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The radio eqipment of the Panzerkampfwagen Panther

The Panther was equipped with one FM receiver Ukw. E. e., a 10-watt transmitter and one  10 W.S.c.. Together, this combination was named as FuG 5 SE 10 U. Therefore a 2-m-rod antenna was mounted on the engine cover, left behind the turret.

If the tank was used as a company or platoon leader’s vehicle, it got a second FM receiver Ukw. E. e. and was therefore equipped with a FuG 5 and a FuG 2. Thus, the leader could hold two radio circuits at the same time.

 

The command vehicles „Panzerbefehlswagen“ (Pz.Bef.Wg.) Panther had extended radio equipment:

Sd.Kfz. 267:

  • 1 x FuG 5 inside the turret with a 2-m-Stabantenne (rod antenna) on the turret roof
  • 1 x FuG 8 inside the hull with a Sternantenne D centered on the rear hull deck.

Sd.Kfz. 268:

  • 1 x FuG 5 inside the turret with a 2-m-Stabantenne (rod antenna) on the turret roof
  • 1 x FuG 7 inside the hull with a 1,4-m-Stabantenne centered on the rear hull deck.
Funkgeräte (FuG) receiver

frequency range
(MHz)

transformer transmitter frequency rang
(MHz)
transformer

average range in km

antenna
FuG 2 EU Ukw.E.e. 27,2-33,3 E Ua 2-m-
Stabantenne
FuG 5 SE 10 U Ukw.E.e. 27,2-33,3 E Ua 10 W.S.c. 27,2-33,3 U 10a radiophony: 6,4
radiotelegraphy: 9,6
2-m-
Stabantenne
FuG 7 SE 20 U Ukw.E.d1 42,1-47,8 E Ua 20 W.S.d. 42,1-47,8 U 20a radiophony: 12,8
radiotelegraphy: 16
1,4-m-
Stabantenne
FuG 8 30 Mw.E.c 0,84-3,0 E Ua 30 W.S.a. 1,12-3,0 U 30b radiotelegraphy: 80 Sternantenne D

 

Antennas:

These were mounted on rubber feet, so that they could be bent up to the horizontal (e.g. during underriding trees or bridges) and then straightened up again automatically.
The antennas were hollow cones made of sheet steel.



10 W.S.c.

FuG 5 SE 10 U im Panther, links neben den Funker 10 W.S.c.
20WSd
MwEc
20 W.S.d. Mw.E.c
30WSa
UkwEe
30 W.S.a. Ukw.E.e.