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The Panzer IV/70(V) is a rank III German tank destroyer with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/RB/SB).
Survivability and armour
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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.
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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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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- Panzer IV/70(A) - Substituted version of the IV/70(V) produced by Alkett (hence the "A") with the gun placed atop the standard Panzer IV chassis and hull.
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