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Aufk. Panther D
Aufk. Panther D
Aufk. Panther D is a German Recon unit added in Back to Hell.
Overview[edit | edit source]
A completely new medium tank design, the Panther was the result of a rapid development program meant to reestablish tank parity on the Eastern Front. Although initial work started in 1938, it wasn't until the superior T-34 and KV series tanks demonstrated the need for a new tank capable of fighting them on equal terms. Two competing designs were submitted by Daimler-Benz and MAN, with the contract eventually awarded to the latter. The prototype was completed in September 1942, with the first Panthers rolling off the assembly line in January 1943.
Ausfuhrung D was the first variant of the Panther. While it mounted the powerful 7.5 cm KwK 42 L/70 and offered a respectable 80mm of frontal armor, it was an immature design plagued by mechanical failures and teething problems. 842 Ausf. Ds were produced before production switched to the mature Panther A.
1st Panzer-Abteilungen will have Aufklärungs Zug made up of 5 Aufk. Panther D to be used in fight for information.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
300 Points are a lot, but this is the only Panther you get in Phase B as 2. Panzer and your high 150 P income helps you to afford this. You have to use him wisely though as you can not replace him easily.