Gepanzerte Munitionsschlepper VK302


Gepanzerte Munitionsschlepper (VK302)
Panzer Selbstfahrlafette 1a 5cm PaK38 auf Gepanzerte Munitionsschlepper
10.5cm LG auf Gepanzerte Munitionsschlepper

Gepanzerte Munitionsschlepper (VK302)
Gepanzerte Munitionsschlepper (VK302)

Panzer Selbstfahrlafette 1a 5cm PaK38 auf Gepanzerte Munitionsschlepper
Panzer Selbstfahrlafette 1a 5cm PaK38 auf Gepanzerte Munitionsschlepper

10.5cm LG auf Gepanzerte Munitionsschlepper
10.5cm LG auf Gepanzerte Munitionsschlepper

As early as September of 1937, orders were made to develop fully-tracked armored ammunition carrier. Prototype of VK302 armored ammunition carrier (Sonderschlepper BIII) was produced in 1940. At first, 20 vehicles were ordered followed by 100 vehicles but only 28 were produced from October of 1941 to January of 1942 by Borgward.

In July of 1940, based on the armored ammunition carrier, self-propelled gun armed with 50mm Pak gun was developed (Leichte Panzerjaeger). The gun was mounted over the engine compartment.In 1940, one prototype was constructed and was troop tested.

In September of 1941, similar design but armed with recoiless Rheinmetall-Borsig 105mm LG gun was developed. The gun itself was to be mounted as in 50mm variant but Krupp proposed turret mounted gun of its own design. Only models were build.

Specifications

Weight: 3500kg (VK302)
Crew: 2 men
Engine: Borgward 6M RTBV / 6-cylinder / 49hp
Speed: Road: 30km/h
Cross-Country: –km/h
Range: Road: 150km
Cross-Country: —km
Fuel Capacity: — litres
Lenght: 3.57m
Width: 1.83m
Height: 1.44m (VK302)
Armament: none (VK302)
50mm Pak 38 L/60
105mm LG L/32
Ammo: 50mm – 32 rounds
Armor: 8-14.5mm

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