Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär Symbol

Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär

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Vehicle
Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär
Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär Portrait
Wehrmacht Icon
Faction

Medium tank extremely effective against structures and infantry. Strong front armor but must face targets directly to fire.

The Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär is an elite Wehrmacht vehicle unit. In skirmishes, it is available from the .

A behemoth of a heavy tank, the Sturmpanzer features very high durability thanks to impressive health and frontal armour values. In particular, its frontal armour matches the same value seen in the heaviest of tanks such as the .

Offensively, it sports a very powerful indirect fire weapon in a similar fashion to units like the USF and UKF . This weapon is a pseudo-artillery weapon, firing lobbing mortar-like projectiles with a noticeable travel time. Upon landing, it explodes with massive area of effect and damage, very effective against infantry and structures/garrisons. However, it lacks penetration and thus is not effective against armoured targets (especially moving targets), although it can deal a surprising amount of damage to light vehicles that do not move out of the way.

This unit does not come with any default abilities. At veterancy level 1, it gains the Bunker Buster Barrage active ability. This orders the Sturmpanzer to fire a volley of up to 4 specialized rounds that explode after a short delay upon landing - these deal increased damage especially against structures.

Overall, the Sturmpanzer is a behemoth of a tank, and in many ways is the ultimate infantry support weapon. It can use its incredible durability to push through the frontlines and soak enemy fire for other units, then get into range to destroy entrenched positions. Once it unlocks its veteran ability, it can double down on its powerful anti-structure role, allowing one to clear out a target area very easily. Naturally, it is not effective against other vehicles and so will need support when it comes to anti-tank duties. As usual with elite units, the Sturmpanzer is incredibly expensive and thus has very high production cost, upkeep, and pop cap.

Armor


heavy tank

CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon150
CoH3 Stats negative Cover Icon75
CoH3 Stats heavy tank Portrait
CoH3 Stats heavy Cover Icon300
CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon150

Veterancy


Veteran Star FullVeteran Star EmptyVeteran Star Empty

2000 XP

Unlocks veteran ability. Increases accuracy and acceleration.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Empty

6000 XP

Increases rotation rate, rate of fire, and accuracy.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Full

12000 XP

Increases rotation rate, rate of fire, and acceleration.

Veterancy Abilities

  • Bunker Buster Barrage: Active ability gained upon reaching veterancy level 1. Once activated at a target location, the Sturmpanzer will fire a volley of up to 4 specialized rounds total. These rounds explode after a short delay (rather than immediately on impact) after landing, dealing increased damage especially against structures. It should be noted that this ability does not interfere with the unit's attack cooldown, and thus can be cheekily used as a massive damage burst by allowing the Sturmpanzer to fire off multiple rounds at a target area in short succession. While generally ineffective against vehicles due to their mobility, Bunker Buster Barrage can deal surprisingly significant damage against even stationary tanks, and so the ability can allow one to deal significant damage or even destroy various tanks if the opponent's micromanagement is lacking.

Upgrades


Camouflage Netting icon
Camouflage Netting
Equips camouflage netting. When stationary and not in combat, camouflaged vehicles cannot be seen by the enemy. Camouflaged units can be detected at close range.
Munitions Cost

30

Side Skirts icon
Side Skirts
Upgrades the unit with armored side skirts.
Munitions Cost

50

Hulldown icon
Hulldown
Upgrades the unit with entrenching equipment.
Munitions Cost

25

Spotting Scopes icon
Spotting Scopes
Upgrades the unit with a spotting scope.
Munitions Cost

30

Note: Camouflage netting, Side Skirts (Munitions upgrade), and Hulldown (Munitions upgrade) are not available in skirmishes.

  • Spotting Scopes: This upgrade is only available when the Spotting Scopes perk within Mechanized Battlegroup is obtained. Increases the vision range of the unit by +10 when stationary.

Abilities


Bunker Buster Barrage icon
Bunker Buster Barrage
Fires rounds that detonate shortly after landing. Wide blast radius. Deals increased damage against emplacements.
Munitions Cost

45

Time Cost

30

Hold Fire Disabled icon
Hold Fire Disabled
Unit will not engage unless given a manual attack order when active.
Self-repair icon
Self-repair
Orders the crew to repair their own vehicle.
Munitions Cost

25

Smoke Canisters icon
Smoke Canisters
Orders the vehicle crew to deploy smoke canisters in front of the vehicle.
Munitions Cost

25

Time Cost

120

Note: Self-Repair is not available in skirmishes.

  • Smoke Canisters: Active ability only available to this unit when the Raid Package perk is obtained within the Mechanized Battlegroup. When activated, the unit drops smoke directly at its location, creating sight-obscuring smoke clouds. Useful for various purposes, especially as a defensive tool to retreat in the face of enemy fire.

Weapons


150mm-brummbar-ger
Near
Mid
Far
Accuracy0.050.0370.025
Range313.530
Penetration120120120
160
7
Tank-smoke-ak
Near
Mid
Far
Range027.555
Penetration353535