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General info

The JPz 4-5 in the Garage.

The Jagdpanzer 4-5 or Kanonenjagdpanzer is Rank V German tank destroyer with a battle rating of 7.0. The tank was added in Update 1.53 "Firestorm". It takes the design philosophy of the older Jagdpanzer IV to have a low profile in order to perform ambush duties against enemy tanks.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The Jagdpanzer 4-5 is a very hard tank destroyer to master. It shines with an excellent mobility and a rapid rate of fire but has some serious down sides as well. Such as the lack of a turret and it suffers from a really poor armour at Rank V, which leaves almost no space for mistakes. Know the map and flank your enemies making use your excellent mobility. Find a flanking position that allows to get quickly in cover with the use of the superb reverse speed of 70 km/h. Now it is time to scan the environment for enemies and take them out one by one. In case of getting spotted get in cover as fast as possible to reposition or wait til your enemy makes a mistake.

The default APCR shell is incapable of penetrating most frontal armours of enemy heavy and medium tanks. The only effective round against heavy armour is the HEAT-FS shell.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent top speed.
  • One of the fastest reverse speeds in game.
  • Excellent rate of fire.
  • Low profile.

Cons:

  • Terrible armour (Glass cannon).
  • Lacks a turret.
  • Stock shell cannot reliably penetrate most contemporary medium or heavy tanks from the front.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 × 90 mm BK90 cannon (51 Rounds)
2 × 7.62 mm MG 3A1 machine gun (5,000 Rounds)

Main armament

1 × 90 mm BK90 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 51 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 15°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 4.8°/s (Stock), _._°/s (Upgraded), _._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), _._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reload Rate: 7.2s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 × 90 mm BK90 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 51 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 15°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 4.8°/s (Stock), _._°/s (Upgraded), _._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), _._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reload Rate: 7.2s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 × 90 mm BK90 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 51 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 15°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 4.8°/s (Stock), _._°/s (Upgraded), _._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), _._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reload Rate: 7.2s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
Ammunition
Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay
in m:
Fuse sensitivity
in mm:
Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
M332 shot 271 270 245 217 192 170 APCR 1178 5.6 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 66° 70° 72°
M431 shell 320 320 320 320 320 320 HEATFS 1216 5.8 0.0 0.1 712.64 +0° 65° 72° 75°
M71 shell 13 13 13 13 13 13 HE 823 11.0 0.1 0.5 925 +0° 79° 80° 81°
DM502 102 102 102 102 102 102 HESH 853 11.0 0.4 0.1 3,050 +0° 73° 77° 80°
Ammo racks
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
51 41 (+10) 31 (+20) 21 (+30) 11 (+40) (+50) 41 (+10) No

Secondary armament

1 × 7.62 mm MG 3A1 machine gun (coaxial)
1 × 7.62 mm MG 3A1 machine gun (pintle-mount)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Driver

Total: 4 Crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides (Slope angle) Rear (Slope angle) Roof
Hull Superstructure 50 mm (50°) Front glacis
50 mm (55°) Front glacis
30 mm (35°) Top
30 mm Bottom
30 mm (45°) Top
30 mm (40°) Bottom
10 mm General area
20 mm Front part
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 10 mm 10 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 15 mm thick while tracks are 20 mm thick.

Engine & mobility

Weight: 25.5 ton

Max Speed: 76 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 710 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 27.84 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 30°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ____ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 25.5 ton

Max Speed: 70 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 442 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 17.33 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 32°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ____ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: 25.5 ton

Max Speed: 70 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 442 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 17.33 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 32°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ____ hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

The HEAT-FS round is first priority and should be unlocked as soon as possible.

History of creation and combat usage

Development

In the Cold War, the Bundeswehr, West Germany's defense forces, envisaged a tactical doctrine of a mobile defense system. This system would require the use of traditional tank destroyers as they were during World War II. Their role would be provide infantry support against armoured target with their powerful guns.

Hanomag and Henschel of Germany, along with MOWAG from Switzerland, developed a prototype of a vehicle able to hold the 90 mm gun commonly used in the M47 Patton. The first prototype was made in 1960 and these vehicle was produced until 1967. The vehicle was known as the Kanonenjagdpanzer 4-5, or shortened to Kanonenjagdpanzer. 770 were built for the Bundeswehr, West Germany's defense forces, and 80 of these produced models were also given to Belgium in April 1975.

Design

The Kanonenjagdpanzer takes a huge design similarity to the Jagdpanzer IV design, with a very low profile to present itself less of a target. However, the armour is only 50 mm thick sloping, which itself is very thing for the era the vehicle was introduced. The vehicle carries a crew of four people to perform its functions. The 90 mm gun is fixed on a casemate structure, thus it has limited traverse like traditional tank destroyer designs. Inside the vehicle, there is provisions for holding 51 rounds for the main gun, plus about 4,000 machine gun rounds for the coaxial. Aside from that, additional protection the vehicle protects is NBC protection to combat against weapons of mass destruction.

Usage

The Kanonenjagdpanzer saw use in tank destroyer companies within mechanized and mountain infantry brigades of the Bundeswehr. However, the newer Soviet second-generation main battle tanks, the T-64 and the T-72, were more than capable of taking on the 90 mm gun the Kanonenjagdpanzer is equipped with, and so the Kanonenjagdpanzer was declared obsolete. The producers tried to lengthen its service life by claiming that the 105 mm L7 gun can be adapted into the design, but this proved fruitless.

The Kanonenjagdpanzer, due to its obsolete status, saw more usage in specialized roles. Between 1983 and 1985, about 163 Kanonenjagdpanzer were converted into Raketenjagdpanzer Jaguar 2 (not to be confused with the Raketenjagdpanzer 2), a vehicle with a TOW anti-tank guided missile on the roof. Others were converted to artillery observation vehicle named Beobachtungspanzer and served in mortar units to direct fire.

The Kanonenjagdpanzer design stayed with the Bundeswehr up until 1990, when they were formally retired from service.

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the JPz 4-5 from live.warthunder.com.

Videos

A Kanonjagdpanzer at Bovington's Tank Fest 2009





Additional information (links)

[Devblog] Jagdpanzer 4-5 with developer's answers

References


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Icon-country-der.png Hanomag-Henschel JPz 4-5
Nation Germany
Type Tank destroyer
Rank 5
Battle Rating
7.0
7.0
7.0

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
25,500 kg
56,218 lb
Number of Crew 4
Hull armour thickness
50/30/30/10 mm
1.97/1.18/1.18/0.39 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
710 hp
442 hp
442 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
___ hp
500 hp
500 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
27.84
28.29
17.33
17.61
17.33
17.61
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
19.61
19.92
19.61
19.92
Max speed
76 km/h
47 mph
70 km/h
44 mph
70 km/h
44 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 90 mm BK 90 Cannon
Ammo stowage 51 rounds
Vertical guidance -8°/15°
Horizontal guidance -15°/15°
Secondary Weapon
1 x 7.62 mm MG 3A1 Machine gun
Ammo stowage 2,500 rounds
Mount Coaxial
1 x 7.62 mm MG 3A1 Machine gun
Ammo stowage 2,500 rounds
Mount Pintle mount
Vertical guidance -5°/25°
Horizontal guidance -45°/45°
Economy
Required RP 160,000 RP
Vehicle cost 390,000 SL
Crew training cost 110,000 SL
Max repair cost*
1,420 SL
3,450 SL
2,500 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
4d 01h
9d
7d
Free repair time (Upgraded)
_d __h
_d __h
_d __h
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