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Germany
Beobachtungspanzer (Panther) (Panther)

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General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1944 - 1945
Ordnance classification
Quantity Produced41
Weightunknown
Crew5
M.G's small2
M.G's large(>10mm)n/a
Length7.05 mtr
Width3.52 mtr
Height2.98 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed29 mph
Max Cross Country Speed15 mph
Range Road125 miles
Range Cross Countryunknown
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacityunknown
Horse Power700 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information

Armour Details
Turret
Front100mm@10°(102mm)
Side45mm@25°(50mm)
Rear45mm@25°(50mm)
Top16mm@87°(16mm)
Superstructure
Front80mm@55°(139mm)
Side40mm@40°(52mm)
Rear40mm@30°(46mm)
Top16mm@90°(16mm)
Hull
Front60mm@55°(105mm)
Side40mm@(40mm)
Rear40mm@30°(46mm)
Top30mm@90°(30mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 139 mm - Minimum 30 mm



Weapon Details
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7.5cm StuK 42 L/70 Blank
Calibre75mm
LengthL/70
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Explosive Content
7.5cm Pzgr 39/42(APCBC)
75mm 6.8Kg 935M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 141mm@400m/30°
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.11 0.22 0.45 0.97 1.56 2.24 3.03 3.97
Penetration(mm@30°) 169 156 141 122 104 88 73 59
Penetration(mm@0°) 196 181 163 141 121 102 85 69
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 98 85 57 25 22


 
7.5cm Pzgr 40/42(APCR)
75mm 4.8Kg 1120M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 150mm@1000m/30°
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.09 0.19 0.39 0.84 1.39 2.05 2.87 3.92
Penetration(mm@30°) 232 213 189 161 134 109 88 68
Penetration(mm@0°) 268 246 219 186 155 127 102 79
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 98 90 64 34 22

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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