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Hetzer — Tier IV German tank destroyer

Hetzer

IV

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
440
HP
2 / 7
223.3
View range
6 / 7
Firepower
Shell
1364
DPM
3 / 7
64
Penetration
7 / 7
330
Damage
1 / 7
150
Devices/crew damage
1 / 7
Burst damage
— / —
470
Velocity
7 / 7
4.69%
Penetration loss over distance
1 / 7
Explosion radius
— / —
1157
DPM
3 / 7
104
Penetration
5 / 7
280
Damage
1 / 7
150
Devices/crew damage
1 / 7
Burst damage
— / —
376
Velocity
7 / 7
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
1695
DPM
4 / 7
25
Penetration
4 / 7
410
Damage
1 / 7
150
Devices/crew damage
1 / 7
Burst damage
— / —
470
Velocity
7 / 7
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
1.91
Explosion radius
1 / 7
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
105.0
Caliber
1 / 7
4.13
Rate of fire
7 / 7
14.51
Reload time
7 / 7
0.00
Magazin reload time
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Shell reload time
— / —
Gun handling
2.36
Base aim time
7 / 7
0.520
Dispersion
7 / 7
Dispersion factors
0.200
When moving
3 / 7
0.200
When rotating
3 / 7
0.160
When rotating turret
4 / 7
4.000
After shot
2 / 7
Gun angles
7°
Depression
5 / 7
15°
Elevation
5 / 7
5°/15°
Aiming arc (left / right)
5 / 7
46.52
Turret traverse speed
1 / 7
Mobility
16.99
Weight
3 / 7
Speed
42
Forward
4 / 7
11
Backward
6 / 7
Effective Power / Weight ratio
11.77
On hard terrain
6 / 7
8.63
On medium terrain
6 / 7
7.19
On soft terrain
6 / 7
Traverse speed
50.90
On hard terrain
2 / 7
37.33
On medium terrain
2 / 7
31.11
On soft terrain
3 / 7
4.67m×2.53m×1.41m
Size
3 / 7

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 108–135
  • 81–108
  • 54–81
  • 27–54
  • 0–27
Spaced armor
  • 64–80
  • 48–64
  • 32–48
  • 16–32
  • 0–16
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

In 1943, the Wehrmacht were experiencing a dire shortage of StuG III tank destroyers because the joint U.S.A.-U.K. air raids caused considerable damage to the Alkett company's factory that produced these vehicles. December 1943, a decision was made to utilize the working capacities of the BMM company in Prague to start production of tank destroyers. Components of the Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) tank were widely used in the new vehicle. The first prototypes were produced in March 1944. More than 2,800 vehicles were built by May 1945.

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