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|1 380 000 Cost|
|36072 HP Hit Points|
|29.61/3218.17/32 t Weight Limit|
- Comandante (Operador de radio)
|325350 hp Engine Power|
|46/12 km/h Speed Limit|
|2426 deg/s Traverse|
|10.9819.26 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio|
|// mm Hull Armor|
|600/730/400600/730/400 HP Damage|
|39/49/18839/49/224 mm Penetration|
▲2.22 Rate of Fire
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▲1332 Damage Per Minute
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With 50% Crew: 0.842 m
With 50% Crew: 0.793 m
|s 5.7 s 5.1 Aim time|
|1010 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed|
|52° Gun Arc|
|-3°/+45°-3°/+45° Elevation Arc|
|3030 rounds Ammo Capacity|
|2020 % Chance of Fire|
|m 275 m 275 View Range|
|m 310 m 710 Signal Range|
The G.W. Panther is a German tier 7 self-propelled gun.
Desarrollado por la compañía Krupp en 1943 y 1944. Se fabricó un modelo a escala de la AAP, sin embargo ningún prototipo a tamaño real llegó a fabricarse.
It is a good artillery for its tier, with the widest (along with the M37) gun traverse arc of any non-turreted artillery thanks to its limited turret rotation - making it easy to move to new targets without having to move the hull of your tank. The GW Panther starts with the Hummel's gun, but gets a more accurate and powerful gun once researched. The GW Panther cannot excel in the role of a tank destroyer, as the Hummel did due to its size and lack of gun depression, but it can do the job in an emergency. The GW Panther is highly maneuverable for a tier 7 SPG, which allows easy relocation in the event of detection. It is nicknamed "Dracula", due to its Dracula cape-like armor on the rear and side of its gun.
The G.W. Panther leads to the G.W. Tiger (P).
Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables
|Chance of Fire on Impact
|V||Maybach HL 110 P30||325||20||425||17400|
|VI||Maybach HL 130 P50||350||20||600||26500|
|VII||G.W. Panther verstärkteketten||32||26||0||15000||22070|
Pros and Cons
- Very good gun range for both of the guns
- Good mobility for an artillery piece, able to relocate and move around the map
- Wide firing arc, allowing you to keep aiming circle accurate
- Low shell arc means low shell travel time
- Decent reload speed
- Not the best camouflage value
- Low shell arc makes shooting over cover difficult
- Stock gun HEAT round has low penetration
Slightly more sluggish than the Hummel, the GW Panther trades some mobility for firepower. Thankfully however, it doesn't give much away for a large gain in power; maintaining maneuverability and speed compared to the other Tier 7 SPGs.
The G.W. Panther is a very solid arty, being one of the few mid tier artillery that is still accurate. The gun has a 1200 damage HE round which, while lower than the damage dealt by the Soviet 203mm gun, is not total overkill against anything under tier 8. Because of this, it has much better accuracy, a faster reload, and better aim time than the Soviet 203mm. The gun is also accurate enough to put its 900 damage, 240 pen HEAT round to good use, meaning you can terrorize even heavily armored higher tier tanks with massive damage, provided RNG is kind to you. The premium HE round provides a noticeable splash radius boost, but at a cost of being much more expensive per shot. If you choose to shoot the HEAT round, Brothers in Arms and Snap Shot are skills that your crew should have to increase your accuracy, and thus, your hit rate. Chocolate can also be used to increase your accuracy and decrease your aim time further. This SPG sees use in certain strategies in WGLNA, being one of the few mid tier artillery pieces which is still effective after the massive nerfs of 0.8.6. The G.W. Panther, like other accurate artillery pieces, benefits greatly from the "Battle Assistant" mod, making it easier to place shots into weaker points for increased damage due to the way HE mechanics work.
- Research and mount upgraded 15 cm s.F.H. 43 gun
- Research Engine
- Research Suspension
Sources and External Links
|USA||IIT1 HMC • IIIT18 HMC • IIIM7 Priest • IVT82 HMC • IVM37 • VM41 HMC • VIM44 • VIIM12 • VIIIM40/M43 • IXM53/M55 • XT92 HMC|
|UK||IILoyd Gun Carriage • IIISexton II • IIISexton I • IVBirch Gun • VBishop • VIFV304 • VIICrusader 5.5-in. SP • VIIIFV207 • IXFV3805 • XConqueror Gun Carriage|
|Germany||IIG.Pz. Mk. VI (e) • IIISturmpanzer I Bison • IIIWespe • IVPz.Sfl. IVb • IVSturmpanzer II • VGrille • VIHummel • VIIG.W. Panther • VIIIG.W. Tiger (P) • IXG.W. Tiger • XG.W. E 100|
|France||IIRenault FT 75 BS • IIILorraine 39L AM • IVAMX 105 AM mle. 47 • VAMX 13 105 AM mle. 50 • V105 leFH18B2 • VIAMX 13 F3 AM • VIILorraine 155 mle. 50 • VIIILorraine 155 mle. 51 • IXBat.-Châtillon 155 55 • XBat.-Châtillon 155 58|
|USSR||IISU-18 • IIISU-26 • IVSU-5 • VSU-122A • VISU-8 • VIIS-51 • VIISU-14-1 • VIIISU-14-2 • IX212A • XObject 261|