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Flammpanzer 38(t)
Ordnance classification - SdKfz 138/2

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The Flammpanzer 38(t) was designed in 1944, manufactured by BMM and Skoda based on the existing fully tracked Czech LT Vz 38 and was in use from 1944 to 1945.

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Flammpanzer 38(t) scale illustration

General Details
Operational Date(s)1944 - 1945
Ordnance classificationSdKfz 138/2
Quantity Produced20
Weight15.5 tonne
M.G's small1
M.G's large(>10mm)n/a
Length4.69 mtr
Width2.63 mtr
Height2.17 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed26 mph
Max Cross Country Speed14 mph
Range Road111 miles
Range Cross Country44 miles
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacityunknown
Horse Power140 hp
Power/Weight9 hp/tonne
General Information
The Flammpanzer 38(t) was designed in 1944, manufactured by BMM and Skoda based on the existing fully tracked Czech LT Vz 38 and was in use from 1944 to 1945.

The vehicle was powered by Praga 'AC/2' petrol powerplant producing 140 HP which could drive the vehicle on roads at up to 26 mph with a range of about 111 miles before refuelling. Its cross country performance was good providing a max speed of about 14 mph and a range of about 44 miles.

It was armed with 1 light machine gun. Its main armament consisted was a Model 40 Flame Projector with a range of 60 metres.

This vehicle was requested by General Heinz Guderian in early 1943 as a replacement for the current towed A/T guns and self propelled A/T guns in a low silhouette vehicle, it used a widened PzKpfw 38(t) chassis, 20 of these models were converted to flamethrowers in December 1944

Armour Details
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 120 mm - Minimum 10 mm

Weapon Details
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Model 40 Flame Projector
(Flame Thrower)
The Model 40 was a 14mm flame projector with a 700 litre fuel tank which would provide 60 to 70 one-second bursts of flame at a rate of 10 liters per-second. Its range was 50 metres when pumping unlit fuel or 60 metres when pumping ignited fuel. Projecting unlit fuel was used to saturate a target before igniting it.
Maximum Range60 metres


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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