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Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper

Amphibious Vehicle

Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper

Service Data:

In Service: 1939 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: BMM
Chassis No: 0001-0150
Number built: 150

Technical Data:

Type: Amphibious Vehicle

Crew: 4 men
Length: 4.6 m
Width: 2.12 m
Height: 2.4 m
Weight: 9,400 kg
Fuel Capacity: 220 liters
Engine: 1 × Praga EPA 6 cylinder inline liquid cooled petrol engine producing up to 125 hp at 2,200 rpm
Gearbox: 5 forward 1 reverse
Speed: road 42 km/h cross country 15 km/h
Range: road 250 km cross country 160 km
1 × 3.7 cm KwK 38(t) L/48.7
2 × 7.92 mm MG 37(t)
main 72 rounds
secondary 2,400 rounds
Armour: 8 mm to 25 mm
Electronics: FuG 37(t)
Operators: Heer
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The Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper or Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Ausfuhrüng A mit Schwimmkörper or abbreviated to Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper

One of the Wehrmacht's first endeavours at designing an amphibious tank, the Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper and Panzer II mit Schwimmkörper was basically two large pontoons that attached to either side of a Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) designed and built by Gebr Sachsenberg. The Panzer 38(t) were specially sealed and some adjustment had to be made to the engine exhaust, and alternative cooling was needed. The pontoons were detachable.

The Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper was developed as a result of requirements for Operation Sea Lion the invasion of England late in 1940. The firm of Gebr Sachsenberg in Roslau was responsible for the pontoons which were attached to the sides and front of the Panzer 38(t). Propulsion was was achieved by transferring power from the drive sprocket, whilst in the water, it was capable of 10 km per hour.


Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper picture 2

Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper picture 3

Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper Heer Comments


German Military Vehicles.
ISBN-10: 087349783X

Armoured Fighting Vehicles of Germany World War II.
ISBN-10: 0214203077

Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World Two.
ISBN-10: 1854095188

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