Panzer I (PzKpfw I) German tank

Kubinka tank museum, ex. WWII German vehicles Pavilion N6 exhibits

Panzer I or T-Ia (Sd Kfz 101) German light tank, 1934, serial
The tank was developed in 1935 by “Krupp” company. Serially produced from 1935 to 1939. Operated by the army of Nazi Germany. Used in the action during the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War.
Light tank  PzKpfw I Ausf. B

Panzer I or T-Ia (Sd Kfz 101) German light tank in Kubinka museum

Panzer I or T-Ia (Sd Kfz 101) German light tank (Kubinka museum 2003 archive)

Tactical technical characteristics of tank T-Ia:

Weight – 6 tons
Crew – 2 people
Overall dimensions (length x width x height) – 4600 x 2100 x 1750 mm.
T-Ia weaponry:
Machine gun – 2 pieces, caliber – 7.92 mm, ammunition – 1525 shots
The armor protection, front – 15 mm, the turret – 17mm.
Engine power – 100 hp
Maximum speed – 40 km / h
Cruising on the highway – up to 150 km.
Depth overcome the water barrier – 0.8 meters

Panzer T-Ia tank design features:
Base – The tank T-I, created in 1933, with the use of automobile units.
The overall layout – the power plant at the back, power transmission and drive wheels – at the front.
Armament – guns are paired and mounted in a common mask, pointing a joint, separate shooting.
Protection – housing welded from the rolled armor plates, with the extended turret box. The chassis – a engine carburetor, air cooling; Suspension Coil mixed; front roller on an individual suspension with coil spring, and the rest interlocked in pairs on leaf springs, rear roller serves as a sloth; Average ground pressure – 0,44 kg / cm2; there is a radio.

Location: 1972-2015 in Kubinka tank museum Hall N 6 , after moved to Patriot Park Battle of Moscow Hall.

Kubinka tank museum tour guide, WW2 German

Tanks have already been painted in historical colors, but the collection has not yet been separated to different places.

Pavilion N6 inside: In the foreground is the light German tank T-1A (SdKfz101), then T-IIB (SdKfz121) The first tanks of Nazi Germany, developed in the early 30s, during Hitler’s rise to power. It was with these tanks that the Germans captured France and almost all of Europe in a matter of days… Inspecting the exhibits in this pavilion allows you to see how the equipment and tactics of battle changed. The first German tanks were made solely to destroy enemy cavalry. The “potential enemy” meant the French cavalry and the “red cavalry of Semyon Budyonny” (as in the famous Soviet song “Give Warsaw, give Berlin, we’ve already crashed into Crimea!”). But by 1940, all of Europe was captured not by Budyonny’s cavalry, but by the armored fist of the Wehrmacht. Having attacked the USSR in 1941, Hitler received an unpleasant surprise in the form of the Soviet T-34 tank, even from the first, 76 mm. cannon. And an “arms race” began and an increase in armor, engine power, and tank guns, ending for Germany with the creation of the super-heavy and huge Maus tank, also presented in this hangar.

Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. F Light tank

German light tank T-1F (VK1801) nicknamed “Bear”, 1941, light tank, serial, was developed in 1941. Produced from 1941. It was in service with the army of fascist Germany. Participated in the battles of the Second World War

Light tank Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. F photos

Tactical and technical characteristics

Weight – 18.5 tons
Crew – 2 people
Overall dimensions (length x width x height) – 4300 x 2680 x 2030 mm.
machine gun – 2 pieces, caliber – 7.92 mm., ammunition – 1525 shots
Armor protection, body and tower – 82 mm.
Engine power – 150 horsepower
The maximum speed is 25 km / h
Cruising range on the highway – 200 km.
The depth of water barriers to be surfaced is 0.8 meters
Design Features

Base – the original, The general layout is typical for German light tanks of the period of the Second World War. Armament – two coupled machine guns installed in the tower.

Protection – the body and the tower are welded, the thickness of the armor is the same from all sides and is equal to 82 mm with an inclination of 10-12 “.
Chassis – carburetor engine “Maybach” HL-45; turn mechanism – side friction; undercarriage with a checkerboard arrangement; torsional suspension; driving wheels are located in front; caterpillar with open hinge 500 mm wide.