AVAILABLE AUTUMN 2022
The German WW2 Panther G tank followed on from the Panther A in the summer of 1944. The Panther G featured several changes over the previous Panther variant – the Panther A – as the Germans improved on the design and sought to simplify the manufacture of the tank.
Confusingly, the naming convention for the Panther variants did not follow alphabetical order – the first variant in 1943 was the Panther D. This was followed by the Panther A and then the Panther G. The Panther F was planned for 1945 and although a few hulls were built, they probably never saw service before the war ended.
The tank we are making is the July 1944 version – it was the first iteration of the Panther G. Compared to the Panther A, the main visual changes on the July 1944 G were a heavily revised upper hull design, revised front hatches, rear deck and turret roof.
Although not as well known as its heavier stable mate the Tiger 1, the Panther was a very accomplished tank and thanks to its mobility, firepower and armour is considered one of the best tanks of WW2. In total over 6,000 were made between 1943 and 1945.
Armortek’s 1:6 scale Panther G tank is based off measurements of the Panther G at the Tank Museum in Bovington, the Panther A in the Wheatcroft Collection and the Panther G at the Musée des Blindes in Saumur as well as from research from archives.
The Armortek Panther G tank is sold as a kit for assembly and can be turned into an Radio Controlled (RC) Tank through the addition of options.