Medium Tank: VK 20.01 (D)

VK 20.01 (D)

Prototype of a medium tank developed by Daimler-Benz from 1939 through 1941. The new vehicle was to become a new standard medium tank of the Wehrmacht. The prototype was deployed on the Eastern front. Combat testing revealed a number of serious faults. In 1941 the tank was deemed obsolete, and the project was canceled.

Characteristics for a vehicle with basic configuration and a crew with 100% qualification.

Main Characteristics

Tier IV
Hit Points 310 HP
Weight/Load Limit 21.9 / 22.5 t
Price 157,000
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 300 h.p.
Speed Limit 50 km/h
Traverse Speed 38 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 44 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 50
  • sides 40
  • rear 30
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 30
  • sides 30
  • rear 30
Armament
Gun 5 cm Kw.K. 38 L/42
Ammunition 100 pcs
Damage 53-88 HP
Armor Penetration 45-75 mm
Rate of Fire 24.0 rounds/min
View Range 330 m
Signal Range 310 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
III VK 20.01 (D)
  • front 30
  • sides 30
  • rear 30
44 330 2,500
IV Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. M
  • front 57
  • sides 30
  • rear 30
44 330 5,000
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
III 5 cm Kw.K. 38 L/42 70/70/90 60/96/25 24.0 8,570
IV 7,5 cm Kw.K. 37 L/24 110/110/175 43/87/38 13.95 10,450
IV 5 cm Kw.K. 39 L/60 70/70/90 67/130/25 24.0 13,970
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
IV Maybach HL 116 300 20 9,300
IV 2 x Maybach HL 66 P 360 20 12,000
V Daimler-Benz MB 809 400 15 17,500
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
III VK 20.01 (III) 22.5 38 1,900
IV VK 20.01 (D) 25.0 42 4,600
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
III FuG 5 310 630
VI FuG 7 415 8,160
IX FuG 12 710 43,200