Samohodna Haubica 122 D-30/04 SORA

Serbia and Montenegro (2004) Self-Propelled Gun – 1 to 2 Prototypes Built Following the disintegration of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the early 90s, the new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (in 2003, its name was changed to Serbia and Montenegro and finally, in 2006, Serbia became an independent state) inherited a relatively huge …

Panzerkampfwagen M15/42 738(i)

German Reich (1943-1945) Medium Tank – Over 100 Operated During the Second World War, the Germans operated great numbers of enemy combat vehicles that they had managed to capture. These were mostly French and Russian tanks. These were usually pressed into service in their original role or modified for other roles. For example, many were …

Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf.E (Sd.Kfz.141)

German Reich (1939) Medium Tank – 96 Built Following the completion of the first four Panzer III series, it was realized that they left much room for improvements and changes. The next version in line was the Panzer III Ausf.E, which introduced a number of improvements, like a necessary increase in armor protection. More importantly, …

Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.F

German Reich (1941) Medium Support Tank – 471 Built + 2 Hulls The Panzer IV Ausf.F was an important turning point for the whole further Panzer IV development for several reasons. Firstly, it reintroduced the single-piece straight front armor plate, which would become standard on all subsequent Panzer IV tanks. Secondly, it was the last …

7.5 cm StuK auf Panzer 38(t)

German Reich (1942) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun – 1 Prototype Built Following the setbacks during the 1941 campaign in the Soviet Union, the Germans were in great need of finding a proper answer to the T-34 and the KV tanks. They decided to go with two different solutions. One was to simply upgun vehicles already in …

Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf.D (Sd.Kfz.141)

German Reich (1937) Medium Tank – 25 Built + 5 Hulls The Panzer III Ausf.D was the last version of the experimental series developed starting from the Ausf.A. It incorporated a number of improvements, of which the most obvious was the redesign of the rear engine compartment and introduction of a slightly modified 8-wheel suspension. …

Renault FT and Renault-Kégresse in Yugoslav Service

Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1930) Light Tank – 45 (Renault FT) and 10 to 11 (M-28) Operated At the start of the 1930s, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia bought its first tanks from France. These were the older Renault FT and the slightly improved Renault-Kégresse tanks. While their combat value was limited at best, they served as …

2 cm Flak 38 (Sf.) auf Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf.A ‘Flakpanzer I’

German Reich (1941) Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun – 24 Built During the early stages of the war, the Germans modified small quantities of Panzer I Ausf.A tanks as ammunition carriers. These lacked any kind of defensive weapons to protect themselves from either ground or air targets. For this reason, from March to May 1941, some 24 …

4.7 cm PaK(t) (Sfl.) auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen 35R 731(f)

German Reich (1941) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun – 174 Anti-Tank and 26 Command Vehicles Built After the defeat of France in June 1940, the Germans captured huge stockpiles of British and French war materiel. Some of the greatest prizes were the large quantities of tanks of several different types, including the Renault R35. While the R35 …

10.5 cm leFH 18/2 (Sf.) auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen II ‘Wespe’ (Sd.Kfz.124)

German Reich (1943) SPG – 662-753 Built The greatest strength of the German Panzer Divisions during World War II was their rapid speed and ability to engage the enemy with concentrated force. But, sometimes, this was not enough, and additional firepower was needed to soften designated targets. This was the job of the Panzer Division’s …