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Panzer II mit Schwimmkörper

Amphibious Vehicle

 Panzer II mit Schwimmkörper

Service Data:

In Service:

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Alkett, Daimler-Benz, FAMO, Henschel, M.A.N, MIAG, Wegmann
Chassis No: 21101-27000
Number built: 1,113 all variants

Technical Data:

Type: Amphibious Vehicle

Crew: 3 men
Length: 4.81 m
Width: 2. 22 m
Height: 1.99 m
Weight: 8,900 kg
Fuel Capacity: 170 liters
Engine: 1 × Maybach HL 62 TR 6 cylinder straight liquid cooled petrol engine producing up to 140 hp at 2,600 rpm
Gearbox: 6 forward 1 reverse
Speed: road 40 km/h cross country km/h
Range: road 200 km cross country km
1 × 2 cm KwK 30 L/55
1 × 7.92 mm MG 34 machine gun
main 180 rounds
secondary 2,250 rounds
Armour: 14.5 mm to 16 mm
Electronics: FuG 5
Operators: Heer
5 cm PaK 38 auf Fgst Panzer II
15 cm s.I.G. 33 auf Fgst Panzer II
Panzerbeobachtungswagen II
Bergepanzer II
Brückenleger auf Panzer II Ausf. B
Marder II Sd.Kfz. 131
Marder II Sd.Kfz. 131
Marder II Sd.Kfz. 132
Munitions (Sf) auf Fgst Panzer II
Panzer II Ausf. a/1
Panzer II Ausf. a/2
Panzer II Ausf. a/3
Panzer II Ausf. b
Panzer II Ausf. c
Panzer II Ausf. A
Panzer II Ausf. A Flamm
Panzer II Ausf. B
Panzer II Ausf. B Flamm
Panzer II Ausf. C
Panzer II Ausf. D
Panzer II Ausf. E
Panzer II Ausf. F
Panzer II Ausf. G
Panzer II Ausf. H
Panzer II Ausf. J
Panzer II Ausf. L Luchs
Panzer II Ausf. M
Panzer II mit Schwimmkörper
Panzer II ohne Aufbau
Wespe Sd.Kfz. 124

Other: Amphibious Vehicles


The Panzer II mit Schwimmkörper technical details from Panzer II Ausf. C.

One of the Wehrmacht's first endeavours at designing an amphibious tank, the Panzer II mit Schwimmkörper and Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper was basically two large pontoons that attached to either side of a Panzerkampfwagen II designed and built by Gebr Sachsenberg. The Panzer II 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 II 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 II. Propulsion was was achieved by transferring power from the drive sprocket, whilst in the water, it was capable of 10 km per hour.


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Panzer II mit Schwimmkörper picture 3

Panzer II mit Schwimmkörper picture 4

Panzer II mit Schwimmk÷rper


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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