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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} German light tank {{Battle-rating}}.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} German light tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.51 "Cold Steel"]].
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
The Pz.35(t) has a key advantage over most low-BR tanks that is seen only also on French tanks - it has 25mm front armor on the hull and turret which makes it immune to 12.7mm machine guns that are commonplace at its tier. The sides are pennable with such weapons, however. 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.  
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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 ===
 
=== Mobility ===
With a top speed of 33kph and a P/W of 11.43hp/ton in RB/SB, the tank has reasonably good mobility for a reserve tank. Stuarts and BTs run circles around you, however.
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With a top speed of 33 km/h and a power-to-weight ratio of 11.43 hp/ton in realistic and simulator battles, the {{PAGENAME}} has reasonably good mobility for a reserve tank. With a top speed almost 20 km/h faster than yours, Stuart and BT tanks are noticeable enemies as they will flank you quickly.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
The Pz.35(t) is armed with the [[KwK 34(t) (37 mm)]], which has an APC-HE shell with 49mm pen and a Tier 1 unlockable APCBC shell with 52mm pen. It also possesses an 85mm pen APCR shell for more stubborn armored targets such as B1 bis.  
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{{main|KwK 34(t) (37 mm)}}
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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 ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
The tank has a 7.92mm MG37(t), which is a decent gun to hose down flak trucks but not good for much else.  
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{{main|MG37(t) (7.92 mm)}}
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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.  
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== Usage in battles ==
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== Usage in the battles ==
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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.  
The tank is average in most respects, aside from frontal immunity to .50cals. Since many enemies are faster than you, it is adviseable 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 adviseable to just avoid them, since APCR postpen damage is currently poor. It does not uptier well if used in 1.3+ lineups, since Valentines and B1 ters are practically immune to the APCR as well.
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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 ===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
 
* Gun is decent for tier penetration wise
 
* Gun is decent for tier penetration wise
* Stock and unlockable ammunition has HE filler to kill reliably in one shot
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* Stock and unlockable ammunition has HE filler for better reliability to destroy tanks in one shot
 
* Mobility and acceleration are decent for the tier
 
* Mobility and acceleration are decent for the tier
* Frontally immune to 12.7mm guns, unusual for a reserve tank.
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* Frontally immune to 12.7 mm guns, unusual for a reserve tank
 
 
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* Many things are faster than it
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* Many other tanks are faster than it
* Gun is inadequate vs many targets it can encounter, and being BR 1.0 ensures every single match is an uptier.
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* Gun is inadequate against even basic enemies and is woefully inadequate in an up-tier
* Armor won't stop anything bigger than a .50cal.
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* Armour won't stop anything bigger than a .50 cal
* Survivability when penned is not great, when compared to the Pz III/IV at the same tier.
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* Survivability, when penetrated, is not great, when compared to the Pz III/IV
  
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== History ==
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== History ==
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The Czechoslovakian main battle tank prior to German occupation, 398 were built between 1936 and 1939. They called it the Light Tank vz (model) 35. Another 126 were exported to Romania in 1936, where they were called the R-2. The Germans seized 219 35 models, with another 79 kept by Slovakia. The 6th Pz Bde used the 35 in the invasion of Poland. In France and Russia, the 6th Panzer Division used it. It was no longer in service, at least as a tank, after 1941.
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=== In-game description ===
 
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== Read also ==
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== See also ==
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* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
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{{Germany light tanks}}

Latest revision as of 18:14, 15 February 2020

Pz.Kpfw. 35(t)
germ_pzkpfw_35t.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
4 peopleCrew
75 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
25 / 0 / 16Hull
25 / 16 / 0Turret
Mobility
10.5 tWeight
229 hp120 hpEngine power
22 hp/t11 hp/tSurface density
37 km/h forward
5 km/h back
33 km/h forward
4 km/h back
Speed
Armament
37 mm KwK34(t) cannonMain weapon
72 roundsAmmunition
3.3 / 4.3 sReload
-10° / 25°Vertical guidance
shoulderStabilizer
7.92 mm MG37(t) machine gunCoaxial weapon
1 800 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
769 shots/minFire rate
Economy
freeResearch
freePurchase
freeRepair
Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
10 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
30 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png10 % Sl icon.png

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

Game Mode Mobility characteristics Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Max Speed Weight Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 37 10.5 186 229 17.71 21.81
Realistic 33 106 120 10.1 11.43

With a top speed of 33 km/h and a power-to-weight ratio of 11.43 hp/ton in realistic and simulator battles, the Pz.35(t) has reasonably good mobility for a reserve tank. With a top speed almost 20 km/h faster than yours, Stuart and BT tanks are noticeable enemies as they will flank you quickly.

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

History

The Czechoslovakian main battle tank prior to German occupation, 398 were built between 1936 and 1939. They called it the Light Tank vz (model) 35. Another 126 were exported to Romania in 1936, where they were called the R-2. The Germans seized 219 35 models, with another 79 kept by Slovakia. The 6th Pz Bde used the 35 in the invasion of Poland. In France and Russia, the 6th Panzer Division used it. It was no longer in service, at least as a tank, after 1941.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


Germany light tanks
Pz.II  Pz.II C · Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. C (DAK) · Pz.II F · Pz.Sfl.Ic
Wheeled  Sd.Kfz.221 (s.Pz.B.41) · Sd.Kfz.234/2
Czech  Pz.35(t) · Pz.38(t) A · Pz.38(t) F · Sd.Kfz. 140/1
Post-war  Begleitpanzer 57 · Ru 251 · leKPz M41 · TAM · SPz BMP-1