WW II Era Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Tank Start-up by Hand
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The WW II Era Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Tank, also known as the Panther tank, is a German medium tank of World War II and was used at both the Eastern and the Western Fronts from mid-1943 all the way to the end of the war in 1945.
A Maybach HL 230 P30 V12 powered the tank water-cooled 600hp petrol engine, giving it a top speed of 46 km or approximately 29 mph. It can fit a crew of 5.
The tank showcase in this video footage is found at the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It’s crazy to see how massive these tanks were. Also, something so old could still fire after they spin up the flywheel is pretty insane!