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Löwe — Tier VIII German heavy tank

Löwe

VIII

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1800
HP
10 / 30
282.5m
View range
2 / 30
Firepower
Shell
2209
DPM
9 / 30
234
Penetration
4 / 30
310
Damage
18 / 30
150
Devices/crew damage
16 / 30
Burst damage
— / —
1150
Velocity
6 / 30
14.53%
Penetration loss over distance
29 / 30
Explosion radius
— / —
1853
DPM
9 / 30
294
Penetration
4 / 30
260
Damage
18 / 30
150
Devices/crew damage
16 / 30
Burst damage
— / —
1438
Velocity
2 / 30
14.97%
Penetration loss over distance
18 / 20
Explosion radius
— / —
2993
DPM
5 / 30
60
Penetration
14 / 30
420
Damage
16 / 30
150
Devices/crew damage
16 / 30
Burst damage
— / —
1150
Velocity
1 / 30
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
1.91
Explosion radius
18 / 30
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
105.0
Caliber
18 / 30
7.13
Rate of fire
9 / 30
8.42
Reload time
8 / 28
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.08
Base aim time
6 / 30
0.299
Dispersion
3 / 30
Dispersion factors
0.180
When moving
6 / 30
0.180
When rotating
6 / 30
0.100
When rotating turret
2 / 30
3.000
After shot
1 / 30
Gun angles
8°
Depression
11 / 30
17°
Elevation
20 / 30
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 30
29.16
Turret traverse speed
10 / 30
Mobility
92.55
Weight
5 / 30
Speed
35
Forward
17 / 30
15
Backward
6 / 30
Effective Power / Weight ratio
8.64
On hard terrain
30 / 30
7.31
On medium terrain
30 / 30
6.17
On soft terrain
24 / 30
Traverse speed
36.45
On hard terrain
6 / 30
30.84
On medium terrain
5 / 30
26.03
On soft terrain
2 / 30
7.38m×3.44m×2.67m
Size
22 / 30
Concealment
8.70%
While still
25 / 30
5.40%
While moving
23 / 30
3.33%
Upon firing while still
23 / 30
2.67%
Upon firing while moving
23 / 30
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 271m
251.8m
While still
259.1m
While moving
263.6m
Upon firing while still
265.1m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 240–300
  • 180–240
  • 120–180
  • 60–120
  • 0–60
Spaced armor
  • 288–360
  • 216–288
  • 144–216
  • 72–144
  • 0–72
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

Development of this 70-ton super-heavy tank started on November 1, 1941. In February 1942, the Krupp company suggested the VK 70.01 avant project, later designated the Löwe ("Lion"). Several designs varying in configuration, armament, and armor, were drafted. However, the project was canceled after the Führer made the decision to develop even heavier tanks. No prototypes were ever built.