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Panzerfähre Landwasserschlepper II (LWS II)

Prototype




Panzerfähre Landwasserschlepper II (LWS II)

Service Data:

In Service: 15 may 1942 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Humboldt Deutz, Krupp Gruson, Magirus
Chassis No:
Number built: 2

Technical Data:

Type: Prototype Amphibious Vehicle, Engineer Vehicle

Crew: 2 men
Length: 11 m
Width: 9.45 m
Height: 2.5 m
Weight: 40,000 kg
Fuel Capacity: liters
Engine: 1 × Maybach HL 120 TRM 12 cylinder liquid cooled Vee petrol engine producing up to 300 hp at 3,000 rpm
Gearbox: 6 forward 1 reverse
Speed: road 35 km/h cross country km/h
Range: road 150 km cross country km
Armament:


Ammunition:
main
secondary
Armour: 8 mm
Electronics:
Operators: Heer
Variants:
10.5 cm K18 auf Panzer IVa
10.5 cm le.F.H.18/1 L/28 IVb
10.5 cm le.F.H.18/1 (Sf) auf Gw IVb
10.5 cm le Pz.H 18/40/2 auf Gw III/IV
Bergepanzer IV
Brückenleger IV
Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind
Flakpanzer IV Ostwind
Heuschrecke 10
Hornisse / Nashorn
Hummel
Munitionspanzer IV
Munitionsträger Hummel
Munitionsschlepper für Karl Gerät
Flakpanzer IV Möbelwagen 2 cm
Flakpanzer IV Möbelwagen 3.7 cm
Infanterie Sturmsteg Panzer IV
Jagdpanzer IV
Leichte Flakpanzer IV Kugelblitz
Panzerbefehlswagen IV
Panzerbeobachtungwagen IV
Panzerfähre
Panzer IV /70 A
Panzer IV /70(V)
Panzer IV als Tauchpanzer
Panzer IV Ausf. A
Panzer IV Ausf. B
Panzer IV Ausf. C
Panzer IV mit Minenrollern
Panzer IV Ausf. D
Panzer IV Ausf. E
Panzer IV mit Schachtellaufwerk
Panzer IV Ausf. F
Panzer IV Ausf. F2
Panzer IV Ausf. G
Panzer IV Ausf. H
Panzer IV Ausf. J
Panzer IV mit Nebelwerfer
Sonderausführung des Panzer IV
StuG IV
Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär

Other: Prototype Vehicles
Articles:

History:

The Panzerfähre or self-propelled gepanzerte Landwasserschlepper II (LWS II) or abbreviated to Pz.F.

And was ordered by Heereswaffenamt as a replacement for Landwasserschlepper (LWS) the new variant was developed by Magirus and incorporated some improvements e.g. was lightly armoured and had a lower profile. It's running gear was based on the Panzer IV two prototypes were delivered in the middle of 1942.

Gallery:

Panzerfähre Landwasserschlepper II (LWS II) picture 2

Panzerfähre Landwasserschlepper II (LWS II) picture 3

Panzerfähre Landwasserschlepper II (LWS II) picture 4

Panzerfähre Landwasserschlepper II (LWS II) picture 5

Panzerfähre Landwasserschlepper II (LWS II) picture 6

Panzerfähre Landwasserschlepper II (LWS II) picture 7

Heer Comments

Sources:

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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