Panther II

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Panther II

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Germany Medium Tank Tier VIII
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 2,390,000  Credits
Hit Points 1,4001,500 HP
Weight Limit 52.41/5353.93/56 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 650700 hp
Speed Limit 55 km/h
Traverse 3236 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 12.412.98 hp/t
Pivot YesYes
Armor
Hull Armor 100/60/40 mm
Turret Armor100/45/45120/60/60 mm
Armament
Damage 101.3-168.8101.3-168.8 HP
Penetration 113-188149-248 mm
Rate of Fire
15100% crew: 15.64 rpm
+ Vents: 16 rpm
+ BiA : 16.35 rpm
+ Food: 17.06 rpm
8.22100% crew: 8.58 rpm
+ Vents: 8.77 rpm
+ BiA : 8.96 rpm
+ Food: 9.35 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.35100% crew: 0.34 m
+ Vents: 0.33 m
+ BiA : 0.32 m
+ Food: 0.31 m
0.34100% crew: 0.33 m
+ Vents: 0.32 m
+ BiA : 0.31 m
+ Food: 0.3 m
m
Aim time
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
2.7100% crew: 2.59 s
+ Vents: 2.53 s
+ BiA : 2.48 s
+ Food: 2.37 s
s
Turret Traverse
30100% crew: 31.29 deg/s
+ Vents: 31.99 deg/s
+ BiA : 32.7 deg/s
+ Food: 34.11 deg/s
30100% crew: 31.29 deg/s
+ Vents: 31.99 deg/s
+ BiA : 32.7 deg/s
+ Food: 34.11 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -8°/+20°-8°/+20°
Ammo Capacity 8060 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2020 %
View Range
380100% crew: 380 m
+ Vents: 388.14 m
+ BiA : 396.29 m
+ Food: 412.57 m
390100% crew: 390 m
+ Vents: 398.36 m
+ BiA : 406.71 m
+ Food: 423.43 m
m
Signal Range
310100% crew: 323.29 m
+ Vents: 330.59 m
+ BiA : 337.9 m
+ Food: 352.51 m
710100% crew: 740.43 m
+ Vents: 757.16 m
+ BiA : 773.9 m
+ Food: 807.37 m
m
Parent Contour-Germany-PzV.png
Child
Contour-Germany-E-50.png161,790 XP
Research
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The Panther II is a German tier 8 medium tank.

The vehicle was conceived in 1943. Two prototypes with the existing Panther I turrets were ordered in 1944. By 1945 only one of them had been built by the MAN company.

A step-up in the world from the Pz.Kpfw. V Panther, it is best to understand you are still in the same role. While being more powerful and maneuverable than the Pz.Kpfw. V Panther, a M26 Pershing will definitely beat you in a close-quarters fight. Knowing this, it is best to take advantage of your long-range accuracy and stay just behind, or alongside, your team's heavies to avoid close-quarters combat. The Panther II has a higher profile than its counterparts, the M26 Pershing and the T-44, which means you are easier to spot, so position yourself on the battlefield very carefully. The Panther II is like a Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger but one Tier higher and more mobile.

The Panther II leads to the E-50.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
07VII Turm-Panther (schmale Blende) 0100 100/45/45 mm
30100% crew: 31.29 deg/s
+ Vents: 31.99 deg/s
+ BiA : 32.7 deg/s
+ Food: 34.11 deg/s
30100% crew: 31.29 deg/s
+ Vents: 31.99 deg/s
+ BiA : 32.7 deg/s
+ Food: 34.11 deg/s
d/s
360°
380100% crew: 380 m
+ Vents: 388.14 m
+ BiA : 396.29 m
+ Food: 412.57 m
380100% crew: 380 m
+ Vents: 388.14 m
+ BiA : 396.29 m
+ Food: 412.57 m
m
0------ 22,10022,100 Credits 7,500 7,500 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
05V 10,5 cm KwK 42 L/28 42 350/350/410 HP 64/104/53 mm 120 Credits/10 Gold/128 Credits
7.5100% crew: 7.82 rpm
+ Vents: 8.00 rpm
+ BiA : 8.18 rpm
+ Food: 8.53 rpm
r/m
0.55100% crew: 0.53 m
+ Vents: 0.52 m
+ BiA : 0.5 m
+ Food: 0.48 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-8°/+20° 3,800 28,00028,000 Credits 2,100 2,100 kg
06VI 7,5 cm KwK 42 L/70 80 135/135/175 HP 150/194/38 mm 109 Credits/7 Gold/98 Credits
15.00100% crew: 15.64 rpm
+ Vents: 16.00 rpm
+ BiA : 16.36 rpm
+ Food: 17.06 rpm
r/m
0.35100% crew: 0.34 m
+ Vents: 0.33 m
+ BiA : 0.32 m
+ Food: 0.31 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-8°/+20° --- 53,00053,000 Credits 1,740 1,740 kg
08VIII 7,5 cm KwK 45 L/100 80 135/135/175 HP 198/244/38 mm 109 Credits/7 Gold/98 Credits
13.64100% crew: 14.22 rpm
+ Vents: 14.55 rpm
+ BiA : 14.88 rpm
+ Food: 15.50 rpm
r/m
0.32100% crew: 0.31 m
+ Vents: 0.3 m
+ BiA : 0.29 m
+ Food: 0.28 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-8°/+20° 16,100 128,570128,570 Credits 2,100 2,100 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII Panther II Schmalturm 0120 120/60/60 mm
30100% crew: 31.29 deg/s
+ Vents: 31.99 deg/s
+ BiA : 32.7 deg/s
+ Food: 34.11 deg/s
30100% crew: 31.29 deg/s
+ Vents: 31.99 deg/s
+ BiA : 32.7 deg/s
+ Food: 34.11 deg/s
d/s
360°
390100% crew: 390 m
+ Vents: 398.36 m
+ BiA : 406.71 m
+ Food: 423.43 m
390100% crew: 390 m
+ Vents: 398.36 m
+ BiA : 406.71 m
+ Food: 423.43 m
m
15,10015,100 28,55028,550 Credits 7,745 7,745 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
05V 10,5 cm KwK 42 L/28 42 350/350/410 HP 64/104/53 mm 120 Credits/10 Gold/128 Credits
7.89100% crew: 8.23 rpm
+ Vents: 8.42 rpm
+ BiA : 8.61 rpm
+ Food: 8.97 rpm
r/m
0.55100% crew: 0.53 m
+ Vents: 0.52 m
+ BiA : 0.5 m
+ Food: 0.48 m
m
2.1100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.931 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
s
-8°/+20° 3,800 28,00028,000 Credits 2,100 2,100 kg
06VI 7,5 cm KwK 42 L/70 80 135/135/175 HP 150/194/38 mm 109 Credits/7 Gold/98 Credits
15.79100% crew: 16.46 rpm
+ Vents: 16.84 rpm
+ BiA : 17.22 rpm
+ Food: 17.95 rpm
r/m
0.35100% crew: 0.34 m
+ Vents: 0.33 m
+ BiA : 0.32 m
+ Food: 0.31 m
m
2.1100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.931 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
s
-8°/+20° --- 53,00053,000 Credits 1,740 1,740 kg
08VIII 7,5 cm KwK 45 L/100 80 135/135/175 HP 198/244/38 mm 109 Credits/7 Gold/98 Credits
14.29100% crew: 14.90 rpm
+ Vents: 15.24 rpm
+ BiA : 15.59 rpm
+ Food: 16.24 rpm
r/m
0.32100% crew: 0.31 m
+ Vents: 0.3 m
+ BiA : 0.29 m
+ Food: 0.28 m
m
2.1100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.931 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
s
-8°/+20° 16,100 128,570128,570 Credits 2,100 2,100 kg
08VIII 8,8 cm KwK 43 L/71 60 240/240/295 HP 203/237/44 mm 252 Credits/11 Gold/252 Credits
8.22100% crew: 8.58 rpm
+ Vents: 8.77 rpm
+ BiA : 8.96 rpm
+ Food: 9.35 rpm
r/m
0.34100% crew: 0.33 m
+ Vents: 0.32 m
+ BiA : 0.31 m
+ Food: 0.3 m
m
2.7100% crew: 2.59 s
+ Vents: 2.53 s
+ BiA : 2.48 s
+ Food: 2.37 s
s
-8°/+20° 16,500 112,180112,180 Credits 2,562 2,562 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
07VII Maybach HL 210 TRM P30 0650 650 hp 020 20 % Gasoline --- 35,50035,500 Credits 0850 850 kg
08VIII Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 0700 700 hp 020 20 % Gasoline 15,800 54,00054,000 Credits 1,200 1,200 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
07VII Panther II 005353 t 03232 d/s ------ 17,40017,400 Credits 16,500 16,500 kg
08VIII Panther II verstärkteketten 005656 t 03636 d/s 14,10014,100 30,35030,350 Credits 16,500 16,500 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
03III FuG 5
310100% crew: 323.29 m
+ Vents: 330.59 m
+ BiA : 337.9 m
+ Food: 352.51 m
310100% crew: 323.29 m
+ Vents: 330.59 m
+ BiA : 337.9 m
+ Food: 352.51 m
m
0--- --- 000000630630 Credits 0050 50 kg
06VI FuG 7
415100% crew: 432.79 m
+ Vents: 442.57 m
+ BiA : 452.35 m
+ Food: 471.91 m
415100% crew: 432.79 m
+ Vents: 442.57 m
+ BiA : 452.35 m
+ Food: 471.91 m
m
1,360 1,360 8,1608,160 Credits 0070 70 kg
09IX FuG 12
710100% crew: 740.43 m
+ Vents: 757.16 m
+ BiA : 773.9 m
+ Food: 807.37 m
710100% crew: 740.43 m
+ Vents: 757.16 m
+ BiA : 773.9 m
+ Food: 807.37 m
m
7,200 7,200 43,20043,200 Credits 0150 150 kg

Historical Info

The early impetus for upgrading the Panther came from the concern of Hitler and others that it lacked sufficient armor. Hitler had already insisted on an increase in its armor once, early in its design process in 1942. Discussions involving Hitler in January of 1943 called for further increases in armor, resulting in the tank initially referred to as the Panther 2 (it became the Panther II after April 1943). This upgrade increased the glacis plate to 100 mm (3.9 in), the side armor to 60 mm (2.4 in), and the top armor to 30 mm (1.2 in). The weapon was to remain the KwK 42 L/70Production of the Panther 2 was slated to begin in September 1943.


In a meeting on February 10, 1943, further design changes were proposed, including changes to the steering gears and final drives. Another meeting on February 17, 1943 focused on sharing and standardizing parts between the Tiger II tank and the Panther 2, such as the transmission, all-steel roadwheels, and running gear. No plans were made to include the 8.8 cm L/71 as the turret diameter was too small. In March 1943, MAN indicated that the first prototype would be completed by August 1943. A number of engines were under consideration, among them the new Maybach HL 234 fuel-injected engine (900 hp operated by an 8-speed hydraulic transmission).


Thus, plans to replace the original Panther design with the Panther II were already underway before the first Panther had even seen combat. But, from May to June 1943, work on the Panther II ceased, as the focus was shifted to expanding production of the original Panther tank. It is not clear if there was ever an official cancellation; this may have been because the Panther II upgrade path was originally started at Hitler's insistence. The direction that the design was headed would not have been consistent with Germany's need for a mass-produced tank, which was the goal of the Reich Ministry of Armament and War Production. Additionally, many of the problems the Panther II was made to address had been resolved, such as the weak side armor.


One Panther II chassis was completed and eventually captured by the U.S. It is now on display at the Patton Museum in Fort Knox. The turret from a Panther (I) Ausf G is mounted on this chassis.
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