Koblenz Pressure Washer

Koblenz Pressure Washer



Panzerkampfwagen V Panther



Panther Ausf. D tanks, 1943. The D model can best be recognized by the drum-shaped cupola and/or the “Letterbox” hull machine gun slot.
Type
Medium tank
Place of origin
Nazi Germany
Service history
In service
  • 1943–1945 (Nazi Germany)
  • 1944–1949 (France)
Used by
Nazi Germany



France


Limited use by other militaries (see

Postwar and foreign use

)
Wars
World War II
Production history
Designer
MAN AG
Designed 1942
Manufacturer MAN, Daimler-Benz, MNH
Unit cost 117,100

Reichmarks

(Without weapons, optics, or radio)

143,912

Reichmarks

(combat ready)


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[2]



2,000 Man hours


[3]

Produced 1943–1945 (1946- 9 postwar for the British Army)

No.

built
about 6,000


[4]

Variants Ausf. D, Ausf. A, Ausf. G, Befehlspanzer (command tank), Beobachtungspanzer (

artillery observer

vehicle), Bergepanther (armoured recovery vehicle)
Specifications
Mass 44.8

tonnes

(44.1

long tons

; 49.4

short tons

)


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Length 6.87 m (22 ft 6 in)

8.66 metres (28 ft 5 in) gun forward


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Width 3.27 m (10 ft 9 in)


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3.42 m (11 ft 3 in) with skirts
Height 2.99 m (9 ft 10 in)
Crew 5 (driver, radio-operator/hull machine gunner, commander, gunner, loader)


Armour
16-100 mm
Main

armament
Secondary

armament
Engine V-12

petrol


Maybach HL230 P30



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700 PS (690 hp, 515 kW)
Power/weight 15.39 PS (11.5 kW)/tonne (13.77 hp/ton)
Transmission ZF AK 7-200. 7 forward 1 reverse


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Suspension double

torsion bar

, interleaved road wheels
Fuel capacity 730 litres (160 imp gal; 190 US gal)
Operational

range
Road: 260 km (160 mi)

Cross-country: 100 km (62 mi)


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Maximum speed
55 km/h (34 mph) (first models)

46 km/h (29 mph) (later models)

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