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German Balkenkreuz

Germany's Brückenleger IV

Design

"Bridgelayer." 20 Ausf C & Ds were made into bridgelayers in early 1940.2

Usage

4 were issued to each BL Zug (bridging platoon) in each Panzer Division. Used with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 10th Panzer Divisions in 1940.

Specifications

  Brückenleger IV
Crew 21
Radio FuG51
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 28 tons1
Length 11 m1
Height Krupp: 3.54 m1
Magirus: 3.28 m1
Width 3 m1
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main  
Secondary  
MG 7.92 mm MG341
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 30@7°1
Hull Front, Lower 30@12°1
Hull Sides, Upper 20@0°1
Hull Sides, Lower 20@0°1
Hull Rear 20@9°1 & 20@10°1
Hull Top 12@84-90°1
Hull Bottom 10@90°1
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Maybach HL120TRM1
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders  
Net HP  
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type) 6 forward, 1 reverse.1
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type)  
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse Hand.1
Speed - Road 40 kph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 200 km1
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Tracks (Type)  
Length  
Width  
Diameter  
Number of links  
Pitch  
Tire tread  
Tracks centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two, Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle, 1999
  2. German Tanks of World War II, Dr. S. Hart & Dr. R. Hart, 1998
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