This is the panzer V Panther medium tank. The Panther has been labeled as one of the best tanks of WWII. It's has the perfect balance of armor protection, firepower, and mobility. It boasted an extremely accurate 75mm L/70 AT gun. This gun was used of several German designs throughout the war and was very effective. It also had 120mm, or around three inches of front armor will retaining mobility similar to that of the pz. IV
The Battle of Kursk (July - Aug 1943) was the first time a German strategic offensive had been halted before it could break through enemy defences and penetrate to its strategic depths. Though the Soviet Army had succeeded in winter offensives previously, their counter-offensives following the German attack were their first successful strategic summer offensives of the war
A Sherman tank crew of 'C' Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars rest and write letters home by the side of their vehicle, Normandy, 10 June 1944. Sherman tank crew of 'C' Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars, 27th Armoured Brigade, rest and write letters home by the side of their vehicle, 10 June 1944.