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PzII (Stock)

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Totals
3000 Price
145 Hit Points
9.16 / 9.5 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
30/20/15Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
30/15/15Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
130 h.p.Engine Power
40 km/hSpeed Limit
42 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
11 Standard Shell Damage
23 mmStandard Shell Penetration
4.3 Time for Complete Loading
42 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
290 mView Range
265 mSignal Range
II
Pz.Kpfw. II
3000
The A, B, C, and F models were produced from March 1937 through April 1940 and from March 1941 through December 1942, with a total of 1,637 vehicles built.

This tank combines good speed with excellent maneuverability, and boasts 30mm of armor on the front hull and turret. It's one of the few tanks in the game that can only use auto-cannons. Its 2 cm Flak 38 L/112 auto-cannon can penetrate nearly every other vehicle at its tier or below, and well-aimed shots can penetrate most tier 3 tanks. As with most tanks of its tier, the Pz.Kpfw. II is easily upgradable and it's a tank that is a lot of fun to fight in, especially as the player's skills improve. A popular vehicle, you will doubtlessly face this tank many times on the battlefield.

Pz.Kpfw. II

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret II PzKpfw-II-Turm Ausf. B 950 30/15/15 42 290
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun I 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 70 23/46 11/11 103.45 0.59 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine II Maybach HL 57 TR 540 130 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis I PzKpfw-II-Ketten Ausf. A 2800 9.5 42
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio II FuG 2 0 265

PzKpfw IIB

Speed

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret II PzKpfw-II-Turm Ausf. B 950 30/15/15 42 290
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun I 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 70 23/46 11/11 103.45 0.59 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine III Maybach HL 62 TR 550 140 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II PzKpfw-II-Ketten Ausf. B 2900 10.8 46
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI FuG 7 0 415
Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret III PzKpfw-II-Turm Ausf. F 950 30/20/20 46 320
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun I 2 cm KwK 38 L/55 70 23/46 11/11 153.85 0.57 1.6
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine III Maybach HL 62 TR 550 140 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II PzKpfw-II-Ketten Ausf. B 2900 10.8 46
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VII FuG Spr. 1 0 455

PzKpfw IIF (2cm Lange)

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret III PzKpfw-II-Turm Ausf. F 950 30/20/20 46 320
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun II 2 cm Flak 38 L/112 110 39/51 11/11 153.85 0.45 1.6
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine III Maybach HL 62 TRM 550 160 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II PzKpfw-II-Ketten Ausf. B 2900 10.8 46
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VII FuG Spr. 1 0 455

Compatible Equipment

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

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Chocolate
100-octane Gasoline
105-octane Gasoline
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Highest penetrating auto-cannon available at this tier
  • Short aim time
  • Good turret traverse speed
  • Accurate L/112 cannon and acceptable reload time
  • Good radio range


Cons:


  • Low penetration at long range
  • Unable to hit targets above 350m
  • Tier III tanks can gives you a hard time with your auto canons
  • Slow hill climbing
  • Weak turret armor which causes problems if attempting to hull down with this tank


Performance

This is a fun fighting tank. If you were using the Breda on the Leichttraktor then you should find this tank very similar. It can be very effective in urban environments or anywhere it can engage in short-range combat. At long range the auto-cannon is far less effective, as it has to re-aim after every two-shot burst. It carries a good amount of ammo though, so you can afford to utilize some "spray and pray" tactics. Due to this tactic coupled with its good aim time, an Enhanced Gun Laying Drive is a little useless. You should try to avoid Hotchkiss H35s unless you want to use premium shells. The Panzer II's frontal armour is above average and can easily deflect many shots from rivals that are using auto-cannons.

This tank is great fun when fighting up close. Its high RoF coupled with decent pen means it can go food (or tank)processor on other puny tier 2s. Well-aimed shots can pen nearly anything for same-tiered tanks. Although it may have somewhat sluggish speed, it's still enough to keep up with the pace of the battle. Your good armor (30 mm) can bounce quite a few shots when angled correctly. Try to avoid sniping; the autocannon's pen greatly diminishes over distance, and your accuracy is bad as well. Also, avoid French tanks such as the Hotchkiss H35 or the D1 as their armor is more reliable against your gun. The T18 is also a liability, but good flanking skills can overcome it with relative ease. Shooting the T18 in the front upper glacis plate will however ensure penetration and in turn cause most early players to back off due to sudden penetration from the front of the supposedly impenetrable front of a T18, giving you sufficient time to run or possibly even shoot the sides of a retreating T18. Allow M2 Light Tanks and M3 Stuarts to pass by you and shoot their rear or sides , as their weak spots in front cant be reliably penetrated due to their high speed. Overall, this tank is very well-rounded.

You don't need the added weight capacity from the suspension upgrade on this tank, but it adds 5 deg/s to traverse speed, so it's definitely worth getting.

With 120 RPM and 11 damage, you can do over 1,200 DPM, which is astoundingly high for tier 2.


Early Research

  • Nothing carries over from the Leichttraktor.
  • First research the 2 cm KwK 38 L/55 for faster rate of fire, aim time, and accuracy.
  • You may want to continue on and get the 2 cm Flak 38 L/112, which features much improved penetration and accuracy.
  • Next it's a toss-up between the engines and the suspension.
  • Note that the turret upgrade also improves the reload time, in addition to increasing view range and hit points.
  • Go from there.


Historical Info

In July of 1934, the Waffenamt (Ordnance Department) ordered the development of an armored vehicle ten tons in weight and armed with a 20mm automatic cannon. In early 1935, a number of manufacturers, including Krupp AG, MAN (chassis only), Henschel und Sohn AG (chassis only), and Daimler-Benz AG provided their prototypes of the Landwirtschaftlicher Schlepper 100 (LaS 100) - agricultural tractor - for evaluation by the army. The new vehicle was also known as the 2cm MG Panzerwagen and as VK 622 (Versuchkraftfahrzeug 622). The new light tank, Panzerkampfwagen II, was to supplement new Panzerkampfwagen I light tanks as a vehicle with heavier armament capable of firing armor-piercing and high explosive rounds. Krupp was the first to present their design, but it was not adopted. It was then decided to utilize the chassis designed by MAN and hull by Daimler-Benz. In October of 1935, the first soft steel prototype was tested and ten LaS 100 tanks, later designated as Ausf a1s, were ordered. From late 1935 to May 1936, MAN produced ten Ausf a1 tanks.

The Panzerkampfwagen II (Sd.Kfz.121) was larger than the Panzerkampfwagen I, but was still a light training tank. Due to the delays in production of the Panzerkampfwagen III and Panzerkampfwagen IV, the Panzer II entered combat service as a "stop-gap" vehicle for the expanding Panzertruppen. Similarly to the Panzerkampfwagen I, it did not prove very effective in combat, although it was the main battle tank of the Panzertruppen until 1940 and 1941.

Overall, the Panzerkampfwagen II was ineffective as a combat tank but was an important step in the development of more powerful panzers. When put in good hands, the Panzer II was a good light tank and an effective light reconnaissance vehicle that provided German designers and manufacturers with more tank building experience. As with any other panzer, its chassis became a base for the usual conversions, including the Marder II tank destroyer, Wespe self-propelled howitzers, and others. Additionally, other designs utilized the same components: the Flammpanzer II Flamingo/PzKpfw II(F) flamethrower tanks, the Schwimmpanzer II amphibious tank, and the Sturmpanzer II Bison self-propelled gun.


Historical Gallery

Germany
Light Tanks ILeichttraktor IIPz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f) IIPz.Kpfw. 35 (t) IIPz.Kpfw. I IIPz.Kpfw. II IIIPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) IIIPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J IIIPz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G IIIT-15 IVPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A. IVPz.Kpfw. II Luchs VVK 16.02 Leopard VIVK 28.01 VIIAufklärungspanzer Panther VIIISpähpanzer Ru 251
Medium Tanks IIIPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) IVPz.Kpfw. III IVPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D IVVK 20.01 (D) VPz.Kpfw. III/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Hydrostat VPz.Kpfw. V/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H VT-25 VIPz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm VIVK 30.01 (P) VIVK 30.01 (D) VIVK 30.02 (M) VIIPanther/M10 VIIPz.Kpfw. V Panther VIIVK 30.02 (D) VIIIPanther mit 8,8 cm L/71 VIIIIndien-Panzer VIIIPanther II IXE-50 IXLeopard prototyp A XE-50 Ausf. M XLeopard 1
Heavy Tanks IVPz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) IVDurchbruchswagen 2 VVK 30.01 (H) VIVK 36.01 (H) VIIPz.Kpfw. VI Tiger VIIPz.Kpfw. VI Tiger (P) VIIILöwe VIIIPz.Kpfw. Tiger II VIIIVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A IXE-75 IXVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B XE-100 XMaus
Tank Destroyers IIPanzerjäger I IIIMarder II IVHetzer IVMarder 38T VPz.Sfl. IVc VStuG III Ausf. G VIDicker Max VIJagdpanzer IV VINashorn VIIE-25 VIIJagdpanther VIISturer Emil VIIIFerdinand VIIIJagdpanther II VIII8,8 cm PaK 43 Jagdtiger VIIIRhm.-Borsig Waffenträger IXJagdtiger IXWaffenträger auf Pz. IV XJagdpanzer E-100 XWaffenträger auf E 100
Self-Propelled Artillery IIG.Pz. Mk. VI (e) IIISturmpanzer I Bison IIIWespe IVPz.Sfl. IVb IVSturmpanzer II VGrille VIHummel VIIG.W. Panther VIIIG.W. Tiger (P) IXG.W. Tiger XG.W. E-100
Light Tanks
USA IT1 Cunningham IIM2 Light Tank IIT1E6-X IIT1E6-X1 IIT2 Light Tank IIT7 Combat Car IIIM22 Locust IIIM3 Stuart IIIMTLS-1G14 IVM5 Stuart VM24 Chaffee VIT21 VIT37 VIIM41 Walker Bulldog VIIT71 VIIIM41B Brazilian Bulldog VIIIT49
UK IICruiser Mk. I IICruiser Mk. III IIICruiser Mk. IV IIICruiser Mk. II IVValentine IVCovenanter VCrusader
Germany ILeichttraktor IIPz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f) IIPz.Kpfw. 35 (t) IIPz.Kpfw. I IIPz.Kpfw. II IIIPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) IIIPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J IIIPz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G IIIT-15 IVPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A. IVPz.Kpfw. II Luchs VVK 16.02 Leopard VIVK 28.01 VIIAufklärungspanzer Panther VIIISpähpanzer Ru 251
France IRenault FT IID1 IIHotchkiss H35 IIIAMX 38 IVAMX 40 VELC AMX VIAMX 12 t VIF224 AMX Chaffee VIIAMX 13 75 VIIIAMX 13 90
USSR IMS-1 IIBT-2 IIT-26 IIT-60 IITetrarch IIIBT-7 IIIBT-SV IIIM3 Light IIIT-127 IIIT-46 IIIT-70 IVA-20 IVT-50 IVT-80 IVValentine II VIMT-25 VIILTTB VIIIT-54 ltwt.
China IRenault NC-31 IIVickers Mk. E Type B IIIType 2597 Chi-Ha IVM5A1 Stuart VI59-16 VIType 64 VIIWZ-131 VIIIWZ-132
Japan IRenault Otsu IIType 95 Ha-Go IIIType 98 Ke-Ni IVType 5 Ke-Ho
Czechoslovakia
Sweden