When was the Panzer 4 invented?

Panzer IV

Panzerkampfwagen IV Sd.Kfz. 161/VK 622 (Ausf. A)
Designed 1936
Manufacturer Krupp, Vomag, Nibelungenwerk
Unit cost ≈103,462 Reichsmarks and 115,962 Reichmarks With 7,5 cm KwK 40 (L/43)
Produced 1936–1945

Was the Panzer IV a good tank?

Panzer II and Panzer III tanks were reliable but were outgunned. The outstanding performer was the Panzer IV as it had the perfect combination of speed, agility, firepower and reliability. Over the next few years Germany produced over 9,000 of these tanks….Panzer Tanks.

Tank Produced
King Tiger 484

When was the Panzer tank invented?

Panzer, German in full Panzerkampfwagen, series of battle tanks fielded by the German army in the 1930s and ’40s. The six tanks in the series constituted virtually all of Germany’s tank production from 1934 until the end of World War II in 1945.

What kind of tank was the German Panzer IV?

Officers inspect a German Mk IV tank knocked out by the Durham Light Infantry, 11 June 1944. The 1942 Panzer IV Ausf. F2 was an upgrade of the Ausf. F, fitted with the KwK 40 L 43 anti-tank gun to counter Soviet T-34 medium and KV heavy tanks.Photo Mark Pellegrini CC BY-SA 2.5

When did the Panzer IV Ausf.F come out?

The Panzer IV Ausf. F production lasted from April (or May, depending on the source) 1941 to February 1942. By that time, Krupp-Grusonwerke managed to produce 393 tanks plus two chassis which were used as ammunition vehicles for the large Karlgerät. Vomag made 65 and Nibelungenwerk was able to produce only 13 Panzer IV tanks.

What was the name of the German tank in World War 2?

The Panzer IV was the most numerous German tank and the second-most numerous German armored fighting vehicle of the Second World War, with some 8,500 built. The Panzer IV chassis was used as the base for many other fighting vehicles, including the Sturmgeschütz IV assault gun, Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyer,…

What was the original purpose of the Panther tank?

The Panther was born out of a project started in 1938 to replace the Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks. The initial requirements of the VK 20 series called for a fully tracked vehicle weighing 20 tonnes and design proposals by Krupp, Daimler Benz and MAN ensued.