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VK 45.02 A — Tier VIII German heavy tank

VK 45.02 A

VIII
Cost
  • 2 435 000
  • 90 000
Preceded by
Succeeded by

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1750
HP
23 / 32
282.5m
View range
2 / 32
Firepower
Shell
2270
DPM
9 / 32
215
Penetration
24 / 32
310
Damage
19 / 32
150
Devices/crew damage
17 / 32
Burst damage
— / —
950
Velocity
20 / 32
9.30%
Penetration loss over distance
12 / 32
Explosion radius
— / —
1904
DPM
9 / 32
265
Penetration
16 / 32
260
Damage
19 / 32
150
Devices/crew damage
17 / 32
Burst damage
— / —
1188
Velocity
12 / 32
7.55%
Penetration loss over distance
9 / 21
Explosion radius
— / —
3076
DPM
5 / 32
60
Penetration
15 / 32
420
Damage
18 / 32
150
Devices/crew damage
17 / 32
Burst damage
— / —
950
Velocity
12 / 32
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
1.91
Explosion radius
19 / 32
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
105.0
Caliber
19 / 32
7.32
Rate of fire
9 / 32
8.19
Reload time
8 / 30
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.08
Base aim time
7 / 32
0.335
Dispersion
13 / 32
Dispersion factors
0.160
When moving
3 / 32
0.160
When rotating
3 / 32
0.100
When rotating turret
2 / 32
3.000
After shot
1 / 32
Gun angles
6°
Depression
19 / 32
17°
Elevation
21 / 32
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 32
29.16
Turret traverse speed
10 / 32
Mobility
56.92
Weight
18 / 32
Speed
38
Forward
14 / 32
16
Backward
5 / 32
Effective Power / Weight ratio
14.76
On hard terrain
5 / 32
12.49
On medium terrain
4 / 32
6.49
On soft terrain
23 / 32
Traverse speed
44.82
On hard terrain
1 / 32
37.93
On medium terrain
2 / 32
19.72
On soft terrain
13 / 32
6.66m×3.12m×2.58m
Size
19 / 32
Concealment
9.23%
While still
23 / 32
5.62%
While moving
22 / 32
3.51%
Upon firing while still
22 / 32
2.76%
Upon firing while moving
22 / 32
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 271m
250.6m
While still
258.6m
While moving
263.2m
Upon firing while still
264.9m
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 vehicle started in April 1942. The Krupp company received an order for construction of turrets. However, the prototype was never manufactured. The turrets were mounted on the first Tiger IIs.