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Panzer I Ausf. B by DarkWizard83 Panzer I Ausf. B by DarkWizard83
Long before the massive Tiger and Panthers rolled into battle, Nazi Germany's entire armored forces relied on this vehicle, the Panzerkampfwagen I, or Panzer I, a vehicle so lightly armored and armed it can hardly be considered a tank at all. Still, it was early training and limited combat experience with these vehicles that allowed the Germans to develop both Blitzkrieg warfare and more heavier tanks to make it effective. This Ausf. B vehicle was one of the most mass-produced of the Panzer I series, with nearly 700 vehicles manufactured by five companies. The white cross indicates this Panzer I's participation in the 1939 invasion of Poland, by which time the Panzer I was used only as reconaissance and infantry support vehicle. Later in the war, the chassis would be used as the bassis for tank hunters, munitions carriers, self-propelled guns, and anti-aircraft vehicles.

Panzer I Ausf. B Vehicle Stats:
Type: Ligth tank
Manufacturer: Daimler-Benz, Henschel, Krupp, MAN, and Wegmann.
First deployed: August 1935

Crew: 2
Length: 4.42 m
Width: 2.06 m
Height: 1.72 m
Weight: 5.8 tons

Armor: 13mm
Armament: 2 x 7.92mm MG 13 machineguns
Ammo stowage: 2,250 rounds

Powerplant: Maybach NL38TR 100hp six-cylinder water-cooled gasoline engine
Max speed: 40 km/h
Max range: 170 km

Operators: Germany, Spain
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I thought the chassis looked familiar.
The first Flakpanzer was based on it.
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PINKIEDIANEPIE15 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
well no offense but what i see is a german medic tank not because it have cross,because at the back of the tank it seems had some space (we know that replaces ammunition) and the armaments were only machine guns?(im not sure but i think it uses explosive bullets)
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PINKIEDIANEPIE15 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
and at the back of that tank did i just saw an RUSSIAN TANK?
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FanaticTVzombie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Uh the cross represents it's participation in the invasion of Poland and explosive rounds were not invented yet. It was actually intended to be as pathetic as it was.
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FanaticTVzombie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
And yeah that's a T-34-85
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FanaticTVzombie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
In the back
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PINKIEDIANEPIE15 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
yay!
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salamanta Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Seriously a must see if someone like Panzers!
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billybob70 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
One of my favorite tanks!
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Dan-S-T Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This got a place in the book titled
(The World Worst Weapons)
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kompaktdisk92 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
That road wheel is so wrong :rofl:
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DarkStar2032 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
So Panzer I chassies were made into early type Jagdpanzers?:stormtrooper:
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. Heh, I also see the T-34, the Panzerkampfwagen IV, Version F2, SdKfz 161/1, an anti-tank tank, hard to tell, either Soviet or Allied, and is that the IS-II I spy by the Panzer IV?

Too bad there isn't any WWII tank show yards near here. :(
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zn1119 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
Tanks in the background are T-34/85 and Panzer IV.
There is no Tiger :)
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silentnight745 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
hey, is that a tiger in the background??
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DarkWizard83 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
No, that's just a Panzer IV Ausf. H. Fully intact Tigers are extremely rare, considering how few were produced in the first place.
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silentnight745 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006
oh, well it looks like a tiger, what someone should do, is start up a business making rare tanks like that, they could make a fortune!
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FanaticTVzombie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
It really honestly, looks nothing like a tiger. Maybe that's why it wasn't called a tiger... Maybe XD
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DarkWizard83 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006
But...it wouldn't be a real Tiger...
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silentnight745 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
true, but I would still crap myself if I saw one.

and there already doing it with P-51's i think
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