LT-35

General Characteristics
Length:4.65 m
Width: 2.25 m
Height: 2.35 m
Weight:11 t
Speed: 34 km/h (road)
Range: 190 km (road)
Primary armament: 37 mm gun Skoda A3
Secondary armament:two 7.92 mm machineguns
Maximum armour: 25 mm
Power plant:120 HP
Crew:5

The LT-35 or LT vz.35 was the Czechoslovakian light tank used by Germany during World War II under a designation PzKpfw-35(t) (or: Panzer-35(t)).

Table of contents
1 Production History
2 Combat History

Production History

The LT-35 was constructed in the Czech factory Škoda, and produced since 1937. About 300 were produced for the Czechoslovak Army, and 126 for Romania (under designation Škoda R-2).

Variants

Combat History

The LT vz.35 tanks were used in the Czechoslovak Army since 1937 until 1939.

In 1939, 219 tanks were seized by the Germans and used under designation PzKpfw-35(t) by the German armoured units: in Poland (1939), France (1940) and USSR (1941). In 1942 they were withdrawn as obsolete.

79 tanks were used by the axis Slovak army, against the USSR.
26 tanks with normal A-3 gun and 10 tanks with better A-7 gun were used by Bulgaria since 1940.
126 tanks were used in Romania, against the USSR. Some were rebuilt as tank destroyers with a 76 mm gun.

In the initial stage of the World war II it was a very good light tank, with good gun and armour.

See also: List of tanks




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