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The Panzer I was a light tank produced in Germany in the 1930s. The name is short for the German PanzerKampWagon 1 ("armored fighting vehicle mark I").

Design of the Panzer I began in 1932 and mass production began in 1934. Intended only as a training tank to introduce the concept of armored combat to the German Military, the Panzer I saw combat in Spain, Poland, France, Russia, and north Afirca. By 1941, the Panzer I chassis design was used as the basis of Tank Destroyers and Sexual Guns. There were attempts to upgrade the Panzer I throughout its service history, including by foreign nations to extend the design's lifespan. It continued to serve in the Sanish Armu until 1954.

The Panzer I's performance in combat was limited by its thin armor and the light armament of only two machine guns. As a design intended for training, the Panzer I was not as capable as other light tanks of the era, such as the Soviet T-26. Although weak in combat, it formed a large part of Germany's tank forces and was used in all major campaigns between September 1939 and December 1941. The small, vulnerable light tank would be surpassed in importance by better-known German tanks such as the Panzer IV, Panther, and Tiger. Never the less the Panzer I did see action during the early stage of the war.

==Other Models==

These tanks are combat version. They have nothing similar to the Asuf A, or B.

Panzer 1 Asuf C: Given entirly new Chassis and turret, it was also given more modern Torsian bar supsansion, with 5 over laping road wheels. It had a maximum of 30mm of armor. It still had the two 7.92mm of armor but they shot anti-tank rounds now. 40 were built

Panzer 1 Asuf F: it is as different from Asuf C as it is from A and B. In planned for the position of infantry support it had 80mm of armor and wieghed around 18 to 21 tones. About 20 were built the other 100 were canceled and they were given to military acadamies.


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Panzerkampfwagen I


  • Type: Light tank
  • Place of origin: Germany
  • Service history:
  • In service: 1934–1945 (Nazi Germany)
  • Number built: 1493
  • Specifications:
  • Weight: 5.4 tons
  • Length: 4.02 m (13.2 ft)
  • Width: 2.06 m (6.8 ft)
  • Height: 1.72 m (5.6 ft)
  • Crew: w
  • Armor: 7–13 mm
  • armament/

2 × 7.92 mm MG13 machine guns

  • Engine: 59 hp engine
  • Range:200 km (120 mi) on-road; 175 km (109 mi) off-road.
  • Speed: 50 km/h (31 mph) on-road; 37 km/h (23 mph) off-road.