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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat?''
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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.  
 
 
''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''
 
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
''Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.''
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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.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
''Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibilty of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: <code><nowiki>{{main|Name of the weapon}}</nowiki></code>. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.''
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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.  
 
 
=== Additional armament ===
 
''Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.''
 
  
 
=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
''Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.''
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The tank has a 7.92mm MG37(t), which is a decent gun to hose down flak trucks but not good for much else.  
  
 
== Usage in the battles ==
 
== Usage in the battles ==
''Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
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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 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.  
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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.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in a bulleted list. Do not use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".''
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'''Pros:'''
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* Gun is decent for tier penetration wise
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* Stock and unlockable ammunition has HE filler to kill reliably in one shot
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* Mobility and acceleration are decent for the tier
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* Frontally immune to 12.7mm guns, unusual for a reserve tank.
  
'''Pros:'''
 
 
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Many things are faster than it
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* 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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* Armor won't stop anything bigger than a .50cal.
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* Survivability when penned is not great, when compared to the Pz III/IV at the same tier.
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=== In-game description ===
 
=== In-game description ===
This SPG was developed by the Czechoslovakian company BMM on the chassis of the Pz.Kpfw.38(t) light tank between November, 1943 and January, 1944 as a less expensive and more easily mass-produced replacement for the StuG III assault gun. However, it was eventually reclassified as an antitank vehicle intended first and foremost for assignment to antitank infantry and cavalry divisions.
 
 
Serial production of the Jagdpanzer 38 began in April, 1944. The tank destroyers were actively used by German troops during the final stages of the war, primarily on the Soviet-German front. 75 Hetzers were also sent to Hungary between December, 1944 and January, 1945.
 
 
After the war, production of the Hetzer was resumed in Czechoslovakia, where the tank destroyer was produced to meet the needs of the Czechoslovakian army under the designation ST-I/ST-III, as well as to fill orders by Switzerland under the designation G-13. Although the Hetzers were removed from the Czechoslovakian arsenal a few years after they were produced, in Switzerland they remained part of the arsenal until 1972.
 
 
A total of 2,827 Jagdpanzer 38 SPGs were produced, as well as 318 tank destroyers.
 
 
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
 
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
 
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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== Read also ==
 
== Read also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
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* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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''ETC.''
 
''ETC.''
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
 
''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
 
''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''

Revision as of 17:05, 1 June 2019

RANK 6 BRITAIN
Rooikat 105 PACK
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/tPower-to-weight ratio
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

The Pz.Kpfw. 35(t) is a rank I German light tank with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB).

General info

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.

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.

Armaments

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.

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.

Usage in the battles

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.

Pros and cons

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Many things 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.
  • Armor won't stop anything bigger than a .50cal.
  • Survivability when penned is not great, when compared to the Pz III/IV at the same tier.

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ground vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.

In-game description

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read 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.

ETC.

Sources

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.