Comparing: Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm vs. VK 30.01 (D) vs. Type 4 Chi-To
In November 1944 the Krupp company presented several avant-projects aimed to upgrade armament of tanks and tank destroyers in service. Among them there was a project of mounting a Panther's Schmalturm (tight turret) on the Pz IV Ausf. J. The project was canceled due to phasing out the Pz IV production.
In the winter of 1941–1942 the WaPrüf 6 issued technical requirements for a new 30-ton tank. The orders for development were placed with MAN and Daimler-Benz. The prototypes were to be ready by May 1942. However, on May 13th, 1942 only comparative characteristics of the projects were submitted. The MAN's project was preferred, and the Daimler-Benz's project was canceled.
The Type 4 Chi-To medium tank was developed in 1943 on the basis of the Chi-Nu. The tank was conceived to replace the Chi-Ha. However, mass production was not launched due to shortages of materials and components. A total of six chassis were produced, and only two tanks were built on their basis.
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|Battle Tiers||6 7 8||6 7 8||6 7 8|
|Speed Limit||48 km/h||56 km/h||45 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||18 km/h||20 km/h||18 km/h|
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|Damage (Explosion radius)|
|Damage / min|
|Rate of Fire|
|In motion||12.00 %||%||%|
|When Firing||3.53 %||%||%|
|Accuracy||64.0074 %||62.0304 %||65.1168 %|
|Neto Credits Income||9874.82||2279.37||-647.747|
|Winrate||47.0159 %||46.3639 %||48.1555 %|
|Kills per Battle||0.616801||0.528469||0.692756|
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