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German Balkenkreuz

Germany's Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf G light tank

Design

Had suspension with 5 pairs of overlapping road wheels and torsion bar springing.

Production

  • Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf G: 12
    • Production: April 1941 - February 1942
    • Manufacturer: MAN

Usage

None saw service.

Specifications

  Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf G
Crew 3
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 9.5 tons, 10.5 tons
Length 16'
4.24 m
Height 6' 9"
2.05 m
Width 7' 8"
2.38 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main EW141 MG
1: 20 mm
Secondary  
MG 7.92 mm MG34
1: MG
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 180
Secondary  
MG 2,550
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 20 - 35
Hull Front, Upper 30@10°, 35
Hull Front, Lower 30@20°, 30
Hull Sides, Upper 15@0°, 20
Hull Sides, Lower 15@0°
Hull Rear 15°
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front 30
Mantlet: 30 round
Turret Sides 15
Turret Rear 15
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Maybach HL 66P
Maybach HL TR
Cylinders 6
Net HP 140@2,600 rpm
Power to weight ratio 14.7 HP/ton
Transmission (type) Synchromesh SS948
6 forward, 1 reverse
5 forward, 1 reverse
Steering Epicyclic
Fuel (type)  
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse 360°, hand
Speed - Road 25 mph
50 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 125 miles
200 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two, Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle, 1999
  2. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
  3. AFV #15 Panzerkampfwagen I & II, Major-General N. W. Duncan
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