Panzer IV/70 (Sd. Kfz. 162/1)






There was each one variant of the Panzer IV/70 (Sd. Kfz. 162/1) armed with the powerful 7,5 cm Panzerjägerkanone 42 L/70 from Alkett (A) and VOMAG (V). From August 1944 to March 1945,  930 Panzer IV/70 (V) and 278 Panzer IV/70 (A) were manufactured. The Panzer IV/70 (V) corresponded widely to the Jagdpanzer IV (Sd. Kfz. 162). Contrary to that, the Panzer IV/70 (A) based on the normal hull of the Panzerkampfwagen IV. For this reason, a steep armour plate had to be created in front of the driver’s seat similar to that of the Panzerkampfwagen IV. Therefore, the Alkett vehicle was about 27 cm higher than the VOMAG design. In addition, the shape of the armour was less fafourable. (Photo: NARA)









The vehicle illustrated in both photos is a Panzer IV/70 (V) which was captured by US Forces. (Photo: NARA)






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