The Panzer IV Tank: Germany’s Workhorse

Posted: September 23, 2014 in Tanks, World War II

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Panzer IV Photo Album

A Panzer IVG at the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum. Photo by Mark Pellegrini. A Panzer IVG at the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum. Photo by Mark Pellegrini.

The Panzer IV was the most common German tank during World War II and, as the only one produced throughout the entire war, this “workhorse” saw action everywhere the German army was deployed.

The medium tank was initially designed to support the Wehrmacht infantry; its added armor compensating for its slower speed while other tanks, like the Panzer III, which was faster and had a smaller-caliber gun, took on enemy tanks.

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