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Ru 251 — Tier VIII German light tank

Ru 251

VIII

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1300
HP
1 / 5
302.0
View range
1 / 5
Firepower
Shell
2764
DPM
1 / 5
180
Penetration
2 / 5
225
Damage
4 / 5
122
Devices/crew damage
3 / 5
Burst damage
— / —
805
Velocity
4 / 5
11.11%
Penetration loss over distance
2 / 4
Explosion radius
— / —
2334
DPM
1 / 4
250
Penetration
1 / 4
190
Damage
3 / 4
122
Devices/crew damage
2 / 4
Burst damage
— / —
1145
Velocity
2 / 4
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
3317
DPM
2 / 4
102
Penetration
1 / 4
270
Damage
3 / 4
122
Devices/crew damage
2 / 4
Burst damage
— / —
755
Velocity
4 / 4
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
1.46
Explosion radius
2 / 4
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
90.0
Caliber
3 / 5
12.29
Rate of fire
1 / 5
4.88
Reload time
1 / 4
0.00
Magazin reload time
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Shell reload time
— / —
Gun handling
1.72
Base aim time
2 / 5
0.326
Dispersion
2 / 5
Dispersion factors
0.120
When moving
1 / 5
0.120
When rotating
1 / 5
0.060
When rotating turret
1 / 5
3.000
After shot
1 / 5
Gun angles
10°
Depression
1 / 5
18°
Elevation
2 / 5
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 5
53.46
Turret traverse speed
4 / 5
Mobility
25.59
Weight
2 / 5
Speed
80
Forward
1 / 5
24
Backward
1 / 5
Effective Power / Weight ratio
33.86
On hard terrain
3 / 5
30.10
On medium terrain
3 / 5
21.67
On soft terrain
1 / 5
Traverse speed
68.55
On hard terrain
2 / 5
60.93
On medium terrain
2 / 5
43.87
On soft terrain
1 / 5
6.11m×3.00m×1.66m
Size
5 / 5

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Historical Reference

The vehicle was developed on the basis of the Kanonenjagdpanzer 4-5 tank destroyer by the Henschel company in 1964. The tank was planned to replace the obsolete M41 Walker Bulldog vehicles used by the reconnaissance battalions of the armored divisions in the German Army. The tank never saw mass production, but some technical innovations were applied later in the development of other vehicles. The total number of prototypes built is unknown.