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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
28 / 41
282.5m
View range
2 / 41
Firepower
Shell
2270
DPM
14 / 41
215
Penetration
33 / 41
310
Damage
23 / 41
150
Devices/crew damage
19 / 41
Burst damage
— / —
950
Velocity
25 / 41
9.30%
Penetration loss over distance
14 / 41
Explosion radius
— / —
1904
DPM
14 / 41
265
Penetration
19 / 41
260
Damage
24 / 41
150
Devices/crew damage
19 / 41
Burst damage
— / —
1188
Velocity
16 / 41
7.55%
Penetration loss over distance
12 / 27
Explosion radius
— / —
3076
DPM
8 / 41
60
Penetration
17 / 41
420
Damage
21 / 41
150
Devices/crew damage
19 / 41
Burst damage
— / —
950
Velocity
15 / 41
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
1.91
Explosion radius
21 / 41
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
105.0
Caliber
21 / 41
7.32
Rate of fire
13 / 41
8.19
Reload time
10 / 34
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.08
Base aim time
8 / 41
0.335
Dispersion
15 / 41
Dispersion factors
0.160
When moving
3 / 41
0.160
When rotating
3 / 41
0.100
When rotating turret
2 / 41
3.000
After shot
1 / 41
Gun angles
6°
Depression
27 / 41
17°
Elevation
24 / 41
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 41
29.16
Turret traverse speed
14 / 41
Mobility
56.92
Weight
24 / 41
Speed
38
Forward
18 / 41
16
Backward
8 / 41
Effective Power / Weight ratio
14.76
On hard terrain
5 / 41
12.49
On medium terrain
4 / 41
6.49
On soft terrain
30 / 41
Traverse speed
44.82
On hard terrain
1 / 41
37.93
On medium terrain
1 / 41
19.72
On soft terrain
13 / 41
6.66m×3.12m×2.58m
Size
26 / 41
Concealment
9.23%
While still
32 / 41
5.62%
While moving
31 / 41
3.51%
Upon firing while still
32 / 41
2.76%
Upon firing while moving
32 / 41
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 290m
267.8m
While still
276.5m
While moving
281.6m
Upon firing while still
283.4m
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.