Tank Clash – The German Panther vs. the Soviet T-34-85

Infantry hitch a ride on a Panther, 1944. (Image source: German Federal Archive)

By Ben Hollingum, GermanWarMachine.com WHEN THE PANTHER TANK first appeared on the battlefields of the Eastern Front, the Soviets did not have an effective weapon to counter it. They had a new medium tank in development (the T-43) but, having been commissioned…