Waffenträger Krupp-Steyr mit Pak 43

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General info

The Waffenträger in the garage.

The Waffenträger Krupp-Steyr mit Pak 43 is a Rank IV German tank destroyer with a battle rating of 5.7. It was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 88 mm Pak 43 gun power can destroy any vehicle it meets.
  • Possesses one of the most powerful gun of the rank in terms of the ratio of damage and penetration, most penetrations will result in a one shot kill.
  • Full rotating turret with the powerful gun.
  • Decent -8° gun depression for hull-down positions.
  • Low profile construction makes the vehicle easily conceal.
  • Suspension and tracks cover a good portion of the lower side hull for protection.

Cons:

  • Open-top turret crew vulnerable to shrapnels, machine guns, air strikes, artillery, etc.
  • Gun recoil can jump the vehicle dramatically, throwing off the aim and bouncing the vehicle position.
  • Very thin overall armour of between 10-20 mm.
  • 5 mm roof armour means aerial attack are deadly.
  • 5 mm belly armour makes any HE shots able to penetrate through the bottom.
  • Front-mounted engine and transmission means both can be knocked out with a front shot, immobilizing the vehicle.
  • Poor acceleration.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 8.8 cm PaK 43 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 30 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 45°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 8.3°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 11.1s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 8.8 cm PaK 43 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 30 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 45°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 8.3°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 11.1s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • 1 x 8.8 cm PaK 43 cannon
    • Ammunition Capacity: 30 Shells
    • Gun Depression: -8°
    • Gun Elevation: 45°
    • Turret Rotation Speed: 8.3°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
    • Reloading Rate: 11.1s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
    Ammunition
    Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
    warhead
    Velocity
    in m/s
    Projectile
    Mass in kg
    Fuse delay
    in m:
    Fuse sensitivity
    in mm:
    Explosive Mass in
    TNT equivalent
    in g:
    Normalization At 30°
    from horizontal:
    Ricochet:
    10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
    PzGr 39/43 235 232 219 204 190 176 APCBC 1000 10 0.8 28 108.8 +4° 42° 27° 19°
    Sprgr 13 13 13 13 13 13 HE 820 11 0.1 0.5 935 +0° 11° 10°
    Hl.Gr 39 110 110 110 110 110 110 HEAT 600 7.6 0.0 0.3 1100 +0° 28° 21° 17°
    PzGr 40/43 272 270 250 228 208 189 APCR 1200 7.3 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 24° 20° 18°
    Ammo racks
    Ammo racks of the Waffenträger.
    Full
    ammo
    1st
    rack empty
    2nd
    rack empty
    3rd
    rack empty
    4th
    rack empty
    5th
    rack empty
    Recommendations Visual
    discrepancy
    30 26 (+4) 21 (+9) 16 (+14) 11 (+19) (+29) Right side empty: 21 (+9) No

    Crew

    • Commander
    • Gunner
    • Loader
    • Driver

    Total: 4 Crew members

    Armour

    Armour type:

    • Rolled homogeneous armour
    Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
    Hull 10 mm (76°), 20 mm (46°) Front glacis
    5 mm (46°) Engine grille
    20 mm (44°) Lower glacis
    10 mm (46°) Crew ports
    10 mm (25°) Top
    10 mm Bottom
    10 mm (26°) Top
    10 mm (15°) Bottom
    5 mm
    Turret 20 mm (41°) Turret front
    20 mm (5-46°) Gun mantlet
    10 mm (22-24°) 10 mm (24°) N/A

    Notes:

    • Suspension wheels are 20 mm thick and tracks are 30 mm thick.
    • Belly armour is 5 mm thick.
    • A 10 mm structural steel plate covers the engine from the crew.

    Engine & mobility

    Weight: 16.3 ton

    Max Speed: 38 km/h
    Stock

    • Engine Power: 199 hp @ 3000 rpm
    • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 12.21 hp/ton
    • Maximum Inclination: 40°

    Upgraded

    • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 3000 rpm
    • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
    • Maximum Inclination: __°
    Weight: 16.3 ton

    Max Speed: 35 km/h
    Stock

    • Engine Power: 124 hp @ 3000 rpm
    • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 7.61 hp/ton
    • Maximum Inclination: 40°

    Upgraded

    • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 3000 rpm
    • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
    • Maximum Inclination: __°
    Weight: 16.3 ton

    Max Speed: 35 km/h
    Stock

    • Engine Power: 124 hp @ 3000 rpm
    • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 7.61 hp/ton
    • Maximum Inclination: 40°

    Upgraded

    • Engine Power: ___ hp @ 3000 rpm
    • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
    • Maximum Inclination: __°

    Modules and improvements

    History of creation and combat usage

    Development

    In as early as 1942, the German Wehrmacht was looking for a way to make large anti-tank guns easier to deploy and transport, but also should be able to fire the gun and fight on the front lines. 4 of Major German companies (Krupp, Rheinmetall, Borsig, and, Ardelt) took part in a tender of The Waffenamt (German Army Weapons Agency) in 1943 for the project. Then, in April 1944, the four companies presented their prototypes. With Krupp and Styre working together on a design, and Rheinmetall and Bosig on their own. Both designs envisaged placing the 8.8 cm PaK 43 L / 71 in a slightly armored, upwardly open, rotatable tower mounted on a hull of a Raupenschlepper Ost, (a tracked artillery mover) To keep costs down and reduce complexity. However, the decision was made for the prototype of the last company, Ardelt. therefore, making the Krupp-Styre Design unwanted by the Waffenamt.

    Combat usage

    Due to the design losing the tender, the tank never saw mass production or combat service. Only one wooden model and one prototype were manufactured on September 2, 1944.

    Screenshots and fan art

    Skins and camouflages for the _____ from live.warthunder.com.

    Additional information (links)

    [Devblog] Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger - A Deadly Surprise

    References


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    Icon-country-der.png Waffenträger
    Nation Germany
    Type Tank destroyer
    Rank 4
    Battle Rating
    5.7
    5.7
    5.7

       Metric✓       Imperial   

       Metric       Imperial✓   

    Characteristics
    Weight
    16,300 kg
    35,935 lb
    Number of Crew 4
    Hull armour thickness
    10/10/10/5 mm
    0.39/0.39/0.39/0.20 inches
    Statistics
    Engine power (stock)
    199 hp
    124 hp
    124 hp
    Engine power (upgraded)
    ___ hp
    140 hp
    140 hp
    HP/ton ratio (stock)
    12.21
    12.40
    7.61
    7.73
    7.61
    7.73
    HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
    __.__
    __.__
    8.59
    8.73
    8.59
    8.73
    Max speed
    38 km/h
    23.5 mph
    35 km/h
    21.6 mph
    35 km/h
    21.6 mph
    Main Weapon
    1 x 88 mm PaK 43 Cannon
    Ammo stowage 30 rounds
    Vertical guidance -8°/45°
    Economy
    Required RP 54,000 RP
    Vehicle cost 180,000 SL
    Crew training cost 52,000 SL
    Max repair cost*
    2,700 SL
    3,000 SL
    2,800 SL
    Free repair time (Stock)
    1d 12h
    3d 13h
    3d 05h
    Free repair time (Upgraded)
    12h 03m
    1d 04h
    1d 01h
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