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SdKfz. 171 Panther 'M10' Ersatz

24.1k agnanSatrio  2 months ago

Don't Be Fooled By Her Appearance, It may looks like an 'M10 Wolverine', But it's Actually a Panther in disguise.

Over centuries of war, elaborate disguises have been used many times to hide a combatant’s true force or intention. This spans from the famous Trojan Horse of the Trojan Wars to the fake spying trees of the First World War.

In World War Two, the German Wehrmacht employed such tactics in quite an elaborate fashion. In winter 1944, the Battle of the Bulge was in full swing. As part of a special operation, codenamed 'Greif', the Germans employed an even more elaborate deception. This involved taking multiple Panzerkampfwagen V Panthers and disguising them as the American M10 ‘Wolverine’ Tank Destroyer.

If This weapon Used During Ww2, Germany will be accused for commiting a war crime, since 'Fooling and deceiving the enemy in the battlefield during war is against the rules of warfare' is a thing, i wonder how the allies get away with Their 'Operation Fortitude'

-A,W,S,D for Driving
-Trim For Gun Elevation
-VTOL for Turret Rotation


General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 22.1ft (6.7m)
  • Length 55.8ft (17.0m)
  • Height 18.0ft (5.5m)
  • Empty Weight 26,461lbs (12,002kg)
  • Loaded Weight 53,363lbs (24,205kg)


  • Wing Loading 927.8lbs/ft2 (4,530.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 57.5ft2 (5.3m2)
  • Drag Points 23933


  • Number of Parts 554
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    2,278 horatio

    The m-10 panthers were used. It didn’t do well and all 7 were killed but it did do a good job confusing the Americans and causing several friendly fire incidents

    2 months ago
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    @agnanSatrio I love the Ersatz! 10/10. U got my upvote!

    2 months ago
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    32.7k AdlerSteiner

    hanz, sehr gut

    +1 2 months ago
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    Could you make an actual M10?

    2 months ago
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    6,373 TimeTraveler

    @AWESOMENESS360 they had a single special yellow triangle mark on them so Germans wouldn’t shoot them, also the muzzle break was very distinctive

    2 months ago
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    Could you make tracks for my aa panther @agnanSatrio

    2 months ago
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    24.1k agnanSatrio

    yeah, that's probably why they found all the ersatz Vehicle already destroyed , or abandoned, maybe

    2 months ago
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    I can only imagine how many times a German tank would've shot these things, thinking it's an American M-10.

    +3 2 months ago
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    Since when has Germany ever NOT broken war crimes during a world war

    +2 2 months ago
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    90.2k RailfanEthan

    "yooo is that a M10 over there?"
    "no it's a M10"
    "but what kind"

    +9 2 months ago
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    1,791 StallFlight

    illusion 100

    +3 2 months ago
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    6,093 Roswell

    Awesome model

    +2 2 months ago
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    3,453 MEERKAT978

    The difference between Operation Fortitude and the Ersatz M10 is that the Geneva Convention stipulates SPECIFICALLY that posing as a member of an opposing force to mislead the enemy (e.g. Germans posing as Americans) is illegal.

    Nothing wrong with deception tactics, until you're posing as the enemy.

    +8 2 months ago