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Pz Kpfw Panther

Description

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.

Technical Details

Pz Kpfw Panther
Crew
Crew 5
Physical Characteristics
Weight 45.5 t
Length 6.88 m
Width 3.4 m
Height 2.98 m
Armour
Armour (max) 110 mm
Performance
Speed (max) 46 km/h
Engine
Engine Maybach HL 230 P30
Net h.p. 600
Cylinders 12
Displacement 23000 cc
Armament
Primary weapon 7,5 cm Kw K 42 (L/70) (1)
Secondary weapon 7,92 mm MG 34 (3)

Images

Left side of a Panther
Ausf. D
Ausf. D
Ausf. A
Ausf. A
Ausf. G
Ausf. G

Further Reading