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Panzer IV Medium Tank J COH2 Ostheer
Panzer IV Ausf. J
PanzerIVJCoH2
A Panzer IV Ausf. J
Army Wehrmacht Ostheer
Oberkommando West
Role Improved Medium Tank
Unit Cost 380CoH2 Manpower Icon 380
140CoH2 Fuel Icon 140
14CoH2 Population Icon 14
Upkeep per Minute -21CoH2 Manpower Icon −21
Prereq. Strategic Reserves Doctrine
Festung Armor Doctrine
Heavy Panzer Korps OR Support Armor Korps
Produced By Kampfgruppe Headquarters
Primary armament 75mm KwK 40
Secondary armament 2x 7.92mm MG 34
Primary armament damage 160
Primary armament penetration 125 (near)
110 (far)
Firing Range 40
Sight Range 35
Health 640Icon Health Small 640
Armor Front: 234.0
Rear: 90
Max. Speed 6.0m p/s
Abilities (3)
Ability Blitzkrieg COH2 Ostheer
Blitzkrieg Tactics
  • The tank has increased acceleration and speed, and is harder to hit for a short period of time.
  • Requires: Veteran 1
  • Cost: Free


Ability Hold Fire Tanks COH2 Ostheer
Prioritize Vehicles
  • Attacks vehicles freely, but holds fire against infantry and structures unless given an explicit order to fire.
  • Toggle ability


Ability Panzer Tactician COH2 Ostheer
Panzer Tactician
  • Conceals the tank in smoke, allowing it to avoid damage from enemy units.
  • Doctrinal ability
  • Cost: 30CoH2 Munition Icon 30
Upgrades (2)
Upgrade MG42 Pintle COH2 Ostheer
Pintle-mounted MG 42
  • Adds a gunner to the tank's turret-top MG 42 Heavy Machine Gun, making it operable and providing extra firepower against infantry and aircraft.
  • Cost: 50CoH2 Munition Icon 50


Upgrade Spotting Scopes COH2 Ostheer
Spotting Scopes
  • Adds spotting scopes to the vehicle, doubling sight radius when stationary.
  • Doctrinal ability
  • Cost: 30CoH2 Munition Icon 30

The versatile Panzer IV has been updated through the war with increasingly powerful guns and more effective armor to maintain its effectiveness as a front-line battle tank. Effective against most targets. Weak to heavy anti-tank. assault guns.

Overview[]

The Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. J is the improved variant of the Panzer IV Medium Tank. It already comes with the Veteran 2, armored skirts found on Panzer IV G/H model giving it better frontal armor (since coh2 technically doesn't have side armor). It still has the same main gun and Machinegun, so isn't any more capable when dealing with other tanks but offers better survivability against other medium tanks with a less chance of penetration. T-34/76 near-far penetration chances go from 66%-44% to 51%-34%. For most anti-tank guns it still exceeds a 75% penetration chance. The Ausf. J variant's veterancy benefits do provide much better turret rotation and reduced scatter compared to the base model, since it already comes with improved armor.

For the OKW, the Panzer IV J is the core medium tank available. While for the Ostheer, it's a doctrine exclusive variant that is optionally available in addition to the Panzer IV Ausf. G.

Weapons[]

The Panzer IV Ausf. J has the exact same main gun and machine guns as the Panzer IV Ausf. G base model.

75mm KwK40 L48[]

7.62mm MG34[]

7.62mm MG42 (optional)[]

Abilities[]

Ability Blitzkrieg COH2 Ostheer Blitzkrieg Tactics[]

  • Cost nothing
  • Cooldown 30 seconds

Tanks employ well-practiced Blitzkrieg tactics, fully utilizing the capacities of their vehicle to execute rapid maneuvers and thereby avoid enemy fire.

Ability Hold Fire Tanks COH2 Ostheer Prioritize Vehicles[]

  • Activation: toggle ability

Attacks vehicles freely, but holds fire against infantry and structures unless given an explicit order to fire.

Ability Panzer Tactician COH2 Ostheer Panzer Tactician[]

The Panzer IV is formidable but not invincible. If it is in trouble, popping smoke can often save it from destruction and a setback in resources. Or the Panzer IV can use it to cover a retreat for friendly units.

Upgrades[]

Upgrade MG42 Pintle COH2 Ostheer Pintle-mounted MG 42[]

  • Cost 50CoH2 Munition Icon 50 to upgrade
  • Requires friendly and connected territory
  • Upgrade time: 45 seconds

Assault Gun crew uses the pintle-mounted MG 42 for additional defenses against infantry and aircraft. The pintle machine offers some 1200 rounds per minute of extra protection.

Upgrade Spotting Scopes COH2 Ostheer Spotting Scopes[]

Vehicle commanders apply spotting scopes to improve their targeting capabilities by increasing line of sight. The scopes only work when the vehicle is not moving.

Veterancy []

Only the Oberkommando West, have veterancy 4 and 5 available.

Veterancy1 CoH2 Level 1 Veterancy:
  • Unlocks the 'Blitzkrieg Tactics' ability (for Ostheer)
  • Unlocks the 'Combat Blitz' ability (for OKW)
Veterancy2 CoH2 Level 2 Veterancy:
  • +60% weapon rotation speed.
  • -13.4% scatter.
Veterancy3 CoH2 Level 3 Veterancy:
  • -30% reload time
  • +20% rotation speed
  • +10% ac/de-celeration
Veterancy4 CoH2 Level 4 Veterancy:
  • -20% weapon scatter.
Veterancy5 CoH2 Level 5 Veterancy:
  • +25% moving accuracy.
  • +16 sight range.
  • +7 additional sight range when stationary after 5 seconds delay.
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