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Panzer IV/70(V)
General characteristics
4 peopleCrew
64 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
80 / 30 / 22Hull
80 / 40 / 22Turret
26.2 tWeight
572 hp300 hpEngine power
22 hp/t12 hp/tSurface density
43 km/h forward
8 km/h back
39 km/h forward
7 km/h back
75 mm PaK42 cannonMain weapon
55 roundsAmmunition
7.4 / 9.6 sReload
-5° / 15°Vertical guidance
-10° / 10°Horizontal guidance
7.92 mm MG42 machine gunMachinegun
600 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
150 roundsBelt capacity
1 200 shots/minFire rate
46 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
170 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 350 / 4 760/2 340 / 3 325/2 660 / 3 779Repair
49 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
170 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
630 Ge icon.pngAces
160 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
170 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png


The Panzer IV/70(V) is a rank III German tank destroyer with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/RB/SB).

General info

Survivability and armour

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Main armament

Main article: PaK 42 (75 mm)

The Panzer IV/70(V) bears the 75 mm PaK 42 cannon with a medium rate of fire. This gun is sufficient to penetrate most tanks of its rank. It has a slow gun traverse. The PaK 42 The game offers armour piercing and high explosive shells. Of note should be the gun losing accuracy going into the kilometre range.

Aditional armament

Machine guns

Main article: MG 42 (7.92 mm)

The tank has a MG 42 commander machine gun as many German tanks tend to do.

Usage in battles

The Panzer IV/70(V) is not meant to be used to rush the enemy instead its function is to be an ambush sniper tank. A large percentage of knowledge learned from operating the Hetzer can be applied here.

Note that hills and downsloping roads intersecting the battlefield are a great ambushing spot to set up and wait for unsuspecting enemy vehicles.

Pros and cons


  • Highly accurate and deadly main armament, the 75 mm PaK 42 can effectively engage any enemy armour it faces
  • Low profile provides excellent concealment
  • Sloped frontal armour, provide adequate protection at long range engagement
  • Decent acceleration and excellent cross country performance


  • Panzer IV/70 lacks turret, greatly limiting its combat potential
  • Due to the positioning of the crews, receiving a frontal penetration will likely knock out most of the crew members and render the tank combat ineffective


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In-game description

This variant of the anti-tank gun was developed in two different versions by the companies Vomag AG and Alkett. Though similar in combat power and armor protection, these machines were significantly different in appearance.

In August 1944, Vomag began producing its own Panzer IV/70 (V) variant with a 75 mm gun. The gun itself was positioned slightly to the right of the tank's longitudinal axis to allow better use of the vehicle's internal space. Due to the great length of the guns, they were held with a special bracket during non-combat movement. The destroyer's weight was increased to 26 tons. The great length of the barrel and the forward-weighted armor (80 mm) made the vehicle unbalanced, giving it low cross-country ability. Because of this, it was nicknamed ""Guderian's duck"" by the troops. The front pair of road wheels were made entirely of metal. This tank destroyer had Schurzen side skirts which protected the lower sides of the tank from anti-tank and hollow-charge projectiles. Vomag made a total of 930 of these tank destroyers.

The Panzer IV, Panzer IV/70 (A), and Panzer IV/70 (V) also had a commander's version produced, with a crew of five men, reduced ammunition, and an additional radio station.

The powerful armament of these vehicles made them quite popular with the Wehrmacht's anti-tank divisions. These self-propelled guns were widely used in combat operations during the final part of the war.


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See also

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  • Panzer IV chassis tank destoryers
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.

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
Wheeled  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)