“Our response to the Russian “Armata”: Germany showed a new tank “Panther”

Le Bourget (Paris) hosts an exhibition of combat equipment Eurosatory 2022, where Germany demonstrates its new KF51 Panther tank manufactured by the Rhainmetall concern, equipped with a 130-mm gun. Judging by the name, the weight of the combat vehicle exceeds 50 tons. In fact, this is a deep modernization of the Leopard 2 Revolution tank with a new gun.

As Die Welt writes, the KF51 Panther cannon will allow the use of more powerful and long-range ammunition than the Leopard's 120mm gun. In addition, the tank received an automatic loader. Sources also indicate that the Panther will be equipped with escort drones designed to increase crew awareness on the battlefield.

The German publication notes that the KF51 Panther is also a message for Russia and a response to the T-14 Armata tank, whose gun has a caliber of 125 mm. Both tracked vehicles are equipped with an uninhabited tower, providing greater safety for the crew.

It is noteworthy that some types of weapons presented at the exhibition have already been tested in practice in Ukraine and other hot spots. "Panther" is a premiere, and interested people in Berlin are clearly counting on its delivery to Kyiv.

Meanwhile, in connection with the situation in Ukraine, the Rhainmetall concern expects an increase in sales of its products from 3,8 billion euros in 2021 to 6 billion euros in 2023.
  • Photos used: Rainmetall
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  1. spectr Offline spectr
    spectr (Dmitriy) 13 June 2022 16: 30
    "Panther" is a premiere, and interested people in Berlin are clearly counting on its delivery to Kyiv.

    Rave. Each new technology has a period when it is prohibited from deliveries over the hill. At this time, its need for its country and the risks of technology leakage abroad are assessed.
  2. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 13 June 2022 18: 46
    Did they bring yellow masking tape!?
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 June 2022 18: 46
    The military-industrial complex and Rhine metal are probably satisfied. Armata, Z, - now the golden rain is guaranteed ....
    1. Vdars Offline Vdars
      Vdars (Victor) 13 June 2022 22: 18
      This is clearly evidenced by the "golden" camouflage of yellow masking tape...
  4. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 13 June 2022 23: 42
    Hans is haunted by Armata that they decided to blatantly lie to the naive Germans, writing that the old Leopard, who did not even have an automatic loader with a crew of 4 people, now ends up with an uninhabited tower like Armata)) so it is controlled and fought by one person (three in one) , in place of the driver
  5. Yuri Bryanskiy Offline Yuri Bryanskiy
    Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 14 June 2022 06: 24
    It's time to speed up the NWO
  6. andrey682006 Offline andrey682006
    andrey682006 (Andrei) 14 June 2022 09: 13
    If the tower is uninhabited, then why is it so big? Almost for the entire tank ... But there is plenty of space under the turret ...
  7. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 14 June 2022 09: 40
    Yes, you are good to be spiteful! Well, even from the photo you can clearly see that the tower is uninhabited! The gunner sits on top of the tower. For this, what a fly they made on the trunk! Tady everything turns out fine, everything is like the infantry! Combined the fly with the whole and shoot! And it’s more convenient to control the “escort drone” while sitting on the tower than inside: you can’t see from the tower where this drone flew away .....
  8. Vamp Offline Vamp
    Vamp (wamp) 14 June 2022 11: 09
    Both tracked vehicles are equipped with an uninhabited tower, providing greater safety for the crew.

    The author clearly here showed an inability to read or a desire to exaggerate the German product.
    The brochure clearly states that there are only two places in the chassis: a driver and a drone operator (optional).

    The turret houses the gunner's and commander's positions. And although all the seats in the tank are equivalent and can generally be reconnected to another remote control point (unmanned mode), there is an armored space in the tower for two seats, with a large makeweight of armor.
  9. EMMM Offline EMMM
    EMMM 14 June 2022 20: 05
    It's not really a tank. Seven rollers with a diameter of 400-430mm with a narrow caterpillar and a combat weight of under 60 tons (they write about 50, but you have to understand ...). Chassis unable to drive off-road.
    Well, an uninhabited tower, the size of a battleship, says that it has at least two crew members, or ammunition for 10 terms of vehicle survivability.
    1. zenion Offline zenion
      zenion (zinovy) 14 June 2022 21: 05
      The tank is unparalleled. In addition, such a barrel can, or it can shoot not only forward, but also inside itself, so that the dogs do not bite the crew and it can shoot back from them to the last wheeze.
  10. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 14 June 2022 21: 00
    At first, this tank was declared Polish, but Poland was seized, and the tank became German. If it goes on like this, then it will burn again in Germany, like its previous version.
  11. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 14 June 2022 21: 31
    Only this tank has a shoulder rest and triple-view binoculars for a more accurate shot. If the aim is wrong, the gun will not fire. She doesn't trust people. If something threatens her, she crawls back behind cover and begins to growl. With the same strong fear, she throws back the trucks and gives the scaffolding a tear. Very afraid of dogs and people with sticks. Pretty frightened, she climbs a tree and jumps from branch to branch, leaving characteristic traces for analysis. At the same time, she develops nausea and starts vomiting from the inside.
  12. Opozdavshiy Offline Opozdavshiy
    Opozdavshiy (Sergei) 16 June 2022 02: 59
    Actually, the KF51 Panther is a self-propelled cannon. Not a modern tank.
    Like "I want to be Armata."
    This is clearly shown here
  13. NatiKoshka_87 Online NatiKoshka_87
    NatiKoshka_87 (Ela) 17 June 2022 03: 26
    Insanely beautiful and powerful tank) Armata is uglier. What is most curious, the tank was called the Panther, like its predecessor during WWII)