The Pz Kpfw Panther was the first true main battle tank of the German army. The combination of a powerful tank gun, well-sloped armour and good mobility made the Panther one of Germany's most succesful late-war tanks. It was, however, more unreliable than the Pz Kpfw IV, a problem which was not fully fixed before the war ended.
The Panther fought on every front from 1943 until the end of the war. After the war, France used post-war build Panthers to arm one of their armoured regiments.
|Pz Kpfw Panther|
|Armour (max)||110 mm|
|Speed (max)||46 km/h|
|Engine||Maybach HL 230 P30|
|Primary weapon||7,5 cm Kw K 42 (L/70) (1)|
|Secondary weapon||7,92 mm MG 34 (3)|