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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This article concludes discussions on the Panzer IV one of the greatest tanks Germany had until they developed the Panther. Versatile and used in many variants much better than Panzer III and a mach for the T-34.

The Panzerkampfwagen IV (Pz.Kpfw. IV) commonly known as the Panzer IV was a medium tank developed in Nazi Germany in the late 1930s and used extensively during the Second World War. Its ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz. 161.
Designed as an infantry-support tank, the Panzer IV was not originally intended to engage enemy armor—that function was performed by the lighter Panzer III. However, with the flaws of pre-war doctrine becoming apparent and in the face of Soviet T-34 tanks, the Panzer IV soon assumed the tank-fighting role of its increasingly obsolete cousin. The most widely manufactured and deployed German tank of the Second World War, the Panzer IV was used as the base for many other fighting vehicles, including the Sturmgeschütz IV assault gun, Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyer, the Wirbelwind self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon, and the Brummbär self-propelled gun.
Robust and reliable, it saw service in all combat theaters involving Germany and has the distinction of being the only German tank to remain in continuous production throughout the war, with over 8,800 produced between 1936 and 1945. Upgrades and design modifications, often made in response to the appearance of new Allied tanks, extended its service life. Generally these involved increasing the Panzer IV's armor protection or upgrading its weapons, although during the last months of the war with Germany's pressing need for rapid replacement of losses, design changes also included retrograde measures to simplify and speed manufacture.
The Panzer IV was the most widely exported tank in German service, with around 300 sold to partners such as Finland, Romania, Spain and Bulgaria. After the war, the French and Spanish sold dozens of Panzer IVs to Syria, where they saw combat in the 1967 Six-Day War.

Given the growing resistance of allied tanks to German anti-tank guns, plans were developed to categorically up-gun the entire range of German tanks toward the end of World War II. One possible answer was affixing the Schmalturm of the Panther Ausf. F to the Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. J chassis. Unfortunately, like so many other late-war German projects, this conversion was impractical. The chassis of the Panzerkampfwagen IV was severely overloaded by the schmalturm. Furthermore, it is doubtful the turret ring of the Panzer IV would have been able to accommodate the turret unless the overhang was widened chassis. This was never a real project. Krupp was asked to evaluate whether it was possible to mount the 7.5 cm KWK L/70 in the Panzer IV and while doing this they also checked if it would be possible to use the Schmalturm. But the engineers from Krupp rejected this as they were also able to add numbers and came to the conclusion that the turret was much too heavy for the Pz. IV chassis.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

that was one of the first things I did. I changed the Panzer III to become the back-bone of Light Tank regiments-- the Panzer IV (aka CO Tank) was then used as the replacement for the standard Medium Tank and Panzer Hohle regiment. I still kept the Panzer II as part of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment and it plays a supporting role in small numbers. given that the Panzer II was being phased out by the time the WW2 campaign starts-- I felt it would be better to only have them in small numbers.

one of the biggest weaknesses of German tanks was the lack of an electrically powered turret-- this meant that Allied tank turrets could turn much faster than the German tanks-- the key to the Sherman beating German tanks was to move quickly, traverse the turret, open fire, and then move to another location and repeat the process. the Sherman is somewhat over-gunned in this game-- it could take out the Panzer IV and it's like-- but against Panthers, Tigers, and anything tougher shots would often bounce right off of them! it's a necessary game-play sacrifice... because otherwise America would have third-rate tanks behind the Russians and Germans.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 4:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

A Panzer IV is an equal match for a Sherman, but in movies the play the win card too much with the Sherman.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What about against T-34???
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 11:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I say Panzer IV but it can vary depending if the sloped armor is beneficial on the terrain and how far away the targets are.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 11:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

But T-34s are usually faster than the Panzers because speed and agility with accuracy prove that the Russians have a better tank force. That is one reason why the Russians won the Battle of Kursk, other than killing the German tank one by one.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 11:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Not only that but greater number reduce the flaws the tank has. T-34 like many Russian designs are superb copy of original produced in great numbers.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 11:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yep and I also like their artillery and logistics. Very fast even when they got the lend and lease program from the United States and Britain.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:03 am Reply with quote Back to top

Oh yeah with numerous artillery you can have a great advantage.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yep thats what the Germans lacked the most they had good fighting units and armor divisions but their tactics and support were lacking especially their airforce.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

OH yeah, but their tank tactics were the best due to Heinz Guderian, he was the person who suggested the Panzer I and II, he has a book about it.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 6:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Interesting but the Russians were able to penetrate German armor every time since the beginning of the war.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

True but direct attack was not their plan. And not only Russians but also Czech, French and British, because the Pz I and II had very weak armour. And in the beginning all Russian tanks had weak armour.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yep not until the Allies gave tips to the Russians in the Lend and lease program. Russians like to coordinate with mass numbers instead of individually running on their own with artillery supporting them behind. The Germans had only the Blitzkrieg which was not enough against the Russians in the second part of the war.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

You have to know not only army number matter but Russia's commanders were how can I say this SHIT, all except one Georgy Zhukov he was the one who hold it all together. Stalin's Folly (book)
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Me too like him the best, even the West liked and respected him the most. But in the game how does he have the worst stuff if he is the best in the Russian army LOL.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Typical, when you have great generals they give him shit, Rommel too, I mean o other only 3 things? But the one i'm playing with now has Rommel as V1 weapons too so i'm happy.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Dang thats smart he should deserve the weapon instead of the other generals. Thats the same with Zhukov too. Sad
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yepp that's why I don't like playing with Russia much, they shat on Zhukov big time, if it wasn't for him Russia would be rapped very hard my friend.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I still win with Zhukov LOL even if a guy has a better general than me. Its called skills.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yepp damn straight, and since you use him a lot you know pros and cons.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yep plus hes one of my top favorite generals.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hes my Russian fav general.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I like Chuikov too because his smart offensive in Stalingrad.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

He also brought morale up, you seen Enemy at the Gates?
 
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