December 15, 2014

Panzer IVs in Poland

Panzer IVs in Poland
Panzer IVs in a Polish village, during the September Campaign.


The German Army fielded 198 Panzer IV tanks against Poland. Losses amounted to 19 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. D)
Weight:
20,000 kg
Length:
5,92 m
Height:
2,68 m
Armor:
30 mm (front)
Engine:
Maybach HL 120 TRM – 12-cylinder, 300 HP
Max Speed:
40 km/h
Range:
200/130 km (road/off-road)
Crew:
5
Armament:
Main gun: 75mm KwK 37 L/24, Secondary Armament: 2 X 7.92mm MG34
Ammunition:
Main gun: 80 rounds, Machine guns: 2,700 rounds


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


Photos attribution
1. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-012-0016-20/Kliem/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
2. author


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