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Old 08-09-2019, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by BrickBat View Post
I hear/read that error a lot too when the term "Panzer" tank is conflated with "Panther" ( tank ). "Panzer tank" is like saying "tank tank".

The Panther was the German Mark V tank, whereas "Panzer" is the German term for tank ( literally, "armor" )
Actually, a shortening of the term Panzerkampfwagen, or "armored combat vehicle." (Panzer by itself can also mean the shell on a turtle.)

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