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Heavy Imperial Tank
Heavy Imperial Tank
Technical Information
Affiliation East Europan Imperial Alliance
Length 7.16m
Width 3.72m
Height 3.23m
Weight 45 tons
Top speed 32km/h
Engine power 600hp/2000rpm
Weapons Krimm N-334 34/76.2mm cannon
Krimm M-312 12/122mm mortar
Uranus 7.62mm machine gun x2

The Heavy Imperial Tank was the most powerful mass-produced Imperial tank during the Second Europan War.

Information

The heavy tank was a relatively new design of Imperial tank, bearing only a slight superficial resemblance to the light tank that had started the Imperial Tank Corps. With a top speed of 32 kilometers per hour, the heavy tank sacrificed the mobility of the medium and light tanks for drastically increased armor and firepower. The design of the Imperial heavy tank called for a long-barreled rotary cannon fed from a rear-mounted magazine equipped with a loading crane, in addition to a more powerful variation of the usual mortar and machine gun carried by Imperial tanks. All of its armaments were mounted on an interchangeable chassis, keeping the costs low during production and allowing a good number to be fielded quickly during the war.

From the original design, several variations saw action:

The Imperial Ace Toyold the Bull commands a Heavy Tank.

Valkyria Chronicles stats

For game mechanics purposes, the Heavy Tank is actually two units with their own weapons and hitpoints: the hull is treated as a tank, with a 2 Command Point control cost, while the turret is treated as a Fixed Weapon and only has a 1 CP control cost. The Heavy Tank can only move while controlling the hull, and can only fire the turret weapons while controlling the turret. Destroying the hull will destroy the turret, but destroying the turret leaves the hull fully operational. It still only counts as one kill on the mission results screen, regardless of whether the turret is destroyed before the rest of the vehicle.

Hull

  • Body hitpoints: 2600 - 2800 - 3000
  • Tread hitpoints: 700 - 720 - 750
  • Action points: 200 (all versions)
  • Body defence: 520 - 540 - 560 (armor-grade steel)
  • Tread defence: 100 (all versions, armor-grade steel)

Armor-piercing rounds:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
KrM15 Pg1 C 1000 310 1100 1 X -
KrM15 Pg2 C 1000 310 1150 1 X -
KrM15 Pg3 C 1000 310 1200 1 X -

Mortar rounds:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
KrM15 GmS1 B 250 280 310 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS2 B 250 300 330 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS3 B 250 300 350 1 3 O -

Machine gun:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
Ur pMG s71 D 200 23 65 7 X -
Ur pMG s72 D 200 24 67 7 X -
Ur pMG s73 D 200 25 75 7 X -

Interception fire field is 90 degrees to the front.

Turret

  • Body hitpoints: 1500 - 1600 - 1700
  • Tread hitpoints: 0
  • Action points: 0
  • Body defence: 520 (all versions, armor-grade steel)
  • Tread defence: 0

Armor-piercing rounds:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
KrM15 Pg10 C 1000 310 1200 1 X -
KrM15 Pg11 C 1000 310 1250 1 X -
KrM15 Pg12 C 1000 310 1300 1 X -

Mortar rounds:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
KrM15 GmS10 B 250 300 310 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS11 B 250 320 350 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS12 B 250 340 400 1 3 O -

Machine gun:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
Ur pMG sw71 D 200 26 66 7 X -
Ur pMG sw72 D 200 27 68 7 X -
Ur pMG sw73 D 200 28 75 7 X -

Interception fire field is 270 degrees to the front. Turret traverse speed is slow: as a result, the tank may fail to fire on troops passing near its sides before they leave its interception fire arc.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 stats

The Heavy Imperial tank is implemented in the same way in Valkyria Chronicles 4, though like all VC4 tanks the body now only costs 1 CP to command and there is no tread hit location. Another change is that the hull and turret gun now fire the same AP and mortar rounds, with only the machine gun differing: the one in the turret is slightly more powerful vs Pers and significantly so vs Armor, but slightly less accurate on lower-level variants..

The first Heavy Imperial Tanks in the game, seen in Chapter 2: The Liberation of Reine, have two unique gimmicks: most obviously they are invincible and can only be destroyed by the artillery strikes called in by sniping the three signal towers, but they are also not allowed to control their hulls. They cannot move or use their hull cannon, but can still deliver interception fire from their hull machine gun.

The pseudo-Ace Major Burke, found at the end of the battle mission "The Resistance" in Chapter 13: Waiting for Springtime, commands a unique Heavy Tank variant with level 3 weapons, but 4,000 Body HP on his hull with Body Def 600, and 2,300 HP on his turret with 520 Def.

Hull

  • Body hitpoints: 2000 - 2600 - 2800 - 3000 - 3200 - 3500 - 3800
  • Action points: 200 (all versions)
  • Body defence: 500 - 520 - 550 - 580 - 600 - 620 - 640 (armor-grade steel)

Armor-piercing rounds:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
KrM15 Pg1 D 1000 200 1200 1 3 X -
KrM15 Pg2 D 1000 220 1250 1 3 X -
KrM15 Pg3 D 1000 240 1300 1 3 X -
KrM15 Pg4 D 1000 280 1400 1 3 X -
KrM15 Pg5 D 1000 280 1500 1 3 X -
KrM15 Pg6 D 1000 300 1600 1 3 X -
KrM15 Pg7 D 1000 300 1700 1 3 X -

Mortar rounds:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
KrM15 GmS1 C 250 280 320 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS2 C 250 300 340 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS3 C 250 320 360 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS4 C 250 340 370 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS5 C 250 350 380 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS6 C 250 360 390 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS7 C 250 380 400 1 3 O -

Machine gun:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
Ur pMG s71 C 200 12 65 7 X -
Ur pMG s72 C 200 25 70 7 X -
Ur pMG s73 C 200 29 75 7 X -
Ur pMG s74 C 200 30 78 7 X -
Ur pMG s75 C 200 32 81 7 X -
Ur pMG s76 C 200 34 84 7 X -
Ur pMG s77 C 200 36 87 7 X -

Interception fire field is 90 degrees to the front.

Turret

  • Body hitpoints: 1000 - 1600 - 1800 - 2000 - 2200 - 2500 - 2800
  • Action points: 0
  • Body defence: 400 - 420 - 450 - 480 - 500 - 520 - 540 (armor-grade steel)

Armor-piercing rounds:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
KrM15 Pg1 D 1000 200 1250 1 3 X -
KrM15 Pg2 D 1000 220 1300 1 3 X -
KrM15 Pg3 D 1000 240 1350 1 3 X -
KrM15 Pg4 D 1000 280 1400 1 3 X -
KrM15 Pg5 D 1000 280 1500 1 3 X -
KrM15 Pg6 D 1000 300 1600 1 3 X -
KrM15 Pg7 D 1000 300 1700 1 3 X -

Mortar rounds:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
KrM15 GmS1 C 250 280 320 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS2 C 250 300 340 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS3 C 250 320 360 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS4 C 250 340 370 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS5 C 250 350 380 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS6 C 250 360 390 1 3 O -
KrM15 GmS7 C 250 380 400 1 3 O -

Machine gun:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
Ur pMG sw71 D 200 12 184 7 X -
Ur pMG sw72 D 200 27 185 7 X -
Ur pMG sw73 D 200 30 186 7 X -
Ur pMG sw74 D 200 33 187 7 X -
Ur pMG sw75 C 200 34 189 7 X -
Ur pMG sw76 C 200 35 191 7 X -
Ur pMG sw77 C 200 37 193 7 X -

Interception fire field is 270 degrees to the front. Turret traverse speed is slow: as a result, the tank may fail to fire on troops passing near its sides before they leave its interception fire arc.

Trivia

  • There seems to be a heavy French influence in the Heavy Tank's design. It heavily resembles the Char B1 mixed with the German Sturmtiger self-propelled mortar more than it does any Soviet design, though its turret does bear a passing resemblance to the KV-1's turret. Commonly present, as with other Imperial vehicles, is overlapping road wheels. The flamethrower variant also parallels the B1, though it is inverted; for the Char B1 in German service, the hull gun was replaced with a flamethrower, while the 47mm in the turret was retained, as opposed to trading the turret gun for a flamethrower and keeping the hull gun.
  • Both the Heavy Tank and Dromedarius have an extra hit location; the turret is a separate component with its own hitpoints. This means a shot to the turret will not damage the hull. With less potent lances, it may be more worthwhile to destroy the turret instead of the tank itself, as the turret is weaker, and destroying it essentially makes the Heavy Tank an oversized Tank Destroyer, due to how the hull gun is mounted.
  • The 76.2 mm gun has superior anti-tank performance to the 122mm hull gun. This can be justified by the longer barrel of the turret gun which would result in superior muzzle velocity. On the other hand, the fact that the 76.2mm gun's mortar shells are also more powerful cannot really be rationalized realistically, and is most likely a game balance decision related to the tank needing to control its turret as if it were a separate unit.
  • The heavy tank is one of the few tanks which uses multiple machine guns in game: it has one machine gun in the hull, and another one in the turret. Thus, facing this tanks head- on with infantry is not a good idea. Also, the turret's machine gun can be disabled by destroying the turret.
  • Unlike the hull, the turret will not gain any additional HP or defence when staying in a camp.
  • These tanks change quite a bit to fit the VCIII game mechanics, unlike the Light and Medium Imperial tanks. The heavy tank in VCIII has no hull gun and has a central mounted rotary cannon instead of a side mounted one. This variant bears a heavy resemblance to the the Soviet Kliment Voroshilov (KV) series of tanks that saw action during the earlier parts of World War II.
  • In VC4, Heavy Tanks are capable of using team attacks with their own cannons against vehicles directly in front of them. However, this appears to be bugged as ammo is consumed by the co-op partner, but it doesn't join in the attack.

Gallery

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