Löwe

germany heavyTank VIII Löwe

Characteristics

Protection

58%
58%

Firepower

47%
47%

Shot Effectiveness

84%
84%

Maneuverability

26%
26%

Vehicle Details

Weight (t) 92.40
Hit Points 1800
Engine Power (hp) 800
Speed Limit (km/h) 35
Standard Shell Penetration (mm) 199 - 269
Standard Shell Damage 233 - 388
Rate of Fire (rounds/min) 6.0

Historical Reference

Development of this 70-ton super-heavy tank started on November 1, 1941. In February 1942, the Krupp company suggested the VK 70.01 avant project, later designated the Löwe ("Lion"). Several designs varying in configuration, armament, and armor, were drafted. However, the project was canceled after the Führer made the decision to develop even heavier tanks. No prototypes were ever built.

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