PANZERKAMPFWAGEN Mk IV AUSF G (Sd.Kfz 161/1 & 161/2)

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN Mk IV AUSF G (Sd.Kfz 161/1 & 161/2)
Image: Panzer Mk IV Ausf G
YearMay 1942
Vehicle TypeMedium Battle Tank
Origin & DesignerGermany/Krupp-Gruson, Vomag & Nibelungenwerke
Numbers Produced1.687
Crew5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Radio Operator & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 75mm L/43 or L/48 KwK 40 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-8° to +20°
Turret Traverse360° (Electric)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightTZF-5f-1
Secondary Armament2 x 7.92mm MG34s (Coaxial & Bow)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried87 x 75mm + 2.250 x 7.92mm
Combat Weight23.500 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth1.0m
Trench Crossing2.20m
Obstacle Clearance0.60m
Climbing Ability30°
ArmourHull Front: 50mm (700 had additional 30mm plate)
Hull Sides: 30mm
Hull Rear: 20mm
Hull Top: 12mm
Hull Bottom: 10mm
Gun Mantle: 50mm
Turret Front: 50mm
Turret Sides: 30mm
Turret Rear: 30mm
Turret Top: 10mm
EngineMaybach HL 120TRM (Petrol)
Transmission6 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range210 km
Maximum Cross Country Range130 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed40 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed16 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe Panzer Mk. IV Ausf G was armed with the long 75mm KwK 40 as standard. Other improvements included the omission of vision ports from the turret sides. Later models had Skirt Armour (Schürzen) added to the hull sides and turret, mainly to protect against hollow charge rounds and some mounted a longer version of the 75mm KwK 40 gun. The Ausf G saw service in Russia, North Africa, Sicily and Italy.