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The Sd.Kfz 164 Nashorn (Rhinoceros) is a German Rank III Self-Propelled Gun with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/RB). It was introduced in Update 1.57 "Battle March".

General info

Survivability and armour

The Nashorn's armor is paper thin; it will not protect you from even heavy-caliber machine gun fire and can be hull-broken from large caliber HE rounds.

The Nashorn also lacks a roof, making it a very desirable target for strafing runs by fighters, as well as rocket attacks by attack aircraft.

One interesting (and somewhat comical) note to the Nashorn's armor that it is so thin, shells may pass through it without exploding due to the fuse passing through enough material to set it off and detonate.


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Main armament

  • One 8.8 cm (88 mm) PaK 43 gun

Machine guns

Main article: MG 34 (7.92 mm)

The Nashorn has two MG 34 (7.92 mm) aimed towards the vehicle's sides. Since they are the vehicles secondary weapon, you can't switch between different belts. Furthermore, they have various blind spots, e.g. the space behind or in front of the tank as well as the area above the vehicle since the machine guns have an elevation of only around +20°, making the tank very vulnerable against diving fighters or bombers.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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  • Powerful 88mm PaK 43 gun can destroy nearly every opponent in one shot.
  • Armor, although thin, can troll enemies in some cases.


  • Crew compartment has no roof; is vulnerable to artillery and strafing aircraft.
  • Ammo racks are attached to the sides of the crew compartment; a shell strike there can mean instant death.
  • Not very quick in general.
  • Thin armor; it can even occasionally be subjected to the Hull Break mechanic.


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See also

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External links

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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 · JaPz.K A2
Wheeled/Half-track  Sd.Kfz.251/10 · 8,8 cm Flak 37 Sfl. · Sd.Kfz.234/3 · Sd.Kfz.234/4 · Class 3 (P)
Rocket/Missile  15 cm Pz.W.42 · RakJPz 2 · RakJPz 2 (HOT)