Panther with a Panzer IV turret

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Panther with a Panzer IV turret

Post by tracks031 » 09 Oct 2020 21:28

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Why does this Panther have a Panzer IV turret? Could it rotate on the Panther's larger turret ring?

As you can see we can also see the only turreted "Porsche-Tiger" that was used with Schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung 653.

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Re: Panther with a Panzer IV turret

Post by Richard Anderson » 10 Oct 2020 01:59

Looks like a pretty poorly done Photoshop...
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Re: Panther with a Panzer IV turret

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Re: Panther with a Panzer IV turret

Post by tracks031 » 10 Oct 2020 02:57

Thank you! :thumbsup:

So it was a Bergepanther with a Panzer IV turret bolted on top.

A reply on War Thunder's history forum that may or may not be correct:

"Well it was not actually a functioning tank. The Panzer V/IV was actually a field modification made by Schwere Panzerjager Albt 653 (Or was it 356) whereby a Bergepanther had a Panzer IV's turret bolted on to it to act as a roof and provide more stowage space. The turret could not rotate and to this day there is still no evidence that the gun was active."

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