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PzIII_IV (Stock)

Totals
315000 Price
380 Hit Points
23.77 / 24.95 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
60/60/40Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
50/30/30Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
350 h.p.Engine Power
55 km/hSpeed Limit
34 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
110 Standard Shell Damage
103 mmStandard Shell Penetration
4.3 Time for Complete Loading
44 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
320 mView Range
310 mSignal Range
V
Pz.Kpfw. III/IV
315000
The tank was intended to use parts and components of the PzKpfw III and PzKpfw IV vehicles. Only blueprints were developed.

Fast, agile and properly armored, the Pz.Kpfw. III/IV can stand its ground really well unless you happen to be bottom of the food chain. While you do have sub-average firerate and DPM, many inexperienced players will bounce their shots off your sloped front, while you get to pick at them with your very accurate 75mm gun from the position you've taken, before anyone else could get a look at you. It is a remarkable vehicle, but can't be relied upon to win a tier 5 match all by itself.

Pz.Kpfw. III/IV

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret IV Pz.Kpfw. III/IV Ausf. A 3000 50/30/30 44 320
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/43 1437 103/139/38 110/110/175 13.95 0.41 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Maybach HL 120 TR 510 350 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IV Pz.Kpfw. III/IV 5000 24.95 34
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio III FuG 5 0 310

Versuchs PzKpfw III/IV

Speed

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret IV Pz.Kpfw. III/IV Ausf. A 3000 50/30/30 44 320
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/43 1437 103/139/38 110/110/175 13.95 0.41 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Maybach HL 120 TRM 510 440 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V Pz.Kpfw. III/IV verstärkteketten 5000 27.8 36
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI FuG 7 0 415

PzKpfw III/IVc

Recon

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret V Pz.Kpfw. III/IV Ausf. B 4000 50/30/30 53 320
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/48 1520 110/158/38 110/110/175 13.95 0.39 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine V Maybach HL 157 P 580 585 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V Pz.Kpfw. III/IV verstärkteketten 5000 27.8 36
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX FuG 12 0 710

Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
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
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:


  • Great acceleration and top speed
  • Very good maneuverability and turret traverse
  • Good and sloped frontal armor
  • Accurate gun
  • Decent penetration


Cons:


  • Low rate of fire, low damage per minute
  • Poor view range (less than Pz. III)
  • Poor gun depression
  • Weak turret armor


Performance

The Pz.Kpfw. III/IV is somewhat unique tier 5 tank. It's primarily a flanker, combining high mobility, good acceleration, agility, and fairly powerful hull armor at the price of its gun. When first played with all modules stock you may be disappointed by its sloppy movement as it's a far cry from your Pz.Kpfw. III, but with a fully developed engine you will be able to outrun almost all non-scout tanks you will face. This can and should be used to position yourself in the best spot possible, usually on your enemies' flanks. However do not get tricked by its high speed, because it is not another paper-like medium. The PzKpfw III/IV can bunker down behind obstacles such as buildings, small rises in terrain, boulders or other heavy tanks, while poking out every few seconds to take a shot at your enemy. Although the 60mm of frontal armor does not appear adequate compared to your 70mm on the PzKpfw III, the sloped armor gives the tank a very high survivability value. It is not unusual for your enemy to bounce every other shot off your front. If you can add your own angling into the mix, you can easily get a Steel Wall achievement. With the upgraded turret and suspension however, the III/IV can turn circles around enemy tanks and whittle down their health, although doing this alone is not exactly a good idea.

The most notable issue of Pz.Kpwf. III/IV however is its gun. It's accurate, but it has a lower rate of fire compared to its tier 5 counterparts. In addition it can't mount 105 mm howitzer like Pz.Kpfw. IV or M4 Sherman. However if you utilize your assets right, you will still come out on top of duels with those who are lucky enough to have guns with more kick. Just peek around corners with angled armor, and when it is safe to do so, get up close and personal and force them to rotate helplessly in place and abuse their slower reload. Also note that even your hull side armor is stronger than Pz IV's or Sherman's and one hit from 105 mm to side should not kill you.

Also, be aware that the upgraded gun has marginal amounts of penetration and accuracy over the stock gun, and isn't necessarily the first choice for research. It is advised to go for the engine before anything else, and suspension might also be needed for this. Additionally, the turret gives you a good bit of health, so this will increase your overall survivability and will also probably be more useful than going straight for the gun.


Early Research

  • Upon purchasing this tank, you should immediately install the Maybach HL 120 TRM engine and upgrade the radio to at least the FuG 7.
  • Getting the Maybach HL 157 P is very important for this tank.
  • Now you have the horsepower to upgrade to the second turret.
  • Next you may want to upgrade to the 7.5 cm KwK 40 L/48 gun.
  • The faster traverse speed from the upgraded suspension is important for this tank.
  • With the high speed of this tank, you may be called upon to scout, so you'll want the FuG 12 if you don't have it by now.


Historical Info

The Pz.Kpfw. III/IV represents an attempt to integrate the development of the Pz.Kpfw. III and Pz.Kpfw. IV vehicles.

On September 14, 1941, Chief of Stab Rüstung 11a approved the specification of the tank, a combination of Pz.Kpfw. III and Pz.Kpfw. IV chassis leichte Panzer Jaeger (later renamed the Panzer IV lang (E)). As the engine had passed the test of time and war, the Maybach HL-120TRM was chosen and connected to the transmission SSG-77. The driving wheels of the Pz.Kpfw. III were used and reinforced output shafts were added. The chassis consisted of six rollers 660 mm in diameter on the board, semi-detached on the leaf springs in pairs. New symmetrical tracks 540 mm wide with a central ridge were chosen. Sloth - from the tank Pz.Kpfw. IV, but strengthened and expanded. Plans were to increase cruising range by placing an additional 300 liter fuel tank in the engine compartment.

The front part of the body was redesigned. The top 60 mm thick armored plates got an inclination of 60 degrees to the vertical, the bottom plates were 60 mm thick, with an inclination of 45 degrees to the vertical. The turret was a slightly modified version of the one one used on the Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. J. The construction of the turret excluded rotary electrical contacts at the base, opting instead to use a flexible electrical cable. This limited the traverse angle of the turret to 270 degrees right and left of the longitudinal axis. Ammunition was increased to one hundred rounds of 75mm cannon and up to 3,150 rounds of machine-gun rounds.

In March 1944 Wa Pruef 6 signed a contract to build three experimental tanks Pz.Kpfw. IV auf Einheitsfahrgesyell. In June 1944 it was decided to launch full production at Krupp-Gruzonverk, but on July 12, 1944, the Krupp firm was informed about the cancellation of the Pz.Kpfw. III / Pz.Kpfw. IV program.


Historical Gallery

Germany
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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
Medium Tanks
USA mark_id IIT2 Medium Tank IIIM2 Medium Tank IVM3 Lee VM4A2E4 Sherman VM4A2E4 Ripper VM4 Sherman VM7 VRam II VIM4A3E8 Sherman mark_id VISherman Fury VIM4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo VIIT20 VIIT23E3 VIIIM26 Pershing VIIIT26E4 Super Pershing VIIIT26E4 Freedom VIIIT69 VIIIT95E2 IXM46 Patton IXT54E1 XM48A1 Patton mark_id
UK IVickers Medium Mk. I IIVickers Medium Mk. II IIIVickers Medium Mk. III IVMatilda VMatilda Black Prince VICromwell VICromwell Knight VIIComet VIIICenturion Mk. I IXCenturion Mk. 7/1 XFV4202
Germany 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
France IIID2 IXLorraine 40 t XBat.-Châtillon 25 t
USSR IVT-28 VMatilda IV VT-34 VIA-43 VIT-34-85 VISpectre VIT-34-88 VIIA-44 VIIKV-13 VIIT-43 VIIT-44-122 VIIIObject 416 VIIIT-44 IXObject 430 Version II IXT-54 XObject 140 XObject 430 XT-62A
China VType T-34 VIType 58 VIIT-34-1 VIIIT-34-2 VIIIT-34-3 IXWZ-120 X121
Japan IIChi-Ni IIIType 97 Chi-Ha IVType 1 Chi-He VType 3 Chi-Nu VType 3 Chi-Nu Kai VIType 4 Chi-To VIIType 5 Chi-Ri VIIISTA-1 IXType 61 XSTB-1
Czechoslovakia
Sweden
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