Author: Karika Part I Part II: Light tanks Part III: Turán medium tanks Part IV: Tas medium tank In this part, we’ll take a look at how could the low tier Hungarian tank destroyers, such as the Nimród, the Toldi tank destroyer and the Zrínyi be implemented into WoT. Everything is the same as in previous articles: I will try not to predict game parameters (health points or alpha damage) and the balance parameters (radiorange, RoF, etc.) would not necessarely be implemented as I listed them below. Please note that these are only the historical characteristics, the would be implemented tanks could get unhistorical stuff as a last resort, if the game balance requires it. Nimród – Tier II Possible vehicle description: Self-propelled anti-air and anti-tank autocannon, based on the Swedish Landsverk L-62. In total, 135 36/40M. Nimród vehicles were manufactured between 1940-1941 by the MÁVAG factory. At the early stage of the Second World War, these vehicles were used in anti-tank role as well, not just as mobile anti-air support units. However, after 1942, because of their insufficient firepower against the newer Soviet medium tanks, the Nimróds were moved from the Armored Corps to the Anti-Air Battalion and rarely fought against ground targets from that point onward. History: You can read about the history of the Nimród here: http://ftr.wot-news.com/2014/01/20/hung … estroyers/ Note that the “In World of Tanks” paragraph of that article is obsolete. Characteristics: Crew (with the L-62 turret): 5, Commander/Gunner, Gunner, Driver, Loader, Loader Crew (with the Nimród turret): 6, Commander, Gunner, Gunner, Driver, Loader, Loader Gun: 40mm 36 M. DIMÁVAG-Bofors L/63 autocannon Ammo types: AP and HE Ammo capacity: 160 Shells in autoloader: 4 Penetration with AP: approx. 72mm Historical ROF: 120 shots/min Gun depression, elevation: -5° +90° Armor: 10-13/10/7 Stock turret: L-62 Turret armor: 10-13/10/10 Elite turret: Nimród Turret armor: 10-13/10/10 Weight: 11 t Engines: - Büssing NAG type L8 V/36 TR, petrol, 155 hp - Ganz VIII. VGT 107, petrol, 155 hp Power-to-weight ratio: 14 hp/t Maximum speed: 46,5 km/h Radio: R/5a Notes and predictable in-game performance: Could be researched from the L-62, Swedish tier 2 tank destroyer candidate too. Could participate in the upcoming Historical Battle mode. The first experimental L-62 arrived from Sweden with a modified hull (same as the later Nimród hull), but with the original, smaller L-62 turret. Later this turret was enlarged to give enough space and protection for the desired extra crew member. However, I assume this difference between the capacity of the two turrets probably will not be modelled in the game and the stock Nimród will have 6 crew members too. The 40mm DIMÁVAG-Bofors gun on this TD is very similar to the top gun of the in-game tier 3 British Cruiser Mk. IV and the tier 4 Covenanter, the QF 40 mm Mk. VI Bofors. Therefore, its performance in the game would be very similar to it too. In my opinion, even though the Nimród would get a tier 4 autocannon and a fully rotating turret at tier 2, it would be not overpowered. Its technically nonexistent armor – a tier 1 tank could penetrate 13mm armor, even with HE ammo! – and mediocre mobility, plus the probably below-average camo rating would compensate for the outstanding armament. The Ganz VIII. VGT 107 is practically the unmodified, license-built version of the Büssing engine, that’s why they have the same power output. In the real life, thanks to the unique steering system of the original Swedish L-62 – the vehicle was controlled through a steering wheel instead of levers – the Nimród was unable to turn on the spot, “on its heels”, like most of the tanks, because it was unable to completely stop the track of one side while turning. The narrowest turning radius was 5 meters, but I doubt that this will be modelled in the game, it would make the driving of the Nimród very difficult for an inexperienced player. Pros: - Fully rotating turret - Tier 4 gun with decent penetration - Autoloader with 4 round clip - With luck, it could destroy even a tier 3 tank with one clip (if we assume 50-ish alpha damage x 4 rounds) - High historical RoF - +90° gun elevation Cons: - Useless armor - Relatively tall silhouette, therefore not too good camo value - Open top - Average mobility - Only -5° gun depression - Second loader is not needed after this TD - Frontal transmission - Odd historical steering system, can not turn in one place IRL Toldi páncélvadász / Toldi tank destroyer – Tier III Possible vehicle description In August 1943, the Ganz factory assembled this tank destroyer on the chassis of a Toldi I light tank, based on the experiments with German Marder II. Only one prototype was made and the design never entered mass production. History: You can read about the history of the Toldi tank destroyer here: http://ftr.wot-news.com/2014/06/18/hung … z-project/ Characteristics: Crew: probably 3, Commander, Gunner, Driver Gun: 75mm Pak 40/2 L/46 Ammo types: AP, APCR and HE Ammo capacity: 21 In-game penetration with AP: 108mm Gun depression, elevation: ? Horizontal gun arc: ? Armor: 13-23/13/7 Gun shield: 6mm Weight: 10,5 t Engine: Büssing NAG type L8 V/36 TR, petrol, 155 hp Power-to-weight ratio: 14,8 hp/t Maximum speed: 45-50 km/h Radio: ?, probably R/5a Notes and predictable in-game performance: Not much to say. It’ll be a faster and more mobile Marder II on different suspension with a little bit less ammo. It’ll probably get the same vertical and horizontal gun arc as the Marder II. If you like to play with the in-game Marder II, you’ll probably like the Toldi TD too. Could be researched from the tier 2 Toldi I light tank as well. Same problem with the turning as on the Toldi I light tank and the Nimród tank destroyer. Pros: - Decent gun, same as on the Marder II - Probably it’ll have the same, good gun traverse and gun elevation as the Marder II - Good mobility, even better than on the Marder II Cons: - Poor armor - Open top and back - Very low historical ammo capacity (probably will be buffed) - Frontal transmission - Odd historical steering system, can not turn in one place IRL Zrínyi – Tier IV Possible vehicle description: The 40/43M. Zrínyi II assault howitzer entered service in 1943 and became one of the most successful Hungarian armor designs during the World War II. Approximately 71 Zrínyi IIs were manufactured.* Along with the assault howitzer, an anti-tank assault gun version was designed as well. The original plan was to build the Zrínyi I and II in 2:1 ratio, but because Continue reading →

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