Image: M38 (War Over Holland)
Vehicle TypeHeavy 6x4 Armoured Car
Origin & DesignerSweden/Landsverk
Numbers Produced12
Crew4 (Commander/Loader, Gunner, Hull Gunner & 2 x Drivers)
Main Armament1 x 37mm L/45 M.39 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-9° to +23°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightTelescopic
Secondary Armament3 x 7.92mm M20 No.1 & 2 Machine Guns (Coaxial, Bow & Rear Hull)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried300 x 20mm & 4000 x 7.92mm
Combat Weight7000 kg
Ground Clearance0.25m
Fording Depth0.65m
Trench Crossing[@trench_crossing]
Obstacle Clearance0.35m
Climbing Ability24°
ArmourHull Front: 7mm
Hull Sides: 7mm
Hull Rear: 7mm
Hull Top: 5mm
Hull Bottom: 5mm
Gun Mantle: 9mm
Turret Front: 9mm
Turret Sides: 9mm
Turret Rear: 9mm
Turret Top: 5mm
EngineBüssing NAG (Petrol)
Transmission3 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range250 km
Maximum Cross Country Range[@maximum_cross_country_range]
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed65 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed70 kph
32 kph (Reverse)
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
VariantsM38 Command Pantserwagen
Total: 2
Type: Command Vehicle
Crew: 5
Armament: 3 x 7.92mm M20 Machine Guns
NotesThe M38 was a medium armoured car which originated from Sweden and was built by Landsverk as the L180. It was armed with a 37mm canon in a fully revolving turret and three machine guns. The Dutch purchased fourteen of these vehicles from Landsverk in 1938 and two of these arrived with no main gun so were issued as command vehicles. The M38 were issued to the 2nd armoured car squadron which also contained one command version.