In Normandy, the Panther tank was mechanically reliable

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...and it was deficiencies in the German ability to repair battle damage which kept them out of the fight.

http://scholars.wlu.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1842&context=cmh

Canadian Military History
Volume 25 | Issue 2 Article 13
12-1-2016
Destroying the Panthers:
The Effect of Allied Combat Action on I./SS Panzer Regiment 12 in Normandy, 1944
Arthur Gullachsen
Available at: http://scholars.wlu.ca/cmh/vol25/iss2/13

Abstract : This article is an examination of the operational record of the
World War Two German Panther tank during the Normandy Campaign
of summer 1944. Challenging its perception as mechanically unreliable,
this article argues Allied combat action was responsible for a large
percentage of Panthers that were out of action. Secondly, the inferior
resources of the German tank replacement and repair program were no
match for superior Canadian Army practices during 1944. To support
these arguments the author examines Canadian and German wartime
primary documents as well as multiple secondary sources.
 

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In ASL the Panther G is mechanically reliable, just difficult to get into gear.
 
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