15 cm Pz.W.42
9 km/h back47 km/h forward
9 km/h backSpeed
The 15 cm Pz.W.42 (15 cm Nb.W.41) auf Sf. is a premium rank II German tank destroyer with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.53 "Firestorm".
Survivability and armour
Armour used on this vehicle is fairly typical of other armoured half-tracks, enough to block rifle calibre machine guns from most angles, but practically non-existent against any antitank weapon. That said, it can be surprisingly durable thanks to the large radiator and engine that love to soak up shrapnel from high explosive shells which are too small too cause hull break.
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The 15 cm Pz.W.42 has decent mobility for a half-track: it is quick enough to get where you want to or behind cover when in trouble. The top reverse speed is -8 km/h (RB).
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Last updated: 22.214.171.124
- Rockets deplete from left to right, top row first and then bottom row.
- It is not possible to select how many rockets to bring into battle.
|7.92 mm MG42|
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A single MG42 is mounted over the driver compartment. It has a limited traverse but is fast firing. Its low calibre makes it useful only for spotting, knocking out unarmored vehicles or getting the occasional assist against low flying planes.
Usage in battles
The thin armour and low-velocity ordinance serve very well in short-range ambushes but leave much to be desired in open terrain. With lots of skill, practice, and/or luck, you can score hits at considerable range, but the armour will NOT protect you. The engine can make a great shield against shrapnel from 75 mm and sometimes 105 mm HE rounds, but APHE is almost guaranteed to kill all 3 crew members and detonate the spare rockets if you brought them.
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|This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase|
Pros and cons
- Decent mobility
- Fast reload for ten rockets
- Will do huge amounts of damage to SPAA and light tanks due to rockets large blast radius
- Poor penetration (~40 mm)
- Paper thin armour, even the smallest calibre machine guns can destroy it
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Production started in 1942 by the Opel company based on a Maultier half track. It was produced in series from April 1943 to March 1944 together with the accompanying ammunition vehicle, the Sd.Kfz. 4. In total Opel 296 Panzerwerfer 42 and 251 produced ammunition vehicles Sd.Kfz. 4.
A modified Nb.Wf.41 ten-barreled rocket-propelled mine-thrower was installed on the adapted chassis of an Opel Maultier tractor trailer enclosed in armor. It was developed in 1942. During its production from 1943 to 1944 about 300 mounts were released. They were widely used by the Wehrmacht. Due to the use of a mine-stabilization system based on rotation, a higher degree of accuracy and lower spread was achieved than that of rocket-propelled projectiles with tailfin stabilization systems.
Skin and Camouflages for the 15cm Pz.W.42 in Warthunder Live.
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|Germany tank destroyers|
|Based on Pz.38(t)||Marder III · Marder III H · Jagdpanzer 38(t)|
|Based on Pz.I||Panzerjäger I|
|Based on Pz.II||15cm sIG 33 B Sfl|
|Based on Pz.III||StuG III A · StuG III F · StuG III G · StuH 42 G|
|Based on Pz.IV||Jagdpanzer IV · Panzer IV/70(V) · Panzer IV/70(A) · Brummbär · Dicker Max · Nashorn|
|Based on Pz.V||Jagdpanther · Bfw. Jagdpanther|
|Based on Pz.VI||Sturer Emil · Ferdinand · Jagdtiger|
|JPz 4-5 · Waffenträger · VFW · VT1-2|
|Wheeled/Half-track||Sd.Kfz.251/10 · 8,8 cm Flak 37 Sfl. · Sd.Kfz.234/3 · Sd.Kfz.234/4|
|Rocket/Missile||15 cm Pz.W.42 · RakJPz 2 · RakJPz 2 (HOT)|
|Germany premium ground vehicles|
|Light tanks||Pz.II C (DAK) · Pz.Sfl.Ic · Sd.Kfz. 140/1 · Sd.Kfz.234/1 · Ru 251|
|Medium tanks||Nb.Fz. · Pz.III N · Pz.Bef.Wg.IV J · ▀M4 748 (a) · ▀T 34 747 (r) · Ersatz M10 · mKPz M47 G · Leopard A1A1 (L/44)|
|Heavy tanks||▀Pz.Kpfw. Churchill · ▀KV-IB · ▀KV I C 756 (r) · ▀KV II 754 (r)|
|VK 45.01 (P) · ␠Tiger · Pz.Bef.Wg.VI P · Tiger II (H) Sla.16|
|Tank destroyers||Sd.Kfz.234/3 · Sd.Kfz.234/4 · Sd.Kfz.251/10 · 15 cm Pz.W.42 · Brummbär · Panzer IV/70(A) · Bfw. Jagdpanther · VFW|