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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

PzKpfw IV Ausf A SdKfz 161
(also known as Panzer IV)

Germany

PzKpfw IV Ausf A SdKfz  161

Armour Details

Turret

 Front 15mm@10(15.0mm)
 Side  15mm@25(17.0mm)
 Rear  15mm@16(16.0mm)
 Top  10mm@87(10.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 14.5mm@7(15.0mm)
 Side  14.5mm@0(15.0mm)
 Rear  15mm@10(15.0mm)
 Top  12mm@87(12.0mm)

Hull

 Front 14.5mm@12(15.0mm)
 Side  14.5mm@0(15.0mm)
 Rear  15mm@10(15.0mm)
 Top  5mm@90(5.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 21 mm

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 17 (mm) - Minimum 5 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1937 - 1941
Quantity Produced 35
Weight  18.4 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 2
M.G's Large -
Length 5.6 (mtr)
Width 2.9 (mtr)
Height 2.65 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 19.375 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 10.625 (mph)
Range Road 93 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 250
Power/Weight 13.58 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The PzKpfw IV Ausf A SdKfz 161also known as Panzer IV was a medium tank , 35 of which were used by the germans between 1937 and 1941.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.9 metres wide, 5.6 metres long, 2.65 metres high and weighed 18.4 tonnes.

Powered by a 250hp petrol engine the PzKpfw IV Ausf A SdKfz 161 was capable of a road speed of 19mph and a cross country speed of 10mph. The PzKpfw IV Ausf A SdKfz 161 had a road range of 93 miles

Based on the pzkpfw iv chassis, the vehicle was armed with 2 light machine guns, a 7.5cm KwK 37 L/24 AP with a muzzle velocity of 385m/sec which was capable of penetrating 46mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
7.5cm KwK 37 L/24 AP
 Calibre 75 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 385 m/sec
 Shell Weight 6.8 Kg
 Ammunition122 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 51 50 49 46 43 40 38 35
Flight Time(secs) 0.26 0.53 1.07 2.24 3.47 4.79 6.21 7.74
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 57 25 18 12 7
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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