Image: Panzerkampfwagen IV/70(V) (IWM)
YearAugust 1944
Vehicle TypeMedium Tank Destroyer
Origin & DesignerGermany/Vormag
Numbers Produced930
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Loader & Driver)
Main Armament75mm L/70 PaK 42 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-5° to +15°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse10° Left & Right (Manual)
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightSlfZF
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm MG42 (No Mount)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried55 x 75mm & 1.200 x 7.92mm
Combat Weight25.800 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth1.0m
Trench Crossing2.30m
Obstacle Clearance0.60m
Climbing Ability30°
RadioFuG Spr f
ArmourHull Front: 60mm
Hull Sides: 30mm
Hull Rear: 20mm
Hull Top: 12mm
Hull Bottom: 10mm
Gun Compartment:
Gun Mantle: 80mm (Saukopf)
Front: 80mm
Sides: 30mm
Rear: 20mm
Top: 20mm
EngineMaybach HL 120 TRM (Petrol)
Transmission6 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range210 km
Maximum Cross Country Range130 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed35 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed16 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe Panzer IV/70 (V) was an up-gunned and up-armoured version of the Jadgpanzer IV. The gun was the long barrelled 75mm PaK 42 and the frontal armour was increased to 80mm. This modifications caused problems, especially due to the extra weight and this resulted in the front two road wheels on each side being replaced with steel rimmed versions. The Panzer IV/70 (V) saw service on both western and eastern fronts until the wars end.