Panther I tank

FOLLOWERS

39

LIKES

The Panther is a German medium tank deployed during World War II on the Eastern and Western Fronts in Europe from mid-1943 to the war's end in 1945. It had the ordnance inventory designation of Sd.Kfz. 171. It was designated as the Panzerkampfwagen V Panther until 27 February 1944, when Hitler ordered that the Roman numeral "V" be deleted. Contemporary English language reports sometimes refer to it as the Mark V.The Panther was intended to counter the Soviet T-34 and to replace the Panzer III and Panzer IV. Nevertheless, it served alongside the Panzer IV and the heavier Tiger I until the end of the war. It is considered one of the best tanks of
World War II for its excellent firepower and protection, although its
reliability was less impressive.[5]The Panther was a compromise. While having essentially the same engine as the Tiger I, it had more efficient frontal hull armour,[6] better gun penetration, was lighter and faster, and could traverse
rough terrain better than the Tiger I. The trade-off was weaker side
armour, which made it vulnerable to flanking fire. The Panther proved to
be effective in open country and long range engagements, but did not
provide enough high explosive firepower against infantry.[7]The Panther was far cheaper to produce than the Tiger I, and only slightly more expensive than the Panzer IV. Key elements of the Panther
design, such as its armour, transmission, and final drive, were
simplifications made to improve production rates and address raw
material shortages. The overall design remained somewhat
over-engineered.[8][9] The Panther was rushed into combat at the Battle of Kursk despite numerous unresolved technical problems, leading to high losses
due to mechanical failure. Most design flaws were rectified by late 1943 and the spring of 1944, though the bombing of production plants, increasing shortages of high
quality alloys for critical components, shortage of fuel and training
space, and the declining quality of crews all impacted the tank's
effectiveness.Though officially classified as a medium tank, its weight is more like that of a heavy tank, as its weight of 44.8 tons puts it roughly in
the same category as the American M26 Pershing (41.7 tons), British Churchill (40.7 tons) and the Soviet IS-2 (46 tons) heavy tanks. The tank had a very high power to weight ratio
however, making it extremely mobile regardless of its weight. Its weight
still caused heavy tank-esque problems however, such as an inability to
cross certain bridges.

Buy this MOC

Want to buy this MOC to build? You'll need to buy the parts and the building instructions using the tabs below.
Login to hide ads!

MOC-13331

Name Panther I tank
Designer lukaxy94
Designed 2015
Inventory 440
Theme Other
Already have some of the parts? Use the Build this MOC page to only show the parts you are missing.
Create an account to change the default filters used.

Waiting for Inventory to load

Instructions:
3D File - LEGO Digital Designer LXF
You will need LEGO Digital Designer to open these files
Cost:

Please Log In

Sorry, but you need to be logged in to buy these instructions so that you can download them again at any time. Login or quickly signup using the form below.

Use LEGO Digital Designer to open these files and generate step by step building instructions.