Friday, October 10, 2014
Well Equipped Enemy
A German tank destroyer during WWII called the Jagdpanther (hunting panther). It did not have a turret but was built on the Panther tank chassis. The front armor was sloped and 80mm thick. The mantle around the gun was 100mm thick. The gun was the 88 mm KwK 36 L/56, the same gun the Tiger tanks had. Formidable weapon. Not too big, not too heavy but well powered, well armored and well armed. Fortunately for the Allies, less than 500 were produced by the Nazis.