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German Panther Ausf. A

Panther Ausf. A

German Panther Ausf A, at Canadian War Museum, Ottawa.

German Panther tank

Panzerkampfwagen V Panther

Panzerkampfwagen V Panther was a German medium tank used in World War II from mid-1943 to the end of the European war in 1945. It was intended for use againt the Soviet T-34 and KV-1 tanks and had sloping armor, which improved shot deflection. The wide track improved mobility over soft ground, and the 76.2 mm gun had good armor penetration and fired an effective high-explosive round. Approximately 6,000 were built.