Panzer IV/70

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

Technical details of the Panzer IV/70 (V) and Panzer IV/70 (A).
Panzer IV/70 (V) Panzer IV/70 (A)
Crew
Crew
  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 25.5 t 27.0 t
Length 8.50 m 8.87 m
Width 3.20 m 2.90 m
Height 2.00 m 2.20 m
Firing height 1.40 m 1.80 m
Ground pressure 0.91 kg/cm² 0.96 kg/cm²
Armor
Hull, front 50-80 mm 80 mm
Hull, sides and rear 20-40 mm
Hull, top 10-20 mm
Hull, bottom 10-20 mm 10 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 35 km/h 38 km/h
Road speed 25 km/h
Cross-country speed 15-18 km/h
Maximum grade 30°
Trench crossing 2.20 m
Vertical obstacle 60 cm
Fording depth 155 cm 120 cm
Fuel capacity 470 l
Mileage (road) 2.24 l/km 2.35 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 3.62 l/km
Cruising range 210 km 200 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 2800 rpm
Net h.p. 265 272
Armament
Main weapon 7,5 cm Pjk 42 (L/70)
Secondary weapon 7,92 mm M G 42
Auxillary weapon 9 mm M P
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 60 90
Secondary weapon 1200
Auxillary weapon 192

Additional Reading

Pz Kpfw IV
Information about the Panzerkampfwagen IV.

Sources

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  2. PAWLAS, Karl R. Waffen-Revue W 127 - Datenblätter für Heeres-Waffen, -Fahrzeuge und Gerät. Nurnberg : Publizistisches Archiv für Militär- und Waffenwessen, 1976. 248 p. ISBN 3-88088-213-4.