Allright you caught me, I was being drastic just to fight fire with fire, and I admit it, that was ok. I stand corrected.
I know jacksons are needed evil because of Panthers but this specific topic is frustrating and also hard to balance.
I agree with supremestefan about okw Panthers being doctrinal. But that change should have consequences on allied factions or on okw itself.
Afaik about the units design, Panthers depend on their armor and jacksons on their firepower, both have great mobility but Panthers dont flank, they chase, jacksons should flank but their current pen is good enough to allow them to fire frontally, all because of super heavies armor. Those differences make their balance really hard.
Removing the panther for either OST or OKW would require the Stug or jp4 to get buffs to compensate imo.
You could remove the panther for okw only if the jp4 gets a major buff to penetration.