Panzer IV E
includes one Panzer IV E & one Tank Commander.
The Panzer IV Ausf E represented the next evolution in the Panzer IV series with additional armour added to provide further protection, as well as a host of improvements to the overall design. Primarily used in North Africa and Russia the Panzer IV E was capable of dealing with most threats, but found that the short 75mm gun had trouble overcoming the heavier armour of British Matilda and Soviet KV tanks.
The Panzer IV E in Flames of War
Mobility: Standard tank
Armour Front: 4
Armour Side: 3
Armour Top: 1
Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Protected ammo
7.5cm KwK37 gun
Rate of Fire: 2
Many tanks are destroyed not by the enemy shell but by their own ammunition being hit by white-hot fragments of armour and exploding. The chances of this were minimised by providing a safe place for stowing ammunition within the vehicle such as an armoured compartment or inside a water-filled jacket.
If forced to bail out, crews of tanks with protected ammunition are far more confident when it comes to remounting their vehicle quickly.
Tanks with Protected Ammo re-roll all failed Motivation Tests to Remount Bailed Out vehicles in the Starting Step (see page 102 of the main rulebook).