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Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A

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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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41,000  Credits Cost
250270 HP Hit Points
17.92/18.218.24/22 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
Mobility
320350 hp Engine Power
42/18 km/h Speed Limit
3540 deg/s Traverse
17.8619.19 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
14.5/14.5/14.5 mm Hull Armor
16/14.5/14.530/14.5/14.5 mm Turret Armor
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Shell Cost
70/70/90110/110/175 HP Damage
60/96/2543/87/38 mm Penetration



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27.27 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 2.2 s
50% Crew: 2.73 s
75% Crew: 2.38 s
100% Crew: 2.11 s
Rammer: 1.9 s
Vents: 2.06 s
Both: 1.86 s
Both and BiA: 1.82 s
Both and Max Crew %: 1.74 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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15 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 4 s
50% Crew: 4.96 s
75% Crew: 4.33 s
100% Crew: 3.84 s
Rammer: 3.46 s
Vents: 3.76 s
Both: 3.38 s
Both and BiA: 3.31 s
Both and Max Crew %: 3.17 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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1670.2

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (70 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1670.2
50% Crew: 1348.2
75% Crew: 1544.2
100% Crew: 1741.6
100% Crew
Vents: 1780.8
Rammer: 1934.8
Both: 1978.9
Both and BiA: 2022.3
Both and Max Crew %: 2110.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1740.2
50% Crew: 1418.2
75% Crew: 1614.2
100% Crew: 1811.6
100% Crew
Rammer: 2004.8
Vents: 1850.8
Both: 2048.9
Both and BiA: 2092.3
Both and Max Crew %: 2180.5

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (70 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1670.2
50% Crew: 1348.2
75% Crew: 1544.2
100% Crew: 1741.6
100% Crew
Vents: 1780.8
Rammer: 1934.8
Both: 1978.9
Both and BiA: 2022.3
Both and Max Crew %: 2110.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1740.2
50% Crew: 1418.2
75% Crew: 1614.2
100% Crew: 1811.6
100% Crew
Rammer: 2004.8
Vents: 1850.8
Both: 2048.9
Both and BiA: 2092.3
Both and Max Crew %: 2180.5

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (90 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2147.4
50% Crew: 1733.4
75% Crew: 1985.4
100% Crew: 2239.2
100% Crew
Vents: 2289.6
Rammer: 2487.6
Both: 2544.3
Both and BiA: 2600.1
Both and Max Crew %: 2713.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2237.4
50% Crew: 1823.4
75% Crew: 2075.4
100% Crew: 2329.2
100% Crew
Rammer: 2577.6
Vents: 2379.6
Both: 2634.3
Both and BiA: 2690.1
Both and Max Crew %: 2803.5

See here, here, or here for more information.






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1650

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (110 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1650
50% Crew: 1332.1
75% Crew: 1525.7
100% Crew: 1720.4
100% Crew
Vents: 1758.9
Rammer: 1911.8
Both: 1954.7
Both and BiA: 1997.6
Both and Max Crew %: 2084.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1760
50% Crew: 1442.1
75% Crew: 1635.7
100% Crew: 1830.4
100% Crew
Rammer: 2021.8
Vents: 1868.9
Both: 2064.7
Both and BiA: 2107.6
Both and Max Crew %: 2194.5

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (110 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1650
50% Crew: 1332.1
75% Crew: 1525.7
100% Crew: 1720.4
100% Crew
Vents: 1758.9
Rammer: 1911.8
Both: 1954.7
Both and BiA: 1997.6
Both and Max Crew %: 2084.5

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1760
50% Crew: 1442.1
75% Crew: 1635.7
100% Crew: 1830.4
100% Crew
Rammer: 2021.8
Vents: 1868.9
Both: 2064.7
Both and BiA: 2107.6
Both and Max Crew %: 2194.5

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (175 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2625
50% Crew: 2119.25
75% Crew: 2427.25
100% Crew: 2737
100% Crew
Vents: 2798.25
Rammer: 3041.5
Both: 3109.75
Both and BiA: 3178
Both and Max Crew %: 3316.25

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2800
50% Crew: 2294.25
75% Crew: 2602.25
100% Crew: 2912
100% Crew
Rammer: 3216.5
Vents: 2973.25
Both: 3284.75
Both and BiA: 3353
Both and Max Crew %: 3491.25

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.46 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.57 m
With 75% Crew: 0.498 m
With 100% Crew: 0.441 m
With BiA: 0.431 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.422 m
Maximum possible: 0.404 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.5 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.619 m
With 75% Crew: 0.541 m
With 100% Crew: 0.479 m
With BiA: 0.469 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.459 m
Maximum possible: 0.44 m

For more details, see Crew
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1.9 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.354 s
With 75% Crew: 2.055 s
With 100% Crew: 1.822 s
With GLD: 1.656 s
With BiA: 1.782 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.743 s
With both and GLD: 1.584 s
Maximum possible: 1.519 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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1.9 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.354 s
With 75% Crew: 2.055 s
With 100% Crew: 1.822 s
With GLD: 1.656 s
With BiA: 1.782 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.743 s
With both and GLD: 1.584 s
Maximum possible: 1.519 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
4444 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-10°/+20°-10°/+20° Elevation Arc
150122 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






320 m 

With 50% Crew: 251.4 m
With 75% Crew: 285.7 m
With 100% Crew: 320 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 336.2 m
With Coated Optics: 352 m
With Binocular Telescope: 400 m
Maximum possible: 458.1 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






330 m 

With 50% Crew: 259.3 m
With 75% Crew: 294.7 m
With 100% Crew: 330 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 346.7 m
With Coated Optics: 363 m
With Binocular Telescope: 412.5 m
Maximum possible: 472.4 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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265 m 

With 50% Crew: 213.9 m
With 75% Crew: 245 m
With 100% Crew: 276.4 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 318 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 291.5 m
Maximum possible: 397.8 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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415 m 

With 50% Crew: 335 m
With 75% Crew: 383.7 m
With 100% Crew: 432.8 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 498 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 456.5 m
Maximum possible: 623 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
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III

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41000

The Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A is a German tier 3 medium tank.

During its development, the Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A was considered a heavy tank. The vehicle is an early version of the most mass-produced German tank. Development of the vehicle started in 1935; mass production began in the fall of 1937. The Pz.Kpfw. IV was subject to continuous upgrading: the vehicle in the game is an interim version between the Ausf. A and Ausf. B variants. The first three vehicles saw service in January 1938. A total of 35 Ausf. A modifications were manufactured; they remained in service until the spring of 1941.

The Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A leads to the Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IV 7,5 cm Kw.K. 37 L/24 43/87/38 110/110/175 15 0.5 1.9 780 10450
III 5 cm Kw.K. 38 L/42 60/96/25 70/70/90 27.27 0.46 1.9 700 8570

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

II Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A 16/14.5/14.5 44 320 1650 700
III Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. B 30/14.5/14.5 44 330 1800 2050

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IV Maybach HL 108 TR 320 20 450 9460
IV Maybach HL 120 TR 350 20 510 10430

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

II Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A 18.2 35 B/2 7000 680
III Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. B 22 40 B/2 7000 2150

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

II FuG 2 265 40 0
III FuG 5 310 50 630
VI FuG 7 415 70 8160


Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner Camouflage Net Coated Optics Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Innovative Loading System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Levers Additional Grousers Improved Ventilation Class 2 Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1 

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Chocolate Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters 100-octane Gasoline 105-octane Gasoline Manual Fire Extinguisher Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Orderly Ammo Rack Focus on Target Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Good top gun for its tier, deals high amount of alpha against tier 3 tanks and lower.
  • Good speed and agility for a tier 3 medium when fully upgraded
  • One tier lower than the T-28, which has similar horrible armor values.
  • Stock gun's rate of fire rivals that of the Matildas and deals just under 25% more damage per shot.
  • For its drawbacks, the equipment grind, and that to the Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D, are on the tolerable side.


Cons:


  • Armor is an utter joke like the Soviet T-28, only slightly worse, Players not used to such armor will find it frustrating.
  • Top gun has very poor accuracy and albeit slow muzzle speed, stock gun also has accuracy that leaves a decent amount to be de
  • Commander's cupola stands out like a sore thumb.
  • Relatively slow reload on top gun
  • Both guns have horrible penetration against higher tiers.


Performance

The Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A, even though possessing the title of the earliest non-premium German medium tank in the game, can prove to be a nightmare to play for new tankers. Those who are experienced with the T-28 will have far fewer problems with this German cousin, but this tank differs from its soviet rival in a multitude of ways, each can trade blows with each other like Godzilla and King Kong, so to speak.

The Ausf. A can lower its gun an additional four degrees versus the T-28, but the T-28 can elevate its gun five degrees higher. On the front, the armor of the second turret for both tanks is equal, but being a tier lower than the T-28, the turret of the Ausf. A will be less likely overwhelmed, but not by much. The Top gun of the Ausf. A deals more damage than the one on the T-28 but trades this for less penetration and an inferior rate of fire. The Ausf. A is also less bulky than the T-28, making some options that were not viable in the T-28 practical, yet it will struggle a bit to reach top speed due to the mediocre power/weight ratio. The T-28 is faster, but only slightly versus the fully upgraded Ausf. A. In addition, the T-28 has 10 extra meters of visual range fully upgraded versus the Ausf. A, but the Ausf. A has superior radio range compared to the T-28 when fully upgraded.

Sniping with the top gun of the Ausf. A is nearly impossible due to the poor accuracy, but is somewhat viable with the stock gun. Brawling means near certain death in this tank due to the poor armor, as it will fail even against light tank autocannons in its tier, especially German ones. The Ausf. A is better suited to ambush flanking with its stock gun, coming in from the side to wreak havoc for a short while before leaving just as quickly as it appeared. With the top gun, the Ausf. A makes for a relatively good medium to short range counter-sniper, blasting at hostile tanks that use 'Peek-a-boo' tactics, especially in urban regions. But do not forget you have absolutely horrible armor all-round, so if a low tier german light, or any other tank with a good autoloader or derp gun finds you in their sights, do not expect it to save you. Keep moving, use cover (Especially indestructible walls and buildings) as much as you can, Hit enemies hard when opportunities open and then dive back into cover as soon as possible.


Early Research

  • In order to boost the agility, and thus survivability of the Ausf. A, it is best to research the top engine and upgraded suspension, which each give a boost to mobility. Research the top turret to increase armor at the front so hulldown is more of an option.
  • Those who prefer counter-attacking tanks will want to get the top gun of this tank first, then the rest.
  • Obtain the top radio whenever possible, as this greatly enhances your ability to remain aware of the battle situation.
  • Lastly, research the Ausf. D, which will be a noticeable improvement over the Ausf. A.


Gallery

History for this tank not found


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