December 15, 2014

Panzer Is in the Polish Campaign

Column of Panzer Is
A column of Panzer Is passing by a field kitchen during the Polish Campaign.


The German Army fielded 973 Panzer I tanks against Poland. At the end of the Campaign losses amounted to 89 machines.

Tank strength of the invading German Armies on September 1, 1939
2. Tank strength of the invading German Armies on September 1, 1939.

SPECIFICATIONS (Ausf. A)
Weight:
5,300 kg
Length:
4,02 m
Height:
1,72 m
Armor:
13 mm (front)
Engine:
Krupp M305 (Boxer) – 4-cylinder, 57 HP
Max Speed:
37 km/h
Range:
145/100 km (road/off-road)
Crew:
2
Armament:
2 X 7.92mm MG13 Dreyse machine guns
Ammunition:
2,250 rounds


Bibliography
Jentz, Thomas L. Panzertruppen vol. I. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1996.


Photos attribution
1. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-012-0035-11A/Wagner/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
2. author


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