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Panther
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Faction NATO
Type Armoured Personnel Carrier
Seats 11 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
  • 8× Passengers
Item capacity Max: 3000 kg
  • 12× Weapons
  • 128× Magazines
  • 12× Backpacks
Top speed 60 km/h
Fuel capacity 45 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× Remote RCWS 12.7 mm HMG
  • 1× Remote RCWS 40 mm GMG
Secondary armament Defensive:
  • 1× Smoke Generator
Variants IFV-6a Cheetah, CRV-6e Bobcat
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The IFV-6c Panther is a tracked Armoured Personnel Carrier used by NATO forces in ArmA 3.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Troop transport
    • Fire support
« While both the IFV-6c Panther and IFV-6a Cheetah are based on the Israeli armored personnel carrier chassis, they each serve very distinct roles in combat. The Panther is an APC that boasts strong armor to achieve maximal protection for transported personnel. The standard Panther is armed with an RCWS HMG, 40mm GMG, and smoke grenade launchers. In addition to its crew, 8 soldiers can be transported in the cargo area.
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Design

The Panther is a heavily-armoured troop carrier that is designed to be modular. Its chassis can be modified in order to be adapted for use in other roles, though its primary purpose remains transporting troops into or out of combat.

Armament
It is fitted with an RCWS turret that is armed with a dual-mount 12.7 mm heavy machine gun and 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.

The turret's HMG feeds from a single 200-round belt of 12.7 mm ammunition and has a further 3 belts in reserve. The GMG on the other hand, is pre-loaded with a single 96-round belt with 40 mm grenades fitted with high-explosive (HE) warheads. Unlike the HMG, the GMG only has a single belt that it can reload from.

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Heavily protected but lightly armed, the Panther works best in conjunction with infantry support.

Features
Sharing the same chassis as its anti-aircraft and recovery vehicle variants, the Panther is well-armoured and can sustain considerable amounts of punishment before being rendered immobile.

Drawbacks
Being a true armoured personnel carrier unlike its CSAT counterpart however, the Panther is only lightly armed and can provide little fire support for its dismounts against anything other than infantry and light vehicles. It also cannot be fitted with slat cages unlike its wheeled CSAT counterpart, which renders it vulnerable to barrages of non-AP rockets and other explosive-based munitions.

Crew Capacity
The Panther has a seating capacity of eleven personnel including the crew. The crew includes the driver, gunner and commander. Similar to all vehicles in its family (along with the Slammer), passengers mount and dismount via a small door located at the rear of the vehicle instead of using a conventional ramp.

Camouflage

  • Sand: Standard pattern-less dark tan paint scheme used by all NATO ground vehicles and certain aircraft. This can be universally employed in all types of terrain, but is more suited to arid and forested environments. Any camo nets fixed onto the Panther's hull will use a two-tone desert camouflage pattern scheme.
  • Olive: Tropical olive green paint scheme. Only useful for jungle or woodland environments. Camo nets attached to the Panther use a two-tone woodland camouflage pattern when this scheme is applied.

Components

  • Camo Net (Hull): Drapes the entire hull with camouflage netting. Partially conceals covered sections from thermal sensors.

Trivia

  • The Panther is based on the real-world "Namer" APC designed by IMI Systems Ltd of Israel.
  • Screenshots released during the pre-Alpha phase of ArmA 3's development indicated that the Panther, along with several other vehicles that are now used by NATO, was originally meant to be a CSAT vehicle instead. However, the Panther was eventually replaced by the BTR-K Kamysh for CSAT use by the time of the Alpha and Beta's release.

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Variants

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration