Comparing: Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm vs. VK 30.02 (M) vs. A-43
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.
A medium tank, developed by the MAN company and designed as a 30-ton tank. Simultaneously, the Daimler-Benz company developed a competing project. On May 13, 1942, the two projects were submitted to the Ministry of Armaments and War Production. The MAN design was preferred, and the tank eventually entered service as the Pz.Kpfw. V Panther.
Developed at Factory No. 183 in 1941 under the designation A-43. The vehicle was to replace the T-34. The A-43 was conceived to feature a torsion bar suspension, a V-5 engine, a new transmission, a commander’s cupola, and front armor enhanced to 60 mm.
|Tank data page||Tank data page||Tank data page||Tank data page|
|Battle Tiers||6 7 8||6 7 8||6 7 8|
|Speed Limit||48 km/h||55 km/h||55 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||18 km/h||20 km/h||20 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 %||63.9465 %||64.0592 %|
|Neto Credits Income||9874.82||1513.85||-1392.86|
|Winrate||47.0159 %||46.3087 %||51.3426 %|
|Kills per Battle||0.616801||0.598343||0.659025|
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