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?The Löwe (meaning Lion, pronounced "lo-veh") is a [[Germany|German]] [[Gold Economy|premium tank]] that can only be purchased with [[The Gold Economy|gold]].+The Löwe (meaning Lion, pronounced "loo-veh") is a [[Germany|German]] [[Gold Economy|premium tank]] that can only be purchased with [[The Gold Economy|gold]].
 Designed for sniping, the Löwe is armed with a very accurate 10.5 cm [[Gun|gun]], and paired with a rather decent hull, which while not quite as heavily armored as the [[PzKpfw VIB Tiger II]], its sufficient to protect it from tier 7 [[Gun|guns]]. The performance of this tank is quite good for its tier, provided that it does not engage in close quarter combat, which is almost certain death for this tank. It has poor acceleration, so any reversal in direction will take some time. Because this is a [[Gold Economy|premium tank]], it produces significantly more credit income than any typical tier 8 tank. The Löwe was added in the 0.6.4. patch along with the [[KV-5]] [[Heavy Tanks|heavy tank]]. The price was changed to 12,500 from 7,500 [[Gold Economy|gold]] due to an imbalance between the [[KV-5]] and the Löwe's money and EXP earnings, which was however already fixed. Löwe has earned a perhaps undeserved reputation for being piloted by bad players, due to a huge influx of new players buying this tank without proper previous experiences in driving a [[Heavy Tanks|heavy]]. Make no mistake - whole, the Löwe is an awesome weapon, it is quite difficult to drive. The armor is quite thin for a [[Heavy Tanks|heavy tank]] and often even [[Medium Tanks|mediums]] or lower tier [[Heavy Tanks|heavies]] will be able to [[Gun|penetrate]] it, making the piloting quite tricky. It is strongly advised you get some experience piloting a [[PzKpfw VI Tiger]] before attempting to master the Löwe. Designed for sniping, the Löwe is armed with a very accurate 10.5 cm [[Gun|gun]], and paired with a rather decent hull, which while not quite as heavily armored as the [[PzKpfw VIB Tiger II]], its sufficient to protect it from tier 7 [[Gun|guns]]. The performance of this tank is quite good for its tier, provided that it does not engage in close quarter combat, which is almost certain death for this tank. It has poor acceleration, so any reversal in direction will take some time. Because this is a [[Gold Economy|premium tank]], it produces significantly more credit income than any typical tier 8 tank. The Löwe was added in the 0.6.4. patch along with the [[KV-5]] [[Heavy Tanks|heavy tank]]. The price was changed to 12,500 from 7,500 [[Gold Economy|gold]] due to an imbalance between the [[KV-5]] and the Löwe's money and EXP earnings, which was however already fixed. Löwe has earned a perhaps undeserved reputation for being piloted by bad players, due to a huge influx of new players buying this tank without proper previous experiences in driving a [[Heavy Tanks|heavy]]. Make no mistake - whole, the Löwe is an awesome weapon, it is quite difficult to drive. The armor is quite thin for a [[Heavy Tanks|heavy tank]] and often even [[Medium Tanks|mediums]] or lower tier [[Heavy Tanks|heavies]] will be able to [[Gun|penetrate]] it, making the piloting quite tricky. It is strongly advised you get some experience piloting a [[PzKpfw VI Tiger]] before attempting to master the Löwe.
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Premium  Löwe

Panzerkampfwagen VII Löwe
Germany Heavy Tank Tier VIII
Totals
Cost 12,500  Gold
Health 1650
Weight/Load Limit 92.65/99.85t
Crew
5
Mobility
Engine Power 800hp
Speed Limit 35km/h
Traverse Speed 24deg/s
Armor
Hull Armor 120/80/80mm
Turret Armor120/80/80mm
Armament
Damage 240-400HP
Penetration 176-293mm
Rate of Fire 5.71r/m
Accuracy 0.29m
Aim time 2.5s
Turret Traverse 26deg/s
Gun Traverse Arc gunTraverseArc
Gun Vertical Limits gunVerticalLimits
Ammo Capacity ammo
General
Chance of Fire 20%
View Range 460m
Signal Range 810m
Parent None
Child None
Values Are Stock // Top

The Löwe (meaning Lion, pronounced "loo-veh") is a German premium tank that can only be purchased with gold. Designed for sniping, the Löwe is armed with a very accurate 10.5 cm gun, and paired with a rather decent hull, which while not quite as heavily armored as the PzKpfw VIB Tiger II, its sufficient to protect it from tier 7 guns. The performance of this tank is quite good for its tier, provided that it does not engage in close quarter combat, which is almost certain death for this tank. It has poor acceleration, so any reversal in direction will take some time. Because this is a premium tank, it produces significantly more credit income than any typical tier 8 tank. The Löwe was added in the 0.6.4. patch along with the KV-5 heavy tank. The price was changed to 12,500 from 7,500 gold due to an imbalance between the KV-5 and the Löwe's money and EXP earnings, which was however already fixed. Löwe has earned a perhaps undeserved reputation for being piloted by bad players, due to a huge influx of new players buying this tank without proper previous experiences in driving a heavy. Make no mistake - whole, the Löwe is an awesome weapon, it is quite difficult to drive. The armor is quite thin for a heavy tank and often even mediums or lower tier heavies will be able to penetrate it, making the piloting quite tricky. It is strongly advised you get some experience piloting a PzKpfw VI Tiger before attempting to master the Löwe.
















Modules

Gun
Tr
Nm
Dam
Pen
RoF
Acr
Aim
Pr
Wt
09IX
10.5 cm KwK 46 L/70
320/320/420(HP)
234/294/60(mm)
5.71(r/m)
0.29(m)
2.5(s)
0 PremiumIcon.png
3 600 3 600(kg)

Turret
Tr
Nm
Arm
T.Tr
VR
Pr
Wt
08VIII
Löweturm
0120 120/80/80(mm)
0026 26(d/s)
0460 460(m)
0 PremiumIcon.png
15 000 15 000(kg)

Engine
Tr
Nm
Pw
CoF
Pr
Wt
08VIII
Maybach HL 234 P 30 Ausf. A
0800 800(h.p.)
020 20%
0 PremiumIcon.png
0800 800(kg)

Suspension
Tr
Nm
LL
Tv
Pr
Wt
08VIII
Löweketten
99.85 99.85(t)
024 24(d/s)
0 PremiumIcon.png
22 000 22 000(kg)

Radio
Tr
Nm
SR
Pr
Wt
09IX
FuG 12a
0810 810(m)
0 PremiumIcon.png
0150 150(kg)


Historical Info

The development of super heavy tank started as early as 1941, when Krupp started the studies of superheavy Soviet tanks. In November of 1941, it was specified that the new heavy tank was to have 140mm front and 100mm thick side armor. The vehicle was to be operated by 5 men crew - 3 in the turret and 2 in the hull. This new panzer was to have maximum speed of some 44km/h being powered by 1000hp Daimler-Benz marine engine used in Schnellboot (torpedo boat). The main armament was to be mounted in the turret. The weight was to be up to 90 tons.

In the early months of 1942, Krupp was ordered to start the process of designing new heavy tank designated PzKpfw VII Lowe (VK7201). Its design was based on previous project by Krupp designated VK7001 (Tiger-Maus) and created in competition with Porsche's designs (including first Maus designs). VK7001 was to be armed with either 150mm Kanone L/37 (or L/40) or 105mm KwK L/70 gun. Lowe was to utilize Tiger II's components in order to simplify the production and service.

Designers planned to build two variants of this streamlined vehicle with rear mounted turret. Light (leichte) variant would have frontal armor protection of 100mm and it would weight 76 tons. Heavy (schwere) variant would have frontal armor protection of 120mm and it would weight 90 tons. Both variants would be armed with 105mm L/70 gun and coaxial machine gun. It is known that 90ton schwere Lowe was to have its turret mounted centrally and in overall design resembled future Tiger II. Variants of Lowe were both to be operated by the crew of five. It was calculated that their maximum speed would range from 23km/h (schwere) to 27km/h (leichte). Adolf Hitler ordered that the design Leichte Lowe was to be dropped in favour of Schwere Lowe. Lion was to be redesigned in order to carry 150mm L/40 or 150mm L/37 (probably 150mm KwK 44 L/38) gun and its frontal armor protection was to be changed to 140mm. In order to improve its performance, 900-1000mm wide tracks were to be used and top speed was to be increased to 30km/h. In late 1942, this project was cancelled in favour of the development of the Maus. During the development of Tiger II, designers planned to build redesigned version of Lowe (as suggested by Oberst Fichtner), which would be armed with 88mm KwK L/71 gun and its frontal armor protection would be 140mm (as planned before). Redesigned Lowe would be able to travel at maximum speed of 35km/h and it would weight 90 tons. It was to be powered by Maybach HL 230 P 30, 12-cylinder engine producing 800hp. Lowe would be 7.74 meters long (with the gun), 3.83 meters wide and 3.08 meters high. Lowe would be operated by the crew of five. It was planned that Lowe would eventually replace Tiger II.

From February to May of 1942, six different designs were considered, all based on the requirements for Lowe. On March 5/6th of 1942, order for heavier tank was placed and project Lowe was stopped in July of 1942. Lowe project never reached the prototype stage but it paved the way for its successor's development - Porsche's Maus.



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