Pz.38(t) n.A.

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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.
Pz.38(t) n.A.
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Pz.38(t) n.A.
AB RB SB
2.3 2.3 2.3
Class:
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Description

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".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull30 / 25 / 20
Turret30 / 25 / 20
Crew4 people
Visibility72 %

While armour isn't very favourable on the Pz.38(t) n.A. compared to the Pz.38(t) F at the same BR, it makes that in less weight and a better engine, allowing it to get into more favourable positions quicker; be it finding a good sniping/ambush spot or driving out an incoming shell.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (gun manlet)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 30 mm (20º) Front plate

20 mm (75º) Upper glacis 30 mm (15º) Lower glacis

25 mm 20 mm (5º) 10 - 20 mm
Turret 30 mm (6º) Turret front
50 mm (5-38º) Gun mantlet
12 - 25 mm 20 mm (12º) 12 mm (83º)
Cupola 20 mm (25º) 25 mm (9º) 20 mm (23º) 12 mm

Notes:

  • Two tracks on the upper glacis provide an additional 7.5 mm of protection.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB68 / 10 km/h
RB and SB61 / 9 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight11.5 t
Engine power
AB420 hp
RB and SB220 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB36.5 hp/t
RB and SB19.1 hp/t

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)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 68 10 11.5 341 420 29.65 36.52
Realistic 61 9 195 220 16.96 19.13

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB257 → 330 Sl icon.png
RB294 → 378 Sl icon.png
SB368 → 473 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications5 970 Rp icon.png
4 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost410 Ge icon.png
Crew training1 800 Sl icon.png
Experts6 300 Sl icon.png
Aces75 Ge icon.png
Research Aces135 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
20 / 20 / 20 % Sl icon.png
106 / 106 / 106 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
55 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
270 Rp icon.png
Cost:
200 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
270 Rp icon.png
Cost:
200 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
380 Sl icon.png
95 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
640 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
640 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
55 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
Research:
270 Rp icon.png
Cost:
200 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
380 Sl icon.png
95 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
55 Ge icon.png
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37mm_kwk_38_t_APCBC_ammo_pack
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
55 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
270 Rp icon.png
Cost:
200 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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37mm_kwk_36_APCR_ammo_pack
Research:
270 Rp icon.png
Cost:
200 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
380 Sl icon.png
95 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
640 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

Shoulder stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in one plane while moving
Ammunition60 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
4.3 → 3.3 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 25°
Main article: KwK38(t) (37 mm)
37 mm KwK38(t) Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 60 -10°/+25° ±180° Shoulder 13.3 18.4 22.4 24.8 26.4 4.29 3.80 3.50 3.30
Realistic 8.3 9.8 11.9 13.2 14.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Pzgr. 34(t) APC 62 59 45 32 23 17
PzGr. 40 APCR 86 77 47 26 14 8
Pzgr.(t) umg. APC 61 58 44 31 22 15
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Pzgr. 34(t) APC 741 0.85 1.2 9 22.1 48° 63° 71°
PzGr. 40 APCR 1,020 0.37 - - - 66° 70° 72°
Pzgr.(t) umg. APC 750 0.82 1.2 9 22.1 48° 63° 71°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Pz.38(t) n.A.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
60 37 (+23) 31 (+29) 25 (+35) 19 (+41) 13 (+47) (+53) (+59) No

Machine guns

Ammunition2 100 rounds
Belt capacity150 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate900 shots/min
Main article: MG34 (7.92 mm)

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
Coaxial 2,100 (150) 900 - -

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

Pros:

  • Shoulder stabilizer

Cons:

  • Somewhat weak gun at its BR

History

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.

Devblog

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.

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External links


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
  PUMA
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
France  Pz.Sp.Wg.P204(f) KwK
Lithuania  Vilkas
USA  leKPz M41
USSR  SPz BMP-1