Just saw this on another forum and was reminded that Ralph's dad used to serve in one of these beasts! So I thought I'd post it here for him and the membership to take a look at, assuming it hasn't been done already! Obviously it's not 100% original, some parts are missing, others replaced with modern parts and the paint in places may be a bit off, but let's not worry too much about that, at least it's a runner and that's what counts!!
It certainly gives you a taste of what it was like to live and fight in such a claustrophobic space, and that's without the worry of being fired upon.... It surely must have took some guts and a cool head under extreme conditions that is hard to imagine these days.
This Panther is one of two at the Kubinka Tank Museum, I believe both are runners, as are many other of their exhibits, which is a great credit to them.