German Historical Tank Designs – Hearts of Iron IV

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German Historical Tank Designs – Hearts of Iron IV 1 - steamclue.com

This guide gives you many of the designs of German tanks of the Interwar and WW2 period
 
 

Introduction

The German army would develop many designs of tanks over the period of the war and this guide will try to give you the ability to produce as many of the vehicles as possible from historical designs as well as some blueprint tanks.
 
 
Keep in mind the Tank Designer in HOI IV doesn’t allow for a lot of variety in the modifications so many vehicles will be stuck with the same gun.
 
 
The design may say basic radio however you can put whatever radio you want on any of the tanks with the listed basic radio modification. Also the armour and engine upgrading is up to your own preference.
 
 
 

Light Tanks

Leichttraktor

 
produced: 4
 
owned: 0
 
The Leichttraktor was an experimental interwar light tank of the German army serving as the testing ground for future German tanks.
 
 
Interwar Light Chassis
 

  • Christie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Small Cannon
  • Two Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Panzer IA

 
produced: roughly 800
 
owned: 720
 
The Panzer IA marked the first of the mass produced German Tanks and would be used in the Spanish Civil war before the later Panzer II’s would replace it’s role later on. A couple Panzer IA and IB models will replace the Heavy Machine gun for a Flamethrower.
 
 
Basic Light Chassis
 

  • Christie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Heavy Machine Gun
  • One Man Turret
  • Basic Radio

 

Panzer IB

 
produced: roughly 675
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer IB Improves the Panzer IA by increasing the Engine power (just upgrade the engine in-game) It would be produced between 1936-1938.
 
 

Panzer IC

 
produced: 40
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer IC further improves from the previous Panzer I’s by increasing it’s engine power significantly as well as improving the armour of the tank not many had been produced though.
 
 

Panzer IF

 
produced: 30
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer IF is the result of trying to turn a light tank into a heavy tank the armour is improved significantly over the Panzer IC however it’s engine cannot handle the weight as much and is significantly reduced.
 
 

Panzer IIA

 
produced: 1451
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer IIA is the main tank you start with at your disposal starting the game and includes the following Panzer II variants: a,b,c,A,B and C all grouped together to make things easier as not much changes between each variant
 
 
Improved Light Chassis
 

  • Christie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Automatic Cannon
  • Two Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Panzer IID/E

 
produced: 50
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer IID and E variants had improved capabilities in engine power due to the improved suspension however they did not see much of a production due to the irrelevance that the Panzer II program started to receive. They also had more armour than A-C variants. Most of these would be converted into Flamethrower tanks.
 
 

Panzer IIF

 
produced: 509
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer IIF doesn’t change much from the previous models other than it’s armour being improved from the A-C variants however unlike the D-E the F saw more of a production run during 1941-42
 
 

Panzer IIG

 
produced: 45
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer IIG was an improved Panzer II developed with more armour whilst maintaining a high top speed like many of the later Panzer II’s though they didn’t make serious productions, this can also include the H and M models which only reached prototype stages.
 
 

Panzer IIJ

 
produced: 22
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer IIJ follows the example of the Panzer IF in the attempt to put heavy armour on a light tank going from the 30mm seen on the Panzer IIF to a 80mm thick armour just like the G though as it’s competitor they saw limited production.
 
 

Panzer II Luchs

 
produced: 100
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer II Luchs was a mid war light variant of the Panzer II’s however it was equipped with a single autocannon in the centre unlike the earlier Panzer II’s (Improved Auto Cannon) as well as an improved engine.
 
 

Panzer 35t

 
Used: 244
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer 35t was inherited after the annexation of Czetchslovakia and proved to be a useful tank in the early stages of the war however was not as effective against the Soviet armour.
 
 
Basic Light Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Basic High Velocity Cannon
  • Two Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Panzer 38t Ausf A-D

 
Produced: 475
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer 38t was the next line of light tanks to be produced in Czetchslovakia and would begin to finish the first 150 Panzer 38t tanks in 1939. following on variants B-D do not change much from the A variant.
 
Improved Light Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Basic High Velocity Cannon
  • Two Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Panzer 38t Ausf E-F

 
Produced: 525
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer 38t Ausf E and F brought more armour to the Panzer 38t with bolted on armour added to the front (just increase the armour value on the tank design)
 
 

Panzer 38t Ausf G

 
Produced: 321
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer 38t Ausf G was the last main variant of Panzer 38t and featured Welded armour instead of riveted whilst keeping the 50mm of armour required from the E-F variants.
 
 

VK 16.02 Leopard

 
Produced: 0
 
owned: 0
 
The Vk 16.02 was designed to be the next generation of light tank for the German army however only a single wooden mockup was built.
 
Advanced Light Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Cast Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Basic High Velocity Cannon
  • Two Man Turret
  • Improved Radio
  • Additional machine gun
  • Sloped Armour

 
 
 

Medium Tanks

Panzer III Ausf A-E

 
produced: 161
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer III Ausf A-E remain similar in design and low production to really have their own variants (other than possibly giving D and E more amour (30 D’s and 96 E’s) ). armed with a small 37mm the early Panzer III’s where not as threatening or powerful as the later variants. The E variant also used torsion bar suspension as a difference.
 
 
Basic Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Small Cannon
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun

 

Panzer III Ausf F-G

 
produced: F:636 G:950
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer III Ausf F and G are the first main production runs of Panzer III’s and would be the transitional tank between a 37mm cannon and a 50mm cannon.
 
 
Basic Medium Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Small Cannon (37mm)/ Basic High Velocity Cannon (50mm)
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun

 

Panzer III Ausf H

 
produced: 500
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer III Ausf H was the first variant of Panzer III to exclusively use the 50mm cannon the Tanks armour was increased to 60mm instead of 30mm at the expense of the tank still using the same engine as previous models.
 
 

Panzer III Ausf J-L

 
produced: 2991
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer III Ausf J and L are very similar however initially starting with the same 50mm cannon as the previous variants later into the war they would receive an improved 50mm cannon (however there is no good option for this in-game for small armaments). the Armour of the tanks was 50mm instead of the H’s 60mm. These two tanks would be the main produced variants of Panzer III’s
 
 

Panzer III Ausf M

 
produced: 250-517
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer III Ausf M was the last main variant of Panzer III and would keep the armour of the Panzer IIIH however would also introduce Armour Skirts to the tank.
 
 

Panzer III Ausf N

 
produced: 614-750
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer III Ausf N was a close support variant of Panzer III designed to replace the Panzer IV’s in the role of close support. The tank would be armed with the Close Support Gun as well as Armour Skirts.
 
 

Specialised Panzer III’s

 
The Panzer III also had Flamme and amphibious variants with around 100-200 Flammpanzer III’s and a couple Tauchpanzers being produced
 
 

Panzer IV Ausf A-F1

 
produced: 1142
 
owned: 0
 
The early Panzer IV’s A-F1 all where designed for the support role using the stubby close support 75mm whilst the Panzer III’s would deal with the armoured targets. Panzer IV D increased the armour from the earlier models of 14mm to 30mm (248 Panzer IVD’s) (206 Panzer IV E’s). The last of the close support variants the Panzer IV F1 would increase the armour further to 50mm (471 Panzer IV F1’s)
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Close Support Gun
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun

 

Panzer IV Ausf G-J

 
produced: G:1687-1927 H: 2324-3774 J: 3160-3655
 
owned: 0
 
The later Panzer IV’s featured the longer 75mm. The G is the first variant other than Panzer F2’s (a couple F1’s where converted into F2’s supporting the long 75mm). The Panzer IVH however is the main variant of Panzer IV and featured Armour Skirts as well as an increase of 80mm of armour from the IVG’s 50mm’s. lastly the Panzer IVJ is the final model and it’s main difference with the H was the fact the turret was hand cranked to speed up the production instead of using the power traverse used on the H’s turret.
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Medium Cannon
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun
  • Armour Skirts (H and J models)

 

Specialised Panzer IV

 
produced:
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer IV had a couple amphibious models produced however not as many Panzer IV’s where specialised as the Panzer III.
 
 

Panther

 
produced: 5984-6003
 
owned: 0
 
The Panther was the last mediums of the German army for WW2 and would prove to be one of the most feared tanks of the war. however their reliability was poor like many of the later German tanks due to their high maintenance costs and many complicated parts.
 
 
Advanced Medium Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Cast Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Medium Cannon
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun
  • Sloped Armour

 

E-50

 
produced: 0
 
owned: 0
 
The E-50 was intended as the future replacement of the Panther and would of been roughly the size of a Tiger II however looking like a Panther instead. Like the E-75 it never came into production
 
 
Modern Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Cast Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Medium Cannon
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun
  • Sloped Armour

 

Leopard I

 
produced: 4744
 
owned: 0
 
The Leopard I would be the modern day chassis tank for the Germans if it was to fight counterparts like the Centurion, Pattons and T-54/55’s other majors would have.
 
 
Modern Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Cast Armour
  • Diesel Engine
  • Improved Medium Cannon
  • Modern Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun
  • Sloped Armour

 
 
 

Heavy Tanks

Neubaufahrzeug

 
produced: 5
 
owned: 0
 
The Neubaufahrzeug was an interwar multi-turret heavy tank design which served as a test bed for later Panzers. These giant tanks however where not well armed or armoured. The Tank had 3 turrets.
 
 
Basic Heavy Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Close Support Gun
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Heavy machine gun
  • Heavy machine gun
  • Additional machine gun

 

Tiger I

 
produced: 1350-1376
 
owned: 0
 
The Tiger I remains one of the most iconic tanks of WW2 however like it’s medium counterpart the Panther it suffered from many reliability issues on the battlefield however once it got working it was feared.
 
 
Improved Heavy Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Heavy Cannon
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun

 

Tiger II

 
produced: 489
 
owned: 0
 
The Tiger II would be the last of the mass produced heavy of Germany however like it’s predecessor it suffered a lot of issues with reliability.
 
 
Advanced Heavy Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Cast Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Heavy Cannon
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun
  • Sloped Armour

 

Maus

 
produced: 2
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer VIII Maus is the heaviest tank ever produced armed with a 128mm and having 200mm’s of frontal hull armour the Maus was designed to not be penetrated however due to that heavy armour it’s capabilities are reduced as it was too slow and large to avoid many of the problems a heavy tank had with reliability. 127 of them was ordered with 2 being built (later merged into 1 Maus after the war)
 
 
Super Heavy Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Cast Armour
  • Diesel Engine
  • Advanced Heavy Cannon
  • Four Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Sloped Armour
  • Additional machine gun

 

E-100

 
produced: 1
 
owned: 0
 
The counterpart to the Maus was the E-100 designed as a more manuverable Super Heavy with a theoretical 40km/h top speed it sacrificed the super heavy armour of the Maus for less armour and more speed whilst carrying the same gun.
 
 
Super Heavy Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Cast Armour
  • Diesel Engine
  • Advanced Heavy Cannon
  • Four Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Sloped Armour
  • Additional machine gun

 

Tiger P

 
produced: 10
 
owned: 0
 
The Tiger P is the alternative design to the Tiger I which was built by Porsche, it is slightly less armoured than the Tiger I and with a different engine which was far ahead of it’s time.
 
 
Improved Heavy Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Petrol-Electric Engine
  • Improved Heavy Cannon
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun

 

Lowe

 
produced: 0
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzer VII Lowe was designed to replace the Tiger I however the Tiger II became the successor whilst the Lowe was left to stay on the drawing board. it would of been a slower less armoured tank than the Tiger II whilst having it’s specifications.
 
 

E-75

 
produced: 0
 
owned: 0
 
The E-75 was intended as the future replacement of the Tiger II being very similar in design to the Tiger II but with a better engine and more amour originally planned with an 88mm later versions of the blueprints equip it with a 105mm.
 
 
Modern Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Cast Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Heavy Cannon
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun
  • Sloped Armour

 
 
 

Tank Destroyers

Panzerjager I

 
produced: 202
 
owned: 0
 
The Panzerjager I is the first of the many tanks to be converted into tank destroyers to be fitted with larger guns than their chassis would usually allow in a turret.
 
 
Basic Light Chassis
 

  • Christie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Basic High Velocity Cannon
  • Light Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio

 

Marder II

 
produced: 863
 
owned: 0
 
The Marder II was the tank destroyer variant of the Panzer II armed with a 75mm with around 863 being made with 182 of them being conversions and 681 being built
 
 
Improved Light Chassis
 

  • Christie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved High Velocity Cannon
  • Light Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Marder III

 
Produced: 1736
 
owned: 0
 
The Marder III consists of 3 variants of Panzer 38t chassis converted into a tank destroyer armed with a 75mm. 175 are converted whilst the other 1581 where built.
 
 
Improved Light Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved High Velocity Cannon
  • Light Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Hetzer

 
Produced: 2827
 
owned: 0
 
The Hetzer was the other Panzer 38t Tank destroyer.
 
 
Improved Light Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved High Velocity Cannon
  • Light Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun
  • Sloped Armour

 

Sturmgeschutz III Ausf A-E

 
Produced: 820
 
owned: 0
 
The Sturmgeschutz III or StuG III was one of the most produced tank destroyers of the war with variants A-E being the short barrel close support variants to replace the role of the Panzer IV whilst keeping the Panzer III chassis in use. (They have to be used as Artillery due to the short gun). E variant adds a machine gun to the tank (284 tanks)
 
 
Basic Medium Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Close Support Gun
  • Medium Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers

 

Sturmgeschutz III Ausf F-G

 
Produced: 9139
 
owned: 0
 
The StuG III F-G series are the long gun anti-tank variants with the Ausf F-F8 being the first to with a total of 716 between them (366 F variants and 250 F8’s) the F8 was based on the Panzer III J/L chassis whilst the F was based on the earlier chassis with less armour. lastly the G variant was the most armoured out of the 3 and is the main produced variant with roughly 8423 being built. the Ausf G would also later be fitted with armour skirts.
 
 
Basic Medium Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved High Velocity Gun
  • Medium Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun

 

StuH 42

 
Produced: 1300
 
owned: 0
 
Lastly the StuH 42 was a minor variant upon the StuG IIIG chassis being equipped with a close support 105mm gun whilst having the armour of the StuG IIIG, some could be fitted with the armour skirts.
 
 
Basic Medium Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Close Support Gun
  • Medium Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers

 

StuG IV

 
produced: 1141-1500
 
owned: 0
 
The StuG IV was one of the tank destroyer variants built upon the Panzer IV chassis being built to look like a slightly larger StuG III however was less effective than the Jagdpanzer IV’s. They could of been equipped with Armour skirts like many of the later variants of Panzer IV’s
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved High Velocity Gun
  • Medium Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Additional machine gun
  • Armour Skirts

 

Jagdpanzer IV

 
produced: 2000
 
owned: 0
 
The Jagdpanzer IV was the main tank destroyer variant of the Panzer IV chassis. roughly 2000 was built.
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved High Velocity Gun
  • Medium Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Smoke Launchers
  • Sloped Armour
  • Armour Skirts

 

Nashorn

 
produced: 494
 
owned: 0
 
Lastly the Nashorn was the final of the tank destroyers built upon the Panzer IV chassis it features a 88mm cannon
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Advanced Heavy Cannon
  • Medium Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio

 

Dicker Max

 
produced: 2
 
owned: 0
 
The Dicker Max consists of 2 tank destroyers built upon the Panzer IV chassis equipped with a 105mm.
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Advanced Heavy Cannon
  • Medium Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio

 

Jagdpanther

 
produced: 415
 
owned: 0
 
The Jagpanther was a heavier tank destroyer built upon the Panther Chassis like many of the late war German tank destroyers they was built very defensive.
 
 
Advanced Medium Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Cast Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Advanced Heavy Cannon
  • Medium Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun
  • Sloped Armour

 

Sturer Emil

 
produced: 2
 
owned: 0
 
The Neubaufahrzeug chassis was converted into a open top tank destroyer fitted with a 128mm.
 
 
Basic Heavy Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Advanced High Velocity Cannon
  • Medium Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio

 

Elefant

 
produced: 91
 
owned: 0
 
The Elefant took the failed Tiger P tank and converted the built tanks into a heavily armoured tank destroyer, earlier models the Ferdinand hadn’t been equipped with an additional machine gun.
 
 
Improved Heavy Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Petrol-Electric Engine
  • Advanced Heavy Cannon
  • Heavy Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Jagdtiger

 
produced: 70-88
 
owned: 0
 
The Jagdtiger was the most heavily armed German tank to be used during the war as a last ditch defence tank built upon a slightly elongated Tiger II Chassis. despite having the same gun as the Maus I have given them different guns to perform their preferred role better.
 
 
Advanced Heavy Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Cast Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Advanced High Velocity Cannon
  • Heavy Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun
  • Sloped Armour

 
 
 

Self Propelled Artillery

Sturmpanzer I Bison

 
produced: 38
 
owned: 0
 
The Sturmpanzer I was a SPG variant on the Panzer I chassis not many had been converted.
 
 
Basic Light Chassis
 

  • Christie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Medium Howitzer
  • Light Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio

 

Wespe

 
produced: 676
 
owned: 0
 
The Wespe was the main SPG built on the Panzer II Chassis.
 
 
Improved Light Chassis
 

  • Christie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Medium Howitzer
  • Light Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio

 

Sturmpanzer II

 
produced: 12
 
owned: 0
 
The Sturmpanzer II consists of only 12 tanks. it was equiped with a machinegun unlike the main Panzer II SPG the Wespe
 
 
Improved Light Chassis
 

  • Christie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Medium Howitzer
  • Light Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Grille

 
Produced: 389
 
owned: 0
 
The Grille was built upon the Panzer 38t chassis.
 
Improved Light Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Medium Howitzer
  • Light Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

StulG 33B

 
produced: 24
 
owned: 0
 
The StulG 33B was a assault gun based on the Panzer III chassis and equiped with a 150mm Howitzer
 
 
Basic Medium Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Medium Howitzer
  • Medium Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Hummel

 
produced: 714
 
owned: 0
 
The Hummel was a SPG based upon the Panzer III/IV chassis 714 had been built.
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Medium Howitzer
  • Medium Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Brummbar

 
produced: 306
 
owned: 0
 
The Brummbar was a assault gun variant of Panzer IV built with heavy sloped armour.
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Medium Howitzer
  • Medium Fixed Superstructure
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun
  • Sloped Armour

 

Sturmtiger

 
produced: 18
 
owned: 0
 
The Sturmtiger was the final assault gun of the Germans featuring a 380mm rocket launcher. I’ve fitted the tank with a Heavy Howitzer (more soft attack) instead as there is no Heavy Rocket Launchers.
 
 
Improved Heavy Chassis
 

  • Torsion Bar Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Heavy Howitzer
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Sloped Armour
  • Additional machine gun

 
 
 

Self Propelled Anti-Air

Flakpanzer I

 
produced: roughly 25
 
owned:
 
The Flakpanzer I was an SPAA based on the Panzer I chassis it consists of just a single 20mm cannon.
 
 
Basic Light Chassis
 

  • Christie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Basic Anti-Air
  • Two Man Turret
  • Basic Radio

 

Flakpanzer 38t

 
Produced: 141
 
owned: 0
 
The Flakpanzer 38t was an SPAA built upon the Panzer 38t chassis like the Flakpanzer I it consisted of just a 20mm cannon.
 
 
Improved Light Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Riveted Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Basic Anti-Air
  • Two Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Mobelwagen

 
produced: 240
 
owned: 0
 
The Mobelwagen was the first of the Panzer IV chassis SPAA vehicles and consisted of a single 37mm
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Anti-Air
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Mobelwagen

 
produced: 240
 
owned: 0
 
The Mobelwagen was the first of the Panzer IV chassis SPAA vehicles and consisted of a single 37mm
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Anti-Air
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Ostwind

 
produced: 44
 
owned: 0
 
The Ostwind was another of the Panzer IV chassis SPAA vehicles and consisted of a single 37mm.
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Improved Anti-Air
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Wirbelwind

 
produced: 87-105
 
owned: 0
 
The Wirbelwind is the third SPAA which consisted of the best armament out of all the mass produced Tank SPAA’s of Germany. It was armed with 4 20mm’s
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Advanced Anti-Air
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 

Kugelblitz

 
produced: 5
 
owned: 0
 
Lastly the Kugelblitz was the final Panzer IV SPAA of Germany and was armed with 2 30mm anti-air guns.
 
 
Improved Medium Chassis
 

  • Bogie Suspension
  • Welded Armour
  • Gasoline Engine
  • Advanced Anti-Air
  • Three Man Turret
  • Basic Radio
  • Additional machine gun

 
 
 

Other Info

If I have missed any tanks please do comment.
 
 
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Written by Alice

 
 
Here we come to an end for the German Historical Tank Designs – Hearts of Iron IV guide. I hope this guide has helped you with your gameplay. If you have something to add to this guide or believe we forgot some information to add, please let us know via comment! We check each comment manually by approving them!
 


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