It became the backbone of the German Army's Panzerdivisions. Originally armed with a large caliber howitzer, it was intended to be a support tank for use against enemy fortifications. Its development was carried out under the name Begleitwagen "accompanying vehicle" to hide its true purpose, as the Treaty of Versailles forbid Germany to possess tanks. While first prototypes appeared in , the first three models Ausf. A to C were only produced in limited numbers, and more significant production only began in with the Ausf. A to Ausf.
Panzer IV Ausf. H
German tanks in World War II - Wikipedia
Technical Data Page 1 of 3. These pages are dedicated to technical specifications. When a specification's value is unknown, a "? Values that are estimated or lack a reasonable level of corroboration among reputable sources are printed in italics. Over the years there has been confusion over the naming of the various versions of Pz. At least some of this confusion started with documentation from the German Army itself, as they sometimes changed nomenclature retroactively as was the case, for example, with Ausf.
German tanks in World War II
Tanks portal. The official German ordnance designation was Sd. It was intended to fight other armoured fighting vehicles and serve alongside and support the similar Panzer IV , which was originally designed for infantry support. However, as the Germans faced the formidable T , more powerful anti-tank guns were needed, and since the Panzer IV had more development potential with a larger turret ring, it was redesigned to mount the long-barrelled 7.
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