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The Panzerkampfwagen I is a german light tank. Originally intended only as a training tank, its twin machineguns firing 7.92mm armor piercing bullets proved effective against infantry and lightly armored vehicles.
― Heroes & Generals


  • First and most important tip. Do not engage enemy armor.
  • Panzer I's main role is to fight infantry, protect your team assets such as tanks and infantry alike.
  • If you have been spotted by enemy armor, run.
  • Try firing in bursts, as you have two machine guns in your turret, you will need to reload often, this will help to conserve ammo.
  • It is recommended to buy 2 AP ammo belts (S.m.K. Hart) for it so that you can swap between them to force a reload. To do this, buy it through the ribbon of the tank.
  • The AP belt is effective against infantry vehicles, such as jeeps, bikes, trucks, and armored half-tracks.
  • It is usually highly recommended that you buy a camo for german tanks to help with ambushes. However, the Panzer I is an exception, due to its extremely inferior performance.
  • While the Panzer I is ineffective against most (if not all) enemy armor, it can be used as a mobile anti-aircraft gun, And with good cover and planning, the Panzer I can be deadly to enemy recon fighters.
  • The Panzer I's only weakspots, an ammo rack, and an internal fuel tank, are all located on the right side of the tank (or left side on the illustration to the right). Try to hide them from enemy MG tanks (T-38 and M2A2) when you're engaging one.


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
[7.92×57mm Mauser] S.m.K. @ m 7.7mm - 18.7mm 15 - 20 10m/700m 10% 50% 852 m/s 84 Credits 1 Gold 0.02 Credits 0:00s
[7.92×57mm Mauser] P.m.K. @ m 5.5mm - 16.5mm 22 - 28 10m/700m 10% 50% 852 m/s 4,500 Credits 54 Gold 0.9 Credits 0:00s
[7.92×57mm Mauser] B-Patrone 200 @ 2m 1.1mm - 5.5mm 21 - 31.5 10m/700m 10% 50% 852 m/s 4,500 Credits 54 Gold 2.25 Credits 0:15s
[7.92×57mm Mauser] S.m.K.H. @ m 14.3mm - 25.3mm 13 - 18 10m/700m 10% 50% 852 m/s 1,400 Credits 16 Gold 0.28 Credits 0:00s


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 16.png
V 16 80.png
V 16 141.png


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 I Ausf. A
V SPC 16.png Panzer I Ausf. A Specialist
Using the Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf. A light 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
Anti-Tank Supply Crate


  1. Against armor