The Panzerjäger I was an anti-tank vehicle in service with the Wehrmacht from 1941 onwards. It consisted of the PzKpfw I tank‘s chassis, on which the Czech Skoda 47mm anti-tank gun was mounted. The ammunition fired by this gun was capable of piercing the armor of most World War II tanks. To emplace it on the chassis, the tank’s original turret was removed. Fitted with a steel shield, the gun had a maximum firing range of 4,000 m and was served by two men. A total of 140 Panzerjäger Is were produced. It saw combat action in Northern Africa and on the Eastern Front.

Specifications

Type: tank destroyer

Crew: 3 (driver + two gunners)

Length: 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m)

Width: 6 ft 7.25 in (2.013 m)

Height: 6 ft 10.7 in (2.1 m)

Weight: 6 tons

Power plant: one 100 hp, Maybach NL 38, 6-cylinder, gasoline engine

Maximum speed: 24.8 mph (40 km/h)

Range: 87 miles (140 km)

Gun’s range: 4,000 m

PanzerjagerI

PanzerjagerI_PzKw101

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