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Panther Tank Alternate History by PaintFan08 Panther Tank Alternate History by PaintFan08
"The new 45 ton Panzer IV Ausf.B Panther II, armed with a high velocity 88mm L/71 gun, was a formidable opponent..."
-The Foresight War pg. 266

Pzkpfw IV (Panther) 40-45 ton battle tank armed with 88mm L/56 gun; Ausf.B with 88mm L/71 and additional armor.
-The Foresight War pg. 315

This is an alternate version of the famous Panther tank of World War II. Originally weighing less and carrying a high velocity 75mm gun, this alternate version appears in the novel The Foresight War.
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Tounushifan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I love this and I love German tanks. 
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Yeah me too, favs have to be the Panzer IV, Panther, and Tiger.
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Dru-Zod Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Other than the main gun,I wonder what the difference is between this version and the real Panther. I have some unbuilt Panther models in my stash. I would love to build an early version and paint it Panzer grey. I started reading the book yesterday.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
The book doesn't mention much other than the main gun. Maybe some armor thickness differences but otherwise they don't say much. I believe the Germans and Allies develop APDS rounds earlier than OTL so those would also be equipped on the Panther.

Good luck with your model.
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ScorpiusOB1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Very cool. Love WWII german tanks and no doubt a Panther (or your Panzer IV) with the gun of the Tiger II would be a nasty enemy. If WWII had lasted more years, it's likely it would have existed.

I wonder what would have its big brother. Maybe a 127mm gun as that mounted on the supertank prototype Maus?
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ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
The Maus had a 128mm gun- note the one-millimeter difference- but if the OTL Jagdtiger is any indication, the weapon is TOO DAMN HEAVY to mount on anything smaller than a Maus, which was a waste of resources, anyways.
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VoVciknari Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Panther was the best tank of WWII. Btw that was pzkfw V panther. Great work
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Its probably the best German tank, but not the best tank of the war. That falls to the T-34. If your wondering why its called a Pzkfw IV as this is an alternate history version carrying an 88mm gun and coming after a historically different Panzer III.
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Texan-Rebel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Got this one in World of Tanks. It is a very good tank, defiantly gives the others a run for the money.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
If all the problems had been worked out the Panther could have been one of the greatest tanks of WWII. Its still a pretty awesome vehicle though, I might check out World of Tanks in the future. Thanks for the comment!
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