|This page is about the German light tank Pz.38(t) n.A.. For other versions, see Pz.38(t) A and Pz.38(t) F.|
The Pz.38(t) n.A. is a rank I German light tank with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "La Royale".
Survivability and armour
Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull||30 mm|| 25 mm Top
25 mm Bottom
|20 mm||10 - 20 mm|
|Turret|| 30 - 50 mm Turret front
50 mm Gun mantlet
|12 - 25 mm||12 - 20 mm||12 mm|
|Cupola||20 mm||25 mm||20 mm||12 mm|
Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Modifications and economy
|37 mm KwK38(t)||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|60||37 (+23)||31 (+29)||25 (+35)||19 (+41)||13 (+47)||7 (+53)||1 (+59)||No|
The small calibre of the MG34 machine gun makes it largely ineffective against all armoured vehicles but the ones with an open compartment.
|7.92 mm MG34|
|Mount||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal|
Usage in battles
Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).
Pros and cons
- Shoulder stabilizer
- Somewhat weak gun at its BR
By 1942, action in Operation Barbarossa had seen the Pz.38(t) lose its capability as a regular tank, instead preforming reconnaissance missions, but production capacity for Pz.38(t) chassis still remained. As a solution Pz.38(t) n.A., which stood for Neuer Art, was a proposed modernized version of the Pz.38(t), but was rejected and Pz.38(t) chassis were instead used to build other vehicles such as the Marder III and Hetzer.
Experimental light tank Pz.Kpfw.38 (t) n.A. was developed in 1941 by the Czech company BMM to participate in the reconnaissance tank contest for the German army. The tank was built on the chassis of the light Czechoslovak tank LT vz.38 and was distinguished by a more powerful gun, a new 8-cylinder engine, bigger wheels and wider tracks. Despite the best results in mobility trials, the tank was denied mass production due to high fuel consumption, a cramped turret and a 37 mm gun, which was considered excessive. Developments under the program Pz.Kpfw.38 (t) n.A. were further developed into light tank destroyer Jagdpanzer 38(t), also known as the Hetzer.
- Related development
|Germany light tanks|
|Pz.II||Pz.II C · Pz.II C (DAK) · Pz.II C TD · Pz.II F · Pz.Sfl.Ic|
|Sd.Kfz.234||Sd.Kfz.234/1 · Sd.Kfz.234/2 · Sd.Kfz.234/2 TD|
|Marder||Marder A1- · Marder 1A3 · Begleitpanzer 57 · DF105|
|Wheeled||Sd.Kfz.221 (s.Pz.B.41) · Class 3 (P) · Radkampfwagen 90|
|Other||Ru 251 · SPz 12-3 LGS|
|Argentina||TAM · TAM 2C · TAM 2IP · JaPz.K A2|
|Czechoslovakia||Pz.35(t) · Pz.38(t) A · Pz.38(t) F · Pz.38(t) n.A. · Sd.Kfz. 140/1|