Tank Destroyer: Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger

Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger

Developed by the Rheinmetall-Borsig company and designed as a special artillery carrier. The vehicle was designed to carry an artillery system as well as to fire from the chassis. The vehicle utilized the suspension of the Hetzer tank destroyer. Development continued from the end of 1942 through the middle of 1944. However, the project was discontinued in favor of the Ardelt project because of a complicated design, high cost, and excessive weight.

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

Main Characteristics

Tier VIII
Hit Points 1,100 HP
Weight/Load Limit 20.63 / 21.0 t
Price 2,400,000
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 180 h.p.
Speed Limit 35 km/h
Traverse Speed 34 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 18 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 20
  • sides 10
  • rear 8
Armament
Gun 12,8 cm Kanone 44 L/55
Ammunition 30 pcs
Damage 368-613 HP
Armor Penetration 185-308 mm
Rate of Fire 5.22 rounds/min
View Range 400 m
Signal Range 400 m

Configuration

Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
X 12,8 cm Kanone 44 L/55 490/490/630 246/311/65 5.22 310,000
X 15 cm Pak L/29.5 750/750/950 215/334/85 3.0 330,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
IV Praga Ausf. IV 180 20 9,400
V Tatra Typ TD 103 P 207 15 14,000
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
VII Rhm.-B. WT 21.0 34 20,000
VIII Rhm.-B. WT verstärkteketten 23.0 38 31,000
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
VI Fu.Spr.Ger. "f" 400 10,000
VIII FuG 8 550 24,240
VIII Fu.Spr.Ger. "a" 700 27,000