The Panzerjäger I (German "Tank Hunter 1") was the first of the German tank destroyers to see service in the Second World War. It mounted a Czech Skoda 4.7 cm pak anti-tank gun on a converted Panzer I Ausf. B chassis. It was intended to counter heavy French tanks like the Char B1 that were beyond the capabilities of the 3.7 cm PaK 36 anti-tank gun then in service and served to extend the usable lifetime of otherwise obsolete Panzer I tanks. Over 200 were converted in 1940—41. They were employed in the Battle of France, in the North Africa Campaign and on the Eastern Front.
In Flames of War
|Equipment and Notes|
|Panzerjäger I |
4.7cm PaK(t) gun
Tom's Panzerjaegers have featured fairly prominently in several of our early war games, most notably here where I borrowed them and used them and Panzer IVs to hold up his SOMUAs and thus stop one flank cold. I am looking forward to getting my own into action!