This is a useful edition to the Panther tank bookshelf. Some of the information presented will be familiar but the Greens add a new depth of understanding of the components of the vehicle. Most interesting is a series of Allied evaluations of Panther ammo, transmission, engine, suspension, etc.
The book is loaded with new color photographs of surviving tanks, both as memorials as well as working models held by various governments and museums. There are quite a few survivors, compared to the Tiger.
I never tire of seeing photos of knocked out tanks and there is a nice selection of such photos, along with stories by crewmen and "enemy" battle reports. Presumably all the wartime photos of Panthers have been published so there is nothing new in those that are presented. They're a minority of the images, however.
Pertinent comparisons are made to the Panther's main battlefield opponents--the Sherman and the T34. Comparisons of the running gear, engine and transmissions are interesting and a discussion of Panther ammunition, compared to US and Soviet ammo is instructive. The Germans had a way of building in real quality sometimes. Sometimes not, as the discussion of the transmission showed. Many Panthers broke down and were abandoned rather than lost in combat.
It was interesting to read of the effort made to disguise several Panthers as M10 tank destroyers for the Battle of the Bulge.
Technical issues that were new to me were an explanation of "live track" vs dead track," evaluations of technical issues by the restorers of the Littlefield Panther, over-gearing of the tank, as required by the German technical office and many, many other topics.
If someone was looking for one technical book on the Panther, this would be a good candidate. I recommend it.