Where did it go...this need to communicate?..this need for expressing myself on the internet information highway?...
Gone, gone...like smegma under a well-aimed shower head.
Panzer : Pzkpfw IV, Ausf F2
First to feature the long barreled 75 mm main gun, the F-series started out with the shorter gun, but as production switched to KwK 40 L/43 armament, the later vehicles were simply designated "F2".
It entered service on the battle fields of North Africa and the Soviet Union in spring/ summer 1942 and finally provided the Panzerwaffe with a much needed main battle tank capable of meeting the Soviet T-34 and KV-1 on equal terms. It also gave the Afrikakorps the upper hand against Western allied armour in the desert, but fortunately for the course of WWII they received far too few of them. The F2 was quickly superseded by the Ausf G, which was almost identical to it , except for a few minor changes. The ball shaped muzzle brake (on the F2) is the most distinguishing difference between them.