Panther, full name Panzerkampfwagen V Panther, SdKfz 171, was a medium-heavy German tank during World War II. Panther was in use from mid-1943 and the end of the war in Europe 1945th It was designed as a response to the Russian tank T-34 and was also meant to replace the old German tank model Panzer IV and III. However, they conflicted with Panther and the heavier Tiger The tanks for the war.&nbsp