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PzII_J (Stock)

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Totals
1000 Cost
390 HPDurability
17.89 / 18.85 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader (Radio Operator)
Armor
80/50/50Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
80/50/50Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
160 h.p.Engine Power
31 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
28 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
12 damage
23 mmAverage Penetration
6 Time for Complete Loading
26 deg/sTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
220 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J
III
Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J
1000
Reconnaissance tank with reinforced armor. The vehicle was a further development of the Pz.Kpfw II. In October 1939, a preproduction batch was ordered, and the first prototype was built in July 1940. From 1943 through 1944, seven vehicles were used by the 12th Panzer Division on the Eastern Front. A total of 22 tanks were manufactured.

This tank was made available through the in game store on Black Friday in 2015, and could be purchased in a $15.99 bundle with just the tank, some gold, and a slot, or in the 49.99 Black Friday bundle. It has also been given away through various community contests and giveaways.

In the 2016 Blitz Winter Fair, the Pz. II J can be won through either a Standard or Legendary Chest.


Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
IV Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J 80/50/50 26 220 0 2000
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
I 2 cm Kw.K. 38 23/46 12/12 83.33 0.57 1.4 0 70
Engine

Engine

Level Engine Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
IV Maybach HL 45 P 160 20 0 500

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
VI Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J 18.85 28 0 4200
Radio

Radio

Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
IV FuG6 500 0 70


Compatible Equipment

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

Compatible Consumables


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Insanely good armor, better than that of the KV-1.
  • Good gun depression.


Cons:


  • Poor maneuverability.
  • Extremely bad penetration (23 on AP, 46 on APCR) means that you will have great difficulty against other heavy tanks.
  • Turret traverse slow, so you will get flanked by nimble lights (who will, fortunately, not be able to pen you anyway)


Performance

Though many seem to see the Ausf. J as a fun-tank, it can become a deadly weapon in tier III matches. With great armor of 80/50/50, it will be hard for your enemies to penetrate you. You won´t do much damage, but you can spot and take the damage for your teammates, while they, especially TD's, can shoot safely from behind positions. Using APCR allows you to deal with enemies much more effectively, though it becomes expensive very quickly.


Early Research

None required, this is a premium tank.


Historical Info

Continued development of the reconnaissance tank concept led to the much up-armored Panzer II Ausf. J, which used the same concept as the Pz.Kpfw. IF of the same period, under the experimental designation VK 1601. Heavier armor was added, bringing protection up to 80 mm on the front and 50 mm to the sides and rear, with 25 mm roof and floor plates, increasing total weight to 18 tonnes. Equipped with the same Maybach HL45P as the Pz.Kpfw. IF, top speed was reduced to 31 km/h. Primary armament was the 2 cm KwK 38 L/55 gun. 22 were produced by MAN between April and December 1942, and seven were issued to the 12th Panzer Division on the Eastern Front.


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