Originally Posted by bluez
Which is the first tank in the world to be equipped with night vision devices for both night driving and night combat?
Ok I'll give the answer since no one has gotten it yet.
Even though I admit my poor wording of the question made it harder.
It was belive it or not, the Panther.
Late in the war some units where equipeed with IR sensors.
They where supported by hlaftracks mounting IR searchlights.
Range was not as good as in daylight but they could, and did, successfully engage allied tank at night
Driver would ahve to follow commanders directions though for driving ( an di shouldn ahve specified COmabat only for this reason probably)