Comparing: Löwe vs. Tiger II vs. IS-3
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.
The most heavily armored tank carrying the most powerful anti-tank gun. The vehicle's drawbacks included an overloaded suspension and engine-transmission group, as well as excessive general mass. When engaging enemy vehicles at long range, the Tiger II had an upper hand over any other vehicle in terms of the gun and armor protection. However, due to the excessive mass of the vehicle, relatively low durability of the engine and transmission, and small total number of vehicles built, the Tiger II did not have any significant impact on the course of war.
Mass production of the vehicle started in May 1945. On September 7,1945, IS-3 tanks took part in the Allied Victory Parade through Berlin. A total of 1170 vehicles were manufactured by the end of 1946, when production was canceled. From 1948 through the late 1950s, the tanks underwent a number of modernization refits.
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|Battle Tiers||8 9 10||8 9 10||8 9 10|
|Speed Limit||35 km/h||38 km/h||38 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||15 km/h||12 km/h||15 km/h|
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|Damage (Explosion radius)|
|Damage / min|
|Rate of Fire|
|In motion||1.00 %||%||%|
|When Firing||0.95 %||%||%|
|Neto Credits Income||19152.7|
|Kills per Battle||0.611701|
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