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PANZERKAMPFWAGEN V PANTHER

“THE PANTHER WENT ON TO WIN PRAISE FROM ITS CREWS AND EARN A FEARSOME REPUTATION AMONG ITS ADVERSARIES”

CONTROL

THE PANTHER TANK’S MAN SINGLE RADIUS STEERING SYSTEM WAS OPERATED BY LEVERS FROM THE DRIVER POSITION LOCATED FORWARD IN THE HULL. THE DRIVER WAS REQUIRED TO JUDGE THE DISTANCE TO A TURN AND USE A COMBINATION OF APPROPRIATE GEAR AND BRAKE TO ACCOMPLISH IT. THE GEARBOX WAS A SEVEN-SPEED AK 7-200 DESIGNED BY ZAHNRADFABRIK FRIEDRICHSHAFEN.

ARMAMENT

THE PRIMARY WEAPON OF THE PANTHER WAS THE LONG-BARRELLED HIGH-VELOCITY 75MM KWK 42 L/70 CANNON MANUFACTURED BY RHEINMETALL BORSIG. ITS ARMOUR-PIERCING PROJECTILE WEIGHED

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