Pz.Sp.Wg.P204(f) KwK tank destroyer

A French wheeled armored car armed with a German 50 mm tank gun and improvised gun breech protection. A very interesting light tank of the initial ranks!

Pz.Sp.Wg.P204(f) KwK, light tank, Germany, rank I. Premium.


  • 5 cm KwK gun
  • High mobility
  • Light armor

Some of the French armored cars of the AMD.35 series were captured by German troops during the occupation, including 34 partially built vehicles without turrets. It was decided to equip them with 5 cm KwK guns that were available due to the re-equipping of the PzKpfw III tanks with long-barreled guns. At the time that these armored cars entered the battlefields, the Allied landings in Europe had begun, and the obsolete guns on an obsolete chassis could no longer have any significant impact on the outcome of the battle.


The AMD.35 armored car, captured by the German forces and converted to use the 5 cm KwK cannon, will become Germany's new Premium light tank.

Armored cars of the AMD.35 series are already familiar to players from the French armored vehicle tech tree, where the car is presented as a “reserve” with a 25 mm gun, as well as a premium light tank with an SA35 gun. Part of the captured AMD.35s were re-equipped with the 5 cm KwK cannon, which is surely known to all fans of armored vehicles from the early “panzers” of the third series.

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Interestingly, in order to place the gun on the turret ring of the AMD.35 chassis, Germans had to make an open-top and open-back turret from sheets of bulletproof armor. A shield was welded from the same material that protected the breech of the gun from the front. As a result, the vehicle received relatively good protection in the frontal projection of the turret, which could decently protect against small-caliber projectiles, widely used in the initial ranks of War Thunder.

Like most armored cars, the Pz.Sp.Wg.P204(f) KwK relies on speed far more than armor. Over 70 km/h on a paved road - this is the speed of a new armored car bursting into the War Thunder tank ‘kindergarten’. Excellent!

Get Pz.Sp.Wg.P204(f) KwK as a prize in the big War Thunder event!


The only prize I will looking for during this event.

Thank you Gaijin for adding it.


A fine addition to my collection.

Too bad that the conversion to the 5 cm KwK 38 L/42 weapon was done in early 1943 and most of these saw service on the eastern front and not in the 1944 allied invasion. Also, you (gaijin) deliberately made this vehicle ‘obsolete’ by conveniently omitting its AAA machine gun mount in addition to not implementing in the longer 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 weapon, both pictured below: