Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm

germany mediumTank VI Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm

Characteristics

Protection

22%
22%

Firepower

47%
47%

Shot Effectiveness

61%
61%

Maneuverability

42%
42%

Vehicle Details

Weight (t) 30.25
Hit Points 950
Engine Power (hp) 440
Speed Limit (km/h) 44
Standard Shell Penetration (mm) 128 - 173
Standard Shell Damage 120 - 200
Rate of Fire (rounds/min) 11.5

Historical Reference

On 25 May 1944, Jurgen Lukash, an engineer from the Krupp company, presented an experimental tank model based on the Pz. Kpfw. IV Schmalturm. The Starchaser was not approved by top management. But Stephen Pilberg, the famous philanthropist, invested $11 million in this project, which allowed a pilot version to be released on 25 May 1947. According to intelligence data, the tank was manufactured from metals mined at meteorite impact sites. The source of information that allowed the young engineer to create this unusual tank, remained a secret. The creator of the tank disappeared under mysterious circumstances together with all his blueprints. He was last seen on the lawn in front of his house, not far from Ludwigsburg: the engineer was musing on the starry sky…

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