Tank Destroyer: Marder II

Marder II

Light tank destroyer developed in early 1942 based on the chassis of the outdated, but massively produced, Pz.Kpfw. II, and fitted with a powerful gun. The vehicle saw wide use on the Eastern Front; from 1944, it also fought in Italy and on the Western Front. The tank destroyer was in service until the end of the war.

Characteristics for a vehicle with basic configuration and a crew with 100% qualification.

Main Characteristics

Tier III
Hit Points 165 HP
Weight/Load Limit 10.98 / 11.0 t
Price 42,000
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Driver
  3. Gunner (Loader)
Mobility
Engine Power 130 h.p.
Speed Limit 40 km/h
Traverse Speed 34 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 26 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 30
  • sides 14
  • rear 14
Armament
Gun 7,62 cm Pak 36 (r)
Ammunition 36 pcs
Damage 86-144 HP
Armor Penetration 72-120 mm
Rate of Fire 12.0 rounds/min
View Range 310 m
Signal Range 265 m

Configuration

Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
IV 7,62 cm Pak 36 (r) 115/115/165 96/166/38 12.0 28,900
V 7,5 cm Pak 40/2 L/46 110/110/175 108/154/38 12.5 30,750
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
II Maybach HL 57 TR 130 20 1,120
III Maybach HL 62 TR 140 20 4,220
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
II Marder II 11.0 34 590
III Marder II verstärkteketten 13.0 38 1,750
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
II FuG 2 265 180
III FuG 5 310 630
VIII FuG 8 550 24,240