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Germany TD Tier VI
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 3,200  Gold
Hit Points 550550 HP
Weight Limit 25/26.725/26.7 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 272272 hp
Speed Limit 40 km/h
Traverse 3535 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 10.8810.88 hp/t
Pivot YesYes
Armor
Hull Armor 50/20/20 mm
Armament
Damage 225-375225-375 HP
Penetration 127-211127-211 mm
Rate of Fire
6.45100% crew: 6.73 rpm
+ BiA : 6.88 rpm
+ Food: 7.18 rpm
6.45100% crew: 6.73 rpm
+ BiA : 6.88 rpm
+ Food: 7.18 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.36100% crew: 0.35 m
+ BiA : 0.34 m
+ Food: 0.32 m
0.36100% crew: 0.35 m
+ BiA : 0.34 m
+ Food: 0.32 m
m
Aim time
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ BiA : 2.16 s
+ Food: 2.07 s
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ BiA : 2.16 s
+ Food: 2.07 s
s
Gun Traverse Speed
26100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ BiA : 27.73 deg/s
+ Food: 28.95 deg/s
26100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ BiA : 27.73 deg/s
+ Food: 28.95 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc -8°/+8°
Elevation Arc -15°/+10°-15°/+10°
Ammo Capacity 2626 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2020 %
View Range
400100% crew: 400 m
+ BiA : 408.57 m
+ Food: 425.71 m
400100% crew: 400 m
+ BiA : 408.57 m
+ Food: 425.71 m
m
Signal Range
620100% crew: 646.57 m
+ BiA : 661.19 m
+ Food: 690.41 m
620100% crew: 646.57 m
+ BiA : 661.19 m
+ Food: 690.41 m
m
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The Dicker Max is a German tier 6 premium tank destroyer.

The Dicker Max ("Fat Max") was initially intended to destroy bunkers. Two prototypes were built in the spring of 1941. Later the vehicle was redesignated a heavy tank destroyer. The design was never put into mass production, but the prototypes fought on the Eastern Front.

The Dicker Max is the first in the Premium Tank Destroyer line of the German tree. It boasts an good ability to snipe tanks from distance, with the highest available view range and a gun accuracy that rivals that of the Panther guns and surprisingly good alpha damage for its tier. The Dicker Max also boasts the second best gun depression on the game, and its well able to reliably damage most enemies and only will struggle against tier 8 tanks.

Players using the D. Max should be aware that the tank will not survive HE shots or close fights, and its best used as a sniper/ambusher waiting for the enemy to get closer, it also has a somewhat decent camouflage value for its size and if equipped with camouflage module and crew training it can become a serious threat for enemies closing in.

As a downside, It has a rather poor ammo capacity, a restrictive gun traverse and lacks the ability to quickly relocate should it need to. Overall the tank is a solid choice for those seeking a crew trainer and enjoy ambushing targets.


















Modules

Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
08VIII 10,5 cm K 18 L/52 26 300/300/380 HP 169/227/53 mm 600 Credits/11 Gold/650 Credits
6.45100% crew: 6.73 rpm
+ BiA : 6.88 rpm
+ Food: 7.18 rpm
r/m
0.36100% crew: 0.35 m
+ BiA : 0.34 m
+ Food: 0.32 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ BiA : 2.16 s
+ Food: 2.07 s
s
-15°/+10° --- 0--- 3,000 3,000 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
04IV Maybach HL 120 TRM 112 0272 272 hp 020 20 % Gasoline --- 0--- 0510 510 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
06VI Dicker Max 26.726.7 t 03535 d/s ------ 0--- 5,750 5,750 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
06VI FuG5 mit 20 WS.E.
620100% crew: 646.57 m
+ BiA : 661.19 m
+ Food: 690.41 m
620100% crew: 646.57 m
+ BiA : 661.19 m
+ Food: 690.41 m
m
0--- --- 0--- 0050 50 kg

Historical Info

The 10.5 cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette ("10.5 gun on armored self-propelled mount") was a prototype self-propelled gun used by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Although it was originally designed as a Schartenbrecher ("bunker buster") for use against the French Maginot Line defences following the defeat of France it was used as a tank destroyer.

Development

It was intended to be used against bunkers at ranges beyond which the bunker could return fire. Development by Krupp began in 1939. With the conquest of France complete the design was without a purpose so it was suggested that it be used as a heavy tank destroyer. Two prototypes were ordered, completed in January 1941 and demonstrated in front of Hitler on 31 March 1941. If troop trials were successful it was estimated that series production could begin in the Spring of 1942.

Description

The 10.5 cm K (gp.Sfl.) was built on a heavily modified Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. E chassis with the turret removed and an open-topped superstructure added to house the main gun. The forward glacis plate was of 50 millimetres (2.0 in) face-hardened armour at 15° from the vertical while the sides were 20 millimetres (0.79 in) thick. The vehicle's most curious feature were armored compartments provided in the rear of the vehicle to protect the loaders against attack from aircraft. Similarly the ammunition bins holding 26 rounds for the main gun had thin armored covers on top. Another oddity was the fake driver's compartment on the right side of the vehicle that matched the real one projecting forward from the front superstructure on the left.

Although the main gun was intended to engage enemy armoured fighting vehicles it could only traverse 8° to the left and right, depress 15° and elevate 10°. A muzzle brake was fitted to reduce recoil forces and a travel lock was fitted on the front deck to secure the gun during movement. For self-defense the crew carried three 9 mm machine pistols with 576 rounds of ammunition. A Selbstfahrlafetten-Zielfernrohr (Sfl.Z.F.) 1 sight was used by the gunner, a binocular Turmspähfernrohr (T.S.F.) periscope was fitted for use by the commander,and each loader was provided with a binocular Scherenfernrohr on a pivoting arm.

Throughout most of its development it was known as 10 cm K. (Pz.Sfl.IVa), but was redesignated 10.5 cm K (gp.Sfl.) on 13 August 1941, and was also colloquially known as Dicker Max ("Thick" or "Fat" Max).

In the prototype vehicles the V-12 Maybach HL120 engine of the Panzer IV was replaced by a lighter V-6 Maybach HL66P engine. Production vehicles probably would have used the suspension and running gear of the Panzerkampfwagen III as it offered increased maneuverability due to a shorter length of track in contact with the ground, less rolling resistance, softer springs and greater deflection of the suspension.

Combat history

For combat trials the two prototypes were assigned to Panzerjäger Abteilung ("Anti-tank Battalion") 521 during the invasion of the Soviet Union. One caught fire by accident and was completely destroyed by the detonation of its ammunition, but the other fought successfully until the end of 1941. It was rebuilt by Krupp during the first half of 1942 and returned to the 521st in time to participate in Case Blue, the 1942 summer offensive in Russia. It was not reported operational in reports made by the battalion in November—December 1942.

A report of 26 July 1941 commented on the vehicle: "This Sfl. (self-propelled vehicle) is not sufficiently maneuverable for employment in a Vorausabteilung (lead unit). The limited traverse makes it necessary to turn the entire vehicle to aim at targets. This takes considerable time when done repeatedly, especially off-road because of the heavy vehicle and weak engine. In addition, because of its armor layout - only thick in the front and 50 mm lower in the back - it was built for frontal use. The vehicle can be shot into from the side and rear. Employment in a Vorausabteilung requires the ability to quickly engage targets in every direction.

The gun has proven itself capable of supporting an infantry attack from an open firing position by direct fire as in the Szczarar crossing. It is not possible to observe our own shots because of large dust clouds raised in front of the gun. The Sfl. must alternatively observe each other's fire or an observation post must be established off to one side, manned by a Richtkreis-Uffiz. (gunner) familiar with the crew. Because of its size, lack of mobility, and large dust cloud raised when firing, in the future the Sfl. will only shoot Sprenggranaten (HE) by indirect fire.

Up to now, the Sfl. has been employed in its specialized tasks - engaging concrete bunkers by direct fire and engaging heavy tanks in coordination with other Panzerabwehrwaffen (anti-tank weapons). Its high penetration ability appears to be suitable for this.

No specific problems have occurred with the engine or transmission. The steering brakes are overstressed. Bolts in the steering slide of one steering brake have torn out three times and the brake bands have had to be changed twice because the rivets were over-heated."


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