Panther tank question

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Panther tank question

Post by JeffF. » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:56 pm

What is the cylinder on the side of the hull of the tank? I've been told it is an auxiliary fuel tank alternatively I've been told it is the container for the cleaning rod poles for the main gun.

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Re: Panther tank question

Post by Alanmccoubrey » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:00 pm

It was the storage cylinder for the gun cleaning rods, on later models it was often moved to the rear of the engine deck running along the edge immediately above the exhausts.
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Re: Panther tank question

Post by tigre » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:30 pm

Hello to all :D; a little complement...........................

Storage cylinder.

Exactly and also carried inside the antenna spare parts in the Pz Bf wg; see the link below...............

https://ak-interactive.com/product/pant ... n-changes/

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Re: Panther tank question

Post by JeffF. » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:00 pm

Thank you!

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