Benchmark: Der PANTHER 6x6 punktet mit bis zu PS Motorleistung, km/h Höchstgeschwindigkeit, bis zu l Löschmittelvolumen, l/min. Der Panther 6 war ein Straßensportwagen des britischen Automobilherstellers Panther, der ab in zwei Exemplaren hergestellt wurde. Der Löschfahrzeughersteller Rosenbauer hat heute das bundesweit erste Feuerwehrfahrzeug seines neuen Modells PANTHER 6 X 6 in seiner erweiterten.
Die schrägste Konstruktion aller ZeitenDer Löschfahrzeughersteller Rosenbauer hat heute das bundesweit erste Feuerwehrfahrzeug seines neuen Modells PANTHER 6 X 6 in seiner erweiterten. Benchmark: Der PANTHER 6x6 punktet mit bis zu PS Motorleistung, km/h Höchstgeschwindigkeit, bis zu l Löschmittelvolumen, l/min. Wiking,Rosenbauer Panther Flughafenfeuerwehr Shannon, Sondermodell, limited. EUR 91, Lieferung an Abholstation. EUR 6.
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The Panther 6 was a British six-wheel convertible produced by Panther in The car is powered by a mid-mounted 8.
The six-wheel configuration was inspired by the Tyrrell P34 racing car. The engine was dangerously prone to overheating and suffered from connecting rod or bearing failures.
Petrol leaks from the fuel pump or carburettor , as well as motor oil leaks from gaskets, produced fires in the engine compartment; which resulted in the total write-off of three Panthers due to fires.
A large list of other problems were detected in these early Panthers, and so from April through May all Panthers were shipped to Falkensee and Nürnberg for a major rebuilding program.
This did not correct all of the problems, so a second program was started at Grafenwoehr and Erlangen in June Reliability improved with the Ausf.
The Panther tank was seen as a necessary component of Operation Citadel , and the attack was delayed several times because of their mechanical problems and to receive more Panthers, with the eventual start date of the battle only six days after the last Panthers had been delivered to the front.
This resulted in major problems in Panther units during the Battle of Kursk , as tactical training at the unit level, coordination by radio, and driver training were all seriously deficient.
Two were immediately lost due to motor fires on disembarking from the trains. Within two days, this had dropped to Heinz Guderian sent in the following preliminary assessment of the Panthers:.
Due to enemy action and mechanical breakdowns, the combat strength sank rapidly during the first few days.
By the evening of 10 July there were only 10 operational Panthers in the front line. Approximately 40 Panthers had already been repaired and were on the way to the front.
About 25 still had not been recovered by the repair service On the evening of 11 July, 38 Panthers were operational, 31 were total write-offs and were in need of repair.
A slow increase in the combat strength is observable. The large number of losses by hits 81 Panthers up to 10 July attests to the heavy fighting.
During Zitadelle the Panthers claimed destroyed tanks. A later report on 20 July showed 41 Panthers as operational, 85 as repairable, 16 severely damaged and needing repair in Germany, 56 burnt out because of enemy action, and two destroyed by motor fires.
Before the Germans ended their offensive at Kursk, the Soviets began their counteroffensive, and succeeded in pushing the Germans back into a steady retreat.
Thus, a report on 11 August showed that the number of total write-offs in Panthers swelled to , with only 9 operational.
The German Army was forced into a fighting retreat, and increasingly lost Panthers in combat as well as from abandoning and destroying damaged vehicles.
The Panther demonstrated its capacity to destroy any Soviet armoured fighting vehicle from long distance during the Battle of Kursk, and had a very high overall kill ratio.
Its greatest historical role in the battle may have been a highly negative one—its contribution to the decisions to delay the original start of Operation Citadel for a total of two months, time which the Soviets used to build up an enormous concentration of minefields, anti-tank guns, trenches and artillery defences.
The numbers of Panthers were slowly built up again on the Eastern Front, and the operational percentage increased as reliability improved.
In March Guderian reported: "Almost all the bugs have been worked out", although many units continued to report significant mechanical problems, especially with the final drive.
The highest total number of operational Panthers on the Eastern Front was achieved in September , when some were listed as operational out of a total of Throughout the rest of the war Germany continued to keep the great majority of Panther forces on the Eastern Front, where the situation progressively worsened for them.
The last recorded status, on 15 March , listed on the Eastern Front, of which were operational. In August Panthers were deployed during the Warsaw Uprising as mobile artillery and troop support.
Most of the Germans in the camp were killed; the insurgents had lost two people and liberated almost people. After several days the captured tanks were immobilized due to the lack of fuel and batteries and were set ablaze to prevent them from being recaptured.
In February during the Lower Silesian offensive operation , one captured ex-German "Panther" tank with an experienced crew from 4th Tank Corps under the command of the Hero of the Soviet Union Lt.
Ageev was used in a reconnaissance mission. At dusk, the tank passed through the forest, attacked from the flank and destroyed three enemy "Panther" tanks, but then, during the retreat to Soviet positions, it was hit by enemy artillery and damaged.
After the battle the tank was written off due to lack of spare parts and maintenance problems. At the time of the invasion of Normandy in June , there were initially only two Panther-equipped Panzer regiments in the Western Front, with a total of Panthers between them.
From June through August , an additional seven Panther regiments were sent into France, reaching a maximum strength of in a status report dated 30 July The majority of the German tank forces in Normandy — six and a half divisions — were drawn into fighting the Anglo-Canadian forces of the 21st Army Group around the town of Caen.
The numerous operations undertaken to secure the town became collectively known as the Battle of Caen. While there were areas of heavy wooded bocage around Caen, most of the terrain was open fields which allowed the Panther to engage the attacking enemy armour at long range — its combination of superior armour and firepower allowed it to engage at distances from which the Shermans could not respond.
The British had begun converting regular M4 Shermans to carry the pounder gun nicknamed Firefly prior to the D-Day landings.
While limited numbers meant that during Normandy usually not more than one Sherman in each troop of four tanks was a Firefly variant, the lethality of the gun against German armour made them priority targets for German gunners.
In the meantime, U. Like the Sherman, the Panther struggled in the bocage country of Normandy, and was vulnerable to side and close-in attacks in the built-up areas of cities and small towns.
Fritz Bayerlein , reported on the difficulties experienced by the Panther tank in the fighting in Normandy:.
The Sherman because of its maneuverability and height was good Long gun barrel and width of tank reduce maneuverability in village and forest fighting.
It is very front-heavy and therefore quickly wears out the front final drives, made of low-grade steel. High silhouette. Very sensitive power-train requiring well-trained drivers.
Weak side armor; tank top vulnerable to fighter-bombers. Fuel lines of porous material that allow gasoline fumes to escape into the tank interior causing a grave fire hazard.
Absence of vision slits makes defense against close attack impossible. Bayerlein still appreciated the Panther's virtues when used in the right conditions, writing "An ideal vehicle for tank battles and infantry support.
The best tank in existence for its weight". Through September and October, a series of new Panzerbrigades equipped with Panther tanks were sent into France to try to stop the Allied advance with counter-attacks.
The Panther units were newly formed, poorly trained and tactically disorganized; most units ended up stumbling into ambushes against seasoned U.
A status report on 15 December listed an all-time high of Panthers assigned to the Western Front, with operational 71 percent.
This was one day before the start of the Battle of the Bulge ; of the tanks assigned to the Western Front were in units sent into the offensive.
The Panther once again demonstrated its prowess in open country, where it could hit its targets at long range with near-impunity, and its vulnerability in the close-in fighting of the small towns of the Ardennes, where they suffered heavy losses.
Total writeoffs were listed as The Operation Greif commando mission included five Panthers assigned to Panzerbrigade , disguised to look like M10 Tank Destroyers by welding on additional plates, applying US-style camouflage paint and markings.
The disguised Panthers were detected and destroyed. In February , eight Panzer divisions with a total of Panthers were transferred from the West to the Eastern Front.
Only five Panther battalions remained in the west. By the end of the war, he had some 80 tank kills claimed.
Historian Steven Zaloga observed that the Panther's performance in the Ardennes operation against American M4 Shermans was disappointing for a vehicle of its technical specifications, given the Panther boasted superior armor and armament to the Sherman.
Zaloga argues that this was down to the fact that at this point in the war, the quality of German tank crews had fallen and most Panther crews were inexperienced with minimal training.
The lack of training exacerbated the Panther's technical weaknesses poor power train durability and a lack of fuel and spare parts , resulting in many Panthers breaking down which were unable to be salvaged.
Thus while a Panther was superior to a Sherman in the hands of an experienced crew, inadequate training, coupled with Sherman numerical superiority, resulted in a poor combat performance for the vehicle during the offensive.
From , Panther turrets were mounted in fixed fortifications; some were normal production models, but most were made specifically for the task, with additional roof armour to withstand artillery fire.
They housed ammunition storage and fighting compartment along with crew quarters. A total of of these were installed in the fortifications of the Atlantic Wall and Siegfried Line Westwall , 48 in the Gothic Line and Hitler Line , 36 on the Eastern Front , and two for training and experimentation, for a total of installations by March They proved to be costly to attack, and difficult to destroy.
From 3 August , the new Panzer-Division 44 organisation called for a Panzer division to consist of one Panzer regiment with two Panzer battalions — one of 96 Panzer IVs and one of 96 Panthers.
Actual strengths tended to differ, and became far lower after losses. The first Panthers saw combat at Kursk in summer , revealing reliability issues beyond that typically expected for a new weapon system.
This was improved through ; the Panther's operational rate went from 16 percent at the end of July to 37 percent by December An improved version, the Panther Ausf.
A , entered production in August This received improvements from the Panther Ausf. D , including a better turret with a new commander's cupola and increased turret traverse speed.
More improvements began to have an effect on the combat-ready rate of the tanks deployed on the Eastern Front, which increased from 37 percent in February, to 50 percent in April, and 78 percent by the end of May General Heinz Guderian reported on 5 March The frontline reports said service life of the tank's engine had increased up from to 1,km [ to miles].
Plus, the same Panther tank-equipped units reported that failures regarding final drive, transmission and steering gears were within a suitable range.
From 6 March to 15 April , the 1. Four of their seven Panthers was still combat ready without any transmission or engine failure.
On 22 April , the same battalion reported how a good driver and commander can improve reliability:. The vehicle was still totally operational. All items were in great condition but the tracks.
The consumption of the engine has been 10ltr per km. The vehicle was still operating with its first engine and transmission.
After that report from the units, the Inspector General of Armored Troops acknowledged this in a report, at The report confirms the opinion that thanks to the continuous improvement of its components, the life of the Panther tank has increased.
The average lifespan of a Panther can now be roughly equal to that of a Panzer IV with around 1, - 2, kilometers between two major repair and maintenance processes.
Even so, in several cases, at approximately km, the gear has broken down and the boxes have had to be replaced. An example of Panther reliability appeared in the June edition of Nachrichtenblatt der Panzertruppen Armoured Troops Bulletin , from a Panther-recovery tank driver's report:.
Unteroffizier Krause of a Panther workshop platoon has driven his Panther recovery tank — Chassis No. About 1,km of this was made towing another Panther tank.
The vehicle and engine are still in great condition and operational. This vintage footage from British television shows the car in some detail and it includes a conversation with Robert Jankel, founder of Panther Cars and the designer of the Panther 6.
The Tyrrell P34 , a legendary six-wheeled Formula 1 car , had first been released in and it was pointed to by Jankel as his inspiration. The Panther 6 was more powerful than its Formula 1 inspiration, capable of bhp from its 8.
The claims of a mph top speed were never tested and there had been suggestions that the car could do mph with the right gearing, this is highly unlikely of course but it was utterly mind-blowing in It also came with a host of other useful luxury gizmos.
The common specification included an easily detachable hard top and option for convertible soft top. The exterior of the car was nicely polished and had a stiff amount of glamour linked to it.
The windows and doors were stylish and chic. Panther 6x6 Every rescue situation is different. Available Features.
Bird's Eye View Camera Rosenbauer Panther's exterior uses four cameras, one on each side of the truck to create a composite image. Tire Pressure Monitoring System Rosenbauer's tire pressure monitor system provides real-time data to the operator.
Electric Ladder Deploy Rack The Panther has an electric ladder storage feature which is powered by an electric over hydraulic ladder storage rack.