Waffentrager

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Waffenträger Krupp-Steyr mit Pak 43
germ_waffentrager_krupp_steyr.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.7/5.7/5.7BR
4 peopleCrew
Mobility
17.0 tWeight
8 forward
4 back
Gear box
Armament
88 mm PaK43 cannonWeapon 1
30 roundsAmmunition
-8° / 45°Vertical guidance
Economy
54 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
180 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 120 / 2 645/1 940 / 2 421/3 560 / 4 442Repair
52 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
180 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
710 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.66 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Waffentrager.jpg


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

General info

Survivability and 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.

Mobility

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armor
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
16.3 N/A 38 (AB)
35 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 199 ___
Realistic/Simulator 124 ___
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 12.21 __.__
Realistic/Simulator 7.61 __.__

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: PaK 43 (88 mm)
88 mm PaK 43
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
30 -8°/+45° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 12.33 17.06 __.__ __.__ 24.38
Realistic 8.33 9.80 __.__ __.__ 14.00
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
11.05 __.__ __.__ 8.50
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
PzGr 39/43 APCBC 236 234 221 207 193 180
Sprgr. L/4,5 HE 13 13 12 11 11 11
Hl.Gr 39 HEAT 110 110 110 110 110 110
PzGr 40/43 APCR 272 270 250 228 208 189
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
PzGr 39/43 APCBC 1000 10.16 0.8 28 108.8 +4° 48° 63° 71°
Sprgr. L/4,5 HE 820 9 0.1 0.5 698 +0° 79° 80° 81°
Hl.Gr 39 HEAT 600 7.64 0.0 0.3 1,100 +0° 62° 69° 73°
PzGr 40/43 APCR 1,130 7.3 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 66° 70° 72°
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

Usage in the battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 88 mm Pak 43 gun power can destroy any vehicle it meets
  • 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, and such
  • 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

History

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. Four 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 Steyr working together on a design, and Rheinmetall and Borsig 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-Steyr 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.

Media

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Read also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

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Sources


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