Panther Heavy Tank Symbol

Panther Heavy Tank

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Vehicle
Panther Heavy Tank
Panther Heavy Tank Portrait
Wehrmacht Icon
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Heavy tank that is very effective against all armored vehicles, but deals only limited anti-infantry damage. Has very strong frontal armor, but weak sides.

The Panther Heavy Tank is an elite Wehrmacht unit. In skirmishes, it is exclusively available with the Mechanized Battlegroup. For a high CP cost, it can be unlocked as a call-in ability. Alternatively, if the Unlock Panther Heavy Tank Production perk is obtained instead, the unit becomes available as a production option at the .

The Panther is a heavy tank, featuring great durability similar to the UKF thanks to high health and armour values, although its side armour is noticeably much lower than other heavy tanks. Unlike other heavy tanks, the Panther has a far higher top speed that is similar to the . This makes the tank surprisingly speedy for featuring such high durability.

Offensively, it is armed with a powerful main cannon that is effective against all targets. It is quite similar to the weapon used by the , featuring incredible penetration and damage at all ranges as well as similar rate of fire, although it lacks the extra range the Marder has. Unlike the Marder however, the Panther is a great deal more effective against infantry targets due to having a larger area of effect on its attacks.

At veterancy level 1 it gains the Tank Hunter passive ability, which doubles down on its powerful anti-tank capabilities. This passive allows the Panther to mark enemy vehicles it hits, making them easier to hit by any weapon and making the target visible even in the fog of war for a short duration.

Overall the Panther is an incredibly powerful generalist heavy tank, essentially acting as a superior version of the . It is overall one of the best generalist tanks in the game, but of course is very expensive in cost, upkeep, population cap, as well as having high requirements to unlock while being exclusive to a single Battlegroup.

Reaching veterancy level 1 is quite rewarding as it significantly increases its anti-tank capabilities, or at the least adds some utility to help other units fight vehicles. On the other hand, one must be wary of its flanks as its side armour is noticeably worse than comparable heavy tanks, and while it has impressive top speed its acceleration and rotation rate is slower than typical medium tanks.

Armor


heavy tank

CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon140
CoH3 Stats negative Cover Icon80
CoH3 Stats heavy tank Portrait
CoH3 Stats heavy Cover Icon330
CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon140

Veterancy


Veteran Star FullVeteran Star EmptyVeteran Star Empty

2000 XP

Unlocks veteran ability. Increases turret traverse speed, and acceleration.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Empty

6000 XP

Increases rotation rate, rate of fire, and accuracy.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Full

12000 XP

Increases rotation rate, rate of fire, and acceleration.

Veterancy Abilities

  • Tank Hunter: Passive ability gained upon reaching veterancy level 1. Vehicle targets hit by the Panther are marked, making them easier to hit (+25% received accuracy) as well as visible, even in the fog of war, for 8 seconds. Overall an incredibly powerful passive as it improves the Panther's anti-tank capabilities, or at the very least adds some utility to aid any friendly units attempting to fight marked targets. In particular, revealing the target even through fog of war can be very powerful as it makes it possible to get extra shots off when normally out of sight range.

Upgrades


Spotting Scopes icon
Spotting Scopes
Upgrades the unit with a spotting scope.
Munitions Cost

30

  • Spotting Scopes: This upgrade is only available when the Spotting Scopes perk within Mechanized Battlegroup is obtained. Increases the vision range of the unit by +10 when stationary.

    Upgrades

  • Panzer Officer Quarters: Promotes all units from the Panzer Kompanie to Veterancy 1 and increases their veterancy earn rate by 25%.

Abilities


Hold Fire Disabled icon
Hold Fire Disabled
Unit will not engage unless given a manual attack order when active.
Self-repair icon
Self-repair
Orders the crew to repair their own vehicle.
Munitions Cost

25

Smoke Canisters icon
Smoke Canisters
Orders the vehicle crew to deploy smoke canisters in front of the vehicle.
Munitions Cost

25

Time Cost

120

Tank Hunter icon
Tank Hunter
Vehicle targets hit by the Panther's main gun are marked. Marked targets are easier to hit and are revealed for a short period of time, even in the fog of war.
Marked enemies are +25% easier to hit for %2% seconds.

Note: Self-Repair is not available in skirmishes.

  • Smoke Canisters: Active ability only available to this unit when the Raid Package perk is obtained within the Mechanized Battlegroup. When activated, the unit drops smoke directly at its location, creating sight-obscuring smoke clouds. Useful for various purposes, especially as a defensive tool to retreat in the face of enemy fire.

Weapons


75mm-panther-ger
Near
Mid
Far
Accuracy0.10.050.04
Range02040
Penetration300250220
160
3
Mg34-coaxial-panzer-iv-ger
Near
Mid
Far
Accuracy0.350.250.1
Range72035
3
Tank-smoke-ak
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Mid
Far
Range027.555
Penetration353535

Change Log

1.6 'Coral Viper' April 2 2024

We are slightly increasing the Panther’s rate of fire to be better at tackling armored vehicles.  

  • Mark Target (wiki note: This is actually Tank Hunter) now refreshes its effects on hit  

  • Reload speed increased from 3.5/3.75 to 3/3.25