Pz Kpfw V ausf G “PANTHER G”

In March 1944 the production of the third variant of the Panther tank began, the Panther ausf G. Different modifications and improvements were incorporated as a result of the combat experience from the two previous variants. On this occasion the hull sides were widely modified, increasing its thickness from 40 to 50mm and changing its slope from 40º to 30º. In addition, the driver’s vision port of the front plate was eliminated to improve its strength and a rotating periscope was installed in its place. The driver’s seat could be raised to allow him to drive with his head outdoors. Another notable change was the replacement of the gun mantlet by a round cast mantlet, but this modification proved problematic and further improvements had to be made.

PANTHER G gallery 1 and more info

PANTHER G gallery 2 and more info

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Country of origin

Germany

Builder

MAN – Daimler-Benz – MNH – Henschel

Type

Heavy tank (HT)

Entered service

1944

Crew

5

Combat weight

45,500 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

8.86 x 3.42 x 2.98 meters

Armour, (maximum)

Steel, Hull front: 80mm – Hull side: 50mm – Hull rear: 40mm – Hull floor: 40mm
Steel, Turret front: 110mm – Turret side: 45mm – Turret Rear: 45mm – Turret Roof: 16mm

Powerplant

1 x Maybach HL-230 P30 V-12 petrol engine, 700 hp

Speed

46 km/h

Range

200 km

Armament

1 x 75mm Rheinmetall-Borsig KwK-42 L/70 anti-tank gun + 2 x 7.92mm MG.34

Ammunition

81 x 75mm shells + 4,800 x 7.92mm rounds

Production

3,126