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Pantserwagen M.38
M-38 1
Role Armored car
Operators Netherlands
No. of positions 3
Position 1 Driver
37mm gun
7.92mm machine gun
Position 2 7.92mm machine gun
Position 3 7.92mm machine gun

Pantserwagen M.38 is a Dutch armoured car of Swedish origin.

DescriptionEdit

The Pantserwagen M.38 is the Dutch designation for the Landsverk L-180, an armored car of Swedish origin and based on a German Büssing-NAG chassis. The Dutch army purchased 13 of them in 1938 along with 12 very similar Landsverk L-181, which were given the designation Pantserwagen M.36. Both types saw action during the five days struggle of the Netherlands against the overwhelming German army, especially in guarding the airfields. They performed so well, that the surviving vehicles later have been pressed into German service. The main armament of the M.38 is the Bofors 37mm anti-tank gun, which is adequate against most armoured vehicles the M.38 had to face at its time. It is also equipped with three Lewis machine guns: one in the coaxial mount in the turret, one at the front of the hull, and one at the back of the hull.

Similar to Pantserwagen M.36, the M.38 is thinly armoured. One should use the armoured car's speed and maneuverability to best the opponents.

It appears in scenarios set in May 1940.

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