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Damages of Panther tanks examined by the commission NIIBT Poligon from 20 to 28 July 1943

Tank numberHolesType of damagesArmor Thickness, mmProjectileEstimated engagement angle
95 1 Rear hull perforation. The tank is burned out. 40 76mm AP 50°
101 1
-
Bounced off upper front hull.
Knocked out by a land-mine, track and driving wheel are destroyed.
85
-
?
-
-
-
122 1
2
1
Upper side hull perforation.
Side turret perforation.
Bounced off upper front hull. The tank is burned out
40
40
85
76mm AP
76mm AP
?
50°
45°
?
123 - Knocked out by mines, running gear is damaged. The tank is burned out. - - -
124 1
2
Rear hull perforation.
Bounced off upper front hull.
40
85
85mm AP
?

?
142 1
1
1
Rear hull perforation.
Gun'sa barrel is perforated.
Running gear is damaged.
40
-
-
76mm AP
45mm AP
?
65°
50°
-
170 1
-
Upper side hull perforation.
Blew up by its crew.
40
-
76mm AP
-
60°
-
281 1
1
Lower side hull perforation.
Side turret perforation. The tank is burned out.
40
45
85mm AP
85mm AP

15°
312 - The tank run out of service due to tech failure and was blown up by its crew. - - -
315 1
1
1
-
Lower side hull perforation.
Upper side hull perforation.
Bounced off upper front hull.
Blew up by its crew.
40
40
85
-
76mm AP
76mm AP
?
-

45°
?
-
381 - The tank run out of service due to tech failure. - - -
401 1
1
-
Bounced off upper front hull.
Bounced off lower front hull.
The tank run out of service due to tech failure.
85
65
-
?
?
-
?
?
-
434 1
1
1
3
Upper side hull perforation.
Road wheel and lower side hull perforation.
Road wheel and lower side hull perforation.
Rear turret perforation.
40
40
40
45
76mm AP
76mm AP
76mm AP
45mm AP
35°
45°

60°
440 2 Upper side hull perforation. The tank is burned out. 40 76mm AP 40°
441 1
1
Track is broken.
Upper side hull perforation.
-
40
76mm AP
76mm AP
70°
15°
445 - Tank is knocked out by a land-mine, a driving wheel and track are damaged. - - -
512 1
1
-
Upper side hull perforation.
Lower side hull perforation.
Blew up by its crew.
40
40
-
76mm AP
76mm AP
-
15°
15°
-
521 1
1
Bounced off upper front hull.
Upper side hull perforation.
85
40
76mm AP
76mm AP
?
30°
535 2
2
Upper side hull perforation.
Turret side perforation.
40
45
76mm AP
45mm AP
45°
551 - Tha tank was stuck in a trench and was blew up by its crew. - - -
613 1 Rear hull perforation, engine destroyed. The tank is burned out. 40 76mm AP 10°
615 1
1
Bounced off upper front hull.
Upper side hull perforation. The tank is burned out.
85
40
?
76mm AP
?
50°
633 1 Rear hull perforation, engine destroyed. The tank is burned out. 40 76mm AP
634 3
1
1
1
1
1
Side turret perforation.
Gun mantlet perforation from the side.
Bounced off upper front hull.
Gun mantlet perforation from the front.
Lower side hull perforation.
Upper side hull perforation. The tank is burned out.
45
50
85
100
40
40
45mm AP
76mm AP
?
45mm APS
76mm AP
76mm AP
50°

?


711 - The tank run out of service due to tech failure. - - -
714 2
1
Upper side hull perforation.
Bounced off gun mantlet. Blew up by its crew.
40
100
45mm AP
?
10°
?
741 1
1
Front turret perforation.
Bounced off upper front hull.
100
85
85mm AP
?

?
824 2 Gun mantlet perforation from the side, the gun-sight is destroyed. 50 45mm AP
? ? An airbomb direct hit. Completely destroyed. - 100-kg bomb -
n/a 1 Upper side hull perforation. 40 85mm AP 10°
n/a 1 Lower side hull perforation. The tank is burned out. 40 76mm AP 10°

Source: "Combat with German heavy tanks "Panther", NIIBT GBTU KA, August 1943.


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