The Marder I Tank Destroyer

The Marder I Tank Destroyer built on Tracteur Blinde 37L chassis

The Marder I Tank Destroyer was a German conversion of captured French tractor Tank Supply Tractor 1937 L, aka Tracteur Blindé 37L (Lorraine). The Marder I’s short development started in May 1942 and entered production in July and  by August 1942, 170 Marder I had been built.

Though primarily built on the Lorraine, several other French and Polish tanks were converted later in the war, such as the Hotchkiss H39 and FCM 36.

Im Westen, Panzer "Marder I"
The Marder I Tank Destroyer 1943

The Marder I Tank Destroyer Spec’s

Armament: 7.5mm Pak 40 anti-tank gun & x1 7.92mm MG
Armour: Steel
Crew: 4
Dimensions: Length 5.38m / Width 1.88m / Height 2m
Weight: 8.2 tonne
Engine: 69hp Delahaye 103TT
Top Road Speed: 34 km/h
Operational Range: 150 km (max)