Germany’s Badass New Tank Will Outmatch All Others
- Germany’s Rheinmetall has unveiled a new, next-generation tank for the modern battlefield.
- The tank, KF51, is called the “Panther,” sharing its name with a World War II-era tank.
- Panther adds a larger gun, suicide drones, and a new system to defeat top-attack anti-tank weapons.
Germany has unveiled a new main battle tank—its first in more than 40 years.
The KF51, also known as the “Panther,” is bristling with new technology, including a larger main gun, a digital computer backbone, and a full suite of defensive features. The Panther even has the ability to counter so-called “top-attack” munitions, like the American-made Javelin missile, that are decimating Putin’s army in Ukraine.
On Monday, Düsseldorf, Germany-based Rheinmetall, an arms manufacturing firm, unveiled the KF51 Panther at France’s Eurosatory arms show. The show, held every two years, is a showcase for Europe’s arms manufacturers to advertise their latest equipment. Rheinmetall unveiled the…