We take a look at various camo schemes used by the German forces on their Panther tanks. 1st SS, 2nd SS, 3rd SS, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Panzer Divisions 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

1st SS Panzer Division – Hungary, 1945

German Camouflage Panther

1st SS Panzer Division – Paris, Summer 1944

German Camouflage Panther

1st SS Panzer Division – Stoumont, December 1944

German Camouflage Panther

2nd Panzer Division – Normandy, June 1944

German Camouflage Panther

2nd SS Panzer Division – Eastern Front, Fall 1943

German Camouflage Panther

3rd Panzer Division – Hungary, March 1945

German Camouflage Panther

3rd SS Panzer Division – Warsaw, August 1944

German Camouflage Panther

4th Panzer Division – Eastern Front, September 1944

German Camouflage Panther

4th Panzer Division – Poland, July 1944

German Camouflage Panther

4th Panzer Division – Poland, July 1944

German Camouflage Panther

4th Panzer Division – Poland, July 1944

German Camouflage Panther

4th Panzer Division – Poland, July 1944

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