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PzV_PzIV (Stock)

Totals
3000 Price
870 Hit Points
35.51 / 45.5 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
85/40/40Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
50/30/30Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
870 h.p.Engine Power
55 km/hSpeed Limit
29 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
110 Standard Shell Damage
110 mmStandard Shell Penetration
4.28571428571429 Time for Complete Loading
53 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
320 mView Range
710 mSignal Range
Pz.Kpfw. V/IV
V
Pz.Kpfw. V/IV
3000
Only one prototype was built. The PzKpfw IV turret was mounted as a stationary module on the Panther hull for testing.

It's based on a Pz.Kpfw. V Panther hull with the stock turret from the Pz.Kpfw. IV. Many players think it's similar to a buffed Pz.Kpfw. III/IV.

It has great mobility, decent acceleration and is well armored for its tier. Its weakness, however, is that it has very little gun depression, so in hilly terrain it's at a large disadvantage because even a small bump can make a big difference in its ability to hit the target or not. As a result, it's best to fight on flat ground, though some very small tanks are still difficult to hit, even on flat terrain. It's recommended to always flank and target the enemy's rear and side.


Pz.Kpfw. V/IV

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret IV PzKpfw-IV-Turm 3000 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/48 500 110/158/38 110/110/175 14 0.39 1.71
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VII Maybach HL 210 P 30 750 870 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI PzKpfw-V-IV-Ketten 12050 45.5 29
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI FuG 7 Ausf. F 0 710

Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Torsion Bars 5+ t Class
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:


  • Very fast in a straight line, even faster than some light tanks!.
  • High P/WT ratio means quick acceleration.
  • Heavily sloped frontal plate can bounce many at tier and occasionally above tier shots.
  • High RoF on the gun helps mitigate its mediocre penetration.
  • Heavy weight combined with high top speed makes this tank a deadly rammer (even heavies will take significant damage!).


Cons:


  • Very poor gun depression from the front (Fairly good from the side, though it is risky).
  • Very tall and easy to spot.
  • Turret is weak with a massive cupola (Spaced armor from the side and rear helps against HE however)
  • Pretty sluggish traverse for a medium, you will lose alot of speed on sharp turns
  • Gun is average at best and will struggle in higher tier matches


Performance

To be effective,use his tank as a flanker. Use its speed, maneuverability, and turret traverse to circle stray enemies. Attack the enemy from the sides and rear. If possible, try to time your flanking attempts to occur while your target is busy fighting one of your allies. Neither the armor nor the gun is strong enough to engage in most prolonged face-to-face battles. This tank is best positioned in a wolf pack with other mediums. It is good in hull down positions if you can place yourself behind hard cover - on flat ground - due to elevation limits on the gun. In close combat players, should try to track the enemy and then go for weakspots behind the enemy tank.


Historical Info

From July to September 1942, MAN produced two prototypes, only one of which was fitted with a turret. (It is believed that this turret was taken from a Panzer IV with its 75mm KwK 40 L/43 gun. All future Panther tanks mounted at least the 75mm KwK 42 L/70 gun. This tank is the one listed above and is sometimes referred to as the V2.) These were extensively tested and proved prone to many technical problems. At the same time, a first order for 1,000 tanks was placed, with the first tank expected in early 1943. In late 1942, a small pre-production series of 20 tanks was ordered. This was the Null-Serie, or Zero Series. Those 20 tanks were designated Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Ausfuehrung A and were technically different from later Ausf A production models. All were lightly armored with 60mm frontal armor and armed with the early version of the 75mm KwK 42 L/70 gun. This gun had a single-chamber muzzle brake from the 75mm KwK 40 L/43 gun and was mounted in a turret that featured a drum cupola that bulged the turret on the left side.

For further information on the development of the Panther, please read about the Panther.

An early model Bergepanther fitted with a bolted on PzKpfw IV Ausf H’s turret (that could not be traversed), served as a command tank of Schwere Heeres Panzerjager Abteilung 653 on the Eastern Front in early-/mid-1944.


Historical Gallery

Sources and External Links

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