Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha
The PzKpfw V-IV Alpha is a German tier 6 premium Medium tank that was a gift tank to moderators, developers and other contributors. It is based on a PzKpfw V Panther hull with stock turret from the PzKpfw IV. Many players think its similar to a buffed PzKpfw III/IV. It has great mobility, decent acceleration and is well armored for its tier. Its weakness, however, is that it has no gun depression, so in hilly terrain it is 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 is best to fight on flat ground. Additionally, the gun is consider sub-par for its tier, so it is recommended to always flank and target the enemy's rear and side, or to resort to HE shells.
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.