STORE: Pz.Kpfw. IV “Starchaser” Schmalturm!


Another unique tank has made its way into the in-game Store! Although it’s not a spaceship, you can certainly reach the stars while playing in it! Meet the stellar Pz.Kpfw. IV “Starchaser” Schmalturm and admire its amazing paintjob!

IMPORTANT: The Starchaser is a legendary camouflage for the Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm. Like any other camouflage in the game (Summer, Winter, Desert or Universal) it needs to be resupplied in order to be used. You can choose to play the Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm with the Starchaser legendary camouflage, regular camouflage or without any camouflage. If you choose to use the Starchaser legendary camouflage, the tank will change its name from Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm to Pz.Kpfw. IV (-o-).

A little bit of history

In November 1944 the Krupp company presented several avant-projects aimed to upgrade armament of tanks and tank destroyers in service. One of the projects among many concerned mounting a Panther's Schmalturm (tight turret) on the Pz. IV Ausf. J. Unfortunately, the project was cancelled due to phasing out of the Pz. IV production.

Fortunately, the tank has found its way into the game! Let’s have a look together at what to expect from it.

Statistics and gameplay


Protection Manoeuvrability Firepower
  • Hit Points: 950
  • Hull Armour:
  1. Front: 80 mm
  2. Sides: 30 mm
  3. Rear: 20 mm
  • Turret Armour:
  1. Front: 120 mm
  2. Sides: 60 mm
  3. Rear: 60 mm
  • Weight: 30.30 t
  • Engine Power: 440 hp
  • Speed Limit: 44 km/h
  • Traverse Speed: 34 deg/s
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 24 deg/s
  • Standard Shell Damage: 120 – 200 HP (avg. 160 HP)
  • Standard Shell Penetration: 113 – 188 (avg. 150 mm)
  • Rate of Fire: 11.54 rounds per minute
  • Aiming Time: 1.9 s
  • Dispersion at 100 m: 0.35 m
  • View Range: 240 m


Like most of the German vehicles, the Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm is a great sniper. Its 7,5 cm gun has an excellent accuracy, penetration values and rate of fire. Use all these traits to punish enemy tanks from distance, keeping them occupied, while allied forces assault. The alpha damage of this cannon might not be the best but its penetration capabilities and quick-firing definitely makes up for it.

The armour of this tank is also worth mentioning. Especially, the turret armour, which is thick and well-angled. Penetrating it from long distances will be a challenge, even for a higher Tier opponents. The hull armour is not that great but it has side-skirts which count as spaced armour – in other words, your sides are well-protected against HEAT and HE shells.

Let’s move to mobility now. It is quite decent but we wouldn’t recommend to let your enemies come near you. Slow turret traverse speed will definitely be against you when fighting in close range. More mobile enemies will be able to circle around you, shooting your less-armoured sides and rear. However, this tank is not designed to fight in close-quarters combat but to devastate its enemies before they will even be able to shorten the distance to get you!

In conclusion, the Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm is a fantastic sniper, excelling at performing the role of a supporter. Its great gun allows it to punish enemy forces from long distances, while being well-protected by the strong turret armour. Just try to avoid close-quarters combat and you are good to go. Let the sniping season begin!

This cosmic tank will be available from 04 May at 12:00 until 20 May at 11:00 CEST (UTC+2). Get it now and shine like a star on the battlefield!


Pz.Kpfw. IV (-o-) Bundle  - €13.99

  • Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm, Tier VI, German Premium Medium Tank
  • Legendary "Pz.Kpfw. IV (-o-)" camouflage
  • Garage Slot (free bonus!)
  • 50 000 (free bonus!)

Pz.Kpfw. IV (-o-) Premium Bundle  - €17.99

  • Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm, Tier VI, German Premium Medium Tank
  • Legendary "Pz.Kpfw. IV (-o-)" camouflage
  • 1250
  • Garage Slot (free bonus!)
  • 500 (free bonus!)
  • 100 000 (free bonus!)


Disclaimer: Prices given are based on the euro price set by the App Store at the time of publication. Actual prices may vary.