G.Pz. Mk. VI (e)
G.Pz. Mk. VI (e)
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|18036 HP Hit Points|
|6.49/6.53.09/8.5 t Weight Limit|
- Commander (Radio Operator)
|6688 hp Engine Power|
|50/12 km/h Speed Limit|
|1618 deg/s Traverse|
|10.1728.48 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio|
|// mm Hull Armor|
|410//410// HP Damage|
|27//27// mm Penetration|
|r/m 2.22 r/m 2.22 Rate of Fire|
▲910.2 Damage Per Minute
With 50% Crew: 1.041 m
With 50% Crew: 1.041 m
|s 6.5 s 6.5 Aim time|
|1212 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed|
|10° Gun Arc|
|-3°/+42°-3°/+42° Elevation Arc|
|3030 rounds Ammo Capacity|
|2020 % Chance of Fire|
|m 250 m 250 View Range|
|m 265 m 310 Signal Range|
In 1940, German forces captured several light British Mk. VI tanks. The vehicles were redesignated as Leichter Panzerkampfwagen Mk. IV 734(e) and used for training purposes by the Wehrmacht until the fall of 1942. In November, the decision was made to develop a self-propelled gun on the basis of the captured vehicles. In 1942, modifications with a 105 and 150 mm field howitzer were developed. All these SPGs were lost during the defense of France in the summer and fall of 1944.
The G.Pz. Mk. VI (e) marks the end of its German self-propelled gun line.
Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables
|Rate of fire
|III||10,5 cm le.F.H. 16 L/22||27||410||2.22||0.84||6.5||490||13900|
|Chance of Fire on Impact
|I||Light Tank Mk. VIB||6.5||16||0||2000||240|
|II||G.Pz. Mk. VI (e)||8.5||18||0||2000||580|
Pros and Cons
- Highest caliber and hardest hitting gun among tier 2 SPG's
- Excellent range for its tier (~850 meters)
- Poor gun traverse
- Sickening accuracy, worst among tier 2 artillery
- Very slow aiming time
- Disgraceful reload time
- Weak radio
A decent Tier 2 SPG. Note that the long range of the gun is somewhat hampered by a short-range radio. This can lead to games where allies advance out of radio range, leaving you with no targeting information. The 105mm howitzer, while being a rather large gun for the second tier, even on artillery, pays for its range and damage with a reload time that can be defined as abysmal.
- Nothing carries over from the Leichttraktor.
- First, research the Meadows ESTL Engine.
- Next, research the G.Pz. Mk. VI (e) Suspension.
- Finally, research the FuG 5 Radio.
Some Mk.VIB light tanks were left behind by the British expeditionary force during the Dunkerque evacuation and Germans captured them damaged, but more or less intact. In 1940, 6 of them were rebuilt by the Germans to carry a 105mm leFH 16 howitzer and a MG34 machinegun.
The howitzer was enclosed in a thin (11-22mm thick) superstructure and the vehicle was open-topped. In fact, the superstructure was thicker than the hull armor. The new improvised self-propelled gun was crewed by 4 men and powered by the original Meadows V6 (87hp), allowing it to go as fast as 50 km/h on the road (but only 20 km/h in terrain).Earlier it was believed that these SPG's were never actively used and spent their "life" in Belgium as training vehicles. However, now it seems they were transferred to the Artillerieregiment 227, fighting near Leningrad in late 1941, where they apparently survived until 1942. The full German name of this vehicle is "10,5cm Selbstfahrlafette auf Geschützpanzer Mk.VI(englisch)".
Sources and External Links
|USA||IIT1 HMC • IIIT18 HMC • IIIM7 Priest • IVT82 HMC • IVM37 • VM41 HMC • VIM44 • VIIM12 • VIIIM40/M43 • IXM53/M55 • XT92 HMC|
|UK||IILoyd Gun Carriage • IIISexton II • IIISexton I • IVBirch Gun • VBishop • VIFV304 • VIICrusader 5.5-in. SP • VIIIFV207 • IXFV3805 • XConqueror Gun Carriage|
|Germany||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|
|France||IIRenault FT 75 BS • IIILorraine 39L AM • IVAMX 105 AM mle. 47 • VAMX 13 105 AM mle. 50 • V105 leFH18B2 • VIAMX 13 F3 AM • VIILorraine 155 mle. 50 • VIIILorraine 155 mle. 51 • IXBat.-Châtillon 155 55 • XBat.-Châtillon 155 58|
|USSR||IISU-18 • IIISU-26 • IVSU-5 • VSU-122A • VISU-8 • VIIS-51 • VIISU-14-1 • VIIISU-14-2 • IX212A • XObject 261|