My god this guy is stubborn. I did not confuse the VK20.02 (d) with anything, it was the earliest model, it had highly sloped armor as you can see, and so is shows the Germans did not take the sloping armor idea from the T-34. You say they "finished" sloping the armor in november 1941, which indicates you admit they already had sloped armor in the previous models. The Daimler model had armor which was actually sloped more on the main glacis, with a 30 degree plate above it. The other models had at the minimum a 22 degree reverse slope downwards just as the supposedly flat Tiger had. Both the Tiger, and all models of the Panther prototype had sloped armor, it doesnt take 60 degrees to make it sloped. You can see that the Daimler model, the first model of any kind, had highly sloped armor on two thirds of its glacis, with medium slope on the remainder. They absolutely were planning to slope the armor from the start, they used at least medium sloping in all models. How does two changes to and existing model make the T-34 "create" the Panther? It would have otherwise looked like a Tiger, which itself has medium sloped armor, and it would have had armor which proved itself more than capable of stopping the 76mm gun of the T-34. It still would have been superior in any form.