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PzIV_schmalturm (Stock)

Totals
3750 Price
730 Hit Points
29.23 / 32 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
80/30/20Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
120/60/60Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
440 h.p.Engine Power
48 km/hSpeed Limit
36 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
135 Standard Shell Damage
150 mmStandard Shell Penetration
4.6 Time for Complete Loading
24 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
370 mView Range
620 mSignal Range
Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm
VI
Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm
3750
In November 1944 the Krupp company presented several avant-projects aimed to upgrade armament of tanks and tank destroyers in service. Among them there was a project of mounting a Panther's Schmalturm (tight turret) on the Pz IV Ausf. J. The project was canceled due to phasing out the Pz IV production.

Well known for its "Vaderturm", and ingame as the "TIE fighter" for its side skirts (which it is important to note, do NOT have a hitboxes), if you had played the Pz.Kpfw. IV prior patch 8.0 you know what to expect, an excellent sniper tank with decent mobility and excellent turret armor, the Panzer 4 Schmalturm excels at the role of supporting an assault from far distances and even more with the enhanced reload time, you can keep enemies occupied while your team moves forward and still keep up the pace of the battle.

While the penetration is still superb, the alpha damage is still lacking for its tier, so experienced tankers will try to shorten the distance gap to get to you, as fighting close range is the bane of this tank with overall weak hull armor and slow turret rotation speed against you. You should seek at all times only to expose your strong turret to defeat your enemies, make no mistake, the L/70 75mm gun is still a serious threat against any opponent, with its excellent accuracy and penetration.

Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VI PzKpfw-IV-Schmalturm 8530 120/60/60 24 370
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VI 7,5 cm KwK 44/1 L/70 955 150/194/38 135/135/175 13.04 0.35 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Maybach HL 120 TRM V12 510 440 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V PzKpfw-IV-Ketten Ausf. G 7800 32 36
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI FuG5 mit 20 WS.E. 0 620

Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
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:


  • Strong turret armor
  • Excellent penetration
  • Good credit maker
  • Excellent accuracy
  • Good gun depression


Cons:


  • Slow turret traverse
  • Low alpha damage
  • Weak hull Armor
  • Somewhat slow
  • Side skirts are not functioning, despite the appearance.


Performance

This tank can easily sit back into a relaxed position with camouflage and binoculars modules and make short work of targets from afar, or if you are more assault-oriented, you can keep up your heavy tank's pace and support them from behind the lines. Only under dire circumstances you should consider going into frontal assault if you think you can outlast your enemy. Still, one-on-one, the Pz. IV S. can outmatch most tier 6 and below tanks due its extremely good penetration. Just keep in mind that while you can certainly dish out the damage, the Pz. IV S. cannot receive much punishment, and even the new side skirts will not protect you from most sources of damage.


Early Research

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Historical Info

Version with Schmalturm turret was to be developed from Pz IV H model
Given the growing resistance of allied tanks to German anti-tank guns, plans were developed to categorically up-gun the entire range of German tanks toward the end of World War II. One possible answer was affixing the Schmalturm of the Panther Ausf. F to the Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. J chassis. No prototype was ever built so only the drawing give an indication of what the conversion would look like. Unfortunately, like so many other late-war German projects, this conversion was impractical. The chassis of the Panzerkampfwagen IV was severely overloaded by the schmalturm. Furthermore, it is doubtful the turret ring of the Panzer IV would have been able to accommodate the turret unless the overhang was widened (which was suggested in one schematic). However this would have further overloaded an already burdened chassis.



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
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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
Premium tanks
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UK IIISexton I VExcelsior VMatilda Black Prince VICromwell Knight VITOG II* VIIAT 15A
Germany IIPz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f) IIIPz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J IIIPz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) IIIT-15 IVPz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) VPz.Kpfw. IV Hydrostat VPz.Kpfw. V/IV VT-25 VIDicker Max VIPz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm VIIE-25 VIIPanther/M10 VIIIPanther mit 8,8 cm L/71 VIII8,8 cm PaK 43 Jagdtiger VIIILöwe
France IIIFCM 36 PaK 40 V105 leFH18B2 VIF224 AMX Chaffee VIIIFCM 50 t VIIIFCM 50 t Liberté
USSR IITetrarch IIIBT-SV IIIM3 Light IIISU-76I IIIT-127 IVValentine II VChurchill III VKV-220 VMatilda IV VSU-85I VISU-100Y VIT-34-88 VIISU-122-44 VIIT-44-122 VIIIIS-6 VIIIKV-5
China VIType 64 VIIIT-34-3 VIII112
Japan VType 3 Chi-Nu Kai
Czechoslovakia
Sweden
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