VT1-2

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Doppelrohr-Kasemattpanzer Versuchsträger VT1-2
germ_vt_1_2.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.3/8.3/8.3BR
3 peopleCrew
front / side / backArmour
50 / 30 / 30Hull
50 / 30 / 30Turret
Mobility
43.5 tWeight
76 km/h forward
76 km/h back
70 km/h forward
70 km/h back
Speed
Armament
120 mm Rheinmetall L44 cannonSecondary weapon
12 roundsAmmunition
two-planeStabilizer
120 mm Rheinmetall L44 cannonMain weapon
18 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 15°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
Economy
Sl icon.png8 600 / 11 558/4 900 / 6 585/4 100 / 5 510Repair
170 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
580 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
× (220) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

The Doppelrohr-Kasemattpanzer Versuchsträger VT1-2 is a gift rank VI German tank destroyer with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.91 "Night Vision" as a reward for the Operation Shipyard event.

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
43.5 N/A 76 (AB)
70 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade  ???  ???
Realistic/Simulator  ??? 2,200
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade  ??.??  ??.??
Realistic/Simulator  ??.?? 50.57

Armaments

Main armament

120 mm Rheinmetall L44
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
18 -10°/+15° N/A Two-plane
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
Arcade  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??
Realistic  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.?? 60.00
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
 ??.??  ??.??  ??.?? 5.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
DM12 HEATFS 650 650 650 650 650 650
DM13 APFSDS 393 390 384 376 367 359
DM23 APFSDS 410 408 401 393 384 376
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
DM12 HEATFS 1,140 13.5 N/A 0.1 1640 +0.0° 65° 72° 75°
DM13 APFSDS 1,650 4.436 N/A N/A N/A  ?.?° 78° 80° 81°
DM23 APFSDS 1,640 4.3 N/A N/A N/A  ?.?° 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
30  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ??

Optics

VT1-2 Optics
Default magnification Maximum magnification
Main Gun optics X8.0 X16.1
Comparable optics  ???

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts DM13
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine DM23 Laser rangefinder NVD

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Incredibly good mobility on and off road, courtesy of its extremely powerful engine
  • Twin 120mm cannons are unrivaled at its rank, HEAT-FS and APFSDS can penetrate almost any tank it encounters
  • One cannon is equipped with an autoloader
  • Very quick hull traverse
  • Due to the gun layout, the VT1-2 can position itself to fire one cannon while the other is behind cover

Cons:

  • Thin, mild steel armor cannot resist anything resembling anti-tank fire
  • 3 crew members are grouped together in the front of the tank, poor survivability
  • Cannons cannot traverse horizontally, hull aiming mechanic must be used for precise fire
  • Very difficult to fire on the move
  • No machine guns for fending off aircraft, highly vulnerable to air attack
  • No access to smoke grenades/shells/systems


History

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Media

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See also

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

External links

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