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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.
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? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.
Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forward and backwards.
|Weight (tons)|| Add-on armour
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|Engine power (horsepower)|
|Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
|120 mm Rheinmetall L44|
|Turret rotation speed (°/s)|
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| Explosive Mass
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|Default magnification||Maximum magnification|
|Main Gun optics||X8.0||X16.1|
Usage in battles
The VT 1-2 excels at when it comes to acceleration, high speed and low profile. This provides the opportunity to move into sniping positions early in the game or even capture midpoints. The tank is easily destroyed and should be played as if it was a glass cannon, i.e. you stay behind cover/concealment and scan the area using binoculars and/or the third-person view and then only moving into firing position when the coast is clear.
Since the left barrel reloads at a constant 5-second rate and the right barrel in around 7 seconds, you can fire 3 shots within 5 seconds (left, right, left again) in the first engagement which lets you easily correct any error in distance estimation and/or finish off immobilized tanks. Using a custom sight from live.warthunder.com like https://live.warthunder.com/post/861278/en/ is recommended in order to be able to quickly fire the second barrel without having to switch between armaments.
Be aware of guided missiles from helicopters on open maps, though. If you see helicopters, you might need to change plans and hide. Furthermore, if you have sniped 2+ enemies, the revenge plane is a common sight and you are an easy target for them unless you change position and move into a forest or populated area.
Recommended research path:
Parts > FPE > Adjustment of Fire (absolutely necessary for sniping) > Brake System (in order to be able to react and aim) > Filters | Elevation Mechanism > DM23 | Laser rangefinder
|II||Suspension||Brake System||FPE||Adjustment of Fire|
|III||Filters||Crew Replenishment||Elevation Mechanism|
Pros and cons
- Incredibly good mobility on and off road, courtesy of its extremely powerful engine
- Twin 120mm cannons are unrivalled 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
- Thin, mild steel armour 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
- Due to hull aiming, the hull tends to roll back or forward depending on terrain
- When loading ammo on a capture point, the left ammo rack is fully loaded first, then the right ammo rack.
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- User Created Gunsight Options: https://live.warthunder.com/post/861278/en/
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