PANZER Mk V PANTHER Ausf D (Sd.Kfz 171)

PANZER Mk V PANTHER Ausf D (Sd.Kfz 171)
Image: Panzer Mk V Panther Ausf D (Warlord)
YearJanuary 1943
Vehicle TypeMedium Tank
Origin & DesignerGermany/Daimler-Benz, MAN, MNH & Henschel
Numbers Produced850
Crew5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Radio Operator & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 75mm L/70 KwK 42 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-8° to +18°
Turret Traverse360° (Powered)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightTFZ12
Secondary Armament2 x 7.92mm MG34s or MG42s
Smoke Discharger92mm Grenade Launcher
Ammunition Carried79 x 75mm & 5.100 x 7.92mm + Smoke Grenades
Combat Weight44.800 kg
Ground Clearance0.56m
Fording Depth1.90m
Trench Crossing2.45m
Obstacle Clearance0.90m
Climbing Ability30°
ArmourHull Front: 80mm
Hull Sides: 40mm
Hull Rear: 40mm
Hull Top: 16-30mm
Hull Bottom: 16mm
Gun Mantle: 100mm
Turret Front: 100mm
Turret Sides: 45mm
Turret Rear: 45mm
Turret Top: 16mm
EngineMaybach HL 230 P30 (Petrol)
Transmission7 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range250 km
Maximum Cross Country Range100 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed46 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed30 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesPanther Ausf D fist saw action during Operation Citadel and many technical faults were found which caused breakdowns and fires. This forced the German army to withdraw all Panther Ausf Ds back to Germany for re-building and repair.