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2cm Kwk L/55 Gw 38(t) Aufklarungspanzer
(also known as Luchs)


2cm Kwk L/55 Gw 38(t) Aufklarungspanzer

Armour Details


 Front 30mm@40(39.0mm)
 Side  8mm@40(10.0mm)
 Rear  8mm@40(10.0mm)


 Front 50mm@25(55.0mm)
 Side  15mm@30(17.0mm)
 Rear  15mm@0(15.0mm)
 Top  8mm@90(8.0mm)


 Front 50mm@15(52.0mm)
 Side  15mm@0(15.0mm)
 Rear  15mm@12(15.0mm)
 Top  8mm@90(8.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 35 mm

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 55 (mm) - Minimum 8 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1944 - 1945
Quantity Produced 50
Weight  9.75 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 4.51 (mtr)
Width 2.14 (mtr)
Height 2.17 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 26.25 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 10 (mph)
Range Road 131 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 125
Power/Weight 12.82 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The 2cm Kwk L/55 Gw 38(t) Aufklarungspanzeralso known as Luchs was an reconnaissance vehicle , 50 of which were used by the germans between 1944 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.14 metres wide, 4.51 metres long, 2.17 metres high and weighed 9.75 tonnes.

Powered by a 125hp petrol engine the 2cm Kwk L/55 Gw 38(t) Aufklarungspanzer was capable of a road speed of 26mph and a cross country speed of 10mph. The 2cm Kwk L/55 Gw 38(t) Aufklarungspanzer had a road range of 131 miles

Based on the czech 38t chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, a 2.0cm Kwk 38 L/55 with a muzzle velocity of 899m/sec which was capable of penetrating 18mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
2.0cm Kwk 38 L/55
 Calibre 20 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 899 m/sec
 Shell Weight 0.12 Kg
 Ammunition100 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 28 27 24 18
Flight Time(secs) 0.11 0.24 0.51 1.26
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 93
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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