PanzerKampfWagen V Panther (SdKfz 171), Medium Tank

PanzerKampfWagen V Panther (SdKfz 171), Medium Tank

Panther tank belonging to the museum is an exact replica of the German medium tank PzKpfW V Panther. The replica is made on the chassis of a Soviet tank T-55. From T-55 was taken over the entire drive system of the vehicle. All mechanical components have undergone a major renovation. The upper part with the tower and the department of the replica is fully technically efficient. It can imitate gunshot during which the barrel retracts. Replica tank takes part in numerous productions and historical films.

Versions and variations
VK 30.02 (DB) prototype plant of Daimler-Benz AG.
VK 30.02 (MAN) prototype plants MAN AG.
Panzer V Panther Ausf. A0 (D1) (SdKfz 171): a zero series of MAN factories, 20 copies from 1942 to 1943.
Panzer V Panther Ausf. D2 (D): approx. 850 copies of 1943.
Panzer V Panther Ausf. A 1768 copies, 1943-1944.
Panzer V Panther Ausf. G: 3740 copies, 1944-1945.
Panzer V Panther Ausf. F: medium tank project. Tower type called. Schmalturm.

Armament: 7.5 cm KwK 44 L / 70.
Armour of chasis: front 80mm at 55° (effective 140mm), side 50mm at 30°, rear 40mm at 30°
Armour of tower: front 120 mm, sides 60 mm, rear 60 mm.
Drive: engine Maybach HL 234 with 850HP