Panther A early versus late

What are the differences between the a early and a late panther tanks?

Panzer V Panther Ausf.D, A, and G - Tank Encyclopedia (


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Panther A production is generally regarded as running from August 1943 to August 1944.

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The main visible difference is the Kugelblende (Ball mount) MG versus the letterbox hatch.

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You also have some muffler configuration differences which are easy to research.