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Panther vs. Sherman by JanKlimecky Panther vs. Sherman by JanKlimecky
I just spent few days on my newest "deviation"... My all time favourite tank - German Panther!
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DarlingOfMyHeart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Sherman. Great pic!
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RasmusKazmaN Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Agreed^^ I prefer the Panther instead of Tiger 1
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DaveSheepek Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah! best WW2 tank near  the T-34
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014   Digital Artist
what is that weird texture effect on the hull i always see panthers have?
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a special hull design the Germans put on their tanks. Its to stop mines sticking onto them.
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015   Digital Artist
0v0! wow
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, actually, its a paste. They just put it on it to limit the amount of tanks destroyed by mines. Less need for minesweepers then
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015   Digital Artist
was it effective?


(reminds me of the british running copper wires around their ships to stop magnetic mines)
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A little, the Brits used it a bit aswell
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SPAZtank Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Actually it's not a hull design at all. It's an add-on paste you can apply to it. The stuff is called zimmerit Anti-Magnetic Paste. Once developed, germans used to put it on everything they had, but then as the war progressed they stopped due the to curing process of the past slowing down production. The job of the past is to prevent magnetic contact between the tank hull and magnetic mines. This prevents the mine from attaching and detonating, which saves the tank meaning less need for mine sweepers. 
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A paste? Huh
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SPAZtank Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
yup. thats why if you go look at pictures of german tanks you can see area's where the "texture" looks like it was "scraped" off or it just fell mostly around the corners. 
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
as you can see in this picture the origional zimmerit has fallen off leaving this corner, or rather shoulder, of the tank smooth compared to the rest of the zimmerit covered hull. 
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can see that
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Kevin2097 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
The Sherman tank will win!
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope
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TheGodOfLazers Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Just.. Wow.. 
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WallyThorson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing, love the detail u put into the zimmerit coating. the sherman could use some more detail though, i believe its counterweight was a bit bigger?
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mannazman01 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Great pic! Love the Normandy Camo on the Panther Tank!
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Prosephone Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Great tank! fking wargaming fucked its gun all over the place 135 damage gun what a joke
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rommel96 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the best german tank. very good
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FreelancerNorth Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
FEAR THE PANTHER!
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The Shermy never had a chance.
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Quantumkiwi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
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Thanks!
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Jazzglenn421 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
dat sherman is soo fucked
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Waffentragger Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
How the fuk ... Öôòœóøhhhhhhhhh mmmmåãâæäàā gawwwwwddddd you should ask war gaming if you can draw for them 
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mirage2000 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Nice!
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CPUIceHeart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
this is freakin awesome
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xblmz-bzh Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Lafayette Pool's crew inside a M4A6(76)W Sherman : good bye Panther !
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DAVISGREEDO99 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Panther would win that fight XD. But if that Sherman was a Firefly it might be a different story but that Sherman is not a Firefly so it stands no chance.
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MechaKingGhidorah100 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
You can tell that crew of the Sherman is like, OH SHIT
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DRUNKEN-MAUS Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
you know in WWII it took 3 or 4 shermans to go after 1 panther or tiger.
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DelosQAndrews Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
and in some cases - most cases, it worked....
sometimes...it took five, or six Shermans...
but the strategy worked.


heaven forbid if a panther - or even a tiger, gets damaged...
you'd be waiting till doomsday to get parts.....

Gimme a StuG, or a Panzer IV anyday.
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FreelancerNorth Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Gotta respect German engineering.
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DRUNKEN-MAUS Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
yep. you know their newest tank is the leopard 2A7
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FreelancerNorth Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Ja, I know... The Canadian Army uses the Leopard. It's beautiful.
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DRUNKEN-MAUS Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I thought the Canadian army used the british challenger 2
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FreelancerNorth Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Nope, the Leopards. Trust me, im Canadian; and a war buff.
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DRUNKEN-MAUS Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
oh ok. btw you should see my tank drawings.
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WorldOfHurt101 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
The commander of that panther needs to tell the driver to scoot back 2 or 3 meters.  In a hull down position it should be all but invincible against Shermans.  As it is now the lower glacis is painfully exposed.
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yucecu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Later Shermans had a ''Firefly" variation with an 17 pounder anti-tank gun as the main armament.They were first put in service in Normandy Landings and fought toe to toe with Tigers and Panthers from range. Germany's one of top scoring and famous Tiger Ace Michael Wittmann was also killed by a Sherman Firefly.
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013

That is not confirmed since recent studies show that a Canadian Sherman III was the one which hit his Tiger from the side.


Some say a Typhoon/hurricane hit it and others say Firefly :P Witthmann was the 4 best ace.

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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really wanna play this World of Tanks on xbox when it comes out
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Macross1984 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
This is an amazingly beautiful Panther.
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88kwk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
i must draw another panther!
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emperormir Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hello sexy... tank~
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Hells-Gate-Arrested Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
WW II ratio of Panther to Sherman was 5:1; ratio to T-34 was 9:1.
Sherman-no chance.
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SJCommander Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Slight addition: the Panther:T-34 rate would be 1:9.55 instead of 1:10.
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SJCommander Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm sorry, what? Where did you get these numbers?

Panther: 5,796 vehicles produced, plus 8 on the F series chassis.

M4 Sherman and variations: 49,234 vehicles produced total.
The ratio (almost 6,000 for the Panther vs. almost 50,000 for the M4 models) of Panther to M4 models would be 1:8.3

T34 and variations: over 57,300: 34,780 T-34s (with 76.2 mm guns) in 1940–44, and another 22,559 T-34-85s (with 85mm guns) in 1944–45.
The ratio (almost 6,000 for the Panther vs. almost 60,000 for the T-34 models) of Panther to T-34 models would be 1:10.

Next time, I'd advise you to do your research before throwing around baseless (and quite obviously nonsensical) statements like that.
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Hells-Gate-Arrested Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
The information was not baseless, it was from a military report made after WW II. The fact was that it would take 5 Shermans to destroy 1 Panther, while it took 9 T-34's, in the view of how many enemies a Panther could destroy before being overwhelmed/destroyed.
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SJCommander Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Now if you'd only stated that in the original comment, it'd have saved me a trip to Wikipedia looking up those numbers xD

No hard feelings I hope?
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