From the Vault: Post War British Report on Panther

100_3965Back in early October friend of the site P. M. Knight shared with us a wartime British report on the reliability and performance of a German Panther tank.  That report was based on the testing of a single early model Panther provided by the USSR and the tests end early due to mechanical failure.  P. M. Knight has provided us with photos of a second report, this one being conducted in the immediate post war period based on tests of five Panthers (two Panther tanks, two Jagd Panthers, and one Panther ARV.)  Much like the first report, the end result is the same, trials were ended prematurely due to mechanical failures.  The primary problems noted are failures of the steering mechanism and engine fires.

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