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Germany's 4.7cm Pak(f) auf Panzerspähwagen P 204(f) armored car

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4.7cm Pak(f) auf Panzerspähwagen P 204(f) armored car:
Germany's 4.7cm Pak(f) auf Panzerspähwagen P 204(f) armored car
Bundesarchiv, Koblenz

Design

Around 200 of the French Panhard 178 armored cars were taken over by the Germans after the fall of France.2

This was the French Panhard 178 with its turret replaced with an armored three sided shield that had an 47mm anti tank weapon, that kept its shield, installed.1,2

Specifications

  4.7cm Pak(f) auf Panzerspähwagen P 204(f)
Crew 42
Radio  
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 8.2 tons2
Length  
Height  
Width  
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 47 mm antitank1
OR 25 mm antitank2
Secondary  
MG 1: MG2
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 202
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Superstructure Front  
Superstructure Sides  
Superstructure Rear  
Superstructure Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Panhard2
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 42
Capacity  
Net HP 1002
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type)  
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road  
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels 42

Sources:

  1. Profile, AFV Weapons #55, German Self-Propelled Weapons, Peter Chamberlain, H.L. Doyle, 1973
  2. Profile AFV Weapons #33, German Armoured Cars, Major General N. W. Duncan, 1971
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