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Leichter Löwe (Historical config VK 72.01 K) as a Tier 8(?) Premium

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Autumn_Fire #1 Posted May 29 2016 - 10:19

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 Since you guys are working on the VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B7, which is the historical version of the VK 45.02 (P) B as Tier 7 prem, then how about doing the same to the VK 72.01 (K), but under its formal name "Leichter Löwe" (Light Lowe) as a Tier 8 (or maybe 7?) prem with proper historical armor (only 100mm frontal) and gun (the same 1,05 cm Kw.K L/70 as the current Lowe)? Performance would be similar to the current "Schwerer Löwe" (Heavy Lowe) or Tiger II, but would serve a different role as a nimble side-scraper or a heavy TD. If not a premium, then how about just putting it in the tech tree outright?

Also, found an older suggestion for it on the EU forums. Goes into a lot more detail
http://forum.worldof...eavy-tank-line/

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Legiondude #2 Posted May 29 2016 - 11:14

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The Schwerer and Liechte Lowe designations are not what the vehicles were actually designated as. Maybe with the terms in lower case as in, Lion that is light or heavy, but not Light Lion or Heavy Lion.

 

Spielberger designates outlines historical VK 72.01 K is 100/80/100mm thicknesses for both the turret and hull. From a "fighting weight" of 72 tons, the 15cm L/35 and 10.5cm L/70 were under consideration and expected to have a top speed of 30-35 kph. Concurrent 80 and 90 ton proposals also entertained the 88mm L/71 and 15cm L/37 as weapon options(An unspecified 12.8cm is offhandedly mentioned as well in the conceptual phase). The engine is unspecified, but Spielberger does take the time to point out that the VK 70.01 K(from the project that our current tier 8 premium is based on) is a separate grouping.



Uryangkhai #3 Posted May 29 2016 - 12:19

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putting it in the tech tree outright?

 

Agreed, +1, excellent suggestion.

 

 

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_Silent #4 Posted May 29 2016 - 13:41

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I like that idea. But i think a tier 7 premium would be a good place for it and with six crew members so there is actually a German heavy that can train E-100 and Maus crews




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