I heard this story yesterday "After the war the british army got 10 panthers for trials and evaluation. Nine of them burst into flames on starting the ignition, they had to get a german POW out to see what the problem was. He said basically when you stop them you have to stall them in gear or the fuel rushs back up the lines and a spark ignites it. The steering was also awful, most crews skid turned then as using the proper steering threw the tracks off. The veteran in question said 'we were always fighting the tank and trying to make it work' . Similarly late war german tanks lacked automatic turret traverse as they ran out of copper for the wiring!" I always thought the Panther was an excelent tank untill I heard this. But what I am wondering is; which of the Panthers was the best? Ausf A, Ausf D,or Ausf G. Did one of them have a better engine? Which had the best speed?