Panzer 38(t) Ausf. E

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Panzer 38(t) Ausf. E
V 39.png
Type: Light Tanks
Faction: Icon-GR-Symbol.png Germany
Main Cannon: 37mm KwK 38 L/47.8
Coaxial Gun: 7.92mm MG 37
Machine Gun: 7.92mm MG 37
Hull Armor
Front (Upper): 50 mm
Front (Lower): 50 mm
Sides (Upper): 30 mm
Sides (Lower): 15 mm
Rear: 15 mm
Top: 8 mm
Front (Turret): 50 mm
Mantlet: 25 mm
Side (Turret): 30 mm
Rear (Turret): 22 mm
Top (Turret): 15 mm
Class Restriction Tank Crewman
Passengers: 6
Max Speed: 29.5 km/h

18.3 mph

Credits Cost: 79,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Gold Cost: 950 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Ribbon Required: Armor Assault Armor Assault
Requirement: Germany- 3rd Grade

Description[edit source]

Built on a Czech design this light tank proves more effective early in the war than Panzer I and II. The ‘E’ variant has increased frontal armor. It carries a 37.2mm Czech main cannon.
― Heroes & Generals


  • The 38(T) is the light tank that Germany has with a cannon, making it the only option when fighting anything with over 50mm of armor.
  • The Panzer 38(t) is very effective against personnel, unarmored vehicles, and APCs, thanks to its 37mm cannon with APCR and HE rounds.
  • With a maximum of 50mm, the Panzer 38(t) has decent armor for a light tank; however, it is vulnerable to anti-tank weapons, and any tanks above tier 1 lights.
  • As with all tanks, keep a sharp eye out, and regularly check your rear; even the M2A2 can penetrate the Panzer 38(t).
  • This tank is rather slow in acceleration and top speed.
  • This tank struggles to get up steep hills.
  • the tracks do not have that much traction, you might start to slide sideways when on a hill because of that.
  • all tanks with main cannons can penetrate you frontally, and the M2A2 on the sides and rear, so do not expect your armor to be a dominant factor in a battle.


Name Penetration[1] Damage[2] Velocity Credits Cost Gold Cost
[37.2x249mm] 37mm Panzergranate 39 40mm - 70mm 250 - 400 741 m/s 1,500 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 17 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
[37.2x249mm] 37mm Panzergranate 40 55mm - 80mm 350 - 450 750 m/s 3,800 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 45 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
[37.2x249mm] 37mm Sprenggranatpatrone 34 5mm - 20mm 150 - 200 792 m/s 8,100 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 97 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png


Factory Ambush DB Light Olive
Price (Credits) 195,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 60,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 780 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 240 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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V CAMO 2.png
V CAMO 3.png
V 39.png
V 39 142.png
V 39 143.png


Supply Crates can be fitted to your vehicle to aid nearby infantry.

Name Contents Credits Cost Gold Cost
Ammunition Supply Crate Ammo 1,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 15 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Medic Supply Crate Health 4,400 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 52 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Anti-tank Supply Crate Panzerfaust 60 7,500 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 90 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Specialist Ribbon

Vehicle Required: Panzer 38(t) Ausf. E
V SPC 39.png Panzer 38(t) Ausf. E Specialist
Using the Panzer 38(t) Ausf. E 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
Light Olive
Ambush DB
Medic Supply Crate
37mm Panzergranate 40
Anti-Tank Supply Crate
37mm Sprenggrantpatrone 34

  1. As of 2020-6-27, the game does not yet have penetration fall off with distance.
  2. Against armor