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so, you've decided to play low tier germans? good for you! the Pz.II C is the first in it's lineup, and can be distinguished from the Ausf. F by it heavier frontal armor. another distinguishing feature is it's trademark 20mm automatic cannon, which can be a curse for new users and a gift for players who know how to use the vehicle well.

the Pz.2's biggest misconception is it's autocannon, which lures players into assuming it's a close quarters vehicle. the reality is much different - at close ranges, you may be able to utilize your 280RPM rate of fire and PzGr.40 APCR to great effect on a single target, but the reload time and capacity of 10 rounds per magazine will betray you if faced against more tanks than you have ammo for in a single magazine.

General info

Survivability and armour

for armor, you have (on the surface) decent frontal armor, with a total of 35mm for your upper mantle, a section of heavily sloped 30mm armor, and then your lower mantle has the same as the top. your sides are a paltry 15mm, and the back, top of your hull and turret sides are all the same. the front turret face is 30mm, and despite appearances, does not overlap, meaning no chance of an enemy shot ricocheting off a sliver that constitutes 60mm!

generally speaking, you do not have enough armor to defend yourself unless the enemy is engaging you from extreme range (which most early tanks can't reasonably do well) or are facing SPAA who are only using HE, as well as some early french tanks.

put shortly - do everything in your power to ensure that you are not hit, because even 1 well placed shot in the crew compartment will likely OSK you. (one shot kill).


mobility wise, the Pz.II C is actually better than most, but the BT series tanks and M3 Stuarts will still outrun you quite easily. reguardless, you can get around the battlefield quite respectably, and the vehicle's power to weight ratio makes for easier going up hills than larger, heavier vehicles. reguardless, odds are that you are not going to outrun the enemy team, therefore locating good cover is immensely useful.


Main armament

the main armament of this little devil is the KwK-30, 20mm Automatic Cannon.

with the ability to access APCR capable of penetrating 64mm at point blank, this thing will go through enemy armor like it is fabric.

it's biggest problem is, you only have 10 round magazines, with a 7.4 stock reload time, meaning that you may successfully take out 2-3 enemy tanks with controlled bursts, but are likely to be taken out during your reload. it's second biggest problem is also it's biggest Pro, and that's the PzGr.40 ammunition, which has great pen statistics out to 200-300 yards, but does not maintain velocity beyond those distances as well as the standard PzGr. found in it's own belt as well as the standard belts.

Ammo Statistics -

Type Composition 0(yd.) 500 1000 2000
Default API-T/HEFI-T/API-T/HEFI-T 46mm 33mm 23mm 11mm
PzGr. API-T/API-T/API-T/API-T 46mm 33mm 23mm 11mm
PzGr.40 APCR/APCR/APCR/APCR 64mm 26mm 8mm 1mm

Machine guns

mounted opposite to the 20mm Automatic is an MG-34, loading AP-I/AP-I/AP-T in 50 round belts. at 13mm of maximum pen at point blank, this gun's 800rpm ROF will make short work of unarmored vehicles like the truck based SPAA as well as exposed Tank Destroyer crewmen.

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