Panzerkampfwagen I Landwirtschaftlicher Schlepper

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

Technical details of the Pz Kpfw I Ausf. A, Pz Kpfw I Ausf. B, Pz Kpfw I Ausf. C and Pz Kpfw I Ausf. F.
Ausf. A Ausf. B Ausf. C Ausf. F
Crew
Crew
  • Commander/gunner
  • Driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 5.4 t 5.8 t 8 t 21 t
Length 4.02 m 4.42 m 4.195 m 4.375 m
Width 2.06 m 1.92 m 2.64 m
Height 1.72 m 1.945 m 2.05 m
Firing height 1.5 m 1.724 m 1.765 m
Ground pressure 0.39 kg/cm² 0.52 kg/cm² 0.79 kg/cm² 1.17 kg/cm²
Armor
Hull, front 8-13 mm 20-30 mm 60-80 mm
Hull, sides and rear 13-14.5 mm 14.5-20 mm 30-80 mm
Hull, top 8 mm 10 mm 20-30 mm
Hull, bottom 5 mm 20 mm
Turret, front 14-15 mm 30 mm 80 mm
Turret, sides and rear 13 mm 14.5 mm 80 mm
Turret, top 8 mm 10 mm 20 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 37.5 km/h 40 km/h 79 km/h 25 km/h
Road speed 20 km/h 25 km/h 65 km/h 18 km/h
Cross-country speed 10-12 km/h 12-15 km/h 35 km/h 14 km/h
Maximum grade 30° 45° 30°
Trench crossing 1.4 m 1.2 m 1.5 m
Vertical obstacle 0.37 m 0.3 m 0.33 m
Fording depth 0.6 m 0.785 m 0.57 m
Fuel capacity 140 l 146 l 170 l 180 l
Mileage (road) 1 l/km 0.86 l/km 0.57 l/km 1.2 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 1.51 l/km 1.27 l/km 0.89 l/km 1.64 l/km
Cruising range 140 km 170 km 300 km 150 km
Cross-country range 93 km 115 km 190 km 110 km
Engine
Make and model Maybach M 305 Maybach NL 38 Tr Maybach HL 45 P 6
Type Air cooled Water cooled
Cylinders 4 6 6
Displacement 3500 cc 3800 cc 4678 cc
Fuel Gasoline
Max. governed speed 2500 rpm 3000 rpm 3800 rpm
Net h.p. 60 100 150
Armament
Main weapon 7,92 mm M G 13 k (2)
  • 7,92 mm M G 34
  • 7,92 mm E W 141
7,92 mm M G 34 (2)
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 7,92 mm S m K and S m K L'Spur: 2250
  • 7,92 mm S m K H: 94
  • 7,92 mm S m K and S m K L'Spur: 2100
7,92 mm S m K and S m K L'Spur: 5100

Additional Reading

Web Links

Pz Kpfw I photographs (external link)
Photographs of the Panzerkampfwagen I Landwirtschaftlicher Schlepper at Panzerphotos.
Panzerjäger I
Information about the Panzerjäger I.
Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen
Information about the Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen.

Books

Sources

  1. JENTZ, Thomas L. Panzertruppen 1 : The Complete Guide to the Creation & Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force, 1933-1942. Atglen, PA : Schiffer Military History, 1996. 288 p. ISBN 0-88740-915-6.
  2. JENTZ, Thomas L. & DOYLE, Hilary Louis. Panzer Tracts No. 1-1 - Panzerkampfwagen I : Kleintraktor to Ausf.B. Boyds, MD : Panzer Tracts, 2002. 100 p. ISBN 0-9708407-6-4.
  3. JENTZ, Thomas L. & DOYLE, Hilary Louis. Panzer Tracts No. 1-2 - Panzerkampfwagen I : Kl.Pz.Bef.Wg. to VK 18.01. Boyds, MD : Panzer Tracts, 2002. 96 p. ISBN 0-9708407-8-0.