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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: 121
    • Production: April 1941 - February 19421
    • Manufacturer: MAN1

Usage

None saw service.

Specifications

  Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf G
Crew 31,3
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 9.5 tons2,3, 10.5 tons1
Length 16'3
4.24 m1
Height 6' 9"3
2.05 m1
Width 7' 8"3
2.38 m1
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main EW141 MG1
1: 20 mm3
Secondary  
MG 7.92 mm MG341
1: MG3
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 1803
Secondary  
MG 2,5503
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 20 - 352,3
Hull Front, Upper 30@10°1, 353
Hull Front, Lower 30@20°1, 303
Hull Sides, Upper 15@0°1, 203
Hull Sides, Lower 15@0°1
Hull Rear 15°1
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front 301
Mantlet: 30 round1
Turret Sides 151
Turret Rear 151
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Maybach HL 66P1
Maybach HL TR3
Cylinders 63
Net HP 140@2,600 rpm3
Power to weight ratio 14.7 HP/ton3
Transmission (type) Synchromesh SS9483
6 forward, 1 reverse3
5 forward, 1 reverse1
Steering Epicyclic3
Fuel (type)  
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse 360°, hand1
Speed - Road 25 mph3
50 kph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 125 miles3
200 km1
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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