The Panther is the common name of a medium tank fielded by Nazi Germany in World War II that served from mid-1943 to the end of the European war in 1945. It was intended as a counter to the T-34, and to replace the Panzer III and Panzer IV; while never replacing the latter, it served alongside it as well as the heavier Tiger Tanks until the end of the war. The Panther's excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection served as a benchmark for other nations' late war and immediate post-war tank designs, and it is frequently regarded as one of the best tank designs of World War II.
Panther Tank in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit
The design of the Panther was "borrowed" from a Soviet tank design.
The Panther Tank was designed to give Germany an equal tank against the Landcruisers of the Race, it was still quite inferior to the Landcruisers. But the Panther's development caused great shock in the high leadership of the Race, who were surprised of the fact that new human tanks were able to be designed in short time.
Colonel Heinrich Jäger, who commanded a Panther D, thought the tank unreliable, due to its constant maintenance needs.