German Armored Fighting Vehicles 1920-1950

Table of Contents

Light Tanks/Reconnaisance

Medium Tanks

Heavy Tanks

APCs

Self Propelled Artillery

Close Support Tanks

Assault Guns

Armored Cars

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft

Tank Guns

Light Tanks/Reconnaisance Vehicles

NOTES: This section describes purpose-built light tanks/reconnaisance vehicles, not older tanks which were re-classified as light tanks as they became obsolete.


Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf D (1937 to 1938)
11 tons
34 MPH
20mm cannon (180 Rounds)
7.92mm MG32 (1,425 rounds)
30mm Effective Hull Front
20mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Hull Rear
20mm Effective Turret Front
20mm Effective Turret Sides
20mm Effective Turret Rear

NOTES: Due to very poor cross-country performance, which was very detrimental to a light/reconnaisance vehicle, the majority of these vehicles were taken out of service rather quickly, and converted to other uses, such as Flamethrower tanks, or various other uses.


Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf L "Luchs" (August 1939 to May 1944)
13.01 tons
33.5 MPH
20mm KwK 34 A/C (320 rounds)
7.92mm MG32 (Hull) (2,280 rounds)
30mm Effective Hull Front
20mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Hull Rear
40mm Effective Turret Front
20mm Effective Turret Sides
20mm Effective Turret Rear


Panzerkampfwagen V Ausf B "Lynx" (OTL VK1602 Leopard) (June 1942 to 1946)
37.2 MPH
21.9 tons
4 man crew
50mm KwK 36 (50 rounds, 2,400 for 7.92 coax)
50mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
50mm Effective Turret Front
30mm Effective Turret Sides
30mm Effective Turret Sides

Panzerkampfwagen V Ausf C "Lynx" (OTL VK1602 Leopard) (March 1945 to 1946)

NOTES: Ausf Cs were Ausf Bs that were overhauled in the shops to have active-IR night-fighting systems, or built with the systems on the production line.

Medium Tanks


Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf A

NOTES: Built only as an experimental test prototype.


Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf B
(April 1930 to February 1933 as Medium Tank)
(March 1933 to August 1938 as Light Tank)
5.95 tons
24.2 MPH
2 x 7.92mm MGs
20mm Effective Hull Front
10mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Turret Front
10mm Effective Turret Sides

Panzerkampfwagen IIA/B

NOTES: Pre-Production Models built to test various running gear layouts. Did not see active troop service.


Panzerkampfwagen IIC
(June 1932 to May 1935 as Medium Tank)
(June 1935 to July 1940 as Light Tank)
10.47 tons
24.8 MPH
20mm KwK 31 (180 rounds)
7.92mm MG-34 (Coaxial) (3,525 rounds)
20mm Effective Hull Front
10mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Turret Front
20mm Effective Turret Sides


Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf A (Never Entered Service)

NOTES: Unlike in OTL, the Panzerwaffe was forced to standardize on a single chassis; in this case, they were forced to pick the Panzer IV chassis, and place the Panzer III turret onto it; simplifying logistics. The Ausf A version was the 37mm prototype. Only 6 were built, spent their lives on the test grounds before being retired.


Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf C (OTL Pz IIIE) (February 1934 to March 1937)
42 km/h top speed
37mm KwK 33 L47
30mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
40mm Effective Turret Front
30mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: First production version of the 37mm Panzer III, was delivered beginning in 1934.


Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf E (OTL Pz IIIJ1) (March 1936 to June 1939)
39 km/h top speed
50mm KwK 36 L60
50mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
50mm Effective Turret Front
30mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: During the design and development phase, there was great debate over whether to go all the way to a 50mm L60 gun, or use the shorter 50mm L42 gun....


Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf G (OTL Pz IVF2) (June 1938 to February 1940)
39 km/h top speed
75mm KwK 38 L43
50mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
50mm Effective Turret Front
30mm Effective Turret Sides


Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf H (OTL Pz IVJ) (August 1939 to June 1942)
24.2 MPH
75mm KwK 38 L48
80mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
50mm Effective Turret Front
30mm Effective Turret Sides


Panzerkampfwagen IV Panther Ausf A (OTL Pz VD) (September 1940 to December 1942)
31.6 MPH
75mm KwK 39 L48
140mm Effective Hull Front
50mm Effective Hull Sides
120mm Effective Turret Front
50mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: Was originally scheduled to be just an automotive/technology demonstrator to test the Panther's mechanical systems, but was upgraded from just 12 pre-production vehicles to over 500 production vehicles due to the uneasiness of the Panzerwaffe over the fact that both the Soviets and the Drakia were fielding medium tanks which could easily deal with the Panzer III. Due to technical problems with the long 75, the Ausf A's were equipped with existing L48s. Due to the limited number of tanks available; it usually replaced a Panzer III company in most Panzer Battalions. In service, many problems were found, especially in the final drive and transmission, which had a service life of usually 30~ miles before a breakdown, and the fact that there was a significant shot-trap with the existing gun mantlet. These problems were rectified in the next production batch of Panthers, the Ausf Bs. When Germany entered the war; most of the Ausf A's were overhauled mechanically and then sent to other countries as lend-lease aid.


Panzerkampfwagen IV Panther Ausf B (October 1941 to April 1944)
31.6 MPH
75mm KwK 41 L70
140mm Effective Hull Front
50mm Effective Hull Sides
140mm Effective Turret Front
50mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: The first fully production-ready Panther.

Panzerkampfwagen IV Panther Ausf C (June 1942 to September 1945)
31.6 MPH
75mm KwK 41 L70
140mm Effective Hull Front
50mm Effective Hull Sides
150mm Effective Turret Front
50mm Effective Turret Sides

Panzerkampfwagen IV Panther Ausf D (March 1945 to September 1945)

NOTES: Ausf Ds were Ausf Cs that were overhauled in the shops to have active-IR night-fighting systems.


Panzerkampfwagen IV Panther Ausf E (OTL first Panther II) (August 1944 to November 1947)
31.6 MPH
88mm KwK 42 L71
170mm Effective Hull Front
60mm Effective Hull Sides
170mm Effective Turret Front
70mm Effective Turret Sides

Panzerkampfwagen IV Panther Ausf F (OTL first Panther II) (March 1945 to November 1947)

NOTES: Ausf Fs were Ausf Es that were overhauled in the shops to have active-IR night-fighting systems, or built with the systems on the production line.

Panzerkampfwagen PzVII Leopard (October 1946 to End of War)
40 MPH
100mm KwK 45 L60
170mm Effective Hull Front
60mm Effective Hull Sides
210mm Effective Turret Front
90mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: The Leopard was a totally clean sheet design by the Germans, rather than being an evolutionary descendant of the Panther series. A completely new hull, new gun, and suspension system were introduced.

Heavy Tanks


SchwerePanzer Tiger (OTL Tiger I) (February 1937 to July 1942)
24.2 MPH
88mm KwK 36 L56
120mm Effective Hull Front
80mm Effective Hull Sides
90mm Effective Hull Sides
120mm Effective Turret Front
80mm Effective Turret Sides
90mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: Developed as a two- pronged response to the French Magniot fortifications and the knowledge of Soviet and Drakian heavy tanks. They were deployed in Schwerepanzer (Heavy Panzer) Battalions, which were independent and would be attached at the Corps-level for assaulting prepared fortifications at the beginning of an offensive to open up holes for the lighter tanks to exploit.


SchwerePanzer Tiger II Ausf B (OTL Tiger II) (August 1942 to March 1946)
22.3 MPH
88mm KwK 42 L71
230mm Effective Hull Front
90mm Effective Hull Sides
180mm Effective Turret Front
90mm Effective Turret Sides

SchwerePanzer Tiger II Ausf C (OTL Tiger II) (March 1945 to March 1946)

NOTES: Ausf Cs were Ausf Bs that were overhauled in the shops to have active-IR night-fighting systems, or built with the systems on the production line.


SchwerePanzer Elefant Ausf B (OTL E-100) (April 1944 to End of War)
39 MPH
151.8 tons combat weight
128mm KwK 43 L55
75mm KwK 43 L36.5
270mm Effective Hull Front
110mm Effective Hull Sides
170mm Effective Hull Rear
250mm Effective Turret Front
230mm Effective Turret Sides
200mm Effective Turret Rear

SchwerePanzer Elefant Ausf C (OTL E-100) (March 1945 to End of War)

NOTES: Ausf Cs were Ausf Bs that were overhauled in the shops to have active-IR night-fighting systems, or built with the systems on the production line.

Close Support Tanks


Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf B
(Never entered Service)

NOTES: Unlike in OTL, the Panzerwaffe was forced to standardize on a single chassis; in this case, they were forced to pick the Panzer IV chassis, and place the Panzer III turret onto it; simplifying logistics. The Ausf B version was the 75mm prototype. Only 6 were built, and spent their lives on the test grounds before being retired.


Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf D
(OTL Panzer IVC but with thicker armor) (February 1934 to March 1937)
26 MPH
75mm KwK 33 L24
30mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
40mm Effective Turret Front
30mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: First production version of the 75mm Panzer III. Was delivered to frontline units beginning in 1934.


Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf F (OTL Panzer IVF1) (March 1936 to May 1940)
24.2 MPH
75mm KwK 33 L24
50mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
50mm Effective Turret Front
30mm Effective Turret Sides

SturmPanzer III Ausf B (OTL Brummbär) (July 1939 to End of War)
22.3 MPH
150mm StuH 38
80mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Hull Rear
130mm Effective Upper Hull Front
50mm Effective Upper Hull Sides
40mm Effective Upper Hull Rear

SturmPanzer III Ausf C (OTL Brummbär) (March 1945 to End of War)

NOTES: Ausf Cs were Ausf Bs that were overhauled in the shops to have active-IR night-fighting systems, or built with the systems on the production line.


SturmPanzer IV Ausf B (Mid 1942 to end of war)
31.6 MPH
150mm StuH 38
140mm Effective Hull Front
50mm Effective Hull Sides
150mm Effective Turret Front
50mm Effective Turret Sides

SturmPanzer IV Ausf C (March 1945 to end of war)

NOTES: Ausf Cs were Ausf Bs that were overhauled in the shops to have active-IR night-fighting systems, or built with the systems on the production line.


Sturmtiger Ausf B (January 1944 to End of War)
24.2 MPH
380mm RW 61
120mm Effective Hull Front
80mm Effective Hull Sides
210mm Effective Upper Hull Front
90mm Effective Upper Hull Sides

NOTES: Was developed as an andidiote to the extremely strong fortifications the Draka were expected to build as their war shifted to a defensive one. While it was not as flexible as the other Sturmpanzers, sometimes you simply needed to destroy half a village with a 380mm depth charge round to win.

Sturmtiger Ausf C (March 1945 to End of War)

NOTES: Ausf Cs were Ausf Bs that were overhauled in the shops to have active-IR night-fighting systems, or built with the systems on the production line.

Assault Guns

StuG III Ausf A
NOTES: The Ausf A version was the prototype series and spent their lives on the test grounds before being retired.

StuG III Ausf B/C (February 1936 to April 1939)
42 km/h top speed
75mm StK L24
70mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
40mm Effective Hull Rear
70mm Effective Upper Hull Front
30mm Effective Upper Hull Sides
40mm Effective Upper Hull Rear

StuG III Ausf D (June 1938 to February 1942)
42 km/h top speed
75mm StK 38 L43
80mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
80mm Effective Upper Hull Front
30mm Effective Upper Hull Sides

StuG III Ausf E (August 1939 to April 1942)
39 km/h top speed
75mm StK 38 L48
90mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
90mm Effective Upper Hull Front
30mm Effective Upper Hull Sides


StuG III Ausf F/70 (OTL Jagdpanzer IV/70) (May 1941 to July 1943)
36 km/h top speed
75mm StK 41 L70
90mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Hull Rear
120mm Effective Upper Hull Front
50mm Effective Upper Hull Sides
20mm Effective Upper Hull Rear

NOTES: Designed in conjuntion with the Panther, the Ausf F had an entirely new superstructure was produced to keep existing Panzer III lines open, etc.


StuG III Ausf F/48 (OTL Jagdpanzer IV/48 but with IV/70's armor) (May 1941 to July 1943)
36 km/h top speed
75mm StK 38 L48
140mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
120mm Effective Upper Hull Front
50mm Effective Upper Hull Sides

NOTES: Was produced because of a shortage of 75mm L70 guns.


StuG IV Ausf B (OTL Jagdpanther) (January 1942 to September 1945)
45 km/h top speed
88mm StK 42 L71
140mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
140mm Effective Upper Hull Front
60mm Effective Upper Hull Sides

StuG IV Ausf C (Based on OTL Panther II Chassis) (October 1944 to End of War)
45 km/h top speed
88mm StK 42 L71
170mm Effective Hull Front
60mm Effective Hull Sides
170mm Effective Upper Hull Front
70mm Effective Upper Hull Sides

StuG IV Ausf D (March 1945 to End of War)

NOTES: Ausf Ds were Ausf Cs that were overhauled in the shops to have active-IR night-fighting systems, or built with the systems on the production line.

StuG V (Proposal on Leopard?)

Armored Car Families


SdKfz 221
(September 1933 to May 1936)
4.5 tons
56 MPH
7.92mm MG32 (1,050 rounds)
10mm Effective Hull Front
10mm Effective Hull Sides
10mm Effective Turret Front
10mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: Replaced the older Kfz 13 and 14 armored cars.

SdKfz 221 (Fu) (September 1933 to May 1936)

SdKfz 222 (September 1936 to May 1943)
5.3 tons
50 MPH
20mm KwK 34 A/C (180 rounds)
7.92mm MG32 Coaxial (1,050 rounds)
10mm Effective Hull Front
10mm Effective Hull Sides
10mm Effective Turret Front
10mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: Upgraded, improved version of the earlier SdKfz 221, with a 20mm cannon for additional firepower.

SdKfz 222 (Fu) (September 1936 to May 1943)


SdKfz 231 (OTL SdKfz 231 6 Rad) (September 1939 to July 1941)
6x6
6.16 tons
40 MPH
20mm KwK 34 A/C (200 rounds)
7.92mm MG (1,500 rounds)
10mm Effective Hull Front
10mm Effective Hull Sides
10mm Effective Hull Rear
10mm Effective Turret Front
10mm Effective Turret Sides
10mm Effective Turret Rear

NOTES: One of two designs for the Heer's next-generation armored car, both were produced to see which design was superior. In any event the eight-wheeled design proved to be superior in speed and protection, and this version was cancelled. Several hundred were produced however before the cancellation and served on much longer in various specialist roles, such as radio vehicles and various other things.

SdKfz 231(Fu) (OTL SdKfz 231 6 Rad) (September 1939 to July 1943)

SdKfz 232 (OTL SdKfz 231 8 Rad) (September 1939 to July 1944)
8x8
8.35 tons
53 MPH
20mm KwK 34 A/C (180 rounds)
7.92mm MG (2,100 rounds)
20mm Effective Hull Front
10mm Effective Hull Sides
10mm Effective Hull Rear
20mm Effective Turret Front
10mm Effective Turret Sides
10mm Effective Turret Rear

NOTES: This was the eventual winner of the Heer's competition for the next-generation armored car.


SdKfz 233 Puma (OTL SdKfz 232/2) (July 1943 to End of War)
12.9 tons
8x8
81 km/h top speed
50mm KwK 36 (55 Rounds)
7.92mm MGs (1,050 rounds)
40mm Effective Hull Front
10mm Effective Hull Sides
10mm Effective Hull Rear
50mm Effective Turret Front
30mm Effective Turret Sides
30mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: Used the same turret as the Leopard light tank.

Self-Propelled Artillery


Panzerfeldhaubitze Wespe
(April 1938 to April 1943)
12.3 tons
25 MPH
105mm leFH 18 (22 HE, 8 HC)
40mm Effective Hull Front
20mm Effective Hull Sides
10mm Effective Upper Hull Front
10mm Effective Upper Hull Sides

NOTES: Was built on a lengthened Panzer II chassis; this did two things, it kept the weight down, and allowed factories already tooled up for the Panzer II chassis to keep on producing equipment without undergoing a long, lengthy changeover.


Panzerfeldhaubitze Hummel (August 1939 to July 1944)
39 km/h top speed
Open Topped
150mm sFH 18
30mm Effective Hull Front
20mm Effective Hull Sides
10mm Effective Upper Hull Front
10mm Effective Upper Hull Sides

NOTES: Built on the Panzer III Chassis, the Hummel was very effective, however, it's utility became very limited once gas warfare became widespread, forcing the gun crew to wear delibitating gas-proof suits during operations. Despite this, it soldiered on into 1944, because it was a cheap, reliable, and effective artillery system.


Panzerfeldhaubitze Hornisse (June 1942 to End of War)
24 MPH
105mm leFH 18
80mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Turret Front
20mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: The relatively rapid fielding of the Hornisse was due to the fact that the design work had begun well before the German Reich became embroiled in what became known as either "World War II" or "The Great Drakian War"; to produce a replacement for the Wespe 105mm SPH. The design was originally an open-topped turreted one, in order to keep weight down, and to allow higher elevations for the howitzer. When gas-warfare became widespread, the decision was made to change it to a fully enclosed turret and restrict the elevation.


Panzerfeldhaubitze Raupe (July 1942 to End of War)
24 MPH
150mm sFH 18
80mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Turret Front
20mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: Sister vehicle to the Hornisse; design work began at the same time to field a replacement for the Hummel.


105mm MRLS (December 1942 to End of War

NOTES: Was basically a remotely-controlled and fired rack for Nebelwefer rockets, to give Nebelwerfer batteries greater mobility.

Armored Personnel Carrier Families

NOTES: Unlike in OTL, the German Half-Track vehicle families never grew very big or as byzantine as in OTL, because in this timeline, the German Army actually had what it wanted, and was not forced to put guns on anything that moved.

SdKfz 250/1

2 x 7.92mm MG32s (2,010 rounds)

Notes: Was used to carry four man scout teams. Spawned a family of vehicles for small scale tasks such as scout use and as FO Vehicles.

SdKfz 250/2
(OTL 250/12) (September 1935 to March 1941)
Half-track
Open Topped
60 km/h top speed
7.92mm MG32
20mm Effective Hull Front
10mm Effective Hull Sides
10mm Effective Upper Hull Front
10mm Effective Upper Hull Sides

NOTES: Was used by artillery observers as a FO Vehicle.

SdKfz 250/3 (OTL 250/9) Replacement for Sdkfz 222
6.02 tons
4.61m long
20mm Cannon

NOTES: Replaced the Sdkfz 222 Armored cars in the light reconnaisance role, due to their much superior cross-country performance.


SdKfz 251/1 (July 1935 to May 1943)
Half-Track
8.5 tons
Open Topped
10 Man Capacity
54 km/h top speed
7.92mm MG32
20mm Effective Hull Front
10mm Effective Hull Sides
10mm Effective Upper Hull Front
10mm Effective Upper Hull Sides

NOTES: Your basic halftrack.


SdKfz 251/2 GrW (July 1935 to May 1943)

NOTES: Carried an 81mm Mortar and the ammunition required for it.

SdKfz 251/3 (OTL 251/16) (July 1935 to June 1944)

NOTES: Flame Throwing Half track.

SdKfz 251/4 (July 1935 to May 1943)

NOTES: Ammunition Carrier.


SdKfz 251/5 (July 1937 to May 1943)

NOTES: Support Halftrack. Was armed with 37mm guns taken from Early Panzer IIIs when they were upgunned to 50mm.


SdKfz 251/6 (July 1939 to May 1943)

NOTES: Support Halftrack. Was armed with 75mm L24 guns taken from the StuG IIIs when they were upgunned to long barreled 75mm guns.


SdKfz 300 (May 1942 to August 1944)
10 tons
10 Man Capacity
37.2 MPH
7.92mm MG41
30mm Effective Hull Front
20mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Hull Rear
30mm Effective Upper Hull Front
20mm Effective Upper Hull Sides
20mm Effective Upper Hull Rear

NOTES: Using the running gear and transmission of the 251, and extending it to a fully tracked version (which wasn't hard, since the 251 was already using a tank gearbox) the SdKfz 300 gave the Panzergrenadiers fully enclosed and tracked carriers proof against gas. However, it was destined to enjoy a short service life, as the Czech Kitten APC offered more than double the protection on only 500 lbs more weight. From March 1945 onwards, they were equipped with Active IR.

SdKfz 301 GrW (May 1942 to End of War)

NOTES: Mortar Carrier version of the SdKfz 300. From March 1945 onwards, they were equipped with Active IR.

SdKfz 302
(May 1942 to End of War)

NOTES: Flamethrower version. From March 1945 onwards, they were equipped with Active IR.

SdKfz 303
(May 1942 to End of War)

NOTES: Ammunition Carrier Variant. From March 1945 onwards, they were equipped with Active IR.

SdKfz 304 (May 1942 to End of War)

NOTES: Forward Observation Variant. From March 1945 onwards, they were equipped with Active IR.


SdKfz 305 (May 1942 to August 1944)
30mm Effective Hull Front
20mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Hull Rear
40mm Effective Turret Front
20mm Effective Turret Sides
20mm Effective Turret Rear

NOTES: Equipped with the turret from the Luchs light tank, this became the infantry support vehicle of the Panzergrenadier for a period of about a year.


SdKfz 500(t) Katzchen
(OTL Vollkettenaufklarer 38(t) Katzchen) (September 1943 to End of War)
10.5 tons
39.7 MPH
8 troops
70mm Effective Hull Front (50mm @ 40)
30mm Effective Hull Sides (30mm @ 15)
20mm Effective Hull Rear (20mm)
100mm Effective Superstructure Front (50mm @ 60)
40mm Effective Superstructure Sides (30mm @ 40)
20mm Effective Superstructure Rear (20mm)

NOTES: This Czechslovakian-designed vehicle was the victor in the Wehrmacht's advanced APC competition, beating the indigenious SdKfz 400 out with it's far superior armor protection. The Katzchen soldiered on well into the 1960s due to it's inherent goodness, and because nothing else had come along markedly superior to it.

SdKfz 501(t) GrW Katzchen (OTL Vollkettenaufklarer 38(t) Katzchen) (September 1943 to End of War)
10.5 tons

NOTES: Mortar Carrier Variant.

SdKfz 502(t) Katzchen (OTL Vollkettenaufklarer 38(t) Katzchen) (September 1943 to End of War)

NOTES: Flamethrower Version.


SdKfz 503(t) Katzchen (OTL Vollkettenaufklarer 38(t) Katzchen) (September 1943 to End of War)

NOTES: Ammo Carrier Version.

SdKfz 504(t) GrW Katzchen (OTL Vollkettenaufklarer 38(t) Katzchen) (September 1943 to End of War)

NOTES: Forward Artillery Observer Version.


SdKfz 505(t) Katzchen (OTL Vollkettenaufklarer 38(t) Katzchen) (September 1943 to End of War)
11 tons
39.7 MPH
6 troops
50mm KwK 43 A/C
70mm Effective Hull Front (50mm @ 40)
30mm Effective Hull Sides (30mm @ 15)
20mm Effective Hull Rear (20mm)
40mm Effective Turret Front
20mm Effective Turret Sides
20mm Effective Turret Rear

NOTES: This version of the Katzchen added the turret of the Leopard light tank The decrease in internal space available reduced the squad from 8 troops to 6. It replaced the SdKfz 231 and SdKfz 221 armored cars in the reconnaisance role in Panzer divisions, as well as many aging Luchs light tanks, and even replaced some Lynxes; as well as replacing the SdKfZ 305s in Panzergrenadier platoons.


SdKfz 506(t) Katzchen (June 1945 to End of War)
11.5 tons
39.7 MPH
6 troops
20mm KwK 43 A/C
PzAbr 45 ATGM

NOTES: This version of the Katzchen added a ATGM launcher to the side of the turret.

Armored Observer Vehicles

NOTE: This section applies to purpose built conversions, not vehicles which merely had a few radios put in and some new aerials.

PzBefWg I (March 1933 to August 1936)
45 km/h top speed
7.92mm MG32 TMG
20mm Effective Hull Front
10mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Upper Hull Front
20mm Effective Upper Hull Sides

PzBefWg II (June 1935 to May 1938)
42 km/h top speed
20mm KwK 31
20mm Effective Hull Front
10mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Turret Front
20mm Effective Turret Sides


PzBefWg III Ausf C (OTL Pz IIIE) (June 1937 to October 1940)
42 km/h top speed
37mm KwK 33 L47
30mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
40mm Effective Turret Front
30mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: The bow machine gun was deleted and the ammunition space used for it was filled with radio equipment.


PzBefWg III Ausf E (OTL Pz IIIJ1) (June 1938 to December 1940)
39 km/h top speed
50mm KwK 36 L60
50mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
50mm Effective Turret Front
30mm Effective Turret Sides

NOTES: The bow machine gun was deleted and the ammunition space used for it was filled with radio equipment.


PzBefWg III Ausf G (OTL Pz IVF2) (August 1940 to December 1942)
39 km/h top speed
75mm KwK 38 L43
50mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
50mm Effective Turret Front
30mm Effective Turret Sides


PzBefWg IV (OTL BeoPanther) (August 1942 to End of War)
140mm Effective Hull Front
50mm Effective Hull Sides
50mm Effective Hull Rear
120mm Effective Turret Front
50mm Effective Turret Sides
50mm Effective Turret Rear

NOTES: Dummy Gun Was installed.

Self-Propelled Anti Aircraft

SdKfz 7 Flak 34 (June 1935 to December 1943)
Half-track
Open Topped
57 km/h top speed
37mm FlaK 34

SdKfz 7 Flak 42 (April 1942 to December 1945)
Half-track
Open Topped
57 km/h top speed
37mm FlaK 42

FlakPanzer III Ausf B Möbelwagen (May 1936 to 1939)
42 km/h top speed
Quad 20mm Flak
80mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Hull Rear
10mm Effective Turret Front
10mm Effective Turret Sides
10mm Effective Turret Rear

NOTES: First self-propelled fully tracked Flak Platform. Was an interim solution until a better solution could be found, due to having to actually drop the sides to deploy it. Despite being an interim solution served quite long. Some of these were given for cheap to Balkans allies, since pre-war, the cost of retrofitting it to a different platform was more expensive than paying to have them shipped by rail.

FlakPanzer III Ausf C Wirbelwind (May 1937 to 1943)
42 km/h top speed
Quad 20mm Flak
80mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Hull Rear
20mm Effective Turret Front
20mm Effective Turret Sides
20mm Effective Turret Rear

NOTES: Improved Flakpanzer III, now had a fully rotating turret with quad 20mm cannons. Would have served on longer if not for the widespread prevalence of Gas Warfare.

FlakPanzer III Ausf D Kugelblitz (May 1942 to 1945)
42 km/h top speed
Twin 30mm Mk 303
80mm Effective Hull Front
30mm Effective Hull Sides
20mm Effective Hull Rear
60mm Effective Turret Front
50mm Effective Turret Sides
50mm Effective Turret Rear

NOTES: Last of the Flakpanzer III series; the Ausf D, or Kugelblitz now had a fully enclosed, rapidly rotating ball turret which offered more protection to the gun crew as well.


FlakPanzer IV Ausf B Fleischhacker (August 1942 to End of War)
51 km/h top speed
Quad 20mm MG-151/20
140mm Effective Hull Front
50mm Effective Hull Sides
50mm Effective Hull Rear
80mm Effective Turret Front
50mm Effective Turret Sides
50mm Effective Turret Rear

NOTES: Produced as an interim solution for the Panther-based Flak platform, using the existing turret in modified form with four MG-151/20 cannons of the same type used by the Luftwaffe. Proved to be very popular in the anti-infantry role, attaining the nickname of Fleischhacker (Meat-Chopper) for the amount of 20mm shells it could pour into an advancing Janissary column. In the anti-aircraft role, it was more of a disappointment, as the existing Panther turret could not rotate and elevate the guns fast enough for it to be effective; so only about 45 units were produced.


FlakPanzer IV Ausf C Coelian (October 1943 to End of War)
51 km/h top speed
Twin 37mm Flakzwilling
140mm Effective Hull Front
50mm Effective Hull Sides
100mm Effective Turret Front
40mm Effective Turret Sides
40mm Effective Turret Rear


FlakPanzer IV Ausf D Mamut (April 1945 to End of War)
51 km/h top speed
Twin 55mm Flakzwilling
140mm Effective Hull Front
50mm Effective Hull Sides
100mm Effective Turret Front
40mm Effective Turret Sides
40mm Effective Turret Rear

NOTES: Upgraded Coelian, utilizing the new 5.5cm Flakzwilling mounts, which allowed them to enage the faster and higher flying jet aircraft which were appearing at this time with the same reliability that the older 3.7cm Flakzwillings did. As a bonus, anti-infantry firepower increased significantly. Also came equipped from the factory with IR gear. Many older Coelians were upgraded to this standard.

TANK GUNS

20mm KwK 30/38 L55

Panzergranate 39
23mm @ 0 meters
22mm @ 100 meters
16mm @ 500 meters
10mm @ 1000 meters

Panzergranate 40
66mm @ 0 meters
58mm @ 100 meters
23mm @ 500 meters

37mm KwK 33 L47

Panzergranate 39
40mm @ 0 meters
39mm @ 100 meters
34mm @ 500 meters
27mm @ 1000 meters
20mm @ 1500 meters
14mm @ 2000 meters
7mm @ 2500 meters

Panzergranate 40
80mm @ 0 meters
72mm @ 100 meters
44mm @ 457 meters
40mm @ 500 meters
7mm @ 914 meters

50mm KwK 36 L60

Panzergranate 39
80mm @ 0 meters
78mm @ 100 meters
68mm @ 457 meters
67mm @ 500 meters
57mm @ 914 meters
54mm @ 1000 meters
45mm @ 1372 meters
42mm @ 1500 meters
33mm @ 1829 meters
29mm @ 2000 meters
16mm @ 2500 meters
3mm @ 3000 meters

Panzergranate 40
160mm @ 0 meters
150mm @ 100 meters
83mm @ 500 meters
44mm @ 1000 meters
0mm @ 1372 meters

75mm KwK 33 L24

K.Gr.Rot.Pz (APC)
47mm @ 0 meters
47mm @ 100 meters
45mm @ 457 meters
44mm @ 500 meters
42mm @ 914 meters
41mm @ 1000 meters
39mm @ 1372 meters
38mm @ 1500 meters
36mm @ 1829 meters
35mm @ 2000 meters
31mm @ 2500 meters
28mm @ 3000 meters
25mm @ 3500 meters
22mm @ 4000 meters
18mm @ 4500 meters
15mm @ 5000 meters
12mm @ 5500 meters
9mm @ 6000 meters
5mm @ 6500 meters
2mm @ 7000 meters

GR.38 HI (HEAT)
52mm at all ranges

GR.38 HI/A (HEAT)
81mm at all ranges

GR.38 HI/B (HEAT)
87mm at all ranges

GR.38 HI/C (HEAT)
115mm at all ranges

75mm KwK 38 L43

Panzergranate 39 (APCBC)
116mm @ 0 meters
113mm @ 100 meters
106mm @ 457 meters
105mm @ 500 meters
96mm @ 914 meters
94mm @ 1000 meters
86mm @ 1372 meters
83mm @ 1500 meters
76mm @ 1829 meters
73mm @ 2000 meters
62mm @ 2500 meters
51mm @ 3000 meters
41mm @ 3500 meters
30mm @ 4000 meters
19mm @ 4500 meters
9mm @ 5000 meters

Panzergranate 40/43 (APCR-T)
146mm @ 0 meters
142mm @ 100 meters
127mm @ 457 meters
125mm @ 500 meters
108mm @ 914 meters
104mm @ 1000 meters
89mm @ 1372 meters
83mm @ 1500 meters
69mm @ 1829 meters
62mm @ 2000 meters
41mm @ 2500 meters
20mm @ 3000 meters

GR.38 HI/B (HEAT)
87mm at all ranges

GR.38 HI/C (HEAT)
115mm at all ranges

75mm KwK 39 L48

Panzergranate 39 (APCBC)
125mm @ 0 meters
123mm @ 100 meters
114mm @ 457 meters
113mm @ 500 meters
102mm @ 914 meters
100mm @ 1000 meters
90mm @ 1372 meters
87mm @ 1500 meters
79mm @ 1829 meters
74mm @ 2000 meters
62mm @ 2500 meters
49mm @ 3000 meters
36mm @ 3500 meters
24mm @ 4000 meters
11mm @ 4500 meters

Panzergranate 40/43 (APCR-T)
171mm @ 0 meters
166mm @ 100 meters
146mm @ 457 meters
143mm @ 500 meters
120mm @ 914 meters
115mm @ 1000 meters
94mm @ 1372 meters
87mm @ 1500 meters
69mm @ 1829 meters
59mm @ 2000 meters
31mm @ 2500 meters
3mm @ 3000 meters

GR.38 HI/B (HEAT)
87mm at all ranges

GR.38 HI/C (HEAT)
115mm at all ranges

75mm KwK 41 L70 Gun

Panzergranate 39 (APCBC)
159mm @ 0 meters
156mm @ 100 meters
146mm @ 457 meters
144mm @ 500 meters
132mm @ 914 meters
130mm @ 1000 meters
119mm @ 1372 meters
115mm @ 1500 meters
106mm @ 1829 meters
101mm @ 2000 meters
86mm @ 2500 meters
72mm @ 3000 meters
57mm @ 3500 meters
43mm @ 4000 meters
28mm @ 4500 meters
14mm @ 5000 meters

Panzergranate 40/43 (APCR-T)
227mm @ 0 meters
222mm @ 100 meters
203mm @ 457 meters
201mm @ 500 meters
179mm @ 914 meters
175mm @ 1000 meters
155mm @ 1372 meters
148mm @ 1500 meters
131mm @ 1829 meters
122mm @ 2000 meters
96mm @ 2500 meters
70mm @ 3000 meters
44mm @ 3500 meters
17mm @ 4000 meters

88mm KwK 36 L56 Gun

Panzergranate 39 (APCBC)
140mm @ 0 meters
138mm @ 100 meters
131mm @ 457 meters
130mm @ 500 meters
121mm @ 914 meters
119mm @ 1000 meters
111mm @ 1372 meters
108mm @ 1500 meters
101mm @ 1829 meters
97mm @ 2000 meters
86mm @ 2500 meters
75mm @ 3000 meters
64mm @ 3500 meters
53mm @ 4000 meters
42mm @ 4500 meters
32mm @ 5000 meters
21mm @ 5500 meters
10mm @ 6000 meters

Panzergranate 40/43 (APCR-T)
199mm @ 0 meters
196mm @ 100 meters
182mm @ 457 meters
181mm @ 500 meters
166mm @ 914 meters
162mm @ 1000 meters
149mm @ 1372 meters
144mm @ 1500 meters
132mm @ 1829 meters
126mm @ 2000 meters
107mm @ 2500 meters
89mm @ 3000 meters
70mm @ 3500 meters
52mm @ 4000 meters
34mm @ 4500 meters
15mm @ 5000 meters

88mm KwK 42 L71 Gun

Panzergranate 39 (APCBC)
236mm @ 0 meters
217mm @ 457 meters
215mm @ 500 meters
197mm @ 914 meters
193mm @ 1000 meters
178mm @ 1372 meters
172mm @ 1500 meters
158mm @ 1829 meters
151mm @ 2000 meters
129mm @ 2500 meters
108mm @ 3000 meters
87mm @ 3500 meters
65mm @ 4000 meters
44mm @ 4500 meters
22mm @ 5000 meters

Panzergranate 40/43 (APCR-T)
280mm @ 0 meters
256mm @ 457 meters
254mm @ 500 meters
232mm @ 914 meters
228mm @ 1000 meters
209mm @ 1372 meters
202mm @ 1500 meters
185mm @ 1829 meters
176mm @ 2000 meters
150mm @ 2500 meters
124mm @ 3000 meters
97mm @ 3500 meters
71mm @ 4000 meters
45mm @ 4500 meters
19mm @ 5000 meters

Granate HI/B (HEAT)
102mm @ All Ranges (Calculated)

Granate HI/C (HEAT)
135mm @ All Ranges (Calculated)

100mm KwK 45 L60 Gun

NOTES: Essentially a scaled up 88mm L71 to a bigger calibre.

Standard APBC
268mm @ 0 meters
263mm @ 100 meters
246mm @ 457 meters
244mm @ 500 meters
224mm @ 914 meters
220mm @ 1000 meters
202mm @ 1372 meters
196mm @ 1500 meters
180mm @ 1829 meters
172mm @ 2000 meters
148mm @ 2500 meters
124mm @ 3000 meters
100mm @ 3500 meters
76mm @ 4000 meters
52mm @ 4500 meters
28mm @ 5000 meters

APCR-T Shot
406mm @ 0 meters
396mm @ 100 meters
364mm @ 457 meters
360mm @ 500 meters
321mm @ 914 meters
313mm @ 1000 meters
279mm @ 1372 meters
267mm @ 1500 meters
237mm @ 1829 meters
221mm @ 2000 meters
175mm @ 2500 meters
129mm @ 3000 meters
83mm @ 3500 meters
37mm @ 4000 meters

128mm KwK 4x L55 Gun

Panzergranate 43 (APCR-T)
263mm @ 0 meters
261mm @ 100 meters
250mm @ 457 meters
249mm @ 500 meters
237mm @ 914 meters
235mm @ 1000 meters
224mm @ 1372 meters
220mm @ 1500 meters
211mm @ 1829 meters
206mm @ 2000 meters
191mm @ 2500 meters
177mm @ 3000 meters
163mm @ 3500 meters
148mm @ 4000 meters
134mm @ 4500 meters
119mm @ 5000 meters
105mm @ 5500 meters
91mm @ 6000 meters
76mm @ 6500 meters
62mm @ 7000 meters
47mm @ 7500 meters
33mm @ 8000 meters
19mm @ 8500 meters
4mm @ 9000 meters