Abandoned German Panther tank stands on the war-torn streets of captured Berlin in 1945. Notably, the tank is lacking its entire front row of rollers.

Abandoned German Panther tank

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Abandoned German Panther tank stands on the war-torn streets of captured Berlin in 1945. Notably, the tank is lacking its entire front row of rollers.

Abandoned German Panther tank stands on the war-torn streets of captured Berlin in 1945. Notably, the tank is lacking its entire front row of rollers.

Did you know? The Panther tank featured a curved 100 mm thick cast armor mantlet on its turret’s front, designed to deflect enemy shells. However, this design had a drawback called a “Shot Trap,” where non-penetrating hits could bounce off the mantlet’s lower section and potentially penetrate the thin hull roof armor. This was concerning because the driver and radio operator occupied this area, and ammunition magazines were stored nearby.

To address this issue, German engineers made modifications in September 1944, introducing a flattened and thicker lower “Chin” to the Panther tank’s mantlet. This improved design was implemented in Panther Ausf “G” models, but the transition was gradual, so some Panthers continued to use the old rounded gun mantlet until the end of the war to avoid casualties.

 

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