Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs

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Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs

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Germany Light Tank Tier IV
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 155,000  Credits
Hit Points 310340 HP
Weight Limit 11.73/12.512.82/15.5 t
Crew
Commander (Gunner)
Radio Operator
Driver
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 140360 hp
Speed Limit 60 km/h
Traverse 3033 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 11.9428.08 hp/t
Pivot YesYes
Armor
Hull Armor 30/20/20 mm
Turret Armor30/20/2050/30/30 mm
Armament
Damage 27-4523-38 HP
Penetration 30-5071-119 mm
Rate of Fire
26.09100% crew: 112.71 rpm
+ Vents: 114.68 rpm
+ BiA : 116.62 rpm
+ Food: 120.45 rpm
32.06100% crew: 25.03 rpm
+ Vents: 25.59 rpm
+ BiA : 26.16 rpm
+ Food: 27.29 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
0.5100% crew: 0.46 m
+ Vents: 0.45 m
+ BiA : 0.44 m
+ Food: 0.42 m
m
Aim time
1.7100% crew: 1.53 s
+ Vents: 1.5 s
+ BiA : 1.47 s
+ Food: 1.41 s
2.1100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
Turret Traverse
42100% crew: 40.67 deg/s
+ Vents: 41.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 42.51 deg/s
+ Food: 44.35 deg/s
38100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ Vents: 27.73 deg/s
+ BiA : 28.34 deg/s
+ Food: 29.57 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -10°/+20°-8°/+17°
Ammo Capacity 77240 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2020 %
View Range
330100% crew: 320 m
+ Vents: 326.86 m
+ BiA : 333.71 m
+ Food: 347.43 m
360100% crew: 330 m
+ Vents: 337.07 m
+ BiA : 344.14 m
+ Food: 358.29 m
m
Signal Range
310100% crew: 323.29 m
+ Vents: 330.59 m
+ BiA : 337.9 m
+ Food: 352.51 m
455100% crew: 474.5 m
+ Vents: 485.23 m
+ BiA : 495.95 m
+ Food: 517.4 m
m
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The Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs is a German tier 4 light tank.

Produced from September 1943 through January 1944, with a total of 100 vehicles completed. Another four vehicles were converted from the prototypes. This vehicle remained in service until the end of the war.

The first of four dedicated scouting tanks in the German tech tree, the Luchs is a fast and nimble tank.

The Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs leads to the VK 16.02 Leopard.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
04IV Luchs 2 cm 0030 30/20/20 mm
42100% crew: 40.67 deg/s
+ Vents: 41.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 42.51 deg/s
+ Food: 44.35 deg/s
42100% crew: 40.67 deg/s
+ Vents: 41.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 42.51 deg/s
+ Food: 44.35 deg/s
d/s
360°
330100% crew: 320 m
+ Vents: 326.86 m
+ BiA : 333.71 m
+ Food: 347.43 m
330100% crew: 320 m
+ Vents: 326.86 m
+ BiA : 333.71 m
+ Food: 347.43 m
m
0------ 1,5801,580 Credits 0900 900 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
01I 3,7 cm KwK 36 L/46.5 77 36/36/42 HP 40/74/18 mm 0 Credits/2 Gold/6 Credits
26.09100% crew: 27.2 rpm
+ Vents: 27.82 rpm
+ BiA : 28.43 rpm
+ Food: 29.66 rpm
r/m
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
s
-8°/+16° 30 0000000000 Credits 0100 100 kg
01I 2 cm KwK 38 L/55 330 11/11 HP 23/46 mm 3 Credits/1 Gold
163.64100% crew: 112.71 rpm
+ Vents: 114.68 rpm
+ BiA : 116.62 rpm
+ Food: 120.45 rpm
Autocannon

Burst Length: 2 rounds
Magazine Size: 10 rounds
Magazine RoF: 450 rpm
Magazine Reload Time: 4.3 s

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r/m
0.57100% crew: 0.55 m
+ Vents: 0.53 m
+ BiA : 0.52 m
+ Food: 0.5 m
m
1.6100% crew: 1.53 s
+ Vents: 1.5 s
+ BiA : 1.47 s
+ Food: 1.41 s
s
-10°/+20° --- 1,9201,920 Credits 0070 70 kg
02II 2 cm Flak 38 L/112 330 11/11 HP 39/51 mm 3 Credits/1 Gold
163.64100% crew: 112.71 rpm
+ Vents: 114.68 rpm
+ BiA : 116.62 rpm
+ Food: 120.45 rpm
Autocannon

Burst Length: 2 rounds
Magazine Size: 10 rounds
Magazine RoF: 450 rpm
Magazine Reload Time: 4.3 s

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r/m
0.45100% crew: 0.43 m
+ Vents: 0.42 m
+ BiA : 0.41 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
1.6100% crew: 1.53 s
+ Vents: 1.5 s
+ BiA : 1.47 s
+ Food: 1.41 s
s
-10°/+20° 160 3,1603,160 Credits 0110 110 kg
05V 3 cm M.K. 103 240 30/30/40 HP 95/110/15 mm 32 Credits/3 Gold/6 Credits 28.8
Autocannon

Burst Length: 2 rounds
Magazine Size: 8 rounds
Magazine RoF: 360 rpm
Magazine Reload Time: 16 s

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r/m
0.5100% crew: 0.48 m
+ Vents: 0.47 m
+ BiA : 0.46 m
+ Food: 0.44 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.93 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
s
-8°/+16° 3,150 33,50033,500 Credits 0141 141 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
05V Luchs 5 cm 0050 50/30/30 mm
38100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ Vents: 27.73 deg/s
+ BiA : 28.34 deg/s
+ Food: 29.57 deg/s
38100% crew: 27.11 deg/s
+ Vents: 27.73 deg/s
+ BiA : 28.34 deg/s
+ Food: 29.57 deg/s
d/s
360°
360100% crew: 330 m
+ Vents: 337.07 m
+ BiA : 344.14 m
+ Food: 358.29 m
360100% crew: 330 m
+ Vents: 337.07 m
+ BiA : 344.14 m
+ Food: 358.29 m
m
0930930 4,7004,700 Credits 2,000 2,000 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
01I 3,7 cm KwK 36 L/46.5 77 36/36/42 HP 40/74/18 mm 0 Credits/2 Gold/6 Credits
26.09100% crew: 27.2 rpm
+ Vents: 27.82 rpm
+ BiA : 28.43 rpm
+ Food: 29.66 rpm
r/m
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ Vents: 1.59 s
+ BiA : 1.56 s
+ Food: 1.49 s
s

Front: -8°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -8°/+20°
30 0000000000 Credits 0100 100 kg
01I 2 cm KwK 38 L/55 330 11/11 HP 23/46 mm 3 Credits/1 Gold
178.22100% crew: 134.52 rpm
+ Vents: 136.73 rpm
+ BiA : 138.91 rpm
+ Food: 143.2 rpm
Autocannon

Burst Length: 2 rounds
Magazine Size: 10 rounds
Magazine RoF: 450 rpm
Magazine Reload Time: 3.4 s

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r/m
0.57100% crew: 0.55 m
+ Vents: 0.53 m
+ BiA : 0.52 m
+ Food: 0.5 m
m
1.4100% crew: 1.34 s
+ Vents: 1.31 s
+ BiA : 1.28 s
+ Food: 1.23 s
s

Front: -8°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -8°/+20°
--- 1,9201,920 Credits 0070 70 kg
02II 2 cm Flak 38 L/112 330 11/11 HP 39/51 mm 3 Credits/1 Gold
178.22100% crew: 134.52 rpm
+ Vents: 136.73 rpm
+ BiA : 138.91 rpm
+ Food: 143.2 rpm
Autocannon

Burst Length: 2 rounds
Magazine Size: 10 rounds
Magazine RoF: 450 rpm
Magazine Reload Time: 3.4 s

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r/m
0.45100% crew: 0.43 m
+ Vents: 0.42 m
+ BiA : 0.41 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
1.4100% crew: 1.34 s
+ Vents: 1.31 s
+ BiA : 1.28 s
+ Food: 1.23 s
s

Front: -8°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -8°/+20°
160 3,1603,160 Credits 0110 110 kg
03III 5 cm KwK 38 L/42 50 70/70/90 HP 60/96/25 mm 30 Credits/5 Gold/18 Credits
24100% crew: 25.03 rpm
+ Vents: 25.59 rpm
+ BiA : 26.16 rpm
+ Food: 27.29 rpm
r/m
0.48100% crew: 0.46 m
+ Vents: 0.45 m
+ BiA : 0.44 m
+ Food: 0.42 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s

Front: -8°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -8°/+20°
500 8,5708,570 Credits 0700 700 kg
03III 5 cm KwK 39 L/60 50 70/70/90 HP 67/130/25 mm 30 Credits/5 Gold/18 Credits
24100% crew: 25.03 rpm
+ Vents: 25.59 rpm
+ BiA : 26.16 rpm
+ Food: 27.29 rpm
r/m
0.4100% crew: 0.38 m
+ Vents: 0.38 m
+ BiA : 0.37 m
+ Food: 0.35 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s

Front: -8°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -8°/+20°
350 9,9709,970 Credits 0700 700 kg
05V 3 cm M.K. 103 240 30/30/40 HP 95/110/15 mm 32 Credits/3 Gold/6 Credits 32.6
Autocannon

Burst Length: 2 rounds
Magazine Size: 10 rounds
Magazine RoF: 420 rpm
Magazine Reload Time: 18 s

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r/m
0.5100% crew: 0.48 m
+ Vents: 0.47 m
+ BiA : 0.46 m
+ Food: 0.44 m
m
2.1100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.93 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
s

Front: -8°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -8°/+20°
3,150 33,50033,500 Credits 0141 141 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
03III Maybach HL 62 TR 0140 140 hp 020 20 % Gasoline --- 4,2204,220 Credits 0550 550 kg
04IV Maybach HL 66 P 0180 180 hp 020 20 % Gasoline 700 8,6508,650 Credits 0550 550 kg
05V Maybach HL 90 0360 360 hp 020 20 % Gasoline 1,150 16,40016,400 Credits 0550 550 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
04IV Luchs 12.512.5 t 03030 d/s ------ 3,6803,680 Credits 3,000 3,000 kg
05V Luchs verstärkteketten 15.515.5 t 03333 d/s 750750 4,6504,650 Credits 3,000 3,000 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
03III FuG 5
310100% crew: 323.29 m
+ Vents: 330.59 m
+ BiA : 337.9 m
+ Food: 352.51 m
310100% crew: 323.29 m
+ Vents: 330.59 m
+ BiA : 337.9 m
+ Food: 352.51 m
m
0--- --- 000000630630 Credits 0050 50 kg
06VI FuG 7
415100% crew: 432.79 m
+ Vents: 442.57 m
+ BiA : 452.35 m
+ Food: 471.91 m
415100% crew: 432.79 m
+ Vents: 442.57 m
+ BiA : 452.35 m
+ Food: 471.91 m
m
1,360 1,360 8,1608,160 Credits 0070 70 kg
07VII FuG Spr. 1
455100% crew: 474.5 m
+ Vents: 485.23 m
+ BiA : 495.95 m
+ Food: 517.4 m
455100% crew: 474.5 m
+ Vents: 485.23 m
+ BiA : 495.95 m
+ Food: 517.4 m
m
3,600 3,600 21,60021,600 Credits 0150 150 kg

Historical Info

The final development of Panzerkampfwagen II was the Panzerspaehwagen II Ausf L Luchs (Lynx) - Sd.Kfz.123 (VK 1303). This light reconnaissance tank was produced by MAN and Henschel (in small numbers) from September 1943 to January 1944. An order for 800 was made, but only 104 (some sources state 134) were manufactured (chassis number 200101-200200). MAN developed the chassis and Daimler-Benz the superstructure and turret. The Luchs was a development of the VK 901 (Ausf G) and used its modified suspension and hull. It was powered by the 180hp 6-cylinder Maybach HL66P engine withf ZF Aphon SSG48 gearbox. The Luchs weighed 13 tons and had a road range of 290km. The four-man crew consisted of a commander, gunner, driver, and radio-operator. Communication equipment consisted of the FuG12 MW receiver and 80-watt transmitter. The communication between the crew was by the use of intercom.

This light reconnaissance tank saw service until the end of the war on both the Eastern and Western Front with Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilungen (armored reconnaissance detachments) of Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS. Reported users include the 116th Panzer Division on the Western Front, and the 3rd, 4th, and 6th Panzer Division on the Eastern Front. It is reported that both the 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf and 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking on the Eastern Front also used the Luchs.

Vehicles sent to the Eastern Front were mounted with additional frontal armor plates for increased protection. Small numbers was fitted with additional radio equipment and antennas, serving as reconnaissance communication vehicles. The Luchs was to be eventually armed with the (Luchs 5 cm) 50mm KwK 39 L/60 gun (VK 1602 Leopard), but only variants with 20mm KwK 38 L/55 cannon were produced. The 20mm cannon was fitted with a TZF6 optical sight, and had a rate of fire of 420 to 480 rounds per minute. It is also reported, but not confirmed, that 31 Luchs were mounted with an open-top turret armed with the 50mm KwK 39 L/60 gun and began equipping troops in late 1943. Also, plans were made to produce a recovery version, the Bergepanzer Luchs, but they never materialized. Along with Bergepanzer Luchs, a scale model of the Flakpanzer Luchs anti-aircraft tank based on a lengthened chassis (VK 1305) and armed with either the 20mm Flakvierling or 37mm Flak 36 gun was made, but this project was never realized.
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