Variants of the Panzerkampfwagen 38(t)

Including the Panzerkampfwagen 35(t)

With the annexation of Czechoslovakia, the Germans "inherited" a long-standing tank production tradition in the form of the Skoda firm. As indiginous German tank production numbers had been low, the aquisition of several Czech-built LT 38 and LT 35 tanks provided a numerical boost in tanks superior to the German Panzer I and II. The Panzer 38(t), as it came to be known in German service, was mounted with an excellent 3.7cm anti-tank gun. It served with distinction in the campaign against France and the Low Countries. When production of the gun-tank version ceased in 1942, the extremely reliable chassis remained in production as the basis for numerous specialty vehicles and tank destroyers.

Aufklärer auf Panzerkampfwagen 38(t)

Aufklärungspanzer 38(t) mit 7.5cm KwK38 L/24

Flakpanzer 38(d) "Kugelblitz"

15cm Schweres Infanteriegeschütz 33/1 auf Selbstfahrlafette 38(t)