The Panther had an excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection. The Panther proved to be deadly in open country and long range engagements against tanks like the T-34, but vulnerable in close quarters combat.
The Panther's excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and armoured protection made it a formidable foe. During the Battle of Normandy, the German Panzer Divisions had among their regiments and battalions many Panther tanks. ...read more
Throughout the campaign in North Africa, especially during 1941 and 1942, the Mark III was the German Army’s main strike weapon. Fast and manoeuvrable it was well suited to the desert conditions. It could be fitted with either a 37 mm or 50 mm cannon.