Panzer IV G

German medium tank PzKpfw IV Ausf G. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model of the mid-war Panzer IV G version. PzKpfw IV Ausf…


German medium tank PzKpfw IV Ausf G.
History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model of the mid-war Panzer IV G version.

PzKpfw IV Ausf G in Panzer Museum Munster (Germany)

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 armor 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 armor, 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 Center 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, Romania, Turkey, Hungary (for all variants).


Pictures about Panzer IV Ausf G

PzKpfw IV Ausf G, early production model
Middle production PzKpfw IV Ausf G from rear.
A late production PzKpfw IV Ausf G, with extra armour skirts and additional armour on the hull front.
New Panzer IV on the way to the Eastern Front
Panzer IV Ausf G in Panzer museum Munster
Panzer IV Ausf G in Panzer museum Munster

Animated 3D model of Panzer IV G


Data for Panzer IV Ausf G

Specifications:

Panzer IV Ausf Gspecification
Typemedium tank
Engine Maybach HL120TRM with 300 hp at 3,000 rpm
Gearbox 6 forward, 1 reverse
Crew total5
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 °

[tableX caption=”Technical data” colwidth=”50|50″ colalign=”left|center”]
“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 liters on road, 360 liters cross-country ”
Fuel , “470 liters ”
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 ° ”
[/tableX]

Armor:

Panzer IV Ausf Gmmangle
Turret front5011 °
Turret side3026 °
Turret rear3010 °
Turret top1083-90 °
Superstructure front8010 °
Superstructure side300 °
Superstructure rear2011 °
Superstructure top1285-90 °
Hull front8012 °
Hull side300 °
Hull rear209 °
Hull bottom1090 °
Gun mantle500-30 °

[tableX caption=”Armour” colwidth=”40|30|30″ colalign=”left|center|center”]
“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 °
[/tableX]

Armament and Equipment:

Panzer IV Ausf Gdata
Main armament 7.5cm KwK40 L/43
Rounds87
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)

[tableX caption=”Armament and Equipment” colwidth=”50|50″ colalign=”left|center”]
“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 7.92 mm MG 34 coaxial to gun; one 7.92 mm MG 34 in front hull; together 3,000 rounds”
Radio , “FuG5 (4 km range)”
Telescopic sight, “TZF5f/1 (4 km aiming)”
[/tableX]

Penetration mm at 30° armor plates of 7.5 cm KwK40 L/43:

RangePzgrPzgr40 (just limited numbers)
Penetration 100 meters98 mm126 mm
Penetration 500 meters91 mm108 mm
Penetration 1000 meters82 mm87 mm
Penetration 1500 meters72 mm69 mm
Penetration 2000 meters63 mm-

[tableX caption=”Penetration mm at 30° armor plates of 7.5cm KwK40 L/43″ colwidth=”40|30|30″ colalign=”left|center|center”]
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 , –
[/tableX]

Production:

Panzer IV Ausf Gfigures
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)

[tableX caption=”Production” colwidth=”50|50″ colalign=”left|center”]
“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)”
[/tableX]

Service statistics of all Panzer IV variants:

YearAvailableProductionLosses
before 1939-115-
1939 211 (1.9.)141?
1940 280 (10.5.)278?
1941 517 (1.6.)467369
1942 513 (1.1.)994502
1943 1,077 (1.1.) 3,013 "2352"
1944 1,668 (1.1.) 3,126 2,643
1945 1,684 (1.1) 385 (Jan-March) 287 (Jan.)
Total- 7,419 6,153

[tableX caption=”Service statistics of all Panzer IV variants ” colwidth=”25|25|25|25″ colalign=”left|center|center|center”]
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”
[/tableX]


Recent Posts

41M Turan II

Hungarian medium tank Turan I and II. History, development, service, specifications, statistics, pictures and 3D-model… Read More

9 hours ago

Diary October 19, 1940

Diary for Saturday, October 19, 1940: Sea War Destroyer Venetia mined and sunk in Thames… Read More

19 hours ago

Diary October 19, 1915

Diary for Tuesday, October 19, 1915: Western Front Champagne: German 10­-mile wide gas cloud attack… Read More

19 hours ago

Japanese Navy

Strength and organization of the Imperial Japanese Navy in December 1941 at the Pearl Harbor… Read More

1 day ago

This website uses cookies.

Read More