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Pz. 38 (t) — Tier III German light tank

Pz. 38 (t)

III

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
440
HP
1 / 18
253.0m
View range
3 / 18
Firepower
Shell
623
DPM
11 / 18
62
Penetration
9 / 18
50
Damage
8 / 18
2
Devices/crew damage
6 / 18
Burst damage
— / —
775
Velocity
10 / 18
11.29%
Penetration loss over distance
1 / 18
Explosion radius
— / —
498
DPM
8 / 17
115
Penetration
1 / 17
40
Damage
2 / 17
2
Devices/crew damage
11 / 17
Burst damage
— / —
969
Velocity
8 / 17
40.87%
Penetration loss over distance
15 / 17
Explosion radius
— / —
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
47.0
Caliber
4 / 18
12.46
Rate of fire
15 / 18
4.81
Reload time
10 / 13
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
1.20
Base aim time
9 / 18
0.390
Dispersion
12 / 18
Dispersion factors
0.200
When moving
10 / 18
0.200
When rotating
10 / 18
0.120
When rotating turret
12 / 18
3.500
After shot
12 / 18
Gun angles
10°
Depression
3 / 18
20°
Elevation
5 / 18
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 18
32.00
Turret traverse speed
17 / 18
Mobility
10.06
Weight
15 / 18
Speed
42
Forward
15 / 18
18
Backward
14 / 18
Effective Power / Weight ratio
16.85
On hard terrain
13 / 18
15.29
On medium terrain
13 / 18
12.99
On soft terrain
9 / 18
Traverse speed
36.51
On hard terrain
16 / 18
33.14
On medium terrain
16 / 18
28.15
On soft terrain
14 / 18
4.21m×1.64m×1.82m
Size
7 / 18
Concealment
33.50%
While still
10 / 18
25.90%
While moving
14 / 18
11.84%
Upon firing while still
8 / 18
9.64%
Upon firing while moving
13 / 18
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 253m
185.0m
While still
200.4m
While moving
229.0m
Upon firing while still
233.4m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 64–80
  • 48–64
  • 32–48
  • 16–32
  • 0–16
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

Developed by the ČKD company for the Czechoslovakian Army in 1938. During the German occupation, the vehicle saw service in the Wehrmacht and was used in the Polish and French Campaigns, as well as on the Eastern Front. The tank saw combat on the front line until the middle of 1942. Approximately 1,400 vehicles in eight modifications (Ausf. A/B/C/D/E/F/S/G) were manufactured.