The Czechoslovakian LT-38 aka PzKpfw 38(t)

The Czechoslovakian LT-38 aka PzKpfw 38(t) it is an all riveted construction rather than that of cast steel or welded, which have various advantages. It entered production in in the former Czechoslovakia during 1935 and was exported to Bulgaria as well as Romania. When the Germans invaded during March 1939, the vehicle formed the back bone of the nations armoured Corps as a medium tank.

A total of 219 vehicles were captured by the Germans who pressed them in to service under the designation PzKpfw 35(t) and went through a number of upgrades (Ausf A to H). It was also operated by the Polish Army. It was used during the Invasion of France and Russia but by 1942 was an obsolete design and some were converted into artillery tractors (used to pull artillery gun’s).

Specifications – PzKpfw 35(t) Ausf A

Armaments: 37mm Main Gun / x2 7.92mm MG’s
Armour: 15 – 25mm steel plate
Crew: 4
Dimensions: Length 4.60m / Width 2.12m / Height 2.4m
Weight: 10.6 tonne
Engine: Praga EPA 6-Cylinder 125bhp Petrol
Top Road Speed: 42km/h
Range: 250 km