Medium Tank: VK 30.02 (M)

VK 30.02 (M)

A medium tank, developed by the MAN company and designed as a 30-ton tank. Simultaneously, the Daimler-Benz company developed a competing project. On 13 May, 1942, the two projects were submitted to the Ministry of Armaments and War Production. The MAN design was preferred, and the tank eventually entered service as the PzKpfw V Panther.

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

Main Characteristics

Tier VI
Hit Points 760 HP
Weight/Load Limit 39.93 / 41.0 t
Price 915,000
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 580 h.p.
Speed Limit 55 km/h
Traverse Speed 28 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 30 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 60
  • sides 40
  • rear 40
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 80
  • sides 45
  • rear 45
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 15.0 rounds/min
View Range 360 m
Signal Range 310 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
V VK 30.02 (M)
  • front 80
  • sides 45
  • rear 45
30 360 10,000
VI VK 30.02 Ausf. A
  • front 100
  • sides 45
  • rear 45
30 370 17,200
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 16.67 27,380
VI 7,5 cm Kw.K. 42 L/70 135/135/175 150/194/38 13.04 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 30.02 (M) 41.0 28 9,100
VI VK 30.02 Ausf. A 45.0 30 15,000
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