Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf.C (Sd.Kfz.101) (VK6.01)

German Reich (1942-1944) Light Tank – 40 Built The Panzer I Ausf.C was a German light tank prototype that was part of the VK series of tanks. Initially developed by Ernst Kniepkamp, before Krauss-Maffei took over, the Panzer I Ausf.C was based on the concept of a fast and maneuverable light tank that could outperform…

Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf.B (Sd.Kfz.101)

German Reich (1936-1941) Light Tank – 399 Built + 147 Converted The Panzer I Ausf.B can be seen as a direct improvement to its predecessor, the Ausf.A, featuring a water-cooled engine, an upgraded suspension, and a modified rear. The Ausf.Bs shared a similar fate and combat history as the Ausf.A, seeing service in Spain, Poland,…

Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf.A (Sd.Kfz.101)

German Reich (1934-1936) Light Tank – 1,190 Built Even though it was not the first tank of the German Army, the Panzer I Ausf.A was the first German tank to enter serial production and the first German tank to see combat in large numbers. It is one of the most nondescript but also one of…

Panzer I Ausf.F

German Reich (1934) Light Tank – 1,493 Built General conception After Hitler’s victory in the 1933 elections, Germany started rearming and expanding its army. Due to the treaty of Versailles, the German army wasn’t allowed to have any tanks when Hitler came to power. Officially called the Sd.Kfz.101 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug/Special-Purpose Vehicle), the Panzer I became the…