What if the Germans adopted the up gunned mark IV as a 'main battle tank' in 1942? Dropping the production of mark III and scrapping the plans for the Panther? The germans had trouble throughout the war to get the full compliment of tanks in their Panzer divisions. Would an all out production of Mark IV have remedied this? Reading from my papers the production of mark IV peaked in '44 with around 300 per month. But from '43 to the end of the war there was produced some 5987 Panthers During 42-43 well over 1000 mark III were produced. What if the resources 'wasted' on mark III and V were allocated to an all out production of mark IV, would the germans have fared better? Less fuel consuming than Panther and Tiger it would help on the operational side to.. Or would it?