15th July 2004
Hi, I recently went thorugh the changelog and saw only the Panther D in the list of German vehicles. Though i saw side armour on the screenshots posted in june of Operation Goodwood. Now is there a Panther D variant with Side armour that has the same statistical stats as the Panther G? I am also curious to find that the bloody Tiger tank is in more maps than the panther. Now the only reseanoable explantion is that the Panther D broke down a lot, which it did becuase of mechanical problems,"they (Panthers) burnt too easily, the fuel and oil systems were insufficiently protected, and the crews were lost due to lack of training." - Heinz Guderian". Now only about 1,500 Tigers were produced in the WHOLE war, so why is the tiger is more maps in FH, "Overall, from 1943 to 1945, only some 6000 Panthers were produced by Maschinenfabrik-Augsburg-Nuremberg (MAN) in Kassel and Maschinenfabrik Niedersachsen-Hannover (MNH) in Hannover, along with Daimler-Benz, Henschel and Demag" HMmm? suprising the tiger is outproduced more than 4:1. The panther was in prtically EVERY battle in Normandy and in the eastern front". "Adolf Hitler himself insisted on using 75mm KwK 42 L/100 gun, but since it was not ready for production, shorter 75mm KwK 42 L/70 gun, which was capable of penetrating almost 150mm thick armor at the range of 1000 meters was used. Panther's 75mm gun had penetration slightly better than Tiger's 88mm gun. VK3002(MAN)'s design had its turret mounted in the central part of the hull and had better overall performance" So if anyone has any ideas why THE PANTHER is in only about 4 maps in FH, then please tell me other wise i beleive the Panther should be added to most of the maps with tigers!
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24th March 2004
I recently went thorugh the changelog and saw only the Panther D in the list of German vehicles. Though i saw side armour on the screenshots posted in june of Operation Goodwood. Now is there a Panther D variant with Side armour that has the same statistical stats as the Panther G? ------------------------------------------------ Sorry , but i,m not sure about the above , whitch screenshots you mean? only one i saw was a ausf D.. regards
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17th July 2003
Panther D and G are very similar armor wise except the D had 40mm sloped upper side armor while the G had one piece 50mm thick sloped upper side armor
Gun is the same. Most changes were stuff like drivers view port was eliminated making front glacis plate stronger, driver and RO hatches were hinged instead of sliding, armored ammo bins installed, relocating gun cleaning gear, transmission oil cooler installed, etc.
I have seen side skirts on D's and G's so yes both had them.
Qucik ID from front, if there is a port in the front hull for the drivers viewport it is a D model.
This is the front of a Panther D with the viewport and MG hatch closed.http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/german/pantherd_sheng3.jpg
This is the front of a Panther G. Notice the blister mounted MG and lack of hole for drivers viewport. http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/german/gjpanth-3.jpg