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What is the Indien-Panzer?

What is the Indien-Panzer?

The Indien-Panzer is a German tier 8 medium tank. This project was developed as a medium tank for the Indian Army. The work on the project was carried out by Porsche, Daimler-Benz, and Zahnradfabrik AG of Friedrichshafen from 1954 through 1955.

Why did Porsche develop the Indien-Projekt (Indien Panzer)?

In 1954, the Indian government showed interest in the B-PS 102, which became known as the Indien-Projekt, or Indien Panzer. Porsche could obviously fall back on their experience gained by tank development during the Second World War.

What was the main armament of the Indian Panzer in WW2?

Main armament consisted of 90 mm gun with The rifled barrel, while max armor thickness was 90 mm on the hull front and 130 mm on the turret front. The Indian panzer competed with the British design, which the Indians eventually choose.

How hard is the Indien Panzer to master?

The Indien Panzer can be a difficult tank to master. It has few true standout traits as well as few glaring deficiencies. It can easily be the medium tank version of the saying “jack of all trades, master of none.”

What is the history of the Panzer I?

Panzer 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 warfare to the German Army, the Panzer I saw combat in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, in Poland, France, the Soviet Union and North Africa during the Second World War,…

Is the Indien-Panzer better than the Panther II?

Though the Indien-Panzer has a weaker engine than the Panther II, it sports much less weight thus producing higher mobility. In addition, the Indien has much higher track traverse speed, which makes it handle much better than the Panther.

What was the Panzer I Ausf C?

One of these, the Panzer I Ausf. C, was designed jointly between Krauss-Maffei and Daimler-Benz in 1939 to provide an amply armoured and armed reconnaissance light tank. The Ausf. C boasted a completely new chassis and turret, a modern torsion-bar suspension and five Schachtellaufwerk -style interleaved roadwheels.