Field Modifications (page in progress)
Several minor modifications were incorporated into the production of the Panther. Some of these were not implemented by all manufacturers. Others seem to have been implemented by individual manufacturers or unauthorised suppliers.
There are also numerous alterations which have been independently carried out by the troops at the front.
Some of these will be presented here.
Modifications authorized by the Waffenamt
Almost every change in current production was back fitted to tanks already in use.
Modifications not authorized by the Waffenamt
- Gun cleaning rod container mounted across the end of the rear deck
- Spare track links on the turret sides
- Spare roadwheels on the turret or hull sides