Radkampfwagen 90

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Rank 2, Sweden
"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
Radkampfwagen 90
germ_radpanzer_90.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/9.0BR
4 peopleCrew
136 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
38 / 26 / 15Hull
122 / 45 / 29Turret
Mobility
30.8 tWeight
1 584 hp830 hpEngine power
52 hp/t27 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
111 km/h forward
38 km/h back
100 km/h forward
35 km/h back
Speed
Armament
105 mm L7A3 cannonMain weapon
42 roundsAmmunition
11 roundsFirst-order
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-9° / 20°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
7.62 mm MG3A1 machine gunCoaxial weapon
4 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
1 000 roundsBelt capacity
1 200 shots/minFire rate
Economy
250 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
690 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png19 830 / 31 886/3 150 / 5 065/3 490 / 5 611Repair
200 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
690 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
226 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
190 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Radkampfwagen 90.jpg


The Radkampfwagen 90 is a rank VI German light tank with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 111 38 30.8 1286 1,584 41.75 51.43
Realistic 100 35 734 830 23.83 26.95

Armaments

Main armament

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Additional armament

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Machine guns

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Introduces a new playstyle option for top-rank German lineups
  • Complement the lack of scout vehicles top-rank German lineups
  • Has DM23 APFSDS rounds as stock ammunition
  • Is very mobile and very fast on both roads and cross-country terrain
  • Has DM33 rounds available for research
  • Deadly when facing lower-ranked opponents
  • Remains competitive even when uptiered and gun still performs well even at 10.3
  • 8.7 reload stock, can be further improved with crew training
  • Hull is resistant against most heavy machine guns
  • Same turret as the Leopard 2K, can sometimes bounce shots

Cons:

  • Does not have anti-aircraft machine gun
  • Can be hull-broken
  • Does not have thermal sights
  • Wheeled vehicles means it will suffer on certain terrain and cannot pivot turn
  • Has a large profile because of large turret
  • Slower than average turret rotation
  • Is littered with ammo
  • Requires deep knowledge and keen situational awareness to play effectively

History

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Media

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See also

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External links


Germany light tanks
Pz.II  Pz.II C · Pz.II C (DAK) · Pz.II F · Pz.Sfl.Ic
Wheeled  Sd.Kfz.221 (s.Pz.B.41) · Sd.Kfz.234/1 · Sd.Kfz.234/2
Czech  Pz.35(t) · Pz.38(t) A · Pz.38(t) F · Sd.Kfz. 140/1
Post-war  Begleitpanzer 57 · Ru 251 · leKPz M41 · TAM · SPz BMP-1 · Radkampfwagen 90