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"Leningrad Front,
Intelligence Department
October 21st, 1944
#2201ss

To the Chief of Intelligence of the 8th Army

I report on the presence in the German army of a new armoured reconnaissance car armed with a 75 mm gun called "Luchs".

Preliminary tactical-technical characteristics have been established.
  1. Type: heavy, 3-axle
  2. Mass: up to 9 tons
  3. Dimensions:
    1.  Length: 6 meters
    2. Width: 2.3 meters
    3. Height: 3 meters 
    4. Clearance: 0.35 meters
  4. Armour thickness:
    1. Front and turret: 30 mm
    2. Sides: 20 mm
    3. Floor and roof: 10-12 mm
  5. Armament: one 75 mm anti-tank gun model "40" and 1 machinegun
  6. Ammunition carried: up to 50 rounds for the gun, 1500 rounds for the machinegun
  7. Crew: 4
  8. Top speed: up to 40 kph
  9. Cruising range: up to 350 km on roads, up to 170 km off-road
  10. Engine power: up to 160 hp
Chief of Intelligence of the Leningrad Front, Lieutenant General Yevstigneev"


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