In the German Army, as every army, the infantry generals wanted tanks to support infantry attacks rather than fighting their own battles elsewhere. They were impressed by the small and cheap British Matilda and the French Renault 10-tonne infantry support tanks, and demanded a similar vehicle. The resulting VK1801 design was a machine-gun armed 21-tonne light tank with 80mm of armour, over twice the weight and with considerably more protection than the Allied equivalents.
The Panzer I F is a well-designed infantry support vehicle. Its armour protects it from any anti-tank weapon it is likely to face. The 20Ã¢â¬Â/50cm wide tracks enable it to cross any terrain in its path, while a complex but efficient interleaved suspension distributes its weight evenly.
As a true product of German engineering, it would be hard to envisage a better design for a machine-gun-armed infantry support light tank! The Panzer I F is the ultimate infantry tank. Perfectly engineered to take any objective.
ROF 4; Anti-tank 2; Firepower 6
Front 8; Side 5; Top 2
This box contains four Panzer I F Light Tanks.