PANZER38(t) Ausf E & F

PANZER38(t) Ausf E & F
Image: Panzer 38(t) Ausf E (War Thunder)
YearAusf E: November 1940
Ausf F: May 1941
Vehicle TypeLight Tank
Origin & DesignerCzechoslovakia/BMM
Numbers ProducedAusf E: 275
Ausf F: 250
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Hull Gunner & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 37mm L/47.8 KwK 38(t) A7 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-10° to +25°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightTZF38(t)
Secondary Armament2 x 7.92mm MG37(t)s (Coaxial & Bow)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried42 x 37mm & 1.400 x 7.92mm Rounds
Combat Weight9.850 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth0.90m
Trench Crossing1.86m
Obstacle Clearance0.80m
Climbing Ability29°
ArmourHull Front: 50mm
Hull Sides: 50mm
Hull Rear: 15mm
Hull Top: 8mm
Hull Bottom: 8mm
Gun Mantle: 25mm
Turret Front: 50mm
Turret Sides: 30mm
Turret Rear: 22mm
Turret Top: 15mm
EnginePraga EPA (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range230 km
Maximum Cross Country Range165 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed42 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed15 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe Panzer 38(t) Ausf E and F had extra armour added to turret and hull which doubled the frontal armour from 25mm to 50mm, this was adaptation was initiated after tank losses which accured during the Polish campaign. Other minor details included new visors and work done on the Coaxial MG. They were issued to units serving in Russia and the Balkans