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PzI_ausf_C (Stock)

Totals
45800 Price
210 Hit Points
7.59 / 8 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
30/20/20Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
14/13/13Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
150 h.p.Engine Power
79 km/hSpeed Limit
44 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
11 Standard Shell Damage
23 mmStandard Shell Penetration
3.9 Time for Complete Loading
42 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
320 mView Range
310 mSignal Range
Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C
III
Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C
45800
The initial order for this tank was placed in 1939. It was originally conceived as a high-speed reconnaissance tank for airborne units. Mass production started at the beginning of 1942. In early 1943 two vehicles were deployed with the 1st Tank Division. Another 38 vehicles were deployed with the 58th Reserve Tank Corps in the summer of 1944.

The Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C became very popular quickly after its release in-game, and with good reason.

It is extremely fast (highest top speed in the game) and highly maneuverable, rivaling even the Soviet T-50-2. It sports sloped 30mm armor on its front and is relatively well-armored for its tier. Lower-tier tanks and machine guns will have difficulty penetrating its armor and an even harder time hitting one at full speed. Its top gun, the 7.92 mm Mauser, is a rapid-firing machine gun that holds 5 8-round bursts in its drum, meaning it fires 40 rapid shots before reloading with a good ~350 damage potential. Despite its relatively low penetration, the 7.92 mm gun can easily take out full-health tier 2-3 tanks within seconds with shots to spare. The Pz.Kpfw I Ausf. C also has great gun elevation arc angles which assist with using cover and firing on the move. The formidable burst damage potential and high maneuverability make this tank one of the best flankers and run-and-gun drive-by vehicles; it's great for its tier and a fun tank to play.

PzKpfw 1C

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret III Pz.Kpfw. I Breda 600 14/13/13 42 320
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 45 P 500 150 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis III VK 6.01 2500 8 44
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio III FuG 5 0 310
Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret III Pz.Kpfw. I Breda 600 14/13/13 42 320
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 IV Maybach HL 66 P 550 180 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis III VK 6.01 2500 8 44
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI FuG 7 0 415

PzKpfw 1F

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret III Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C 900 30/14.5/14.5 44 340
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun II 7,92 mm Mauser E.W.141 30 33/43 8/8 181.82 0.45 1.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Maybach HL 66 P 550 180 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis III VK 6.02 2500 10.2 48
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VIII FuG Spr. A 0 700

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 top speed in the game
  • Absurd rate of fire
  • Very high burst damage with the 7.92 (5 clips of 8 shots each for a total of 40 shots totaling ~320 damage)
  • Ability to pivot in place
  • Small size; good for staying hidden and dodging enemy fire


Cons:


  • Acceleration is lacking
  • Poor penetration
  • Prone to drifting (which is cool but results in lost speed and control)
  • Driver is knocked-out easily
  • Very expensive gold ammo (16,000 credits per belt)


Performance

At its tier, it is best played as an aggressive flanker. All but the strongest vehicles will be quickly destroyed by its 7.92 mm Mauser machine-gun, especially if shot from behind or in the side. The high damage-potential and high maneuverability (turning speed and such) allow the Pz.Kpfw I Ausf. C to "carousel" enemies, that is, quickly drive past or around an enemy and unload into their weak sides and rear while forcing them to turn their turret and hull in an attempt to keep-up. This technique disorients unexpectant enemies while making its victim vulnerable to you and your teammates who may be right behind you, however this trick requires high speed and works best on slow enemy tanks and tank-destroyers. Find opportunities to flank, charge in, unload your the 40 bullets and run to reload. Rinse and repeat.

The Pz.Kpfw I Ausf.C offers a choice between two guns, the same 2cm L/112 that you might know from the PzII or a unique gun, the Mauser. They have similar stats : same accuracy, neighboring damage and penetration. Technically, the L/112 is more reliable due to its slightly better penetration and a faster clip reload, but the Mauser's sheer damage potential and huge burst length make it incredibly deadly in flanking maneuvers and a generally preferred choice.

When in higher tier battles, typically Tier V, penetrating enemy tanks becomes extremely hard. Almost all tier 4s and 5s are invulnerable to your gun, even from behind. Thus, it is ill-advised to engage enemies head on. It is more effective to scout enemies for your team and to attack SPGs when the opportunity presents itself (when the enemy is distracted and away from their base!) As a scout (especially with Binoculars or Coated Optics) or arty-hunter, this tank becomes very valuable to its team. Furthermore, its powerful radio enables it to effectively scout. As with any tank, being the underdog tier-wise is extremely dangerous and care must be taken to avoid all enemy fire, Your 30 mm armor is not at all effective against tier 4 and 5 vehicles.

Overall, with a fun and high-damage potential gun and being fast and highly maneuverable, this tank will surely be a keeper for light tanks aficionados.


Early Research

  • The FuG 7 Radio carries over from the Pz.Kpfw. I. Mount it immediately.
  • First, research the 2 cm Flak 38 L/112 Gun if you do not already have it.
  • Get the Maybach HL 66 P Engine next, you'll find the speed to come in handy.
  • Research the VK 6.02 Suspension so you can equip better modules.
  • Now that you have your load limit upgraded, you can research and mount the top turret and the 7.92 E.W. 141
  • Finally, research the FuG Spr. A Radio.


Historical Info

The Panzer I Ausf. C, was designed jointly between Krauss-Maffei and Daimler-Benz in 1939 to provide an amply armored and armed reconnaissance light tank. The Ausf. C boasted a completely new chassis and turret, a modern torsion-bar suspension and five interleaved roadwheels. It also had a maximum armor thickness of 30 millimeters (1.18 in), over twice that of either the Ausf. A or B, and was armed with a 7.92mm EW 141 semi autocannon firing 7.92×94 mm ammo Panzerbüchse this higher pressure barrel was heavier than a normal 7.92mm barrel. Forty of these tanks were produced, along with six prototypes. Two tanks were deployed to 1 Panzer Division in 1943, and the other thirty-eight were deployed to the LVIII Panzer Reserve Corps during the Normandy landings.


Historical Gallery

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
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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
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