Nashorn

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

Nashorn
Crew
Crew
  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Driver
  • Radio operator
Physical Characteristics
Weight 24 t
Length 8.44 m
Width 2.95 m
Height 2.94 m
Firing height 2.26 m
Ground pressure 0.85 kg/cm²
Armor
Hull, front 15-30 mm
Hull, sides and rear 10-20 mm
Hull, top 10 mm
Hull, bottom 15 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 40 km/h
Road speed 25 km/h
Cross-country speed 15-18 km/h
Maximum grade 30°
Trench crossing 2.2 m
Vertical obstacle 60 cm
Fording depth 100 cm
Fuel capacity 600 l
Mileage (road) 2.31 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 4.62 l/km
Cruising range 260 km
Cross-country range 130 km
Engine
Make and model Maybach HL 120 TRM
Type Water cooled
Cylinders 12
Displacement 11 900 cc
Fuel Gasoline
Max. governed speed 2600 rpm
Net h.p. 265
Armament
Main weapon 8,8 cm Pak 43/1 (L/70)
Secondary weapon 7,92 mm MG 34
Auxillary weapon 9 mm MP (2)
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 40
Secondary weapon 600
Auxillary weapon 384

Additional Reading

Nashorn photographs (external link)
Photographs of the Nashorn at Panzerphotos.
Pz Kpfw IV
Information about the Panzerkampfwagen IV.

Sources

  1. JENTZ, Thomas L. & DOYLE, Hilary Louis. Panzer Tracts No. 7-3 - Panzerjaeger (7.5 cm Pak 40/4 to 8.8 cm Waffentraeger) : development and employment from 1939 to 1945. Boyds, MD : Panzer Tracts, 2006. 80 p. ISBN 0-9771643-3-0.