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SdKfz 131/132 Marder II

CountryGermany
Primary RoleTank Destroyer

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ww2dbaseDeveloped in 1942 and immediately sent to the front lines, the German Marder II tank destroyers were Panzer II light tanks with the turrets removed to house larger guns. The first variant was the SdKfz. 132, which made use of Panzer II Ausf. D and E chassis and captured Soviet 7.62-centimeter guns rechambered to use German 7.5-centimeter PaK 40 ammunition; 201 of them were built between early-1942 and early-1943. The second variant was the SdKfz. 131, which made use of Panzer II Ausf. A, B, C, and F chassis and German 7.5-centimeter PaK 40 anti-tank guns; 651 of them were built between mid-1943 and early-1944.

ww2dbaseIn parallel, the Germans also developed Marder I tank destroyers using French armored tractors and Marder III tank destroyers using Panzer 38(t) tanks.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Dec 2011

SPECIFICATIONS

SdKfz 132
MachineryOne Maybach HL 62 TRM 6-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 140hp
SuspensionChristie
Armament1x7.62cm PaK 36(r) gun
Armor30mm front, 10-15mm sides, top and rear not armored
Crew3
Length6.36 m
Width2.28 m
Height2.60 m
Weight10.8 t
Speed40 km/h
Range190 km

SdKfz 131
MachineryOne Maybach HL 62 TRM 6-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 140hp
SuspensionLeaf spring
Armament1x7.5cm PaK 40 gun (37 rounds)
Armor5-35mm front, bottom, and sides; top and rear not armored
Crew3
Length6.36 m
Width2.28 m
Height2.20 m
Weight10.8 t
Speed40 km/h
Range190 km

Photographs

German Marder II tank destroyer of SS-Leibstandarte Marder II tank destroyer of German SS-Division Wiking in the Caucasus region of southern Russia, Aug-Sep 1942
See all 28 photographs of SdKfz 131/132 Marder II Tank Destroyer



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German Marder II tank destroyer of SS-Leibstandarte Marder II tank destroyer of German SS-Division Wiking in the Caucasus region of southern Russia, Aug-Sep 1942
See all 28 photographs of SdKfz 131/132 Marder II Tank Destroyer


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