 1944 by David Pentland. - Editions Available
Panther at the Zoo, Tiergarten, berlin, 2nd May 1945 by David Pentland.
Below the vast bulk of the Zoo Bunker one of three giant Flak towers designed to defend Berlin from air attack, some remnants of the citys defenders gather in an attempt to break out of the doomed capital. Amongst which are troops from the 9th Fallschirmjäger and Münchberg Panzer Divisions, including a rare nightfighting equipped Panther G of Oberleutnant Rasims Company, 1/29th Panzer Regiment.
Item Code : DHM1196
Panther at the Zoo, Tiergarten, berlin, 2nd May 1945 by David Pentland. - Editions Available
Abbey DArdenne, Normandy, 8th July 1944. Commander of 3rd Company, SS-Panzer Regiment 12, Obersturmfuhrer Rudolf von Ribbentrop, shelters within the walls of the Abbey DArdenne. After a full day of battle against the Canadians, the remaining Panthers of the unit along with Panzer Grenadiers of 25th Reminet managed to halt their advance just in front of the divisional headquarters at the abbey.
Panther on the loose, Berlin, 2nd May 1945 by David Pentland.
Hauptscharfurher Korner of SS Heavy Tank Battalion 503 makes his escape from the city in an abandoned Panther via the suburb of Staaken. On the way he destroyed a JSII, and a couple of Assault guns, before his tank broke down for a final time later that night.
Item Code : DP0135
Panther on the loose, Berlin, 2nd May 1945 by David Pentland. - Editions Available
Floridsdorf, Vienna, 3th April 1945. By mid April the Soviet assault had almost cleared German resistance from the south bank of the Danube. Only one small bridgehead remained open to allow troops a chance to escape, and this exit was defended by only 2 tanks and a few anti-tank guns. Defending the eastern approaches to the bridge was the Panther tank of SS Obersturmfuhrer Arnold Friesen, 2nd SS Panzer Division. Despite being only 19 he was a veteran of Kursk, Normandy, the Ardennes and Hungary with a tally of 97 tank kills to his credit. By the end of the day Friesen and his crew accounted for a further 14, (the last two with panzerfausts), before covering the final withdrawal of the last German units across the bridge under cover of darkness.
Item Code : DHM6326
The Last Bridge by David Pentland. - Editions Available
Race to Frankowka, Ukraine, 10th February 1944 by David Pentland.
Panthers of 2nd Battalion 23rd Panzer Regiment, Heavy Tank Regiment Bake led by captured T34s race to capture a vital bridge at Frankowka across the Gniloi Tilitsch. The daring coup de main was successful bringing the relief column one step closer to the besieged pocket at Tscherkassy.
Item Code : DP0127
Race to Frankowka, Ukraine, 10th February 1944 by David Pentland. - Editions Available
Fight for Kowel, Poland, March/April 1944 by David Pentland.
Although in the process of regrouping after their escape from the Cherkassy Pocket, Panthers and Panzer Grenadiers of the crack 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking are part of the relief force hastily assembled and thrown in to free the strategically important city of Kowel in the Pripet Marshes. By April 10th the Soviet encirclement of the city was broken and Wiking were pulled out of the line to continue refitting.
Item Code : DHM0954
Fight for Kowel, Poland, March/April 1944 by David Pentland. - Editions Available
As allied forces pressed inland towards Caen, the 21st panzer Division launched a counterattack along a narrow three mile corridor between the Canadians on Juno beach and the British on Sword. the charge led by fifty tanks of 22nd panzer regiment and supporting Panzer grenadiers was engaged on its eastern flank by heavy British anti tank fire and the bulk of the force was pinned down or destroyed. ultimately only six PZ IVs and a company of infantry mannered to reach the coast at lion sur mer. their stay however was short lived and within a few hours the arrival of the transports and gliders of the British 6th Airborne directly overhead forced the entire division to pull back for fear of being trapped.
Item Code : DHM1310
Dash to the Sea, November 1944 by David Pentland. - Editions Available
Rommel in Normandy, France, 2nd July 1944 by David Pentland.
Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel, commander of Army Group B, consults with his former subordinate from North Africa, now divisional commander of the elite Panzer Lehr, General Fritz Bayerlein and the Colonel Rudolf Gerhardt of Panzer Regiment Lehr, over the imminent transfer of the division to confront the Americans at St. Lo.
Item Code : DHM1025
Rommel in Normandy, France, 2nd July 1944 by David Pentland. - Editions Available
Night Drive to Manhay, Barkmann in the Ardennes, 24th December 1944 by David Pentland.
Oberscharfuhrer Ernst Barkmann in Panther 401 accidentally found himself as the spearhead of the 2nd SS Panzer Divisions night assault on the crossroads at Manhay. Initially mistaking a lone Sherman of US 7th Armoured Division as that of his own commander, he pulled alongside the enemy tank, and only realised his mistake when he noticed its unusual red interior lights. In a brief close quarter fight he managed to destroy the M4 with the Panthers anti-personnel mortar (Panzergranate) He then proceeded along the moonlit forest roads past a succession of surprised American units to Manhay and on towards Liege, having left several destroyed vehicles in his wake. His appearance caused havoc in the US defences, culminating in a rout.
Item Code : DHM1294
Night Drive to Manhay, Barkmann in the Ardennes, 24th December 1944 by David Pentland. - Editions Available
Norrey en Bessin, Normandy, 11th July 1944. A counter attack by the Panthers of Obersturmfuhrer Hans Siegels 8th Company, SS-Panzer Regiment 12, along with Panzer Grenadiers of the 26th Regiment, virtually destroyed a breakthrough by the Canadian 1st Hussars and Queens Own Rifles of Canada.
Item Code : DP0173
Closing the Door by David Pentland. - Editions Available
The Road to Tscherkassy, Medwin, Ukraine, 3rd-9th February 1943 by David Pentland.
Mountain troops riding on Panther tanks of 2nd Battalion 23rd Panzer Regiment, Heavy Tank Regiment Bake in a successful attempt to outflank major soviet forces blocking the route to Tscherkassy. While the Tiger battalion launched a frontal attack on the enemy positions, the Panthers were able to attack from the rear, totally surprising the defenders.
Item Code : DP0126
The Road to Tscherkassy, Medwin, Ukraine, 3rd-9th February 1943 by David Pentland. - Editions Available
The Falaise Gap, Normandy, 12th - 20th August 1944 by David Pentland.
After almost two months of continuous fighting in the front line, remnants of the 12th SS Panzer Division, Hitler Jugend, fall back under incessant air attacks by allied fighter bombers for their final battles in France. In their defense of the northern flank of what is to become the Falaise Gap the new Jagdpanzer IV in particular is to prove a formidable foe to the attacking British and Canadian tanks.
Item Code : DHM0958
The Falaise Gap, Normandy, 12th - 20th August 1944 by David Pentland. - Editions Available
Red Steel at Kamenewo, Mtsensk, Central Front, Russia, 6th October 1941 by David Pentland.
Following the capture of Orel, the German High Command ordered General Heinz Guderians panzers to push on towards Mtsensk, Tuila and Moscow. Alarmed at the situation Stalin deployed Major General Leyushenko to halt this advance. the battle was finally joined when when the 4th Panzer Division crossed the Lisiza stream at Kamenewo, pushing back the dug in defenders towards Mtsensk, but unaware they had entered a Soviet trap. at this point the T34s and KV1s of Colonel Katukovs 4th tank Brigade attacked from the woods on the Panzers left flank smashing the out gunned and weaker armoured PzIII tanks and half tracks. For the Germans the battle was a terrible shock, stalling their advance and an unexpected demonstration of Soviet armoured superiority. During the battle Lt Lavrinienko, with his platoon of four T34s supported by three KV1s under Sgt Antonov knocked out eleven enemy tanks, plus a pair of artillery guns (squashed under the tracks of the KVs) In his short two month career, Lt .........