Medium Tank: VK 30.01 (D)

VK 30.01 (D)

In the winter of 1941–1942 the WaPrüf 6 issued technical requirements for a new 30-ton tank. The orders for development were placed with MAN and Daimler-Benz. The prototypes were to be ready by May 1942. However, on May 13th, 1942 only comparative characteristics of the projects were submitted. The MAN's project was preferred, and the Daimler-Benz's project was canceled.

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

Main Characteristics

Tier VI
Hit Points 700 HP
Weight/Load Limit 31.98 / 33.0 t
Price 910,000
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 580 h.p.
Speed Limit 56 km/h
Traverse Speed 34 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 32 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 60
  • sides 40
  • rear 50
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 50
  • sides 30
  • rear 30
Armament
Gun 7,5 cm Kw.K. 40 L/48
Ammunition 120 pcs
Damage 83-138 HP
Armor Penetration 83-138 mm
Rate of Fire 13.95 rounds/min
View Range 350 m
Signal Range 310 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
V Pz.Kpfw. III/IV Ausf. B
  • front 50
  • sides 30
  • rear 30
32 350 11,330
VII VK 30.01 (D)
  • front 80
  • sides 45
  • rear 45
32 370 19,260
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
V 7,5 cm Kw.K. 40 L/48 110/110/175 110/158/38 15.0 27,380
VI 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 135/135/175 150/194/38 13.64 53,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
VI Daimler-Benz MB 503 580 20 28,500
VII Maybach HL 210 TRM P30 650 20 35,500
VIII Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 700 20 54,000
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
V VK 30.01 (D) 33.0 34 9,250
VI VK 30.01 (D) verstärkteketten 36.0 38 14,500
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
III FuG 5 310 630
VI FuG 7 415 8,160
IX FuG 12 710 43,200