The Panzer IV medium tank is the most numerous German tank of the war. Originally intended as an assault gun, it was converted to engage other tanks. Variant H has been fitted with a high-velocity 75mm main gun.
― Heroes & Generals
The Panzer IV has the best protection out of all german medium tanks thanks to its weakspot position and the added side skirt armor from model H.
The Panzer IV has very slow acceleration and top speed for a medium tank. It cannot effectively flank, quite unlike other medium tanks. Turning of any kind brakes one of the tracks, causing a reduction in speed, and the need to reaccelerate.
As with all German tanks, it is highly recommended that you buy a camo for it, to help with ambushes.
The hull gunner, just like the Panther's, has a relatively protected 3rd person view position, which can help you in your protected view to spot for your surroundings.
The Panzer IV will almost never bounce shots as the armor isn't sloped.
The Panzer IV has the best gun for a tier 2 medium tank.
The Panzer IV's turret front and mantlet have a very thin armor of only 50mm. Expect your enemy to shoot for this area first, to destroy your cannon breech and slow down reloads.
After the Armor 2.0 update, the side skirts now help with the deflection of AT rockets.
This tank has a relatively fast respawn timer, only 1:58s with APCR and HE shells. As long as you don't die too fast, you can constantly respawn immediately after death.
Using the Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H medium tank in battle will earn you points on this ribbon. More points are awarded for scoring hits on enemy tanks. The highest award is given for destroying enemy tanks.
The German's formidable answer to the allies M4 Sherman tank in the Africa front. The Panzer IV Ausf.H now sports with a KwK40 L/48 75mm cannon that can now reliably penetrate Allies armor, a task that its predecessor Panzer III with its 50mm cannon struggles to complete as the M3 Lee and M4 starts to appear on the sandy dunes of North Africa. It was originally intended as an infantry support tank equipped it with a short 75mm cannon.