7.5cm PaK40/2 auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen II (Sf) (SdKfz 131), or Marder II, was an armored vehicle (self-propelled anti-tank gun on a tank chassis, AFV or armoured fighting vehicle) in combat use during the Second World War (World War II or WWII) in the European theater. The Marder II was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations. Marder II, was produced and deployed by the German Army (Heers) of Nazi Germany (the Third Reich). The technical drawing (plan, layout or profile) shows the general appearance characteristics of the specified model (version) of the Marder series tank destroyers for purposes of identification and reference. For more detailed information about this armored fighting vehicle, refer to Marder II.
The Marder II was a German tank destroyer of World War II based on the Panzer II chassis. There were two versions, the first mounted modified Soviet 7.62 cm guns firing German ammunition, while the other mounted the German 7.5 cm Pak 40 gun. As a fighting vehicle it suffered from a high profile and thin open-topped armor that provided minimal protection to the crew. Nevertheless, the Marder II (and similar Marder III) provided a great increase in firepower over contemporary German tanks through the 1942/43 time frame. Only four Marder II's exist today.