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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Beobachtungspanzer (Panther)
(also known as Panther)

Germany

Armour Details

Turret

 Front 100mm@10(102.0mm)
 Side  45mm@25(50.0mm)
 Rear  45mm@25(50.0mm)
 Top  16mm@87(16.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 80mm@55(139.0mm)
 Side  40mm@40(52.0mm)
 Rear  40mm@30(46.0mm)
 Top  16mm@90(16.0mm)

Hull

 Front 60mm@55(105.0mm)
 Side  40mm@0(40.0mm)
 Rear  40mm@30(46.0mm)
 Top  30mm@90(30.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 141 mm

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 139 (mm) - Minimum 16 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1944 - 1945
Quantity Produced 41
Weight  44.5 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 2
M.G's Large -
Length 7.05 (mtr)
Width 3.52 (mtr)
Height 2.98 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 28.75 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 15 (mph)
Range Road 125 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 700
Power/Weight 15.73 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Beobachtungspanzer (Panther)also known as Panther was an command vehicle , 41 of which were used by the germans between 1944 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 3.52 metres wide, 7.05 metres long, 2.98 metres high and weighed 44.5 tonnes.

Powered by a 700hp petrol engine the Beobachtungspanzer (Panther) was capable of a road speed of 28mph and a cross country speed of 15mph. The Beobachtungspanzer (Panther) had a road range of 125 miles

Based on the panther chassis, the vehicle was armed with 2 light machine guns, a 7.5cm StuK 42 L/70 AP with a muzzle velocity of 935m/sec which was capable of penetrating 137mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
7.5cm StuK 42 L/70 AP
 Calibre 75 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 935 m/sec
 Shell Weight 6.8 Kg
 Ammunition64 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 153 150 146 137 127 118 109 100
Flight Time(secs) 0.1 0.21 0.44 0.93 1.45 2.01 2.62 3.28
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 98 88 64 41 25
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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