Panther F

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Pz.Kpfw. V Ausf. F
germ_pzkpfw_v_ausf_f_panther.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
6.7/6.0/6.0BR
5 peopleCrew
125 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
80 / 50 / 40Hull
120 / 60 / 60Turret
Mobility
45.5 tWeight
1 145 hp600 hpEngine power
25 hp/t13 hp/tSurface density
50 km/h forward
3 km/h back
45 km/h forward
3 km/h back
Speed
Armament
75 mm KwK44 cannonMain weapon
82 roundsAmmunition
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-8° / 20°Vertical guidance
3 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
150 roundsBelt capacity
900 shots/minFire rate
Economy
78 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
230 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 090 / 4 304/2 460 / 3 426/1 910 / 2 660Repair
65 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
230 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
990 Ge icon.pngAces
184 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the German medium tank Panther F. For other uses, see Panther (Disambiguation). For other vehicles of the family, see Panther tank (Family).

Description

GarageImage Panther F.jpg


The Pz.Kpfw. V Ausf. F (Panther F) is a rank IV German medium tank with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB/RB) and 6.7 (SB). It was introduced during the Closed Beta Test for Ground Forces before Update 1.41.

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armaments

Main armament

Main article: KwK 44 (75 mm)
75 mm KwK 44
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
82 -8°/+20° ±180°
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 14.28 19.76 __.__ __.__ 28.24
Realistic 8.93 10.50 _.__ _.__ 15.00
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
8.71 _.__ _.__ 6.7
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
PzGr 39/42 APCBC 191 188 173 156 140 126
PzGr 40/42 APCR 226 225 198 169 144 123
Sprgr. 42 HE 11 11 11 11 11 11
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
PzGr 39/42 935 6.8 1.2 25 28.9 +4° 48° 63° 71°
PzGr 40/42 1,120 4.75 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 66° 70° 72°
Sprgr. 42 700 5.74 0.1 0.5 725 +0° 79° 80° 81°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the Panther F.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
8th
rack empty
9th
rack empty
10th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
82 80 (+2) 74 (+8) 62 (+20) 50 (+32) 38 (+44) 26 (+56) 22 (+60) 12 (+70) (+78) (+81) Yes

Right side empty: 50 (+32) or both sides empty: 22 (+60)

Machine guns

Main article: MG 34 (7.92 mm)
7.92 mm MG 34
Coaxial mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
3,000 (150) 900 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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Cons:

History

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In-game description

In the autumn of 1944, production of a new variant of the Panther was planned, the Ausf. F variant. This version had stronger front armor on its hull (80 mm), its sides (50 mm), and the front part of its roof (25 mm). The Schmalturm 605 turret, developed by the company Daimler-Benz AG, was slightly smaller than the standard Panther turret. This allowed the forward armor to be reinforced up to 120 mm, at an inclination of 20°. The sides of the new turret had a thickness of 60 mm and an inclination of 25°, and the thickness of the gun mantlet reached 150 mm. Stereoscopic rangefinders produced by the company Zeiss were mounted on the sides of the turret. The vehicle was armed with a 75 mm KwK 42/1 L/70 or KwK 44/1 L/70 gun in a new mantlet.

A project was launched to equip the Panther with the longer 75 mm KwK L/100. Instead of a directional machine gun, the radio operator/gunner used an MP 44 assault rifle. Production plans stipulated that production Ausf. F tanks would only be released with road wheels with internal shock absorbers. During mass production, the tank was supposed to be fitted with a periscope sight with an optical stabilizer. Each tank could, if necessary, be equipped with an FG 1250 night vision device.

In October 1944, production of the Ausf. F was set to launch in the Daimler-Benz plant in Berlin in March 1945. But by January 1945, a single Panther Ausf. G prototype with a Schmallturm turret was ready. Due to the overall difficulty of Germany's situation at the time, only a few prototypes with a narrow turret and 8 tank hulls had been constructed by the end of the war. Some sources indicate that several Ausf. F variants were completed by Daimler-Benz between April 20 and 23, 1945, and they may have been used in combat operations.

Media

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See also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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Germany medium tanks
  Nb.Fz.
Pz.III  Pz.III B · Pz.III E · Pz.III F · Pz.III J · Pz.III J1 · Pz.III L · Pz.III M · Pz.III N
Pz.IV  Pz.IV C · Pz.IV E · Pz.IV F1 · Pz.IV F2 · Pz.IV G · Pz.IV H · Pz.IV J · Pz.Bfw.IV
Pz.V  Panther A · Panther D · Panther F · Panther G · Ersatz M10 · Panther II
Trophies  ▀M4 748 (a) · ▀T 34 747 (r)
Post-war  KPz-70 · mKPz M47 G · M48A2 C · M48A2 G A2
Leopard  Leopard I · Leopard A1A1 · Leopard 2K · Leopard 2A4 · Leopard 2A5