The Pz. Kpfw. I was the first mass-produced German tanks after World War I. Armed with only machine guns, it was inferior to the Allied tanks it came up against, such as the vastly superior Polish 7TP, the French Somua S35 and the British Matilda II. Because it was available in large quantities, it nevertheless played an important part in Germany's early victories in Poland and France.
After the Pz. Kpfw. I had become obsolete, a heavily up-armoured version with 80 mm frontal armour was build, intended to be used against fortifications.
|Ausf. B||Ausf. F|
|Weight||5.4 t||21 t|
|Length||4.02 m||4.375 m|
|Width||2.06 m||2.64 m|
|Height||1.72 m||2.05 m|
|Armour (range)||5-15 mm||20-80 mm|
|Speed (max)||40 km/h||25 km/h|
|Primary weapon||7,92 mm MG 13k (2)||7,92 mm MG 34 (2)|