Munitionspanzer für Sturmpanzer IV

German Reich (1943) Ammunition Supply Vehicle – 6 Converted Even before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Germans were aware that an ammunition supply vehicle based on a tank chassis was desirable. Given the limited production capacity for tanks, allocating resources for such a project was not possible. Instead, the Germans decided to…

Brückenleger I

German Reich (1939-1941) Engineering Tank – At Least 8 Built Deemed obsolete in 1939, the Panzer I chassis was reused for many roles and purposes, creating new variants of the Panzer I. One of these new variants was the Panzer I bridge layer. Using the Panzer I Ausf.A chassis, the engineer battalion of the 2nd…

Leichter und Mittlerer Entgiftungskraftwagen (Sd.Kfz.10/2 and Sd.Kfz.11/2)

German Reich (1938-1944) Decontamination Vehicle – 60-70 le. Entg. and 392 m. Entg. Built After the experiences of the First World War, which saw the introduction of poisonous gas, many countries assumed that, even though banned through the 1925 Geneva Protocol, that gas would be continued to be used. Therefore, many of these countries experimented…

Panzerbeobachtungswagen III

German Reich (1943) Observation Tank – 262 Built The Panzerbeobachtungswagen III (German: armored-observation-vehicle), also known as Sd.Kfz.143, was one of the variants of the common Panzer III medium tank. Although the conversion was fairly simple, it was one of the most specialized vehicles in this tank family. The Sd.Kfz.143 was designed for the artillery observers…

Ladungsleger Tiger

German Reich (1944) Demolition Vehicle – 1 Converted The Tiger tank is undoubtedly one of the most famous tanks to have ever existed, with dozens of books on the topic covering development, production, and combat. Yet, despite the fame and a lot of hyperbole related to the combat performance, in particular, there is still plenty…

Gas Powered Fahrschulwanne Tanks

German Reich (1939-1945) Tank Driving School Vehicles – Unknown Number Built German Fahrschulwanne The German Army needed vehicles to train tank crew drivers but the big problem was fuel. Diesel and gasoline (petrol) was required for front line vehicles and there was a massive shortage with no solution in sight. German engineers looked for an…