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Description[]

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

Tips

  • 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.

Ammunition

Name Explosion Damage/Radius Penetration Damage[1] Near/Far Range Far Penetration Far Damage Correction Angle Velocity Credits Cost Gold Cost Cost per Shot Maintenance Load
[75×495mm R] 7.5cm Panzergranate 39 100 @ 1m 90mm - 108mm 828 - 1064 10m/1500m 10% 50% 750 m/s 2,300 Credits 27 Gold 5.75 Credits 0:00s
[75×495mm R] 7.5cm Sprenggranatpatrone 38 200 @ 10m 13.5mm - 31.5mm 315 - 1050 10m/1500m 10% 50% 550 m/s 7,400 Credits 88 Gold 18.5 Credits 0:20s
[75×495mm R] 7.5cm Nebelgranate Patrone 50 @ 12m 10m/1500m 10% 50% 550 m/s 18,700 Credits 220 Gold 46.75 Credits s
[75×495mm R] 7.5cm Panzergranate 40 100 @ 1m 119.7mm - 137.7mm 720 - 925 10m/1000m 10% 25% 930 m/s 6,300 Credits 77 Gold 15.75 Credits 0:02.5s
[75×495mm R] 7.5cm Granate 38 Hohlladung/B 125 @ 7m 58.5mm - 76.5mm 500 - 700 10m/1500m 100% 100% 450 m/s 13,600 Credits 160 Gold 34 Credits 0:00s

Camouflage

Factory Ambush DB Dark Yellow
Price (Credits) 195,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 60,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 780 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 240 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
V CAMO 1.png
V CAMO 2.png
V CAMO 3.png
V 36.png
V 36 160.png
V 36 161.png

Upgrades

Supply Crates and other upgrades can be fitted to your vehicle to aid nearby infantry.

Name Contents Credits Cost Gold Cost Spawn Cost Maintenance Load
Ammunition Supply Crate Ammo 1,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 15 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 12 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s
Medic Supply Crate Health 4,400 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 52 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 44 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s
Anti-tank Supply Crate Panzerfaust 60 7,500 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 90 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 68 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 0:02s

Specialist Ribbon

Vehicle Required: Panzer IV Ausf. H
V SPC 36.png Panzer IV Ausf. H Specialist
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.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-GR-Symbol.png German Unlocks
Ammunition Supply Crate
Dark Yellow
Ambush DB
Medic Supply Crate
7.5cm Panzergranate 40
7.5cm Sprenggranatpatrone 38
Anti-Tank Supply Crate
7.5cm Granate 38 Hohlladung/B
7.5cm Nebelgranate Patrone

Gallery[]

History[]

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.

  1. Against armor
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