2
A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage

Among the trophies captured by the Germans in 1940 in France, there were also eight hundred French R 35 light tanks. Many of these vehicles with dubious combat qualities for the early 40s were modified and used as artillery tractors, armored evacuation vehicles, chassis for cranes. About 200 French light tanks R 35 were reconstructed by the Germans into a light tank destroyer, armed with a good 47-mm Czechoslovakian cannon P. U. V. vz. 36.

One such 4.7 cm Pak (t) (Sfl) auf Fgst. Pz.Kpfw.35 R 731(f) has survived to this day, which is in the collection of the tank museum in the Swiss city of Thun (canton of Bern). The SPGs «lost» the aft niche and many internal details, but it retained its appearance well.

If the background of the photos interferes with reading the reference information of the photos, you can hover your mouse over the text — this will darken the background of the caption.

​​General view of the SPG 4.7 cm Pak (t) (Sfl) auf Fgst. Pz.Kpfw.35 R 731(f) from a three-quarter angle - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​General view of the SPG 4.7 cm Pak (t) (Sfl) auf Fgst. Pz.Kpfw.35 R 731(f) from a three-quarter angle
​​Front view - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Front view
​​View from the left side - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​View from the left side
​Left rear view - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
Left rear view
​​View from the stern - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​View from the stern
​​Starboard side - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Starboard side
​​Upper frontal part of the body - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Upper frontal part of the body
​​Blackout lamp - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Blackout lamp
​​Lower frontal part of the body - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Lower frontal part of the body
​​Towing eye - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Towing eye
​​Starboard undercarriage — view from the inside - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Starboard undercarriage — view from the inside
​​Overhanging shelf of the left side - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Overhanging shelf of the left side
​​Port side undercarriage-outside view - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Port side undercarriage-outside view
​​Driving wheel - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Driving wheel
​​Exhaust pipe protective cover - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Exhaust pipe protective cover
​​Cart - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Cart
​​Tracks - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Tracks
​Supporting roller - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
Supporting roller
​​Guide wheel - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Guide wheel
​​Guide wheel and caterpillar tension mechanism fixing on the inside - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Guide wheel and caterpillar tension mechanism fixing on the inside
​​Aft part of the hull - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Aft part of the hull
​​Tow hook - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Tow hook
​​Tank bottom - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Tank bottom
​​Starboard side - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Starboard side
​​Conning tower of the combat compartment, front-right view - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Conning tower of the combat compartment, front-right view
​​Wheelhouse, front view - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Wheelhouse, front view
​​Wheelhouse, port side - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Wheelhouse, port side
​​The gun from the breech side - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​The gun from the breech side
​​Trunk, right view - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Trunk, right view
​​The gun barrel is in front - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​The gun barrel is in front
​Protective cover attachment - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
Protective cover attachment
​​Cabin interior - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​Cabin interior
​​What's left of the control room, inside view - A light tank destroyer with a complex lineage | Warspot.net
​What's left of the control room, inside view

Load more