Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 09:50 pm
The LK I was a German light tank that was designed to be simple and easy to produce.
Its designer was Joseph Vollmer. Vollmer also had a hand in the creation of the A7V Sturmpanzer-Kraftwagen.
Designed in 1918, the LK I, or Leichte Kampfwagen I, had a layout like that of a typical car. It had the chassis of a Daimler car. The car’s axles were used in the tank’s sprocket and idler wheels.
The LK I carried a crew of three men. It weighed almost seven tons. It had a single weapon – a 0.312 inch (7.92 mm) machine gun.
The Armistice took place before the LK I could see active service. Therefore, it only existed as a prototype.
|Weight:||6.89 tons (7,000kg)|
|Height:||8ft 2in (2.49m)|
|Width:||6ft 7in (2m)|
|Weapons:||Main – 0.312in (7.92 mm) machinegun, Secondary – none|
|Armor||Maximum – 0.31in (8mm)|
|Engine:||Daimler-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline, 60hp|
|Range:||40 miles (64 km)|