Monday, May 23, 2016

Hornisse/Nashorn Tank Destroyer

The Hornisse was a German tank destroyer that mounted an 88 mm gun put into production in order to  quickly produce tanks that countered KV-1 and T-34 tanks. The name was changed from Hornisse to Nashorn per request by Hitler. The vehicle was built on the III/IV.
Name: Hornisse/Nashorn
Type: Tank Destroyer
Origin: Germany
Year: 1942
Produced: 494

Length: 7.26 Meters
Width: 2.86 Meters
Height: 2.65 Meters
Weight: 24400 Kilograms
Speed: 42 km/h (24 km/h off road)

Crew: 4 to 5

Primary Armament:
-88 mm PaK 43 L/71 OR
-88 mm PaK 43/1 L/71
Secondary Armament:
-7.92 MG34

Gun Flexibility:
20° Elevation
5° Depression
15° Left
15° Right

30 mm Front
20 mm Side
20 mm Rear
15 mm Top
15 mm Bottom
10 mm Front (10 mm Gun Shield, 15 mm on an alternate version)
10 mm Side
10 mm Rear
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