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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:
1570
HP
6 / 26
282.5m
View range
2 / 26
Firepower
Shell
2270
DPM
5 / 26
200
Penetration
24 / 26
310
Damage
17 / 26
150
Devices/crew damage
15 / 26
Burst damage
— / —
950
Velocity
16 / 26
8.50%
Penetration loss over distance
8 / 26
Explosion radius
— / —
1904
DPM
5 / 26
244
Penetration
25 / 26
260
Damage
17 / 26
150
Devices/crew damage
15 / 26
Burst damage
— / —
1188
Velocity
10 / 26
6.15%
Penetration loss over distance
7 / 17
Explosion radius
— / —
3076
DPM
2 / 26
60
Penetration
13 / 26
420
Damage
15 / 26
150
Devices/crew damage
15 / 26
Burst damage
— / —
950
Velocity
9 / 26
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
1.91
Explosion radius
17 / 26
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
105.0
Caliber
17 / 26
7.32
Rate of fire
5 / 26
8.19
Reload time
4 / 24
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.08
Base aim time
4 / 26
0.335
Dispersion
9 / 26
Dispersion factors
0.160
When moving
2 / 26
0.160
When rotating
2 / 26
0.100
When rotating turret
1 / 26
3.000
After shot
1 / 26
Gun angles
6°
Depression
14 / 26
17°
Elevation
16 / 26
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 26
29.16
Turret traverse speed
8 / 26
Mobility
56.92
Weight
13 / 26
Speed
38
Forward
11 / 26
16
Backward
4 / 26
Effective Power / Weight ratio
14.76
On hard terrain
5 / 26
12.49
On medium terrain
4 / 26
6.49
On soft terrain
18 / 26
Traverse speed
44.82
On hard terrain
1 / 26
37.93
On medium terrain
2 / 26
19.72
On soft terrain
11 / 26
6.66m×3.12m×2.58m
Size
16 / 26
Concealment
9.23%
While still
19 / 26
5.62%
While moving
18 / 26
3.51%
Upon firing while still
17 / 26
2.76%
Upon firing while moving
17 / 26
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.