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Tanks of 'Fury' #2: Panzer I



Second up in our Tanks of 'Fury' series is the German Panzer I. The Panzer I was developed as a training vehicle in the 1930s but was pressed into service on the European, North African and Soviet fronts during WWII. Due to its small size (5 tons, 13' 2" x  5' 6") and thinner armor (0.27 to 0.51 inches), the Panzer I wasn't very effective in combat. The main armaments were 2 7.92mm machine guns and it could reach speeds up to 31mph.

Fury, the World War II tank movie written and directed by David Ayer and starring Brad Pitt, arrives in theaters October 17. Set in the final days of the European conflict in April 1945, the film follows a Sherman tank and her crew on a mission behind enemy lines. Check out the M4 Sherman here.

Click on the image below to see a larger version of the Panzer I chart.


A new featurette posted a JoBlo.com  gives some more background on the film:


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