Panzerkampfwagen 38 (t)

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

Technical details of the Pz Kpfw 38 (t).
Pz Kpfw 38 (t) Ausf. A Pz Kpfw 38 (t) Ausf. G
Crew
Crew
  • Commander/gunner
  • Loader
  • Radio operator
  • Driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 9.73 t
Length 4.61 m
Width 2.14 m
Height 2.25 m
Firing height 1.71 m
Ground pressure 0.64 kg/cm²
Armor
Hull, front 12-25 mm 12-50 mm
Hull, sides and rear 8-15 mm 8-30 mm
Hull, top 8 mm 8-10 mm
Hull, bottom 8 mm
Turret, front 25 mm 50 mm
Turret, sides and rear 15 mm 25-30 mm
Turret, top 8 mm 12 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 42 km/h
Road speed 35 km/h
Cross-country speed 17 km/h
Maximum grade 37°
Trench crossing 1.9 m
Vertical obstacle 80 cm
Fording depth 80 cm
Fuel capacity 220 l
Mileage (road) 0.88 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 2.20 l/km
Cruising range 250 km
Cross-country range 100 km
Engine
Make and model Praga Typ TNHPS/II
Type Water cooled
Cylinders 6
Displacement 7750 cc
Fuel Gasoline
Max. governed speed 2200 rpm
Net h.p. 125
Armament
Main weapon 3,7 cm Kw K 38 (t)
Secondary weapon 7,92 mm M G 37 (t)
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 3,7 cm Pzgr: 90
Secondary weapon 7,92 mm S m K: 2700

Additional Reading

Web Links

Pz Kpfw 38 (t) photographs (external link)
Photographs of the Panzerkampfwagen 38 (t) at Panzerphotos.
Jagdpanzer 38
Information about the Jagdpanzer 38.
Flakpanzer 38
Information about the Flakpanzer 38.

Books

Sources

  1. JENTZ, Thomas L. & DOYLE, Hilary Louis. Panzer Tracts No. 18 - Panzerkampfwagen 38 (t) Ausf. A to G und S : Production, Modification, and Operational History from 1939 to 1942. Boyds, MD : Panzer Tracts, 2007. 76 p. ISBN 0-9771643-6-5.