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Published: 18/10/2023 | Last Updated on 18/10/2023
PzKpfw I Ausf B smashing through a wall during a Panzersportsfest (an event celebrating armored vehicles) near Wünsdorf.
Did you know?
The Panzer I’s design took root in 1932, with mass production commencing in 1934. Originally conceived solely as a training tank to introduce armored warfare concepts to the German Army, the Panzer I found itself in combat roles in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, as well as in Poland, France, the Soviet Union, North Africa during World War II, and even in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Its performance in the Spanish Civil War significantly influenced the German Panzerwaffe’s strategies when invading Poland in 1939 and France in 1940. As of 1941, the Panzer I chassis design served as the foundation for tank destroyers and assault guns.
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