This fighting vehicle was developed in 1941-42 as the main tank for the Wehrmacht. The combat debut of the Panther was in the Battle of Kursk and later they acted on all European battle grounds. The Panther is considered the best German tank of WWII. It was armed with a 75mm KwK 42 gun. Only the heavy armor of the Soviet IS-2 and the American M26 Pershing could resist the projectiles of the Panther.