PANZER 38(t) Ausf G

PANZER 38(t) Ausf G
Image: Panzer 38(t) Ausf G (modelliflo)
YearOctober 1941
Vehicle TypeLight Tank
Origin & DesignerCzechoslovakia/BMM
Numbers Produced321
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Hull Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 37mm L/47.8 KwK 38(t) A7 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-10° to +25°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightTZF38(t)
Secondary Armament2 x 7.92mm MG37(t)s (Coaxial & Bow)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried42 x 37mm & 1.400 x 7.92mm Rounds
Combat Weight9.850 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth0.90m
Trench Crossing1.86m
Obstacle Clearance0.80m
Climbing Ability29°
ArmourHull Front: 50mm
Hull Sides: 50mm
Hull Rear: 15mm
Hull Top: 8mm
Hull Bottom: 8mm
Gun Mantle: 25mm
Turret Front: 50mm
Turret Sides: 30mm
Turret Rear: 22mm
Turret Top: 15mm
EnginePraga EPA (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range230 km
Maximum Cross Country Range165 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed42 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed15 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe Panzer 38(t) Ausf G was built with 50mm frontal armour as standard. But by now the 38(t) was becoming obsolete as a gun tank and the decision was made to develop the chassis for use as a base for self-propelled guns. Still around 320 Ausf Gs were built and these saw action mainly in Russia.