Aberdeen US Army Ordinance Museum - German Tanks - Panther Panzerkampfwagen Mk V
Bill Maloney

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01 Panther Tank 02 Panzer Mk V Panther Tank 03 Panther Rear Side View 04 Panzer Mk V Panther Rear View
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05 German WWII Panther Tank Turret Rear 06 Panther Turret Rear 07 Panther Tank Tracks 08 Panzer Mk V Panther Tanks
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Panther PzKpfw Mk V Ausf A Specifications:

German Panther Tank
A prototype German WWII Mk V Panther II Tank at the Patton Museum in Fort Knox, KY

Length: 29 feet, 1 inch
11 feet, 3 inches
10 feet, 2 inches
50 Tons
Max Speed: 29 mph
Range: 110 miles
Armor: 3.9" Frontal
Powerplant: Maybach HL 230 P30 12cyl Water Cooled Gasoline engine 690hp, displacement 23.1 Liters, 1,409 Cubic Inches
Fuel Capacity: 190 gallons
  7.5 cm Kw K 42 L/70 Gun, Muzzle Velocity 3,030fps
  7.62mm Machine Gun
Entered Service: 1943
Unit Cost: $

Dierk from Cologne, Germany has an excellent page on the 1945 WWII Duel between a Panther Panzer Mk V tank and one of the first US Pershing Tanks to enter combat service in Cologne. The film footage has been widely circulated, but Dierk has broken parts of it frame by frame. One frame shows a high velocity 90mm shell from the US Pershing tank about to hit the Panther, then another frame showing a shell impacting the Panther through what looks like the gun mantlet. Then as the tank burns you can clearly see the 3 shell holes from the US Pershing Tank from the light of the fire burning within the Panzer Mk V. One is through the main gun manlet, the second through the upper hull side, and the third through the lower hull side just above the tracks of the second bogie wheel. Nice job Dierk!

A video of a WWII German Panther Tank in France.

Another segment of the Panther Tank Video. Great sounds from that Maybach V12!

One more Panther Tank Video of the same vehicle. Closer and with even better sound.

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