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PzKpfw II Ausf. a/b/c

Post by jo » Mon Jan 27, 2003 5:21 am

hi

i need detailed information about these tanks and photos if possible.
how many tanks Ausf. c were built?

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Post by Christoph Awender » Mon Jan 27, 2003 8:33 am

Hello!

This site has the information:

http://www.achtungpanzer.com/panzer.htm

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PzKpfw II a/b/c

Post by Robert Hurst » Mon Jan 27, 2003 8:33 am

Hi Jo

The following info is for the PzKpfw II Ausf a/1. a/2 und a/3 (Sd Kfz 121)

History: Originally identified as the '2cm MG Panzerwagen' (Vs Kfz 622), the Pz Kpfw II was designed to supplement the Pz Kpfw I by providing an automatic weapon capable of firing both high-explosive round and an armour-piercing round. The design period was very short: the initial order for a tank design in the 10-ton class was issued by the Waffenamt (Ordnance Department) in July 1934, and the first compete soft steel prototype was put through its paces in October 1935. Many of teething problems had not been worked out when rapid expansion of the armoured units (and international politics) forced the decision to order the comparatively large number of twenty-five in each of the experimental, developmental series, instead of the usual two or three.

Specific features: After production of the first ten Ausf a/1, a welded rear idler replaced the original rubber-tyred, cast rear idler. An improvement was made with the Ausf a/2 by designing the fire-proof engine compartment wall so that it could be removed from the crew compartment, and a large port was installed under the motor for access to the fuel pump and the oil filter. The Ausf a/3 had a larger radiator installed, and the springs for the suspension were improved.

Data:

Manufacturer: MAN, Daimler-Benz
Production: 75 between May 1936 to February 1937
Chassis Nos.: 20001-20075
Crew: 3
Weight: 7.6 tons
Length: 4.38 m
Width: 2.14 m
Height: 1.95 m
Engine: 130 hp Maybach HL57TR
Gearbox: 6 fwd and 1 reverse
Speed: 40 km/hr
Range: 200 km
Armament: One 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 + One 7.92 mm MG34
Traverse (hand): 380 degrees
Elevation: - 9 1/2 degrees + 20 degrees
Ammunition: 180 Pzgr & Sprgr + 2,250 rounds 7.92 mm
Radio: FuG5
Sight: TZF4
Armour (mm/angle):
Turret: Front, 13/round; Side, 13/22; Rear, 13/22; Top/bottom, 8/86-90
Superstructure: Front, 13/9; Side, 13/0; Rear, 13/9; Top/bottom, 8/90 & 10/70
Hull: Front, 13/round; Side, 13/0; Rear, 13/9; Top/bottom 5/90
Gun mantlet: Front, 15/round;

PanzerKampfwagen II Ausf b 9Sd Kfz 121)

History: The Ausf b was the second model in the development series for the Pz Kpfw II.

Specific features: An entire series of modifications was made to improve the Pz Kpfw II, and these were incorporated in the Ausf b. the mountings for the final drives, transmission and larger motor were strengthened. A new drive sprocket, wider/smaller return rollers and wider road wheels along wioth a wider track were added. The springs for the suspension were modified to prevent slipping and breakage, and brackets were added to strengthen the support for each apir of raod wheels. The rear section of each fender was hinged so that it could be raised to prevent the buildup of mud and other debris. The ventilation and cooling of the engine compatment was improved , and a different style of exhaust muffler was installed.

Data

Manufacturer: MAN, Daimler-Benz
Production: 25 produced from February to March 1937
Chassis Nos.: 21001-21025
Crew: 3
Weight: 7.9 tons
Length: 4.76 m
Width: 2.14 m
Height: 1.96 m
Engine: One 140 hp Maybach HL62TR
Gearbox: 6 fwd & 1 reverse
Speed: 40 km/hr
Range: 200 km
Armament: One 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 & one 7.92 mm MG 34
Ammunition (2 cm) 180 Pzgr & Sprgr + 2,250 rounds of 7.92 mm
Traverse (hand): 360 degrees
Elevation: - 9 1/2 degrees + 20 degrees
Radio: FuG5
Sight: TZF4
Armour (mm/angle):
Turret: Front, 13/round, Side, 13/21; Rear, 13/21; Top/bottom, 18/84-90
Superstructure: Front, 13/10; Side, 13/0; Rear, 13/0; Top/bottom, 12/90 & 10/82
Hull: Front, 13/round, Side, 13/0; Rear, 13/7; Top/bottom, 5/90
Gun mantlet: Front, 15/round

To be concluded

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Bob

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Post by jo » Mon Jan 27, 2003 11:15 am

thankx Robert

i would like to know the speed and the range on the ground and the size of the tank in litre (if possible).

jo

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Re: PzKpfw II Ausf. a/b/c

Post by tigre » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:09 pm

Hello to all :D; a little complement......................

Poland - Sep 1939!

Source: http://s41.photobucket.com/user/hagridm ... 5.jpg.html
http://www.odkrywca.pl

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A Pz Kw IIa/b in Polish town during the Polish campaign of 1939 ..............
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A Pz Kw IIc (A/B/C) of five independent road-wheels and 4 return rollers...................
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A Pz Kw II of the I. / PR 23 rolling through Lodz........................
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Re: PzKpfw II Ausf. a/b/c

Post by tigre » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:41 am

Hello to all :D; a little complement......................

Pz Kw II in action!

Source: Foto Nachlass WKII Panzerjäger Abt. 670 Frankreich Polen Panzer German Tank !!

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Post by tigre » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:31 pm

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Pz Kw II in action!

Source: on the picture.

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A crew-member checking the running gear of a Pz Kw II a/b? ; interesting, the white cross was removed ...............
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Re: PzKpfw II Ausf. a/b/c

Post by tigre » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:39 am

Hello to all :D; a little more......................

Pz Kw II in action!

Source: Foto Nachlass WKII Panzerjäger Abt. 670 Frankreich Polen Panzer German Tank !!

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Re: PzKpfw II Ausf. a/b/c

Post by tigre » Sun May 18, 2014 1:26 pm

Hello to all :D; a little more......................

Poland - Sep 1939!

Source: http://www.odkrywca.pl

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A Pz Kw IIa/b stopped at the roadside somewhere in Poland..............
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Re: PzKpfw II Ausf. a/b/c

Post by tigre » Sun May 25, 2014 3:36 pm

Hello to all :D; a little more......................

Early versions in Poland - Sep 1939!

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-10,676891.html.

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Two light tanks in a Polish town, in the foreground a Pz Kw IIa / b .................
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Post by tigre » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:31 pm

Hello to all :D; a little more......................

Early versions in Poland - Sep 1939!

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-10,676891.html.

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A Pz Kw IIa/b in a Polish town.................
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Re: PzKpfw II Ausf. a/b/c

Post by tigre » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:34 pm

Hello to all :D; a little query.......................

Strange superstructure in the turret of the first Pz Kw II (see below).........

What was the purpose?

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-siodma,645449.html

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Panzer bei Jaroslaw ........................
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Re: PzKpfw II Ausf. a/b/c

Post by tigre » Sat May 02, 2015 7:15 pm

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Early versions of the Pz Kw II!

Source: Tankograd - Wehrmacht Special - Panzerkampfwagen II.

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A Pz Kw IIa moving cross-country by soft ground and low hilly terrain .................
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Re: PzKpfw II Ausf. a/b/c

Post by tigre » Sun May 24, 2015 8:50 pm

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Pz Kw II in action!

Source: Tankograd-Wehrmacht Special-Panzerkampfwagen II.

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A Pz Kw II Ausf. A/B/C (Sd Kfz 121), seen from above while it negotiates a small ditch through a makeshift bridge......................
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Re: PzKpfw II Ausf. a/b/c

Post by tigre » Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:59 am

Hello to all :D; a little more......................

Pz Kw II in action!

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-siodma,645449.html.

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A Pz Kw II Ausf. A/B/C (Sd Kfz 121), negotiates a small slope; the crew painted over the white cross......................
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