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Germany

IF Pz.III. "StuG"

Sturmgeschütz III
Side:Axis
Type:Tank
Role:Assault Gun
Available from version:1.00
Crew:4
  • driver
  • loader(RO)
  • gunner
  • commander
Armament:7.5 cm StuK 40 L/48 main gun
1x - Mg34 machine gun
The Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun was Germany's most produced armored fighting vehicle during World War II. It was built on the chassis of the proven Panzer III tank. Initially intended as a mobile, armored light gun for infantry support, the StuG was continually modified and was widely employed as a tank destroyer. In the beginnings, it was only Assault Gun (Sturmgeschütz) dedicated only for infantry support against enemy fortifications. As the time went, Germans needed more and more Anti-tank weapons. Short 75mm gun got replaced with long high-velocity 75mm to dramatically improve its penetration values.

 














IF PZ.IV.

PzKpfw. IV
Side:Axis
Type:Tank
Role:Medium Tank
Available from version:1.00
Crew:5
  • driver
  • radio operator
  • loader
  • gunner
  • commander
Armament:7.5 cm KwK 40 main gun
2x - Mg34 machinegun
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. 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.

Panzer IV also 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. Upgrades and design modifications, often made in response to the appearance of new Allied tanks, extended its service life. The tank got new gun, armor, engine and even additional shields for protection against cumulative projectiles.

 









IF PzKpfw. V "Panther"

PzKpfw. V "Panther"
Side:Axis
Type:Tank
Role:Medium Tank
Available from version:1.00
Crew:5
  • driver
  • radio operator
  • loader
  • gunner
  • commander
Armament:7.5 cm KwK 42 main gun
2x - Mg34 machinegun


Panther is the common name of a medium tank fielded by Nazi Germany in World War II that served from mid-1943 to the end of the European war in 1945. Panther came as reaction to enemy T34s and KVs, but also was planned to replace the Panzer III and Panzer IV; while never replacing the latter, it served alongside it as well as the heavier Tiger tanks until the end of the war. The Panther's excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection served as a benchmark for other nations' late war and immediate post-war tank designs, and it is frequently regarded as one of the best tank designs of World War II.

 

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  • Panther is a medium tank, so this mean not good in "hand-to-hand" tank fights. Be careful when you place this tank, because the enemy tanks can destroy it with a single shot.
  • This is not a heavy tank, and only the front armor enough good a gains the enemy guns. Always face to the enemy with your front armor, and try to find some building, or fences to cover your sides and rear.
  • Panther is one of the fastest tank in the game. Use your mobility, and if possible then flank the enemy.
  • This vehicle have 5 crew seat, but if you don't have that much soldier, 3 crew(driver,gunner,commander) will enough.
  • Never send tanks into urban area without infantry support.

IF PzKpfw. VI Ausf.B "King Tiger"

PzKpfw. VI Ausf.B "King Tiger"
Side:Axis
Type:Tank
Role:Heavy Tank
Available from version:1.00
Crew:5
  • driver
  • radio operator
  • loader
  • gunner
  • commander
Armament:8.8 cm KwK 43 main gun
2x - Mg34 machinegun


Tiger II is the common name of a German heavy tank of the Second World War. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B, often shortened to Tiger B, bust mostly just called as Königstiger(the German name for the "Bengal tiger"), but often mistranslated as King Tiger or Royal Tiger. The design followed the same concept as the Tiger I, and combined the thick armor of the Tiger I with the sloped armor used on the Panther medium tank. It was first used in combat on the Eastern Front by 1 September 1944.

 

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Tips and hints

  • The Tiget II is a heavy tank, so this mean it's perfect in "hand-to-hand" tank fights. The improved gun has good penetration rate in long range, but also the tank has very thick armor.
  • The best use of this tanks is in slow attacks, and keep it on open fields, facing to the enemy.
  • This vehicle have 5 crew seat, but if you don't have that much soldier, 3 crew(driver,gunner,commander) will enough.
  • It's a basic rule to never send tank into urban area without infantry support. Either way only place this tank in this kind of area if you are in defense.

Russia

IF:SU-85

SU-85
Side:USSR
Type:Tank
Role:Tank Destroyer
Available from version:1.00
Crew:4
  • driver
  • loader
  • gunner
  • commander
Armament:8.5 cm D-5T main gun


The SU-85 was a Soviet self-propelled gun used during World War II, based on the chassis of the T-34 medium tank. Self-propelled guns were meant to serve as either assault guns, such as the SU-122, or as mobile anti-tank weapons; the SU-85 fell into the latter category. The designation SU-85 is derived as follows: 'SU' stands for the Russian: Samokhodnaya Ustanovka - self-propelled carriage, while "85" signifies the bore of the vehicle's armament, the 85 mm D-5T gun. It was Soviet reaction to new German tiger and panther tanks because until 1943 the most common Soviet AT gun was 76.2mm which was not powerful enough to penetrate new enemy tanks.
















IF:T-34/75

T34/76
Side:USSR
Type:Tank
Role:Medium Tank
Available from version:1.00
Crew:3
  • driver
  • loader
  • commander
Armament:7.6 cm F-34 main gun
2x - DT machinegun


The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank produced from 1940. Although its armour and armament were surpassed by later tanks of the era, it has been often credited as the most effective, efficient and influential design of World War II. It was the most-produced tank of the war and the most important weapon fielded by the Red Army in World War II.

The T-34 was developed from the BT series of fast tanks and was intended to replace both the BT-5 and BT-7 tanks and the T-26 infantry tank in service. The two-man turret-crew arrangement required the commander to aim and fire the gun, an arrangement common to most Soviet tanks of the day; this proved to be inferior to three-man (commander, gunner, and loader) turret crews of German Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks. The design and construction of the tank were continuously refined during the war to enhance effectiveness and decrease costs, allowing steadily greater numbers of T-34s to be fielded, and this led to the improved T-34-85 tank.











IF:T-34/86

T-34/85
Side:USSR
Type:Tank
Role:Medium Tank
Available from version:1.00
Crew:4
  • driver
  • loader
  • gunner
  • commander
Armament:8.5 cm main gun
2x - DT machinegun


The very same chassis with T34/76. In early 1944, the improved T-34-85 was introduced, with a more powerful 85 mm gun and a three-man turret design. By the war's end in 1945, the versatile and cost-effective T-34 had replaced many light and heavy tanks in service, and accounted for the majority of Soviet tank production. The main difference is enlarged turret allowing Soviets to mount bigger 85mm gun and increase amount of crew from 4 to 5. Again as reaction to new German tanks, this T34/85 was capable of penetrating 100mm of frontal Tigers I armor at least on very short distances.

 















IF:IS-2

IS-2
Side:USSR
Type:Tank
Role:Heavy Tank
Available from version:1.00
Crew:4
  • driver
  • loader
  • gunner
  • commander
Armament:12.2 cm D25-T main gun
2x - DT machinegun
1x - DSHK machinegun


The Iosif Stalin tank (or IS tank, also known as the Joseph Stalin tank), was a heavy tank developed by the Soviet Union during World War II and first used in the Kursk area in September 1943. The tanks in the series are also sometimes called JS tanks. IS-2 carried a main gun that was capable of defeating the German Tiger and Panther tanks. It was mainly a breakthrough tank, firing a heavy high-explosive shell that was useful against entrenchments and bunkers. The IS-2 was put into service in April 1944, and was used as a spearhead in the Battle of Berlin by the Red Army in the final stage of the war.

 


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