PANZER Mk V PANTHER Ausf G (SdKfz 171)

PANZER Mk V PANTHER Ausf G (SdKfz 171)
Image: Panzer Mk V Panther Ausf G (World War Photos)
YearMarch 1944
Vehicle TypeMedium Tank
Origin & DesignerGermany/Daimler-Benz, MAN & MNH
Numbers Produced3.126
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° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightTZF12a
Secondary Armament3 x 7.92mm MG34s
Smoke Discharger92mm Grenade Launcher
Ammunition Carried79 x 75mm & 6.900 x 7.92mm + Smoke Grenades
Combat Weight45.500 kg
Ground Clearance0.56m
Fording Depth1.90m
Trench Crossing2.45m
Obstacle Clearance0.90m
Climbing Ability30°
ArmourHull Front: 80mm
Hull Sides: 50mm
Hull Rear: 40mm
Hull Top: 16-40mm
Hull Bottom: 16.40mm
Gun Mantle: 100mm
Turret Front: 110mm
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 Mk V Ausf G had a redesigned hull which had better armour and sloped to 30° give better protection. It also contained armoured bins for ammunition storage and had improvements made to the drive chain. Later models had the shot trap eliminated from beneath the Turret front. The Ausf G was produced in larger numbers then the Ausf D and A, and served on both the eastern and western fronts until the wars end.