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VK3002DB_V1 (Stock)

Totals
910000 Price
700 Hit Points
31.93 / 33 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
60/40/50Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
50/30/30Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
580 h.p.Engine Power
56 km/hSpeed Limit
34 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
110 Standard Shell Damage
110 mmStandard Shell Penetration
4.3 Time for Complete Loading
32 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
350 mView Range
310 mSignal Range
VI
VK 30.01 (D)
910000
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.

In the winter of 1941-1942 the WaPruf 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.

VK 30.01 (D)

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret V Pz.Kpfw. III/IV Ausf. B 5500 50/30/30 32 350
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 13.95 0.39 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VI Daimler-Benz MB 503 900 580 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V VK 30.01 (D) 9000 33 34
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio III FuG 5 0 310

VK 30.01 (D)b

Speed

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret V Pz.Kpfw. III/IV Ausf. B 5500 50/30/30 32 350
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 13.95 0.39 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 30.01 (D) verstärkteketten 9000 36 38
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI FuG 7 0 415

VK 30.01 (D)c II

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Turret Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VII VK 30.01 (D) 6000 80/45/45 32 370
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VI 7,5 cm KwK 42 L/70 1740 150/194/38 135/135/175 13.64 0.35 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VIII Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 750 870 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI VK 30.01 (D) verstärkteketten 9000 36 38
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX FuG 12 0 710

Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Christie Suspension
Improved Ventilation Class 2
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

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:


  • Sloped front armor gives effective frontal armor close to that of the VK 36.01 (H), along with strong turret armor
  • Good gun depression, accuracy, penetration, and rate of fire on the top gun
  • Fast and maneuverable, making it an excellent flanker
  • Low profile, which makes it hard to hit and gives relatively good camouflage values
  • Good view range


Cons:


  • Low armor thickness


Performance

Use the unexpected angle of the gun depression to surprise anyone who expected more flat angle. Additionally, the relatively thick and sloped turret armor will help to bounce shells.

Although the top gun isn't any different than the other tier 6 German mediums, it is mounted on a chassis that is arguably better. The strength of this tank is its sloped armor, speed and maneuverability, and accurate and high penetrating gun. This tank is very effective in long range combat where the sloped (but thin) armor can bounce some shots, while using its gun to continue to penetrate. Additionally, it has lower profile than the similar mediums, and therefore has more of a camouflage value and is harder to hit. However, it is vulnerable in close range, where its low armor thickness will cause VK 30.01 (D) serious problems, and will be penetrated by most guns.

This is a versatile medium for its tier. It is directly comparable to the other Vk 30.01 (H), but it comes out superior in a few key aspects. It has thicker and more sloped armor, better gun depression and a smaller profile allowing it to be more stealthy and survivable than the other Vk. However, the Henschel version does get the 8.8 cm KwK 36, which could be better to use in certain situations. That said, the 75mm L/70 has sufficient damage, and more importantly a much better accuracy and penetration allowing for a more versatile playstyle than a dedicated flanker.

The matter of equipment is mainly a matter of choice on this tank. For different playstyles, certain equipment is favoured over others. However, the Gun Rammer is mandatory whatever you do, as the tank has fairly low DPM - and anything to help this is very important. Additionally, Coated Optics is important for this tank as it brings its view range over 400 meters - allowing it to scout and snipe effectively. It is generally preferred over Binoculars, unless you expect to be stationary for a long time (not recommended). The last slot is a wash, and depends on what you prefer. Gun Laying Drive will allow you to have a more aggressive, "peek-a-boo" playstyle; the Vents will give you an all around boost - especially with Brother in Arms; and Camouflage Net will do quite a bit to keep you hidden - very important, especially when you aren't top tier, allowing you to stay alive and do damage longer.

Players familiar with the excellent Vk 36.01 (H) will find a chance of pace from that tank. Although it takes some getting used to, this tank proves itself quite well and has earned a place in many players garage due to its versatility.


Early Research

  • The Maybach HL 120 TRM Engine and FuG 12 Radio carry over from the Pz.Kpfw. III/IV. Mount them immediately.
  • The Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 Engine can be researched without upgrading the suspension.
  • If you would rather have more firepower than more speed, research the VK 30.01 (D) verstärkteketten Suspension, the VK 30.01 (D) Turret, and the 7,5 cm KwK 42 L/70 Gun.


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
Heavy Tanks IVPz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) IVDurchbruchswagen 2 VVK 30.01 (H) VIVK 36.01 (H) VIIPz.Kpfw. VI Tiger VIIPz.Kpfw. VI Tiger (P) VIIILöwe VIIIPz.Kpfw. Tiger II VIIIVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A IXE-75 IXVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B XE-100 XMaus
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
Medium Tanks
USA mark_id IIT2 Medium Tank IIIM2 Medium Tank IVM3 Lee VM4A2E4 Sherman VM4A2E4 Ripper VM4 Sherman VM7 VRam II VIM4A3E8 Sherman mark_id VISherman Fury VIM4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo VIIT20 VIIT23E3 VIIIM26 Pershing VIIIT26E4 Super Pershing VIIIT26E4 Freedom VIIIT69 VIIIT95E2 IXM46 Patton IXT54E1 XM48A1 Patton mark_id
UK IVickers Medium Mk. I IIVickers Medium Mk. II IIIVickers Medium Mk. III IVMatilda VMatilda Black Prince VICromwell VICromwell Knight VIIComet VIIICenturion Mk. I IXCenturion Mk. 7/1 XFV4202
Germany 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
France IIID2 IXLorraine 40 t XBat.-Châtillon 25 t
USSR IVT-28 VMatilda IV VT-34 VIA-43 VIT-34-85 VISpectre VIT-34-88 VIIA-44 VIIKV-13 VIIT-43 VIIT-44-122 VIIIObject 416 VIIIT-44 IXObject 430 Version II IXT-54 XObject 140 XObject 430 XT-62A
China VType T-34 VIType 58 VIIT-34-1 VIIIT-34-2 VIIIT-34-3 IXWZ-120 X121
Japan IIChi-Ni IIIType 97 Chi-Ha IVType 1 Chi-He VType 3 Chi-Nu VType 3 Chi-Nu Kai VIType 4 Chi-To VIIType 5 Chi-Ri VIIISTA-1 IXType 61 XSTB-1
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