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1943 - German Panzerkampfwagon II AusfL Luchs (Lynx) (SdKfz 123)
Light Reconnaissance Tank

Armament;          1 - 2cm KwK 38 L/55 '
                             1 - 7.92mm MG 34
Engine;                Maybach, HL66P, 6cyl. gas, 180 hp
Speed:                37 mph
Range:                 93 miles
Crew:                   4
Weight:               11.6 tons

Originally designated as a tank, it was redesignated as a fully tracked reconnaissance vehicle. It mounted the standard Panzer II turret but without a cupola or vision ports. The suspension had 5 sets of interleaved large bogie wheels. Served on both the Eastern and Western fronts through 1945.' Only 131 were built. Only a few rare examples remained at the end of the war. This rare photograph is a Luchs at APG just after WWII.

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