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Panzer IV Ausf. G by DarkWizard83 Panzer IV Ausf. G by DarkWizard83
A modification of the Panzer IV series, developed in response to the increased armor protection of tanks encountered on Eastern Front, the Ausf. G was introduced with a longer 75mm gun with greater muzzle velocity for better target penetration. Armor, however, was only marginally increased.

Panzer IV Ausf. G Vehicle Stats:
Type: Medium tank
Manufacturer: Krupp-Grusson, Nibelungenwerke, Vomag.
First deployed: April 1942

Crew: 5
Lenght:6.63 m
Width: 2.88 m
Height: 2.68 m
Weight: 23.6 tons

Armor: 50mm
Armament, primary: 1 x 75mm KwK 40 L/48
Armament, secondary: 2 x 7.92mm MG-34 machineguns
Ammo stowage, primary: 87 rounds
Ammo stowage, secondary: 3,150 rounds

Powerplant: Maybach HL 120 TRM 265hp V-12 water-cooled gasoline engine
Max speed: 42 km/h
Max range: 210 km

Operators: Finland, Germany, Turkey.
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PanzerShafter Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist
This is the Ausf F2, from the look of the muzzle break it's the F2
AufsrherMachstik Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
I could talk almost all day about this German engineering. Having 10 different variants from AUSF A to J. However three reason behind 10 models with only 9 letters, F was separated into 2 versions. F1 still having the short stubby 75mm gun, but they needed better range and accuracy and since they were still only on model F they decided to redesign the gun for better range and instead of model G being the start of the longer gun it was actually AUSF F2 that had started it. And as everyone already knows AUSF H was when the side plating was added. Over time slight modifications were added. The only changes were mostly internal engine components and armour with the gun. The same shape has been used since the AUSF A was produced, all the way to J.
zaco21 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
The heavy cavalry!
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
My favorite of the German armor.  Still, I want the armored skirting around it.  This was the main character's tank in the anime, "Girls und Panzer".  Would want to strip this down, clean off the rust, and repaint it.  And get it running again.
HDwar Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
How do you buy one I would love to have a tank instead of a car
The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That little long 75 killed more tanks that the Long 8.8, but didn't garner the same fear factor 
wbyrd Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Even after decades these beasts are impressive. I'd love to see one fully restored, up close. I've had a chance to see a lot of american armor but would love to be as close to this one as you were :D
KeyswordMaster Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Trauriger anblick.
Groshonee Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
It's looking kinda rusty. I wish whoever owns that would take better care of such an important piece of millitary history.
Wolfenkrieger Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
The Panzer IV was used by Germany , Spain , Hungary , Finland , Czechoslovakia , Switzerland , Bulgaria , Syria , Romania and Croatia.

Russia used some Captured Panzers and SPG only in War Time.

The last army to use the Panzer IV (Ausf H/J) in battle was the Syrian vs israeli Shermans and Centurion tanks in the Golan Heights in 1967 with some Sturmgeschütz III ausf G
Aberden Panzer IV Ausf. F2 or G ?
The Panzer IV has a feature that may cause some to think it is an ausf F2 version because it has the rounded, globular muzzle brake
instead of the baffle type muzzle brake found on ausf G models. While this was always considered a feature of the F2, this vehicle has
an ausf G turret that is signified by the lack of the right turret front port and vision ports on the turret sides forward of the side doors. It
does have, however, signal ports in the driver's and RO's hatches, a feature that was on ausf F version hulls. This vehicle may have
been built during the transition from F to G


Clik the link to see the site of this tank of the foto.
lscr Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
my favorite
billybob70 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Is this a AusfG or Ausf F2? Nice shot! I haven't been th Aberdeen in awhile.
kamikaze0zero Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
The tank even looks like it's saying "get out of my way".
Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is one of my favorite tanks.
BlitzkregOperative Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
the panzer 4 was a good meduium tant for it's day
knifebeard Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Are you sure it`s not the Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. F2 with the long 7.5 cm KwK 40 L/43 gun??
Ihantala Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
You 're right definitely F2
Characteristic muzzle brake.
billy2345 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
true, the muzzle says it all
Fushihead Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
I think that allmost all later Panzers look like Tiger I, but this guy's not a Tiger; it's gun isn't long enough and it's wheels are not as well protected.
Lozzyloveyou Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Great shot, and an allround very durable tank in my opinion.
RobertLaszloKiss Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Student Artist
Love the Panzer IV series! Great shot!
zwanzig Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
Still looks like a mean machine! Would love to see one in its original paint work but still a cool picture.
aq13ed Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Look up Panzer or Panzer IV right here in deviant art and you will find a lot of pictures and models of these and other German tanks. 

Also look up the Bovington Tank Museum on youtube.  They have one of these that still runs, do not recall which model.  They also have running examples of Panzer MkI, II, III, V(Panther), VI (Tiger).  There are also several of the self propelled guns such as Jagdpanzer, Jadgepanther, and Stug III!  Allied armor, Russian armor, half tracks just about everything.  Do not recall if the MkVII (King Tiger) was in running condition.  A lot of good footage with sound.  There are other series on Panzers on youube but it seems like everything else in b/w.

The Patton Museum in Ft. Knox has several examples of German Armor correctly painted, including a Mk IV. 

There are also several DVD sets of WWII color footage.  March to Victory, World War II in Color and Hitler in Colour (yes, Colour) just to name a few.  A lot of other products are out there that have been colorized.  Be careful with these because the quality varies greatly from one producer to the next.

There are also a number of books and publications such as Squadron/Signal publications that have the 'in Action' and 'walk around' series that can be found at hobby stores, book stores, e-bay, or amazon with color and b/w photos.  Each book covers one type of aircraft, tank, ship, soldier, division whatever of any notoriety from WWI to today and probably more.  There are several other offerings from other publishers that are just as good. 
DarkWizard83 Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
Thank you. :)

Well, hopefully if the museum ever gets its extension building built, they can get to restoring this and all the other machines to how they looked during wartime.
700pss Featured By Owner May 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
Sweet =)
DarkWizard83 Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
Thanks. :)
700pss Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Professional Photographer
Ok if I have a muck about with that image?
DarkWizard83 Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
Be my guest. ;)
silentnight745 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
still kinda loos like a tiger.
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