PzB 39

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PzB 39180
Information
Full name Panzerbüchse 39[1]
Country of Origin Nazi Germany[2]
Manufacturer Gustloff Werke[2]
Artist nineo (Twitter)

(Pixiv)

Voice actor Kanemoto Hisako


PzB 39 is an obtainable Tactical Doll in the game.

Weapon Background

Panzerbüchse 39 (German: "tank hunting rifle model 39") was a portable, lightweight anti-tank rifle that served the Third Reich during the Second World War. Development of infantry anti-armor weaponry started during the First World War after the first "Tanks" appeared on the battlefield, with the Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr achieving moderate success against the newly invented British armor fighting vehicles. However following the loss of the war and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany halted further development into anti-armor weapons. This was until the Nazi Party came to power in the 1930s, when development of anti-armor weaponry resumed. Dipl.-Ing. (certified engineer) B. Brauer at Gustloff Werke in Suhl designed the PzB38, predecessor of PzB39.

The PzB39 is a falling-block action single shot rifle chambered for the 7.92x94mm Patronen cartridge, able to propel the bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1210 m/s, covering an effective range of 300 metres. Featuring the same designs and operated in the same way as it's predecessor PzB38, the recoiling barrel exposes the breech, ejecting empty shells after each shot. The breech block was then arrested in the rear position, remaining opened for the operator to insert a new cartridge. PzB39's performance was more or less the same as the 38. A few differences would distinguish PzB39 from a PzB38 model, such as increased barrel length, reduced total mass and two cases containing 10 rounds each added near the weapon's breech. Note that these are not feeding magazines, they merely serves to improve practical rate of fires, operation of the rifle is still single shot breech reload.

A few PzB39 units were produced at the beginning of the war and saw action during the invasion of Poland. Following this, a large quantity of PzB39s were produced before the invasion of the USSR, though production would cease on November 1941 with 39,232 units produced. PzB39 served until 1944, finding itself struggling to penetrate the heavier armored Soviet tanks and replaced by cheaper and better alternatives such as the Panzerfaust and the Panzerschreck

Character Info

Design

Official character sheet of PzB

The first T-doll drawn by nineo, a tall and slim T-doll well exceeds 160cm of height featuring long straight black hair and red pupils, introduced right before Operation Deep Dive. Presenting herself as a very formally dressed character, rumours claims her outfit is made with the highest quality materials and likely to cost a fortune. She also have several tattoo designs on various part of her body such as on her right thighs and right biceps.

As T-doll with some degree of manly handsomeness, PzB was chosen as part of the Princes' Frontline group, as one of the motorbike riders (The other one is MG AEK-999). The new "Prince Charming" on her "Red Horse" captured the heart of many Commanders with her biker's outfit, red tint aviator shades and the unicorn helmet.

Costume Burst Rider's character sprite have an incorrectly placed ammo box, PzB39 does not have a mounting position for the ammo boxes on the front of the weapon, instead it should be located towards the rear of the weapon like it how it is shown on the costume's damage art.

Personality

Formally dressed, not quite a formally spoken character, PzB has this easy going personality, she is easy to get along with for most T-dolls. She has the tendency to over look small details in life, with her easy attitude even with the Commander, she may appear to be slightly disrespectful towards her commanding officer in the eye of the other. PzB is very strict when it comes to outfitting herself, she even remind the Commander to be careful with her outfits on several occasions.

In-game

The first T-doll to feature the piercing charged shot ability, her skill aims at the further target away from her, the shot penetrates and damages all enemy units along the path.

Story Involvement

PzB's costumes Burst Rider described her side story interactions with the Commander during the 2017's Princes' Frontline.


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Costume story: Burst Rider

PzB was ordered to escort the Commander as her assignment, this was also an opportunity for the Commander to understand his/her subordinate better.

G&K received a work contract from the local council, in pursuit of the remaining terrorist who attacked the theatre, a small squad assembled together to sweep the remnants, all the Commander had to do was get on the field in one piece and command them. The Commander arrived at the G&K vehicle depot, "Are you ready to go Commander? Over here!", the Commander looked towards the source of the voice. It was PzB, but not in her usual outfit, today's PzB can be found in a biker's outfit, leaning on her red 50s style cruiser motorbike, the Commander suddenly got an uneasy feeling in his/her stomach.

"This is my private ride, isn't it awesome?", PzB claimed, resisting the urge of vomiting from the bike ride with MG AEK-999, the Commander replied: "Yeah... It's pretty cool, why, you are escorting me with this?", "Of course, otherwise why would I take it out of the garage.". PzB explained that Kalina informed her that delivering the Commander in military vehicles might alert the enemy on approach, but all the civilian vehicles G&K owns are being used, luckily PzB's bike is available, with a casual outfit, the two can reach their destination without raising alerts. The Commander cannot help but comment on what PzB considers to be "normal". "Whats the matter Commander, you don't like my ride? I'll have you know that it might not look extraordinary, but it isn't cheaper than my outfits.". The Commander thinks to him/herself, PzB might be a bit wild but she is still a reliable T-doll when it comes to combat, besides, she brought helmets with her, this bike ride shouldn't be as violent as the one with AEK... Right?

"Lending you the spare key to my bike Commander, don't forget about the special training!"

Five minutes later the Commander realised how wrong he/she was, "Commander, you're grabbing on too tight, you will damage my outfit!", the Commander hangs on for dear life, "That was just a lane change you won't fly off.", PzB refers to the jump she made from this lane to the opposite. "It's faster this way, otherwise we have to go around a long way.", PzB further explains herself, "Don't worry, it's a straight road from here!", the Commander's face turned pale upon hearing this. Shortly after the Commander arrived at the destination in one piece, mostly.

"What a hinterland, there aren't anything here, I don't think even the Ferri are interested in this place.", the Commander catches his/her breaths, "Oh dear, you don't look well Sir, your face is completely pale!", PzB realised the Commander is about to pass out, "Here, I have some water, have a drink Commander.". At this moment the Commander finally regained enough energy to speak: "You T-dolls, are you all wild riders?", "Us T-dolls? Someone else given you a ride before?" PzB inquires. The Commander told PzB about ride to the theatre AEK gave him/her, "Ahh right, I go out riding with AEK sometimes, I didn't think she was that wild.", PzB talked about how she always go out riding with AEK on her spare times, she exclaim that her bike might not look as fancy, but it definitely performs on part with AEK's fashionable sports bike.

"Feel like joining us Commander?" PzB extends her invitation to the Commander, "I feel like I will end up in the G&K medical centre if I take more rides with you girls.", "Don't worry Sir, a couple of special training sessions with me, you will be used to this speed.". At this point MG MG5 can be seen at the distance, PzB waved at the approaching MG5 and mounted on her bike, "Alright Sir, I will be going now, don't forget about our special training sessions!", the Commander staggers after hearing this, "Remember sir, it's special training session, it's one on one!". After leaving an extremely discouragingly handsome smile, PzB rode off the road and disappeared off the horizon.

Game Data

Stats
Chibi image
Health
 Health
42(x1)84(x1) / 420(x5)
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
15(x1) / 55(x5) 30(x1) / 90(x5)
  Acquisition
NORMALHEAVYDROP
4:30:00
Damage
 Damage
50 149
Evasion
 Evasion
4 31
Accuracy
 Accuracy
8 71
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
21 32
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
7
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
40%
Critical Hit Damage
 Crit. Damage
50%
Armor Penetration
 Armor Pen.
10
Icon slot Accessory.png Icon Telescopic Sight S 2star.png Icon Holographic Sight S 2star.png
Icon Red Dot Sight S 2star.png Icon Night Combat Equipment S 2star.png
Icon Silencer S 2star.png
Icon slot Magazine.png Icon Armor-Piercing Ammo S 2star.png Icon Status Ammo S 2star.png
Icon Shotgun Ammo S 2star.png
Icon High-Velocity Ammo S 2star.png
Icon slot Doll.png Icon Microchip S 2star.png Icon Exoskeleton S 2star.png
Icon Ballistic Plate S 2star.png Icon Camo Cape S 2star.png
Icon Ammo Box S 2star.png
Affects HGs
Reduce skill cooldown by 15%

Possible battle drop reward from E1-4 and E3-3 of Operation Deep Dive. Part of the heavy construction pool as of 23rd of November 2017 and can be obtained from heavy construction.


Quotes

Dialogue Chinese Japanese Korean English
Acquisition 指挥官,是我PzB39,今天开始就是您的部下了……怎么了?放松点,不用那么紧张。 パンツァービュクセ(PzB39)、今日からあんたの部下になるわ。どうしたの?そんなに緊張して。 Commander, I'm PzB39, I will be your subordinate as of now... What's wrong? Relax a little, no need to be so tense.
Introduction 我是PzB39反坦克枪,是从PzB38中改进过来的型号……说是改进,其实也只是减轻重量,加了两个能放子弹的小盒子而已。虽然现在面对敌人已经不是坦克了,不过即便是这个时代,我的力量也是必不可少的呢。 I'm PzB39 Anti-tank rifle, an improved model based on PzB38... Well, improvements, mostly just reduced weight and added two box to put bullets in. Though our enemies are no longer tanks this time round, my strengths are still quite good to have.
Secretary 问我作战意见?……随便写写就行了,到时候我知道该怎么做。 作戦計画の報告?……適当に書けばいいじゃない、やり方は分かってるわ。 Asking me about the combat advice? ...Just write whatever, I'll know what to do.
有大目标就交给我吧,这孩子胃口可大着呢。 でかいターゲットがあったら私に任せて、この子は食いしん坊だからね。 Leave the large targets to me, this kid is a hungry one.
指挥官,我这衣服可不比枪支便宜,小心别碰坏了。 指揮官、私の服は銃なんかより高いわよ。汚さないでね。 Commander, These clothes are not much cheaper than the gun, please be careful.
Secretary (post OATH)
指挥官,我今天这么努力了,怎么也得夸我两句吧……这种事别让我教你啊!
指揮官、私、今日も頑張ったんだから、少しは褒めてよ……もう、こっちから言わないと何もしてくれないんだから。
Commander I've worked so hard today, shouldn't you praise me a little... Don't make me teach you this kind of things!
OATH
指挥官怎么了?这么神神秘秘的……这、这个是?!……喂喂,您不会是疯了吧?快让我检查一下心跳……别动哦,就保持这样的动作就好……❤
どうしたの指揮官?コソコソして……こ、これは、ちょっと指揮官、どっか具合でも悪いじゃない?心拍数をチェックさせて。このままでいいから、動かないで。
Commander what's going on? Why you acting so mysterious... Wait what, this is?! ...Woah have you gone insane? Please I have to check your heart rates... Don't move around ok, keep this pose...❤
Greeting 稍微有点迟,不过没事啦,请快点就座。 少し遅れたけど、まあ大丈夫よ、位置に着いて。 A bit late, but it's fine, please hurry and take a seat.
T-Doll Produced 为了被记住名字要加油喔,新人。 名前を覚えてもらえるよう頑張ってね、新人さん。 You have to work hard to have your name remember, new girl.
Joining an echelon 不用打招呼,大家做好份内的事就好。 挨拶(あいさつ)は結構よ、みんなしっかりやりなさい。 No for formal greetings, just play your part.
Enhancement 真令人期待呢。 ふふ、これは見ものね。 Looking forward to this.
Dummy-linking 连衣服都一模一样,该不会是山寨货吧? 服までそっくりだなんて、まさか、パチモンじゃないでしょうねえ。 Even the clothes are the same, it's not a rip-off brand is it?
Logistics (start) 快点解决完回家去。 さっさと済ませて帰ろうっと。 Faster it gets done, faster we go home.
Logistics (end) 能让我休息一下吗?太繁忙我会发牢骚哦。 少し休(やす)ませてくれる?あんまり忙しすぎると、文句言っちゃうからね。 Can I rest for a bit? Too much work I'll be irritated alright?
Autobattle 确定胜利之战,有点让人提不起劲呢。 勝利が約束された戦いは、あんまり盛り上がらないのよね。 Fighting a guaranteed winning war, does feel a little boring.

Dialogue Chinese Japanese Korean English
Starting a combat mission 到我活跃的场子了! さあ、大暴れ(おおあばれ)するわよ。 Time for me to shine!
Starting a battle 能满足这孩子的胃口吗? この子を満足させられるかしら。 Can you sate this kid's appetites?
Skill activation 痛吗?那再叫大声一点! 痛い?ならもっといい声を聞かせて! Did that hurt? Scream louder then!
这不就是你们期望的吗? これがお望みなんでしょう? Wasn't this what you wanted?
别想从我的手心逃开。 私からは逃げられないわよ。 Don't even think about escaping from my grasp.
Heavily damaged 可恶...!居然把我的衣服...! この…!よくも、よくも私の服を…! Curse you...! How dare you damage my outfit...!
Retreat 果然太乱来了,我会好好反省。 無茶(むちゃ)しすぎたわ、ちゃんと反省しないと。 I've overdone it, I'll reconsider this.
MVP 这次赢了下次也能赢。跟你约好请放心。 今回勝ったら次も勝てる。約束するから安心しなさい。 I can win again next time too, I promise.
Restoration 比起我的伤势,先确认我的衣服有没有损伤。 私の怪我より、服が傷(いた)んでないかチェックして。 Before checking my woulds, check if my clothes are damaged.

Dialogue Chinese Japanese Korean English
Halloween
Christmas
New Year's Day
Valentine's day


Trivia

  • Noticing ineffectiveness of PzB39 against the newer generation of Soviet armor, a variant of PzB39 named Granatbüchse Modell 39 (GrB39) was introduced, convertion of PzB39 units into GrB39s began in 1942. GrB39 features a shortened barrel and an affixed Schiessbecher ("firing cup") attachment threaded to the barrel used to launch standard rifle grenades, converting the would-be obsolete anti-armor rifle into a grenadier unit.

References

  1. Wikipedia entry on Panzerbüchse 39
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wikipedia entry on Gustloff Werke


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