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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 1.41]].
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The Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf.F variant is an up-armoured version of its predecessor - Ausf. A. Armour at all sides has been doubled, from 25/15/15 mm to a decent 50/30/30 mm. However, increased armour thickness brings additional weight, making the tank a bit slower than the Ausf. A variant. Gun remains the same, pretty good quick-firing 3,7 cm Kwk 38(t) L/48. It can still hold its ground at this BR, altough usage of APCR ammo is sometimes necessary, and damage of the gun is now lacking a bit compared to its competitors.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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The Panzer 38(t) F has similar bad survivability to the Pz.35(t) and Pz.38(t), but it boasts double the front hull and turret front armour. This makes it frontally immune to many reserve tier guns, particularly Japanese, French, and Italian guns. Thus while it is harder to initially penetrate, once it is opened up it is taken out easily.
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The Panzer 38(t) F has similar bad survivability to the Pz.35(t) and Pz.38(t) A, but it boasts double the front hull and turret front armour. This makes it frontally immune to many reserve rank guns, particularly Japanese, French, and Italian guns. Thus while it is harder to initially penetrate, once it is opened up it is taken out easily.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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The Panzer 38(t) F has nearly identical mobility to the Pz.38(t) A, aside from slightly higher weight making it a tad more sluggish in all respects. The role on the map of finding and using ambush points is the same as its predecessors.
 
The Panzer 38(t) F has nearly identical mobility to the Pz.38(t) A, aside from slightly higher weight making it a tad more sluggish in all respects. The role on the map of finding and using ambush points is the same as its predecessors.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
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{{main|KwK 38(t) (37 mm)}}
 
{{main|KwK 38(t) (37 mm)}}
  
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=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
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{{main|MG 37(t) (7.92 mm)}}
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The tank has a 7.92 mm MG37(t) machine gun, which is good to hose down flak trucks, but not good for much else.  
 
The tank has a 7.92 mm MG37(t) machine gun, which is good to hose down flak trucks, but not good for much else.  
  
== Usage in the battles ==
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== Usage in battles ==
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The tank is the same average mobility that the predecessors of it have, and the okay-at-best gun means it needs to act the same way despite semi-frequently running into near-impossible situations vs Valentines, B1s, Sherman 105s, and Matildas.  
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The tank is the same average mobility that the predecessors of it have, and the okay-at-best gun means it needs to act the same way despite semi-frequently running into near-impossible situations against Valentines, B1s, Sherman 105s, and Matildas.  
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
* Decently good gun for tier
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* Decently good gun
 
* HE filler helps easily knock out things you can pen
 
* HE filler helps easily knock out things you can pen
* Armor is good vs low-BR tanks you frequently see, due to reserves being permanently up-tiered
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* Armour is good against those enemies during down-tiers
 
* Has high-pen APCR for some of its armoured nemeses
 
* Has high-pen APCR for some of its armoured nemeses
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
* Many things are faster than it
 
* Many things are faster than it
* When it does get penned, it generally dies in one shot due to the small crew compartment
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* When it does get penned, it generally gets destroyed in one shot due to the small crew compartment
 
* Gun is very inadequate in up-tiers
 
* Gun is very inadequate in up-tiers
  
 
== History ==
 
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=== In-game description ===
 
=== In-game description ===
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== Read also ==
 
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* [[Pz.38(t) A]] - Preceding vehicle model in the German tech tree
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{{Germany light tanks}}

Revision as of 06:46, 2 June 2019

RANK VI USSR
T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf. F
germ_pzkpfw_38t_ausf_f.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.0/2.0/2.0BR
4 peopleCrew
72 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
50 / 0 / 0Hull
50 / 30 / 0Turret
Mobility
10.1 tWeight
238 hp125 hpEngine power
23.6 hp/t12.4 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
47 km/h forward
7 km/h back
43 km/h forward
7 km/h back
Speed
Armament
37 mm KwK38(t) cannonMain weapon
90 roundsAmmunition
3.3 / 4.3 sReload
-10° / 25°Vertical guidance
shoulderStabilizer
7.92 mm MG37(t) machine gunCoaxial weapon
5500 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
769 shots/minFire rate
Economy
5900 Rp icon.pngResearch
6300 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png700 / 947/650 / 879/510 / 690Repair
1800 Sl icon.pngCrew training
6300 Sl icon.pngExperts
80 Ge icon.pngAces
106 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
40 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Pz.38(t) F.jpg


The Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf. F is a rank I German light tank with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.41.

The Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf.F variant is an up-armoured version of its predecessor - Ausf. A. Armour at all sides has been doubled, from 25/15/15 mm to a decent 50/30/30 mm. However, increased armour thickness brings additional weight, making the tank a bit slower than the Ausf. A variant. Gun remains the same, pretty good quick-firing 3,7 cm Kwk 38(t) L/48. It can still hold its ground at this BR, altough usage of APCR ammo is sometimes necessary, and damage of the gun is now lacking a bit compared to its competitors.

General info

Survivability and armour

The Panzer 38(t) F has similar bad survivability to the Pz.35(t) and Pz.38(t) A, but it boasts double the front hull and turret front armour. This makes it frontally immune to many reserve rank guns, particularly Japanese, French, and Italian guns. Thus while it is harder to initially penetrate, once it is opened up it is taken out easily.

Mobility

The Panzer 38(t) F has nearly identical mobility to the Pz.38(t) A, aside from slightly higher weight making it a tad more sluggish in all respects. The role on the map of finding and using ambush points is the same as its predecessors.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: KwK 38(t) (37 mm)

The gun is the same KwK 38(t) as the Panzer 38(t) A. It is slightly better than the Pz.35(t)'s gun, but not by a practical amount, and therefore is used in exactly the same way. 56 mm penetration APC-HE, 61 mm penetration APCBC-HE, and 93 mm penetration APCR. This works vs most things it encounters, but Valentines, B1 bis, B ter, Matildas, and Sherman 105s are nightmares, and the higher battle rating of 2.0 means it sees these often.

Machine guns

Main article: MG 37(t) (7.92 mm)

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

Usage in battles

The tank is the same average mobility that the predecessors of it have, and the okay-at-best gun means it needs to act the same way despite semi-frequently running into near-impossible situations against Valentines, B1s, Sherman 105s, and Matildas.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decently good gun
  • HE filler helps easily knock out things you can pen
  • Armour is good against those enemies during down-tiers
  • Has high-pen APCR for some of its armoured nemeses

Cons:

  • Many things are faster than it
  • When it does get penned, it generally gets destroyed in one shot due to the small crew compartment
  • Gun is very inadequate in up-tiers

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 long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

In-game description

A modified version of the Pz.38(t) light tank designed on the basis of combat experience in Poland. The tank’s armor was enhanced to 50 mm in the front and 30 mm on the sides. Two similar versions of the Pz. 38(t) Ausf. E and Ausf F were released between November, 1940 and October, 1941. 525 tanks were produced, including both versions.

Media

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

See also

  • Pz.38(t) A - Preceding vehicle model in the German tech tree

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.II C (DAK) · Pz.II F · Pz.Sfl.Ic
Wheeled  Sd.Kfz.221 (s.Pz.B.41) · Sd.Kfz.234/1 · 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 · SPz BMP-1 · Radkampfwagen 90 · TAM · TAM 2C