|Leichter Kampfwagen LKI|
|Used by||Imperial German Army|
|7.92 mm machinegun|
60 hp/44.7 kW
The Leichter Kampfwagen (English: light combat car) or "LK I" was a German light tank prototype of the First World War. Designed to be a cheap light tank as opposed to the expensive heavies coming into service at the time. The tank only reached the prototype stage before the end of the war.
The LK I was designed by Joseph Vollmer. It was based on a Daimler car chassis, using the existing axles to mount sprocket and idler wheels. Its design followed automobile practice, with a front-mounted engine and a driving compartment behind it. It was the first German armored fighting vehicle to be equipped with a turret, armed with a 7.92 mm MG08 machine gun.
- Achtung Panzer! First Panzers 1917-1918
- The Leichte Kampfwagen (LK) Series of German Tanks by Rainer Strasheim