The Panther tank developed by MAN was the most outstanding German medium tank in WWII. Its design combined the features of the Soviet T-34 tank and some excellent German designs. It became the backbone of the German armor units in late WWII. The Panther Ausf.A was an important version of the Panther tank. Between September 1943 and May 1944, about 2,000 tanks of this version were produced. Its equipped with the iconic KwK 42 main gun, a brand new front ball mount and a new commanders cupola.