P.44 Pantera

As the first researchable Italian medium tank with an autoreloader, the P.44 Pantera will differ greatly from what you've learned about this nation before. With a similar look to the legendary Panther vehicles, this one will bring its own gameplay to the table. Fans of the German originals will be in for a treat.

Gameplay

Even though the P.44 Pantera looks very similar to the German Panther tanks, it is far from being a copy of them. For one, the armour of this Italian is not as strong as the German. The chance of deflecting any shots, even from lower-tier tanks, is low. What is significantly better though, is the mobility. With a high top speed and good acceleration, you can change positions quite fast. It also helps you get to safety in case your entire clip is depleted.

Its top gun, the Cannone da 90/74, is very similar to the original Panther's, boasting good penetration value, a decent aiming time, high accuracy, and average damage per shot. However, thanks to the 3-round clip, you can turn this gun into a tool of destruction. It won't completely destroy most of the opponents you meet but will give them a serious pummelling. Just make sure you have a safe spot to reload, or else the enemy may retaliate with full force.

As you surely know, the fewer rounds you have in your magazine, the longer it takes to reload. It's obviously not a good idea to unload the entire clip at the first enemy you face. Play as a normal medium tank during the early stages of the battle. Not only is your reload time lower but if needed, you can always resort to the remaining shells in your clip. The potential burst damage also keeps opponents at bay - nobody likes getting a full magazine pumped into their armour.

Equipment

Recommended setup Alternative Setup

The recommended setup aims at improving the gun's parameters to a maximum, as it's the main trait of the high-tier Italian medium tanks. Better rate of fire and dispersion will help you get the most out of the clip. In case you fancy more view range, check the alternative setup, replacing the Improved Ventilation with Coated Optics.

Crew Skills

Commander
Gunner
Driver
Loader

Train Repair first to keep your tank rolling. As it's not the most durable tank, sitting in an uncomfortable position may end your game quickly. The skills and perks afterwards give additional bonuses, mostly for your gun.

Adrenaline Rush

Decreases the gun reload time by 10% if your vehicle's HP drops below 10%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Brothers in Arms / Sisterhood of Steel

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100% for every single crew member.

Band of Brothers

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100% for every single crew member.

Also works if other crew members have Brothers in Arms / Sisterhood of Steel.

Call for Vengeance

Reports the enemy vehicles' location for two more seconds after the destruction of the own vehicle.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Clutch Braking

Increases the traverse speed of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Concealment

Increases the camouflage value of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Controlled Impact

Increases the ramming damage dealt and decreases damage taken by ramming.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Deadeye

Increases the chance of landing a critical hit.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Designated Target

Keeps targetes vehicles visible for two more seconds.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Eagle Eye

Allows you to identify damaged/destroyed modules as well as injured crew members of an enemy vehicle by hovering your mouse over it for several seconds.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Firefighting

Reduces the duration and damage taken by fire.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Intuition

Grants a slight chance of changing the shell type without having to reload again.

Doesn't work with autoloaders. Works also while reloading.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Jack of All Trades

Reduces the performance penalty of wounded crew members.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Mentor

Increases the Crew XP gained for each member apart from the commander.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Off-Road Driving

Increases the mobility on medium and soft terrain.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Preventative Maintenance

Reduces the chance of taking fire.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Recon

Increases the view range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Relaying

Increases the signal range of your allies' vehicles within your signal range.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Repair

Reduces the repair time of destroyed modules.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Safe Stowage

Increases the durability of your vehicle's ammo rack.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Signal Boosting

Increases the signal range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Situational Awareness

Increases the view range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Sixth Sense

Shows a lightbulb three seconds after you've been spotted.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Smooth Ride

Reduces the dispersion penalty while driving.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Snap Shot

Reduces the dispersion penalty of traversing the turret.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Additional Grousers

Increases the mobility on soft and medium terrain.

Binocular Telescope

Increases the view range of your vehicle by 25%.

Your hull must stand still for at least 3 seconds.

Camouflage Net

Increases the camouflage value of your vehicle tremendously.

Your hull must stand still for at least 3 seconds.

Enhanced Gun Laying Drive

Reduces the aiming time of your gun by 10%.

Coated Optics

Increases the view range of your vehicle by 10%.

Tank Gun Rammer

Reduces the reload time of your gun by 10%.

Spall Liner

Decreases damage taken by ramming and high-explosive splash.

Toolbox

Decreases the repair time of destroyed modules.

Cumulative with the Repair skill.

Improved Ventilation

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Vertical Stabilizer

Reduces the dispersion penalties of hull and turret traverse, as well as driving by 20%.

"Wet" Ammo Rack

Increases the module HP of your ammo rack.

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