Comparing: VK 30.01 (H) vs. BDR G1 B vs. KV-1
An order for developing the vehicle was placed on September 9, 1939. Over the course of its development, Henschel engineers actively used elements of the D.W. II project. The first two prototypes were ready in March 1942; another two were built by October the same year. Hulls of the prototypes underwent trials at the plant proving ground. After the trials, two prototypes were converted into heavy tank destoyers. Six turrets manufactured by the Krupp company were placed at the Atlantic Wall.
The project of a new vehicle was suggested by engineers of the Baudet-Donon-Rousell company in June 1938. However, the design was never developed.
Development started at the end of 1938. A prototype was produced in August 1939. The vehicle first saw combat in December 1939 at the Mannerheim Line. The tank was mass-produced from March 1940 through August 1942, with a total of 2,769 vehicles manufactured.
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|Battle Tiers||5 6 7||5 6 7||5 6 7|
|Speed Limit||35 km/h||30 km/h||34 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||12 km/h||10 km/h||10 km/h|
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|Damage (Explosion radius)|
|Damage / min|
|Rate of Fire|
|In motion||%||7.00 %||%|
|When Firing||%||2.93 %||%|
|Neto Credits Income||4264.02|
|Kills per Battle||0.708624|
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