Panzer IV G

German medium tank PzKpfw IV Ausf G

PzKpfw IV Ausf G, with extra armour skirts

A late production PzKpfw IV Ausf G, with extra armour skirts and additional armour on the hull front.

PzKpfw IV Ausf G (SdKfz 161/1 and SdKfz 161/2)
Type:
German medium tank

History

The 1,750 PzKpfw IV Ausf G were acquired by ten separate orders, issued to Krupp-Gruson, Vomag and Nibelungenwerke. Of this number, only 1,687 were completed as PzKpfw. The remainders were used as prototypes for the Hummel (bumble-bee) 10 chassis and the Brummbär (grizzly bear) 53 chassis.

From late March 1943, the 7.5cm KwK40 L/48 (SdKfz 161/2) was installed instead of the L/43, with a total of 1,275 Ausf G receiving the L/43. Delivery of Ausf G, with additional armour bolted or welded to the front of the hull and superstructure, began on 20 June 1942. Starting at 16 per month from July to November 1942, half of the Ausf G production were to be fitted with additional armour, from December 1942, resulting in approximately 700 Ausf G having the extra protection.

At the start of the summer offensive in Russia, late in June 1942, approximately 170 Ausf F2 and G were with units at the front. This number had increased to 841 PzKpfw IV (long) with Army Groups Centre and South, at the start of the Kursk offensive. In 1943, the PzKpfw IV were extended from medium companies to every company in each detachment of Panzer regiments, each company having twenty-two PzKpfw IV.

Users: Germany, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Spain, Rumania, Turkey, Hungary (for all variants).


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Data for Panzer IV Ausf G

Technical data
Panzer IV Ausf G data
Type medium tank
Engine Maybach HL120TRM with 300 hp at 3,000 rpm
Gearbox 6 forward, 1 reverse
Crew total 5
Turret crew 3 (with 360° Commanders cupola)
Length 6.62 m
Width 2.88 m
Height 2.68 m
Weight 23.5 tons
Maximum speed 40 km/h (24.9 mph)
Cross-country speed 20 km/h (12.4 mph)
Fuel consumption per 100 km 240 litres on road, 360 litres cross-country
Fuel 470 litres
Road radius 190 km (118 miles)
Cross-country radius 130 km (81 miles)
Vertical obstacle 0.60 m
Trench crossing 2.30 m
Fording depth 0.80 m
Turning circle 6 m
Gradient 30 °
Armour
Panzer IV Ausf G mm angle
Turret front 50 11 °
Turret side 30 26 °
Turret rear 30 10 °
Turret top 10 83-90 °
Superstructure front 80 10 °
Superstructure side 30 0 °
Superstructure rear 20 11 °
Superstructure top 12 85-90 °
Hull front 80 12 °
Hull side 30 0 °
Hull rear 20 9 °
Hull bottom 10 90 °
Gun mantle 50 0-30 °
Armament and Equipment
Panzer IV Ausf G data
Main armament 7.5cm KwK40 L/43
Rounds 87
Traverse 360° (electric)
Elevation -8° to +20°
Muzzle velocity Pzgr 740 m/s
Muzzle velocity Pzgr40 (available only in limited numbers) 920 m/s
Shell weight Pzgr 6.8 kg
Shell weight Pzgr40 4.1 kg
Secondary armament one 7.92mm MG 34 coaxial to gun; one 7.92mm MG 34 in front hull; together 3,000 rounds
Radio FuG5 (4 km range)
Telescopic sight TZF5f/1 (4 km aiming)
Penetration mm at 30° armour plates of 7.5cm KwK40 L/43
Range Pzgr Pzgr40 (just limited numbers)
Penetration 100 meters 98 mm 126 mm
Penetration 500 meters 91 mm 108 mm
Penetration 1000 meters 82 mm 87 mm
Penetration 1500 meters 72 mm 69 mm
Penetration 2000 meters 63 mm
Production
Panzer IV Ausf G data
Production from May 1942 to June 1943 (half production with additional armour from December 1942, L/48 gun from March 1943)
Combat delivery immediately after production delivery
Price per tank RM 115,962 = $ 52,183 = £ 11,056
Total production figure 1,687 (412 as SdKfz 161/2 with longer L/48 gun, 700 with additional armour)
Year Available Production Losses
before 1939 115
1939 211 (1.9.) 141 ?
1940 280 (10.5.) 278 ?
1941 517 (1.6.) 467 369
1942 513 (1.1.) 994 502
1943 1,077 (1.1.) 3,013 2,352
1944 1,668 (1.1.) 3,126 2,643
1945 1,684 (1.1) 385 (Jan-March) 287 (Jan.)
Total 7,419 6,153

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