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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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Having 30 mm of frontal armor, this tank isn't made for the frontlines. 3 crew members mean that 1-shots will be very common. Worse still, this tank has no roof protection, the cloth being only cosmetic, this means that you are very vulnerable to aircraft attacks too. Your small silhouette will let you hide in the small nooks and crannies of maps easily and lets you cover your entire tank with bushes for extra concealment.
 
 
''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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A horsepower to ton ratio of nearly 20 translates to a very mobile and nimble tank. The top speed of 56 km/h is good, but still pales in comparison of the 90 km/h of the Puma armored cars. The maximum reverse speed is 10 km/h, which is decent and will let you get out of perilous situations easily.  
  
 
== 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 flexibility 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 Pak 38 is probably the best gun you can find at its BR range. Decent penetration, good post pen damage and an incredible APCR round makes this tank able to punch way above its weight. Don't be afraid to take this tank into higher tier battles. Beware, though, it will struggle against the upper front plate of T-34s and shermans, so remember their frontal weakspots. Not that you should be engaging those tanks frontally anyway. Always bring high explosive rounds, as the lack of any secondary armament makes lighter vehicles harder to fight effectively.
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
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''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;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the tank;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the tank;''

Revision as of 10:28, 31 August 2019

5 cm Pak38 auf Pz.Kpfw.II Sonderfahrgestell 901
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.3/2.3BR
3 peopleCrew
75 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
30 / 20 / 0Hull
30 / 20 / 20Turret
Mobility
10.5 tWeight
382 hp200 hpEngine power
36 hp/t19 hp/tSurface density
61 km/h forward
11 km/h back
55 km/h forward
10 km/h back
Speed
Armament
50 mm PaK38 cannonMain weapon
40 roundsAmmunition
5.9 / 7.6 sReload
-5° / 18°Vertical guidance
Economy
Sl icon.png1 640/1 570/1 230Repair
8 100 Sl icon.pngCrew training
54 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
210 Ge icon.pngAces
124 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
110 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png110 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png60 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

The 5 cm Pak38 auf Pz.Kpfw.II Sonderfahrgestell 901 is a rank II German light tank with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.43 as the Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. H (Pz.II H for short) as part of the "Heavy Armor advanced pack". In Update 1.89, the vehicle was renamed into the current iteration.

General info

Survivability and armour

Having 30 mm of frontal armor, this tank isn't made for the frontlines. 3 crew members mean that 1-shots will be very common. Worse still, this tank has no roof protection, the cloth being only cosmetic, this means that you are very vulnerable to aircraft attacks too. Your small silhouette will let you hide in the small nooks and crannies of maps easily and lets you cover your entire tank with bushes for extra concealment.

Mobility

A horsepower to ton ratio of nearly 20 translates to a very mobile and nimble tank. The top speed of 56 km/h is good, but still pales in comparison of the 90 km/h of the Puma armored cars. The maximum reverse speed is 10 km/h, which is decent and will let you get out of perilous situations easily.

Armaments

Main armament

The Pak 38 is probably the best gun you can find at its BR range. Decent penetration, good post pen damage and an incredible APCR round makes this tank able to punch way above its weight. Don't be afraid to take this tank into higher tier battles. Beware, though, it will struggle against the upper front plate of T-34s and shermans, so remember their frontal weakspots. Not that you should be engaging those tanks frontally anyway. Always bring high explosive rounds, as the lack of any secondary armament makes lighter vehicles harder to fight effectively.

Usage in 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 instead 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).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fast, can get into good positions early
  • Effective gun, can penetrate pretty much anything it faces
  • Scout vehicle

Cons:

  • Weak armour
  • Open top, planes can destroy the vehicle with machine guns
  • Can bounce quite a lot

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

In July, 1940 Armament Command ordered two light tank prototypes with enhanced weaponry from the company MAN. Rheinmetall-Borsig built the cannons and the bulkheads comprising the body.

In January, 1942 four tanks were produced and immediately sent to the Eastern Front as part of the 1st and 3rd squads of the 559 Antitank Battalion.

An open-top rotating hexagonal turret with no rear wall was installed. Its primary weapon was a 50mm KwK 39.

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

Germany premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  Pz.II C (DAK) · Sd.Kfz. 140/1 · Pz.Sfl.Ic · Ru 251
Medium tanks  Nb.Fz. · Pz.III N · Pz.Bfw.IV · ▀M4 748 (a) · ▀T 34 747 (r) · Ersatz M10 · mKPz M47 G · Leopard A1A1 (L/44)
Heavy tanks  ▀Pz.Kpfw. Churchill · ▀KV-IB · ▀KV I C 756 (r) · ▀KV II 754 (r) · VK 45.01 (P) · ␠Tiger
  Pz.Bef.Wg.VI P · Tiger II (H) Sla.16
Tank destroyers  15 cm Pz.W.42 · Brummbär · Panzer IV/70(A) · Bfw. Jagdpanther · Sd.Kfz.234/3
  Sd.Kfz.234/4 · VFW