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Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A.

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Pz38_NA (Stock)

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Totals
145000 Cost
480 HPDurability
10.86 / 14.96 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
Armor
50/25/10Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
50/30/22Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
200 h.p.Engine Power
62 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
32 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
40 damage
42 mmAverage Penetration
2.9 Time for Complete Loading
32 deg/sTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
230 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A.
IV
Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A.
145000
Developed by the BMM company as a new light reconnaissance tank on the chassis of the Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) from July 1940. The vehicle used welding technology instead of rivets. The new engine and improved transmission allowed for a top speed of 64 km/h. Development was discontinued in favor of the VK 1303. Five prototypes were manufactured.

The Panzerkamfwagen 38(t) na is not a traditional light tank. It has a fast reload, and comes with a stock light gun which is, in the general terms of stock guns, sub-optimal. However, the player can choose to research the 2 cm Flak 38 gun or the 4,7 cm Kw.K. (t) L/43 (referred to hereon as the 4,7 L/43) for better firepower or shot effectiveness. The ultimate goal in researching this tank, however, is to get the 5cm L/60 gun, which can penetrate the DW II and other heavy tanks. This tank performs remarkably well against same tier and higher tier opponents, and is very fast, going up to 60 km/h over flat terrain. It is a very effective scout tank, often able to hold its own against an unsuspecting heavy. It is also small and angled, making it (frustratingly) difficult to hit.

Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
III Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) Ausf. G 50/30/22 32 230 0 1200
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
II 3,7 cm Kw.K. 38 (t) L/47 42/74/10 40/40/50 20.69 0.36 1.5 0 100
II 2 cm Flak 38 39/51/10 12/12/50 115.38 0.45 1.3 290 110
II 4,7 cm Kw.K. (t) L/43 62/115/12 60/60/75 17.05 0.37 1.3 230 100
Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
IV Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A. 50/25/10 44 240 1060 2200
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
II 3,7 cm Kw.K. 38 (t) L/47 42/74/10 40/40/50 21.43 0.36 1.5 0 100
II 2 cm Flak 38 39/51/10 12/12/50 115.38 0.45 1.3 290 110
II 4,7 cm Kw.K. (t) L/43 62/115/12 60/60/75 17.05 0.37 1.3 230 100
IV 5 cm Kw.K. 39 L/60 67/130/25 70/70/90 15.67 0.35 1.8 1530 700
Engine

Engine

Level Engine Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
IV Praga EPA/3 200 20 0 470
IV Praga NR 274 20 1530 470

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
III Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A. 14.96 32 0 3200
IV Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A. verstärkteketten 14.96 35 1240 3200
Radio

Radio

Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
II FuG37 500 0 40


Compatible Equipment

Light Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Springs
Improved Ventilation Class 1
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox

Compatible Consumables


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Very fast tank
  • Good top-end gun
  • Excellent acceleration
  • Very maneuverable
  • Small, difficult to hit


Cons:


  • General low damage-tolerance requires teamwork and backup
  • Weak armor
  • Low Hit-Points
  • Stock gun is weak, making it somewhat difficult to research better guns
  • It cannot shoot through many tank's fronts, it has to flank them


Performance

The Pz. 38 nA is a generally good all-round tank. Its weak armor and low hit-points limit the amount of damage it can take, but it is generally good at rushing a capture circle, spotting, or, with the L/60 gun (because it can penetrate a lot of tanks), reseting a capture. The tank's different guns offer themselves to different strategies.

  • The 2 cm Flak 38 machine gun is very effective at killing light tanks, because of its moderate reload and high capacity. It is limited with mediums and can almost never kill a heavy tank.
  • The 4, 7 L/43 gun is a fast firing gun that does not give up as much penetration as the machine gun, making it more versatile than the Flak 38 or the L/60
  • The 5 cm L/60 gun is a moderately fast gun that deals moderate damage (relative to the total single-shot damage capacity of each gun), but really excels in penetrating heavies and annoying them.

While the speed of this tank, especially with the engine upgrade, is very high, players should note where other supporting friendlies are, and avoid engagements without backup. Be careful driving quickly on low health, as this tank can actually "hop" over hills. Also, make sure to protect your tracks while engaging, as darting in and out of cover may be necessary.


History for this tank not found


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