Assault Tank
Assault Tank.png
Technical Information
Affiliation East Europan Imperial Alliance
Length 5.51m
Width 2.89m
Height 2.83m
Weight 33 tons
Top speed 45km/h
Engine power 400hp/2,000rpm
Power/Weight 12.12 hp/ton
Weapons Krimm N-334 41/76.2mm cannon or
Krimm N-334 76.2mm mortar or
Von Bismarck Panzerflammenwerfer or
Uranus heavy machine gun
Uranus 9mm machine gun

The Assault Tank is a tank used by the Imperial army in Valkyria Chronicles 4.

Profile

Around EWII's beginning, the Empire began developing a new type of medium tank, incorporating electric-welding rather than rivets to increase its defense. Their most notable feature is their sloped plating, which redirects the force of enemy rounds. Through this, they realized new defensive designs that didn't rely on armour thickness. They nicknamed the tank "Kafer," after the hard carapace of a beetle. This revolutionary development shocked engineers the world over, and influenced tank design for years to come.

Technical Information

First encountered during the battle of Siegval.

Game Stats

  • Body hitpoints: 1800 - 2000 - 2200 - 2500 - 2800 - 3000 - 3100 - 3200 - 3300
  • Action points: 350 (all versions)
  • Body defense: 450 - 480 - 500 - 520 - 550 - 580 (armor-grade steel)

Main turret

Armor piercing turret: 

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
KrN334 Pg 1 D 1000 200 1150 1 3 X -
KrN334 Pg 2 D 1000 220 1200 1 3 X -
KrN334 Pg 3 D 1000 220 1300 1 3 X -
KrN334 Pg 4 D 1000 250 1400 1 3 X -
KrN334 Pg 5 D 1000 250 1500 1 3 X -
KrN334 Pg 12 D 1000 320 1550 1 3 X -
KrN334 Pg 13 D 1000 320 1700 1 3 X -

Mortar turret:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
KrN334 GmS 1 C 250 260 280 1 2 O -
KrN334 GmS 2 C 250 280 290 1 2 O -
KrN334 GmS 4 C 250 300 320 1 2 O -
KrN334 GmS 5 C 250 340 370 1 2 O -
KrN334 GmS 6 C 250 360 400 1 2 O -

Flamethrower turret:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
VB pFW 11 B 200 390 48 1 --- -
VB pFW 14 B 200 500 62 1 --- -
VB pFW 15 B 200 530 67 1 --- -

Heavy machine gun turret:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
Ur pKmkl 271 C 350 34 85 30 X -
Ur pKmkl 272 C 350 36 90 30 X -
Ur pKmkl 274 C 350 40 97 30 X -
Ur pKmkl 275 C 350 42 100 30 X -
Ur pKmkl 276 C 350 45 102 30 X -

Machine gun:

(used with all turret types)

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
Ur pMG 91 C 200 24 52 7 X -
Ur pMG 92 C 200 28 54 7 X -
Ur pMG 93 C 200 30 56 7 X -
Ur pMG 94 C 200 32 58 7 X -
Ur pMG 95 C 200 34 60 7 X -
Ur pMG 96 C 200 36 62 7 X -

Field of interception is 90 degrees from the front.

Trivia

  • The Assault tank shares a similar design to the Soviet T-34 medium tank, particularly the early 1942 T-34/76 model with another machine gun where the driver escape hatch should be.
  • In addition, the first appearance of these tanks during the Battle of Siegval is a historical reference to the Germans encounter of the T-34 during the early months of Operation Barbarossa.
  • The suspension is based off of the M41 Bulldog's with one less road wheel.
  • On the concept art, the Assault Tank is referred to as a "main battle tank." In real life, this was a postwar concept of combining the two roles of medium and heavy tank, using new lightweight armour schemes to make a tank that was as maneuverable as a medium tank but had the protection and firepower of a heavy tank. The "universal tank" design for the British Centurion is generally held to be the forerunner of the concept.
  • This does not appear in Valkyria Chronicles 1 or 3 meaning these were only adopted by the main Imperial forces (primarily Ausbruch), not Maximilian's forces. One distinct possibility regarding this is that Ausbruch used to use Imperial Tank Destroyers, and Maximilian's forces received these when Ausbruch got the new Assault Tank as a replacement, rather than having them all scrapped.
  • Like Imperial Medium Tanks, Imperial Assault Tanks may be encountered equipped with a machinegun turret or a flamethrower rather than their usual cannon. In addition they may also be encountered with a mortar cannon. Notably they have a tank cannon or a mortar, but not both.
  • There are two cosmetic variants of the AP cannon turret, one with a slightly different shape with an extended turret bustle (resembling the turret of the late-war American M36 Tank Destroyer), a longer, thinner main gun, and a searchlight. This does not necessarily correspond to a difference in the statistics of the tank's weapon: Lucky Seitz has the normal turret and Tank Officer Arker the variant, while both have the standard level 1 weapon fit. However, this turret is seen mostly on postgame tanks equipped with the KrN334 Pg12 and above.
  • While the sloped plating of the Assault Tank is said to be revolutionary and influential, the Edelweiss predated the Assault Tank for having sloped plating. Most likely this is because the Edelweiss is not particularly well-known outside of Gallia at the time the game is set.
  • All but one of the Tank Commander Aces in VC4 drive an Assault Tank.
  • Despite the Assault Tank, Medium Tank, and the Vulcan using the same Ur pMG 9x model, these all have different stats.

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Vehicles
Federation Vehicles Cactus | Glory | Federation Tank | Hafen | Snow Cruiser
Imperial Vehicles Assault Tank | Heavy Imperial Tank | Light Imperial Tank | Medium Imperial Tank | Ultimate Tank
Boss Vehicles Lophius | Orcinus Magnus | Vulcan / Vulcan Procus
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