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Panzerwerfer Rocket Icon COH2 Ostheer
Panzerwerfer 42 Multiple Rocket Launcher
Panzerwerfer Rocket picture COH2 Ostheer
Panzerwerfer 42 auf Maultier
Sd.Kfz. 4/1
Army Wehrmacht Ostheer
Role Half-track multiple rocket launcher
Unit Cost 360CoH2 Manpower Icon 360
85CoH2 Fuel Icon 85
12CoH2 Population Icon 12
Upkeep per Minute -18CoH2 Manpower Icon −18
Produced By Heavy Panzer Korps
Build Time 45 seconds
Primary armament 15cm Nebelwerfer 42
Secondary armament 1x 7.92mm MG 42
Primary armament damage 80
Primary armament penetration 50 (near)
50 (far)
Firing Range 35 to 160
Sight Range 35
Health 160Icon Health Small 160
Armor Front: 20
Rear: 10
Max. Speed 6.8m p/s
Abilities (3)
Ability Panzerwerfer Rocket Barrage COH2 Ostheer
15cm Rocket Barrage
  • The Panzerwerfer fires ten high-explosive 15cm rockets in a rapid high-angle barrage.
  • Cooldown: 100 seconds
  • Cost: Free


Ability Panzerwerfer Rocket Barrage COH2 Ostheer
Low Angle 15cm Rocket Barrage
  • Fire ten high-explosive 15cm rockets at a low angle, reducing the time its takes for the rockets to reach the target.
  • Requires Veteran 1
  • Cooldown: 100 seconds
  • Cost: 30CoH2 Munition Icon 30


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 (1)
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 Panzerwerfer 421 mounts a ten-tube 15cm Nebelwerfer launcher on an armored half-track chassis. The saturation barrage is deadly against infantry and other light targets.

Barrage weapon. Effective against static targets. Fire and relocate.

Compared to the Katyusha Rocket Truck, the Soviet counterpart, the Panzerwerfer fires only 10 rockets per salvo. However, this fragile unit enjoys halftrack armor to allow it to withstand some bullet fire and giving a slightly better chance to escape from the enemy. The panzerwerfer also sports a forward facing MG42 to defend against infantry.

Abilities[]

Ability Panzerwerfer Rocket Barrage COH2 Ostheer 15cm Rocket Barrage[]

  • Activation: Select Area
  • Cooldown: 100 seconds

The Panzerwerfer fires 10 15cm rockets in a wide area. While it doesn't have the destructive power of the BM-13 Katyusha rocket volley, it makes up for causing suppression to infantry in the area, potentially even pinning them.

Ability Panzerwerfer Rocket Barrage COH2 Ostheer Low Angle 15cm Rocket Barrage[]

  • Activation: Select Area
  • Requires Veteran 1
  • Cooldown: 100 seconds

Fire ten high-explosive 15cm rockets at a low angle, reducing the time its takes for the rockets to reach the target.

Ability Panzer Tactician COH2 Ostheer Panzer Tactician[]

The Panzer Tactician ability comes with quite some commanders and is automatically unlocked on (almost) all vehicles when the necessary command points are reached. Smoke can be a powerful tool, especially in defensive manoeuvres. One of the great strengths of this ability is that it doesn't need a lot of micro like the Mortar or the USF Sherman. When your vehicle is in danger, press the button and for eight seconds the vehicle will spew smoke out of its canisters and conceal your vehicle immediately. This can often mean the difference between life and death of the expensive and vulnerable Panzerwerfer.

Activation of this ability does not interrupt any move commands, so use it when the time is just right. Be aware that enemy guns can still use the attack-ground command and fire through the smoke. If the terrain is flat and the path of your vehicle doesn't change, enemy guns can still deliver the final blow to your vehicle this way.

Upgrades[]

Upgrade Spotting Scopes COH2 Ostheer Spotting Scopes[]

Two Commanders provide the the Wehrmacht Ostheer player with Spotting Scopes. The upgrade arrives in the mid-game at 5 Command Points, where your light vehicles (if kept alive) and the first tanks can start to profit from the extra sight radius it gives. The scopes doubles the sight radius on the vehicle that upgrades them.

Keep in mind that the scopes only grant extra vision when the vehicle is stationary. It can't even rotate in place, so try to support your vehicles that have a fixed turret.

Although the scopes are a fantastic way to see enemies early, be careful with your Panzerwerfer. It is extremely fragile and easily killed, though not quite as easily as the Katyusha rocket truck. Because of this, your Panzerwerfer should be behind your lines or even in your base when it's not firing. It is up to you to decide if it's a good investment to upgrade the scoped on this vehicle.

Tactics[]

Like the Russian Katyusha, the Panzerwerfer 42 is best used to fire volleys from behind your lines. Infantry groups are good targets for the Panzerwerfer because the rockets cause suppression upon impact. The very fragile Panzerwerfer is equipped with a forward facing MG42 and has some halftrack armor and while it can deflect some small arms fire, you should still keep it away from direct contact as a direct tank shell hit could still instantly kill it. Should your Panzerwerfer be threatened and you have the proper doctrine, use Panzer Tactician to create a smoke cloud to give the expensive vehicle a better chance to escape.

Veterancy[]

Veterancy1 CoH2 Level 1 Veterancy:
  • Unlocks the 'Counter Barrage' ability
Veterancy2 CoH2 Level 2 Veterancy:
  • -20% scatter
  • -20% barrage recharge
Veterancy3 CoH2 Level 3 Veterancy:
  • +33% range
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