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VK2801 (Stock)

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Totals
945000 Price
550 Hit Points
25.01 / 26.5 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
50/30/30Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
50/30/30Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
550 h.p.Engine Power
68 km/hSpeed Limit
44 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
70 Standard Shell Damage
67 mmStandard Shell Penetration
2.3 Time for Complete Loading
44 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
370 mView Range
310 mSignal Range
VI
VK 28.01
945000
The vehicle was intended as a standard light tank of the Panzerwaffe and a basis for antiaircraft tanks and vehicles able to ride on any terrain and railroad tracks. Existed only in blueprints.

AufklPz 2801

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret V VK 28.01 Ausf. A 5300 50/30/30 44 370
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 26.09 0.39 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VII Argus 12LD330H 850 550 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. A 7200 26.5 44
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio III FuG 5 0 310

Leichter Mehrzweckpanzer

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret V VK 28.01 Ausf. A 5300 50/30/30 44 370
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 15.79 0.55 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VII Argus 12LD330H 850 550 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. A 7200 26.5 44
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI FuG 7 0 415

Merhzweckpanzer Lange

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret V VK 28.01 Ausf. A 5300 50/30/30 44 370
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/43 1437 103/139/38 110/110/175 15.79 0.41 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VII Argus 12LD330H 850 550 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. B 7200 29 48
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VIII FuG Spr. A 0 700
Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret V VK 28.01 Ausf. A 5300 50/30/30 44 370
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/48 1520 110/158/38 110/110/175 15.79 0.39 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VII Maybach HL 210 TRM P30 720 650 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. B 7200 29 48
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX FuG 12 0 710

PzSfl 2801

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VI VK 28.01 Ausf. B 5500 50/30/30 44 390
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 7,5 cm KwK 40 L/48 1520 110/158/38 110/110/175 17.65 0.39 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VII Maybach HL 210 TRM P30 720 650 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. B 7200 29 48
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX FuG 12 0 710

VK 2801 F II

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VI VK 28.01 Ausf. B 5500 50/30/30 44 390
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 10,5 cm KwK 42 L/28 2100 64/104/53 350/350/410 7.5 0.55 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VII Maybach HL 210 TRM P30 720 650 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. B 7200 29 48
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX FuG 12 0 710

Compatible Equipment

Small Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Torsion Bars 1 t Class
Improved Ventilation Class 1
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Chocolate
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Excellent view range
  • 27 tons at 68km/h makes it a nice ramming tank
  • Excellent arty hunter, and is good at fighting other scouts.


Cons:


  • Somewhat large size for a light tank
  • Slow muzzle velocity on the 105 and HE shell dependence


Performance

The VK 28.01 has a unique game play and is very rewarding to drive once mastered. The 28.01 is an excellent anti-scout and passive scout and performs surprisingly well as a sniper. The ability of HE to produce damage at extreme long ranges combines well with its excellent view range, allowing 28.01 drivers to safely combine passive scouting with sniping on many maps. Its ability to kill artillery quickly makes it an outstanding arty hunter in the mid and latter stages of games. Currently, its premium ammo (HEAT) has low penetrative power for the level of its opponents and should be used with care.


Early Research

VK-2801-Ketten Ausf. B, Maybach HL 210 P 30, FuG 12


Historical Info

In 1943, Germany planned to stop the production of the Panzerkampfwagen IV no later than the fall of 1944, and since it served as the base for numerous conversions, a replacement was planned. In June 1943, Guderian envisioned a new vehicle - Mehrzweckpanzer (multipurpose tank)- to be used as a reconnaissance tank, artillery observation tank, anti-aircraft tank, light tank destroyer, and light self-propelled carriage as well as other specialized vehicles. The new vehicle was to be designed by Krupp and was designated the VK 2801. Plans were made to start production of this 28 ton vehicle in April of 1945, but in October of 1943, the entire project was cancelled and production of the Panzerkampfwagen IV continued. In June of 1943, Krupp proposed the Mehrzweckpanzer mit Vierling 2cm VK 2801 anti-aircraft tank armed with quad 20mm Flak guns, but it also remained only a project and no prototype was ever constructed.


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