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German Panzer II Ausf. C Pz. Rgt. 31, 5 Pz. Div., Eastern Front 1941
General Background
In 1934 there were delays in design and production for what would be the Panzer III and IV tanks. The temporary solution was the Panzer II or Panzerkampfwagen II (PzKpfw). It was a larger version of the Panzer I but with a 20 mm anti-tank gun. The Panzer II was in production from 1937 to 1943 and remained in service until 1945. The Ausf. C was the most produced variant of the Panzer II. The Panzer II chassis was used to produce several other types of tanks.
Specifications :
In Service: 1936 to 1945
Type: Light Tank
Manufactured by: Alkett, Daimler-Benz, FAMO, Henschel, M.A.N, MIAG, Wegmann
Crew: 3 x (Commander/Gunner, Driver, Loader)
Power Plant: 1 x Maybach HL62TR, straight 6 cylinder, liquid cooled, gasoline engine, produces 140 hp @2,600 rpm
Fuel: 170 liters
Gears Box: 6 x forward, 1 x reverse
Road Speed: 40 km/h
Range on Road: 200 km
Length: 4.81 m
Width: 2.22 m
Height: 1.99 m
Weight: 8,900 kg
Armament: 1 x 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 main gun – 180 rounds
1 x 7.92 mm MG34 Machine Gun – 2,250 rounds
Armor: 10 mm to 14.5 mm