Pz.35(t)

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Pz.Kpfw. 35(t)
germ_pzkpfw_35t.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
4 peopleCrew
Mobility
10.5 tWeight
6 forward
1 back
Gear box
Armament
37 mm KwK34(t) cannonWeapon 1
72 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 25°Vertical guidance
verticalStabilizer
7.92 mm MG37(t) machine gunWeapon 2
1 800 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
769 shots/minFire rate
Economy
freeResearch
freePurchase
freeRepair
freeCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
10 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Pz.35(t).jpg


The Pz.Kpfw. 35(t) is a rank I German light tank with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.51 "Cold Steel".

General info

Survivability and armour

The Pz.35(t) has a key advantage over most low battle rated tanks which is found also on French tanks - it has 25 mm front armour on the hull and turret which makes it immune to 12.7 mm machine guns that are commonplace at its tier, however, the sides can be penetrated with such weapons. It has four crew with decent spacing between them, but a far cry from the Panzer III/IV, so while it can save you sometimes, don't rely on it, especially if a Russian APBC or British 2-pdr is coming your way.

Mobility

With a top speed of 33 kph and a power-to-weight of 11.43 hp/ton in realistic and simulator battles, the tank has reasonably good mobility for a reserve tank. Stuarts and BTs run circles around you, however.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: KwK 34(t) (37 mm)

The Pz.35(t) is armed with the 37 mm KwK 34(t), which has an APC-HE shell with 49 mm pen and a Tier 1 unlockable APCBC shell with 52 mm pen. It also possesses an 85 mm penetration APCR shell for more stubborn armoured targets such as B1 bis.

Machine guns

Main article: MG37(t) (7.92 mm)

The tank has a 7.92 mm MG37(t), which is a decent gun to hose down flak trucks but not good for much else.

Usage in battles

The tank is average in most respects, aside from frontal immunity to .50cals. Since many enemies are faster than you, it is advisable to bunker down and ambush people. Mobility is good enough that you can actually get to ambush positions while they are still relevant to the match.

While you can penetrate B1 bis from the side, it is advisable to just avoid them, since APCR post penetration damage is currently poor. It does not up-tier well if used in 1.3+ lineups since Valentines and B1 ters are practically immune to the APCR as well.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Gun is decent for tier penetration wise
  • Stock and unlockable ammunition has HE filler for better reliability to destroy tanks in one shot
  • Mobility and acceleration are decent for the tier
  • Frontally immune to 12.7 mm guns, unusual for a reserve tank

Cons:

  • Many other tanks are faster than it
  • Gun is inadequate against even basic enemies, and is woefully inadequate in an up-tier
  • Armour won't stop anything bigger than a .50 cal
  • Survivability, when penetrated, is not great, when compared to the Pz III/IV

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See also

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Germany light tanks
Pz.II  Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. C · Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. C (DAK) · Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. F · 5 cm Pak38 auf Pz.Kpfw.II Sonderfahrgestell 901
Wheeled  Sd.Kfz.221 (s.Pz.B.41) · Sd.Kfz.234/2
Czech  Pz.Kpfw. 35(t) · Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf. A · Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf. F · Aufklärungspanzer 38(t)
Post-war  Begleitpanzer 57 · Spähpanzer Ru 251