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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 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 armor. This makes it frontally immune to many reserve tier guns, particularly Japanese, French, and Italian guns. Thus while it is harder to pen, if it gets penned it is taken out easily.
 
 
''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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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 (ab)using ambush points is the same as its predecessors.
  
 
== 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 gun is the same [[KwK 38(t) (37 mm)]] 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. 56mm pen APC-HE, 61mm pen APCBC-HE, and 93mm pen APCR. This works vs most things it encounters, but Valentines, B1 bis, B ter, Matildas, and Sherman 105s are nightmares, and the higher BR of 2.0 means it sees these often.
 
 
=== 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) machine gun, which is good to hose down flak trucks, but not good for anything 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 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.  
  
 
=== 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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* Decently good gun for tier
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* HE filler helps easily knock out things you can pen
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* Armor is good vs low-BR tanks you frequently see, due to reserves being permanently uptiered
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* Has high-pen APCR for some of its armored nemeses.  
  
'''Pros:'''
 
 
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'''Cons:'''
 
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* Many things are faster than it
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* When it does get penned, it generally dies in one shot due to small crew compartment.
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* Gun is very inadequate in uptiers
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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 ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''

Revision as of 17:23, 1 June 2019

Rank 2, Sweden
"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
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
24 hp/t12 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
46 km/h forward
6 km/h back
42 km/h forward
6 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
5 500 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
769 shots/minFire rate
Economy
5 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
6 300 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png590 / 805/580 / 791/400 / 546Repair
1 800 Sl icon.pngCrew training
6 300 Sl icon.pngExperts
80 Ge icon.pngAces
106 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
40 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png

Description

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

General info

Survivability and armour

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 armor. This makes it frontally immune to many reserve tier guns, particularly Japanese, French, and Italian guns. Thus while it is harder to pen, if it gets penned 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 (ab)using ambush points is the same as its predecessors.

Armaments

Main armament

The gun is the same KwK 38(t) (37 mm) 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. 56mm pen APC-HE, 61mm pen APCBC-HE, and 93mm pen APCR. This works vs most things it encounters, but Valentines, B1 bis, B ter, Matildas, and Sherman 105s are nightmares, and the higher BR of 2.0 means it sees these often.

Machine guns

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

Usage in the 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 vs Valentines, B1s, Sherman 105s, and Matildas.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decently good gun for tier
  • 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 uptiered
  • Has high-pen APCR for some of its armored nemeses.

Cons:

  • Many things are faster than it
  • When it does get penned, it generally dies in one shot due to small crew compartment.
  • Gun is very inadequate in uptiers

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

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

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.