Zerstörer 45

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VTOL | Rank 6 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
Zerstörer 45
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Zerstörer 45
AB RB SB
6.0 6.0 6.0
Class:
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Purchase:200 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Zerstörer 45 is a rank IV German SPAA with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Alpha Strike".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull30 / 30 / 30
Turret16 / 16 / 16
Crew5 people
Visibility104 %

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.

Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 50 mm 30 mm 20 mm 10 mm
Turret 16 mm 16 mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB43 / 8 km/h
RB and SB39 / 8 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
1 back
Weight25.0 t
Engine power
AB572 hp
RB and SB300 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB22.9 hp/t
RB and SB12.0 hp/t

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

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 43 8 25 _,___ 572 __.__ 22.88
Realistic 39 8 _,___ 300 __.__ 12

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB4 441 → 5 817 Sl icon.png
RB3 433 → 4 497 Sl icon.png
SB5 350 → 7 008 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications52 900 Rp icon.png
90 900 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training57 000 Sl icon.png
Experts200 000 Sl icon.png
Aces800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces520 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
120 / 160 / 220 % Sl icon.png
172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 600 Sl icon.png
125 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
145 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
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Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
145 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
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Cost:
7 600 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
4 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
4 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Improved Parts
Research:
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Cost:
3 600 Sl icon.png
125 Ge icon.png
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Side skirts up
Research:
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Cost:
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Improved FPE
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
145 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement ger.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 600 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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30mm_mk_103_38_HE_ammo_pack
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 600 Sl icon.png
125 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 600 Sl icon.png
125 Ge icon.png
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30mm_mk_103_38_AP_ammo_pack
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
145 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
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Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
145 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
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Cost:
7 600 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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30mm_mk_103_38_APCR_ammo_pack
Research:
4 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
4 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

4 x 30 mm MK103/38 cannon
Ammunition840 rounds
Belt capacity30 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate450 shots/min
Vertical guidance-7° / 80°
Main article: MK103/38 (30 mm)

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30 mm MK103/38 (x4) Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 840 (30) 450 -7°/+80° ±180° No __._ __._ __._ __._ __._ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __._ __._ __._ __._ __._

Ammunition

  • Default: AP-I · HEI-T
  • M.Gr.: HEI-T · HEI-T · HEI-T · AP-I
  • Pz.Gr.: AP-I · AP-I · AP-I · HEI-T
  • Pz.Gr. H: HVAP-T · HVAP-T · HVAP-T

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEI-T 7 6 4 4 4 4
AP-I 58 55 44 33 25 19
HVAP-T 77 74 61 47 37 29
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HEI-T 920 0.33 0.1 0.1 84 79° 80° 81°
AP-I 800 0.5 - - - 47° 56° 65°
HVAP-T 960 0.36 - - - 66° 70° 72°

Ammo racks

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

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • Effective penetration with Pzgr. H
  • Optional fold-up sides to add some protection for crew
  • Pz.Gr.H belts are very capable of penetrating light vehicles from the front and sides and is also capable of penetrating some medium vehicles from the sides and back

Cons:

  • Virtually no armour/exposed crew: sides down makes crew susceptible to any calibre of MG, with sides up can be penetrated with 12.7mm and higher
  • Panzer IV chassis: limited mobility and protection
  • Slow reverse speed: harder to get out of dangerous situations or reverse into cover
  • Fast ammo depletion: don't be fooled by the amount of shells in your rack, it subtracts by four every time you reload.

History

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Devblog

In parallel to the development of the Flakpanzer IV ‘Wirbelwind’, equipped with a quadruple 20 mm turret, the Ostbau Werke company also produced a second variant in November 1944. This version was then outfitted with the same quadruple mount but armed with modified 30 mm MK 103 cannons instead. Initially, firing tests of the turret were conducted on a Flakpanzer IV ‘Möbelwagen’ chassis. In December however, two dedicated prototypes were constructed using the chassis of the existing Panzer IV Ausf. H medium tanks.

Despite the work done however, the Zerstörer 45 never made it past the prototype stage as the factories of the Ostbau Werke got destroyed in the final months of the war and thus a full-scale production became impossible.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

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

  • Prototype in the German SPAAG series of vehicles (FlakPanzer)
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Germany anti-aircraft vehicles
Wheeled  Sd.Kfz.222
Half-track  Sd.Kfz.251/21 · Sd.Kfz. 6/2
Flakpanzer IV  Wirbelwind · Ostwind · Ostwind II · Kugelblitz · Zerstörer 45
Other Flakpanzers  Flakpanzer I · Flakpanzer 38 · Flakpanzer 341
Wiesel AWC  Wiesel 1A4 · Ozelot
Radar SPAAG  Gepard · Gepard 1A2
Missile SPAA  FlaRakPz 1 · FlaRakRad