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DW_II (Stock)

Totals
170000 Price
380 Hit Points
29.88 / 30 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
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/hSpeed Limit
30 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
110 Standard Shell Damage
43 mmStandard Shell Penetration
4.3 Time for Complete Loading
42 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
330 mView Range
310 mSignal Range
IV
Durchbruchswagen 2
170000
Prototype heavy tank. Developed by the Henschel und Sohn Company as part of a heavy tank program. A prototype was built in 1938. However, in September 1939 the VK 30.01 project was preferred, and the DW program was officially canceled. Nevertheless, the DW I and DW II prototypes were used extensively for testing purposes until 1941.

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret III D.W.-Versuchsturm 2750 50/50/50 42 330
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 7,5 cm KwK 37 L/24 780 43/87/38 110/110/175 13.95 0.55 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Maybach HL 108 TR R 850 250 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis III D.W. 10000 30 30
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio III FuG 5 0 310

D.W. II Versuchsturm

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret III D.W.-Versuchsturm 2750 50/50/50 42 330
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 7,5 cm KwK 37 L/24 780 43/87/38 110/110/175 13.95 0.55 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Maybach HL 120 TR R 920 265 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IV D.W. 2 10000 33 32
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI FuG 7 0 415

D.W. II L/24

Defense

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret IV VK 30.01 (H) 0-Serie 3000 50/50/50 42 330
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 7,5 cm KwK 37 L/24 780 43/87/38 110/110/175 14.63 0.55 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Maybach HL 116 750 300 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IV D.W. 2 10000 33 32
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX FuG 12 0 710

D.W. II L/60

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret IV VK 30.01 (H) 0-Serie 3000 50/50/50 42 330
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 700 67/130/25 70/70/90 25 0.4 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Maybach HL 116 750 300 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IV D.W. 2 10000 33 32
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX FuG 12 0 710

Compatible Equipment

Large 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

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Chocolate
100-octane Gasoline
105-octane Gasoline
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Thick side and rear hull armor.
  • APCR is very effective, unlike the B1
  • Tier V maximum matchmaking
  • Effective sidescraping
  • Pretty good traverse speed with a 75% + crew


Cons:


  • Frontal hull armor isn't very thick nor does it have slope, so if you want to shine in this tank, you'll have to learn how to
  • Penetration is inadequate for tier 4 unless using APCR/HEAT
  • Poor gun selection for a heavy tank
  • Poor maneuverability especially when stock
  • Low camo rating


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. With proper angling the tank becomes somewhat resilient to many guns that normally could pen the front head on.

The tank is best used at medium ranges, as the most accurate 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/HEAT. Stay behind the main push, let heavier tanks take damage, and support the team.


History for this tank not found


Germany
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Medium Tanks IIIPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) IVPz.Kpfw. III IVPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D IVVK 20.01 (D) VPz.Kpfw. III/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Hydrostat VPz.Kpfw. V/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H VT-25 VIPz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm VIVK 30.01 (P) VIVK 30.01 (D) VIVK 30.02 (M) VIIPanther/M10 VIIPz.Kpfw. V Panther VIIVK 30.02 (D) VIIIPanther mit 8,8 cm L/71 VIIIIndien-Panzer VIIIPanther II IXE-50 IXLeopard prototyp A XE-50 Ausf. M XLeopard 1
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Tank Destroyers IIPanzerjäger I IIIMarder II IVHetzer IVMarder 38T VPz.Sfl. IVc VStuG III Ausf. G VIDicker Max VIJagdpanzer IV VINashorn VIIE-25 VIIJagdpanther VIISturer Emil VIIIFerdinand VIIIJagdpanther II VIII8,8 cm PaK 43 Jagdtiger VIIIRhm.-Borsig Waffenträger IXJagdtiger IXWaffenträger auf Pz. IV XJagdpanzer E-100 XWaffenträger auf E 100
Self-Propelled Artillery IIG.Pz. Mk. VI (e) IIISturmpanzer I Bison IIIWespe IVPz.Sfl. IVb IVSturmpanzer II VGrille VIHummel VIIG.W. Panther VIIIG.W. Tiger (P) IXG.W. Tiger XG.W. E-100
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