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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} German tank destroyer {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.87 "Locked On"]] as a reward for the [https://warthunder.com/en/news/6145-special-battlefield-engineer-en "Battlefield Engineer"] event.
 
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} German tank destroyer {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.87 "Locked On"]] as a reward for the [https://warthunder.com/en/news/6145-special-battlefield-engineer-en "Battlefield Engineer"] event.
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Also known as the [[wikipedia:Grille_10|Grille 10]], the Sfl.IVc it was originally developed as a mobile gun platform using 8.8 Flak guns.
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Designed by Krupp originally as an anti-tank vehicle in 1941, it was realized that by using 8.8cm Flak cannons, it could achieve not only a anti-tank role, but a anti-aircraft one as well. Because of this, this vehicle was given the 8.8cm Flak 41 as its main, and only, armament.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat?''
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This tank has a decently high survivablility in battle, utilizing the its little to no armor depending on which mode is selected which allows for the term "No armor is best armor" to be effective (Side skirts up or down)
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When the side skirts are enabled, it will cover the sides of the exposed crew and gun itself, offering 5mm of armor which can protect from oncoming machine gun fire.
  
''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''
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With the skirts down, the tank can easily be taken out with shooting the 4 exposed crew members, but if the tank, gun, or both are still in action, the front panels of the Flak 41 can be used to block machine gun fire, effectively protecting any crew still remaining to operate the gun.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
''Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: <code><nowiki>{{main|Name of the weapon}}</nowiki></code>. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Advise about how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.''
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The VFW is armed with the Flak 41 cannon allowing it to take down a majority of targets in it's B.R range. The reload speed of the gun is around 5 seconds which allows for consistent firing on targets.
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''
 
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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* [https://warthunder.com/en/news/6144-development-vfw-german-ballista-en [Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> VFW: German Ballista]
 
* [https://warthunder.com/en/news/6144-development-vfw-german-ballista-en [Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> VFW: German Ballista]
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* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grille_10
  
 
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Revision as of 06:27, 30 April 2019

Versuchsflakwagen
germ_vsw_flak_41.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.7/5.7/5.7BR
6 peopleCrew
101 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
20 / 14 / 14Hull
12 / 0 / 0Turret
Mobility
26.0 tWeight
687 hp360 hpEngine power
26 hp/t14 hp/tSurface density
65 km/h forward
5 km/h back
59 km/h forward
4 km/h back
Speed
Armament
88 mm Flak 41 cannonMain weapon
48 roundsAmmunition
4.0 / 5.2 sReload
-3° / 90°Vertical guidance
Economy
Sl icon.png4 600/3 430/3 590Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
290 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
710 Ge icon.pngAces
166 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png140 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage VFW.jpg


The Versuchsflakwagen is a rank III German tank destroyer with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.87 "Locked On" as a reward for the "Battlefield Engineer" event.

Also known as the Grille 10, the Sfl.IVc it was originally developed as a mobile gun platform using 8.8 Flak guns.

Designed by Krupp originally as an anti-tank vehicle in 1941, it was realized that by using 8.8cm Flak cannons, it could achieve not only a anti-tank role, but a anti-aircraft one as well. Because of this, this vehicle was given the 8.8cm Flak 41 as its main, and only, armament.

General info

Survivability and armour

This tank has a decently high survivablility in battle, utilizing the its little to no armor depending on which mode is selected which allows for the term "No armor is best armor" to be effective (Side skirts up or down)

When the side skirts are enabled, it will cover the sides of the exposed crew and gun itself, offering 5mm of armor which can protect from oncoming machine gun fire.

With the skirts down, the tank can easily be taken out with shooting the 4 exposed crew members, but if the tank, gun, or both are still in action, the front panels of the Flak 41 can be used to block machine gun fire, effectively protecting any crew still remaining to operate the gun.

Mobility

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forward and backwards.

Armaments

Main armament

The VFW is armed with the Flak 41 cannon allowing it to take down a majority of targets in it's B.R range. The reload speed of the gun is around 5 seconds which allows for consistent firing on targets.

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in a bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using certain definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

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Cons:

History

The VFW was the first of several projects of the Krupp company to mount a heavy anti-air gun on a mobile armored chassis. This initially developed version, which mounts the 8.8cm FlaK 41 cannon onto a heavily modified Panzer IV chassis, was created in 1944.

Initial tests of the vehicle were performed throughout 1944. However, apart from tests producing mixed results, it was lacking interest that eventually led to the project’s ultimate cancellation later that year. As a result, the VFW never left prototype stage and only a single experimental vehicle was ever produced.

- From Devblog

Media

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Germany tank destroyers
Based on Pz.38(t)  Marder III · PaK40/3 auf Sfl.38 Ausf. H · Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
Based on Pz.I  4,7 cm Pak(t) auf Pz.I Ausf.B
Based on Pz.II  15cm sIG 33 B Sfl
Based on Pz.III  Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. A · Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. F · Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G · Sturmhaubitze 42 Ausf. G
Based on Pz.IV  Jagdpanzer IV · Panzer IV/70(V) · Panzer IV/70(A) · 15cm Sturm-Panzer 43(L/12) IV "Brummbär" · 10.5cm K18 Pz.Sfl.IVa "Dicker Max" · 8,8 Pak 43/1 Sf."Nashorn"
Based on Pz.V  Jagdpanzer V Jagdpanther · Befehlswagen Jagdpanther
Based on Pz.VI  Pz.Sfl. für 12,8 cm K40 "Sturer Emil" · Panzerjäger Tiger (P) Ferdinand · Jagdpanzer VI Jagdtiger
  Hanomag-Henschel JPz 4-5 · Waffenträger Krupp-Steyr mit Pak 43 · Versuchsflakwagen
Wheeled  8.8cm Flak 37 Selbstfahrlafette auf 18 ton Zugkraftwagen · Sd.Kfz.234/3 · Sd.Kfz.234/4
Rocket/Missile  15 cm Pz.W.42 (15 cm Nb.W.41) auf Sf. · Raketenjagdpanzer 2 · Raketenjagdpanzer 2 (HOT)

Germany premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf. C (DAK) · Aufklärungspanzer 38(t) · 5 cm Pak38 auf Pz.Kpfw.II Sonderfahrgestell 901 · Spähpanzer Ru 251
Medium tanks  Neubaufahrzeug · Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. N · Pz.Bef.Wg.IV Ausf. J · ▀Pz.Kpfw. M4 748 (a) · ▀Pz.Kpfw. T 34 747 (r) · Ersatz M10 Panther · mKPz M47 G · Leopard A1A1 (L/44)
Heavy tanks  ▀Infanterie-Pz.Kpfw. Mk IV (e) Churchill · ▀KV-IB · ▀Pz.Kpfw. KV I C 756 (r) · ▀Pz.Kpfw. KW II 754 (r) · VK 45.01 (P) · ␠Tiger
  Panzerbefehlswagen VI P · Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. B (H) mit Simmering Sla.16
Tank destroyers  15 cm Pz.W.42 (15 cm Nb.W.41) auf Sf. · 15cm Sturm-Panzer 43(L/12) IV "Brummbär" · Panzer IV/70(A) · Befehlswagen Jagdpanther · Sd.Kfz.234/3
  Sd.Kfz.234/4 · Versuchsflakwagen