We continue our tour in the 3rd part of the German Camouflage for Panther series. 19th, 21st, 24th, 116th Panzer Divisions and 25th Panzer Grenadier Division in this article.

The Panther was a German medium tank deployed during World War II on the Eastern and Western Fronts in Europe from mid-1943 to its end in 1945. It had the ordnance inventory designation of Sd.Kfz. 171. Until 27 February 1944, it was designated as the Panzerkampfwagen V Panther when Hitler ordered that the Roman numeral “V” be deleted. Contemporary English language reports sometimes refer to it as the Mark V.

The Panther was intended to counter the Soviet T-34 and to replace the Panzer III and Panzer IV. Nevertheless, it served alongside the Panzer IV and the heavier Tiger I until the end of the war. It is considered one of the best tanks of World War II for its excellent firepower and protection, although its reliability was less impressive.

German Camouflage Panther

19th Panzer Division – Warsaw, August 1944

German Camouflage Panther

19th Panzer Division – Warsaw, August 1944

German Camouflage Panther

19th Panzer Division – Warsaw, August 1944

German Camouflage Panther

19th Panzer Division – Warsaw, September 1944

German Camouflage Panther

19th Panzer Division – Czechoslovakia, April 1945

German Camouflage Panther

21st Panzer Division – Germany, April 1945

German Camouflage Panther

24th Panzer Division – Poland, October 1944

German Camouflage Panther

25th Panzer Grenadier Division – Ardennes, Winter 1944

German Camouflage Panther

25th Panzer Grenadier Division – Ardennes, January 1945

German Camouflage Panther

25th Panzer Grenadier Division – Berlin, April 1945

German Camouflage Panther

116th Panzer Division – Ardenees, December 1944

German Camouflage Panther

116th Panzer Division – Germany, March 1945

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