The Czechoslovakian LT vz 35 Medium Tank

The Czechoslovakian LT vz 35 Medium Tank had a riveted construction rather than the more modern cast steel type. The negative aspect of rivets are that when the tank is hit this can cook off and fly around the inside of the tank killing the crew.

The vehicle was designed and manufactured by Czech firm Skoda. It entered production in 1935 and when Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939 it was the medium tank of the Czech Army.

The Czechoslovakian LT vz 35 Medium Tank Spec’s

Crew: 4
Armament: 37mm Main Gun / 2x 7.92mm MG
Armour: 25mm (max)
Weight: 10.6 tonne
Top Road Speed: 35km/h
Operational Range: 190km
Dimensions: Length 4.9m / Width 2.16m / Height 2.2m
Engine: Skoda T-11 6-cylinder 120hp petrol

The Czechoslovakian LT vz 35 Medium Tank

The Panzerkampfwagen 35(t), commonly shortened to Panzer 35(t) or abbreviated as Pz.Kpfw. 35(t), was a Czechoslovak-designed light tank used mainly by Nazi Germany during World War II. The letter (t) stood for tschechisch (German: “Czech”). In Czechoslovak service it had the formal designation Lehký (Light) Tank vzor (Model) 35, but was commonly referred to as the LT vz. 35 or LT-35.

Four hundred and thirty-four were built; of these the Germans seized two hundred and forty-four when they occupied Bohemia-Moravia in March 1939 and the Slovaks acquired fifty-two when they declared independence from Czechoslovakia at the same time. Others were exported to Bulgaria and Romania. In German service it saw combat during the early years of World War II, notably the Invasion of Poland, the Battle of France and the invasion of the Soviet Union before being retired or sold off in 1942.

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