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DW_II (Stock)

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Totals
170000 Cost
540 HPDurability
29.93 / 33 Weight
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
Armor
50/50/50Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
50/50/50Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
250 h.p.Engine Power
35 km/hTop Speed / Reverse Speed
30 deg/sTraverse Speed
Firepower
160 damage
43 mmAverage Penetration
10.2499586161232 Time for Complete Loading
42 deg/sTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
230 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
IV
Durchbruchswagen 2
170000
Prototype of a heavy tank, developed by the Henschel und Sohn company. The prototype was built in 1938. In September 1939 the VK 30.01 project was preferred, and the DW program was canceled. However, the DW I and DW II prototypes were used for various trials until 1941.

The Durchbruchswagen 2 is a German tier 4 heavy tank

Turretgun

Turret

Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
III D.W.-Versuchsturm 50/50/50 42 230 0 2750
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
IV 7,5 cm Kw.K. 37 L/24 43/87/38 160/160/200 5.85 0.55 2.3 0 780
IV 5 cm Kw.K. 39 L/60 67/130/25 70/70/90 15.67 0.4 2 1530 700
Level Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
IV VK 30.01 (H) 0-Serie 50/50/50 42 230 1380 3000
Level Gun Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time Experience Weight (t)
IV 7,5 cm Kw.K. 37 L/24 43/87/38 160/160/200 6.17 0.55 2.3 0 780
IV 5 cm Kw.K. 39 L/60 67/130/25 70/70/90 16.33 0.4 2 1530 700
IV 7,5 cm Kw.K. 40 L/43 103/139/38 160/160/200 7.06 0.42 1.9 2140 1437
Engine

Engine

Level Engine Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact Experience Weight (t)
IV Maybach HL 108 TR R 250 20 0 850
IV Maybach HL 116 300 20 900 750
IV Maybach HL 120 TR R 265 20 800 920

Level Suspension Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s) Experience Weight (t)
III D.W. 33 30 0 10000
IV D.W. 2 33 32 1360 10000
Radio

Radio

Level Radio Signal Range (m) Experience Weight (t)
III FuG5_GER 500 0 50


Compatible Equipment

Heavy Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Torsion Bars 3 t Class
Additional Grousers
Improved Ventilation Class 3
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 2

Compatible Consumables


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Thick side and rear hull armor, effective sidescraping
  • Good gun depression and compact turret.
  • Solid alpha and penetration with rather good aim time.
  • Tier V maximum matchmaking
  • Acceptable mobility for a heavy tank.


Cons:


  • Flat armor requires angling to bounce
  • Low camo rating
  • Angling is often not enough to block most shots on the hull
  • Very prone to engine damage and fires


Performance

Due to its fairly thin armor, it is recommended to avoid taking fire whenever possible. Sidescraping is good with the 50mm side plate and should be used whenever the situation calls for taking hits or holding a choke point. Hull down is also effective due to the top turret being fairly well armored with a good mantlet but cannot be relied upon to block any guns with high penetration such as those used by tank destroyers. If caught in the open, try to angle the tank at approximately 40-45 degrees to the enemy. Although it appears that the tank is a square box, the hull is really a rectangle. Angling at 45 degrees shows too much of the side armor. To compensate for the long side armor, angle towards your enemies with the gun pointed over the fender/corner. With proper angling the tank becomes somewhat resilient to many guns that normally could pen the front head on. Other DW IIs find it very difficult to penetrate if you angle effectively, or are not shooting APCR "gold" ammo.

The tank is best used at medium ranges, as the most accurate and effective weapon, the 50mm KwK 39 L/60 lacks the accuracy to be effective at extreme ranges but can hit weakspots from close to mid range. The 75mm KwK 37 L/24 is best used in short range fighting, but is generally not the preferred choice due to low penetration for a tier IV heavy tank.

Since all of the weapons lack penetration, flanking or targeting weakspots is essential. Flanking is effective but not very viable due to very low camo ratings and a lack of both speed and agility. If one's budget allows it, APCR can really turn this tank into a deadly machine due to the very good penetration of 130mm, enough to go through the front of almost any tank, up to tier V when aimed at the correct spot.

Overall this tank should be played as a support heavy as its armor and maneuverability are both lacking. The guns have low penetration but can be viable when targeting weakspots or using APCR. Stay behind the main push, let heavier tanks take damage, and support the team.


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