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PzKpfw I Ausf A

General Details
Specifications
Manufacture Date(s)1934 - 1941
Quantity Produced585
Weightunknown
Crew2
M.G's small2
M.G's large(>10mm)0
Length4.06 mtr
Width2.09 mtr
Height1.72 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed23 mph
Max Cross Country Speed11 mph
Range Road91 miles
Range Cross Country0 miles
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacity0 gal
Horse Power57 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information
The PzKpfw I was the first german tank manufactured since 1918. Although only a small vehicle armed with 2 machine guns, it gave the German military a vehicle to start the training which eventually led to the Blitzkrieg strategy. It was still in use until 1941 in Finland and in North Africa with Rommels Africa Korps. The PzKpfw I Ausf A was fairly quickly superceeded by the Ausf B as its engine was prone to overheating.

It was track driven with the engine and drive sprocket to the front of the vehicle, the track fed under 4 roadwheels, and then under a rear idler which acted as a roadwheel, finally returning to the front drive sprocket via 3 return rollers.

Armour Details
Turret
Front13mm@10°(13mm)
Side13mm@22°(14mm)
Rear13mm@22°(14mm)
Top8mm@85°(8 mm)
Superstructure
Front13mm@23°(14mm)
Side13mm@22°(14mm)
Rear13mm@17°(14mm)
Top6mm@85°(6 mm)
Hull
Front13mm@27°(15mm)
Side13mm@0°(13mm)
Rear13mm@15°(13mm)
Top6mm@90°(6 mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 15 mm - Minimum 6 mm


Weapon Details
 
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Quoted Penetration
 
No ammunition details available
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs)
Penetration(mm)
Hit Probability(%)

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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