The French Panther Tanks were used by the French Army for a limited evaluation period and were never regarded as a serving combat ready unit. The French ‘6eme Regiment de Cuirassier’ was a cavalry regiment. The 503e RCC French Army regiment was also equipped with German Panther tanks. Neither regiment fielded more than a full squadron of German tanks at a time. The Panther’s were used for as long as ammunition, spare parts or mechanical reliability held out.