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The Marder I “Marten” (SdKfz 135) was a German World War II tank destroyer, armed with the 75 mm anti-tank gun. Most Marder I’s were built on the base of the Tracteur Blindé 37L (Lorraine), a French artillery tractor/armoured personnel carrier of which the Germans had acquired more than three hundred after the Fall of France in 1940.
The Marder II was a German tank destroyer of World War II based on the Panzer II chassis. Only four exist today.
The Marder III is the name for a series of World War II German tank destroyers built on the chassis of the Panzer 38(t). The German word Marder means “marten” in English. They were in production from 1942 to 1944 and served on all fronts until the end of the war.