Alright all, not a tanky/cav type so please excuse my barging into your forum and ignorance of most things armoured, but I've a bit of a query. Having seen a Panther up close and thinking it looked like a Landie/Hummvee on steroids I did a bit of googling, found out it is meant to replace Landies, 432s, Saxons and CVRT. Now I'm not sure how it'll stand in for Saxon and 432 per se but that's not the main point I'm wondering about. If Panther has been procured as a CVRT replacement, does this mean that they are taking over from CVRT elements (recce platoons) in Armoured Inf bns and CR2 regts? Does it mean they are taking over from CVRT in FR Regts? Is Panther going to be a suitable CVRT replacement given it has wheels, therefore different (less?) mobility than the tracked Wr, CR2 it has to recce for? And different mobility to the CVRT it would have replaced? Ground pressure has got to be more on 4 wheels than on tracks, so how is having recce elements get stuck where the main body of the unit wouldn't get stuck going to work? It also seems a far less 'aggressive' veh than Scimitar et al do, I'm not sure of the respective armour of each, but at least Scimitar has a 30mm. Perhaps the thinking is now more recce by stealth, hence wheels (quieter than tracks), no turret so lower profile and no RARDEN as not needed for recce by stealth as much? Like I said, I'm no RAC type, just thinking why we have gone for an uprated Hummvee-a-like to replace what is pretty much a light tank. I know the Iveco LMV Panther is based off has done some good (Norwegian forces in them got ambushed in Afghan and apparently their armour came in bloody handy) but can point me in the right direction ref roles?