Panther

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Panther
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Panther Ausf. D tanks, 1943. The D model can best be recognized by the drum cupola.
Type Medium tank
Place of origin
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Germany
Service history
In service 1943–1945 (Nazi Germany)
Used by Nazi Germany
Kingdom of Hungary
Kingdom of Romania (postwar)
Soviet Union (captured)
France (captured, postwar)
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer MAN AG
Designed 1942
Manufacturer MAN, Daimler-Benz, MNH
Produced 1943–1945 (1946- 9 post-war for British Army)
Number built about 6,000
Specifications
Weight 44.8 tonnes (Bad rounding hereScript error long tons;Bad rounding hereScript error short tons)
Length 6.87 metres (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
8.66 metres (Bad rounding hereScript error in) gun forward
Width 3.27 metres (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
3.42 metres (Bad rounding hereScript error in) with skirts
Height 2.99 metres (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Crew 5 (Driver, radio-operator/hull machine gunner, commander, gunner, loader)

Armor 15–120 mm (Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[".Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[".Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[".)
Main
armament
1 × 7.5 cm KwK 42 L/70
79 rounds
Secondary
armament
2 × 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34
5,100 rounds
Engine V-12 petrol Maybach HL230 P30
700 PS (690 hp, 515 kW)
Power/weight 15.39 PS/tonne (13.77 hp/ton)
Transmission ZF AK 7-200. 7 forward 1 reverse
Suspension double torsion bar, interleaved road wheels
Operational
range
250 km (Bad rounding hereScript error mi)
Speed 55 km/h (Bad rounding hereScript error mph) (first models), 46 km/h (Bad rounding hereScript error mph) (later models)

Works Cited:

1. "Panther tank." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 16 Nov 2013. Web. 16 Nov 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panther_tank>.