Panzer 35H(f)

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Panzer 35H
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General data
Deployment cost50
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SA 18 L/21 (37mm)
Accuracy: 4/10
Rate of fire: 7 r/m
Armor Piercing: 4
High Explosive: 1
Range: 1000m

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MAC 31 (7.92mm)
Accuracy: 5/10
Rate of fire: 264 r/m
High Explosive: 8
Range: 600m

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Top: Enclosed
Mobility and detection
Speed18 km/h (55 km/h on roads)
OpticsVery low

Panzer 35H is a German Tank unit.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The H35 was a French cavalry tank that entered production in 1936, after Hotchkiss submitted its own proposal for a light infantry tank and received a contract with the French army. However, the H35 was rejected by the infantry due to insufficient protection and very poor handling off-road. As it was politically impossible to scrap the contract, the tanks were instead forced upon the cavalry, which would not have received any newer tanks otherwise. The reliance on roads to travel would have compensated for the H35's faulty gearbox and poor off-road capabilities. However, the short-barreled SA 18 37mm gun remained a concern, offering limited firepower.

The H35 was scheduled to be replaced entirely with an upgraded model, the Hotchkiss H39, featuring numerous improvements and a more powerful gun in response to the cavalry's feedback and requests. By the time France came under attack about 1200 Hotchkiss tanks of both types were built. Units captured by Germans were pressed into service as Panzerkampfwagen 35H 734(f).

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