Welcome to Wargaming.net Wiki!
Variants
/
/
Pz.Kpfw. I

Pz.Kpfw. I

Jump to: navigation, search





PzI (Stock)

AnnoG53 PzI.png
Totals
3600 Price
145 Hit Points
5.54 / 5.8 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
20/20/14.5Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
14/13/13Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
60 h.p.Engine Power
40 km/hSpeed Limit
43 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
11 Standard Shell Damage
23 mmStandard Shell Penetration
4.3 Time for Complete Loading
43 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
310 mView Range
265 mSignal Range
II
Pz.Kpfw. I
3600
The Pz I Ausf. A was the first mass-produced German tank. In 1935 the design received an upgrade, including elongated hull and a more powerful engine. Mass production of this version, the Pz I Ausf. B, eventually totaled 675 tanks. The standard armament was weak, but some tanks were upgraded on the battlefield to mount 20-mm guns.

PzKpfw IA

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret I L.K.A. 2 600 14/13/13 43 310
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 I Krupp M305 220 60 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis I Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. A 2000 5.8 43
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio II FuG 2 0 265

2cm L.K.B.

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret I L.K.A. 2 600 14/13/13 43 310
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 11/11 122.45 0.57 1.6
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine II Krupp M311 300 95 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. B 2000 8 45
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI FuG 7 0 415

PzKpfw IF

Speed

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret II Pz.Kpfw. I Breda 600 14/13/13 45 320
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun I 2 cm Breda 70 30/47 11/11 114.29 0.51 1.5
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine II Maybach HL 38 TR 500 100 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. B 2000 8 45
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
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:


  • Short aim time
  • Good turret traverse speed
  • Decent mobility
  • Only sees tier II battles
  • Small silhouette gives this tank great camouflage


Cons:


  • Low top speed
  • Low penetration, especially at long range
  • Unable to hit targets which are 350m+ away
  • Weak armor, HE and autocannon shots can finish you instantly
  • Slow, so a support role with company advised


Performance

Armor is not bouncy to lower tier guns and most autocannons and so to make up for it some angling can be used if stuck out in the open with no other choice but absorbing damage. However it rarely works so try not to be caught in the open in this tank. The tank is best used behind cover and popping out occasionally to get shots off at a distracted enemy. The tank also has enough mobility to relocate at a reasonable rate, but give it enough time to accelerate as it lacks horsepower.

The guns are subpar for even tier 1 but with proper usage can be devastating. The Breda is advised due to the fact that most high threat tier 2 tanks have armor that is completely immune to the KwK 38's 23mm nominal pen, most notably the tank's rival, the panzer II even from the sides. The Breda, while having a very long firing time (but better DPM), lower accuracy at range, is still better due to the extra 7mm of penetration. It is reccomended to stick to close ranges and target flanks of well armored tanks, as 30mm of pen will go through anything but a H35 (the one tank to avoid at all costs unless using APCR). Basically choose the Breda for general usage, and only take the KwK if you know how to use it to its strengths (better at peekabooing due to rapid fire, better accuracy especially on the move, but has terrible penetration especially at this tier)

Overall, while this tank is inferior to most tier II tanks, it can really do some damage. Stick to cover, and use peekaboo tactics to make the most of the lowish pen and accuracy, but decent DPM. Treat this tank like a buffed tier I tank, with more speed, better armor, but the same guns as the LTraktor minus the 37mm. With a few games you should soon be able to get to its next upgrade the PZ1C.


Early Research

  • Both 2cm KwK 38 L/55 and Breda carry over from Leichttraktor. Mount your choice.
  • Both are Tier-1 guns in this Tier-2 tank so you are still undergunned.
  • The Breda holds 12 rounds in 4 clips and shoots a 3-round burst each trigger click.
  • The 2cm KwK 38 L/55 holds 10 rounds in 5 clips and shoots a 2-round burst each trigger click.
  • Next get the first engine, then tracks for second engine.
  • Good Tier-7 radio gives long range view of battlefield.


History for this tank not found

Historical Gallery

Sources and External Links

Germany
Light Tanks ILeichttraktor mark_id mark_id IIPz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f) IIPz.Kpfw. 35 (t) IIPz.Kpfw. I IIPz.Kpfw. II IIIPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) IIIPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. A mark_id 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 mark_id IIM2 Light Tank IIT1E6-X mark_id IIT1E6-X1 IIT2 Light Tank IIT7 Combat Car IIIM22 Locust mark_id IIIM3 Stuart IIIMTLS-1G14 IVM5 Stuart VM24 Chaffee VIT21 VIT37 VIIM41 Walker Bulldog VIIT71 VIIIM41B Brazilian Bulldog VIIIT49 mark_id
UK IICruiser Mk. I IICruiser Mk. III mark_id IIICruiser Mk. IV IIICruiser Mk. II IVValentine IVCovenanter VCrusader
Germany ILeichttraktor mark_id mark_id IIPz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f) IIPz.Kpfw. 35 (t) IIPz.Kpfw. I IIPz.Kpfw. II IIIPz.Kpfw. 38 (t) IIIPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. A mark_id 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
ja:XBOX:PzI