Comparing: VK 30.01 (D) vs. VK 30.02 (M) vs. A-43
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.
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||56 km/h||55 km/h||55 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||20 km/h||20 km/h||20 km/h|
|Horse power / weight|
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|Medium terrain resistance|
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|Damage (Explosion radius)|
|Damage / min|
|Rate of Fire|
|Accuracy||62.0304 %||63.9465 %||64.0592 %|
|Neto Credits Income||2279.37||1513.85||-1392.86|
|Winrate||46.3639 %||46.3087 %||51.3426 %|
|Kills per Battle||0.528469||0.598343||0.659025|
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