Imperial Tank Destroyer
Imperial Tank Destroyer.png
Technical Information
Affiliation Imperial
Length 6.37m
Width 3.02m
Height 2.57m
Weight 41 tons
Top speed 35km/h
Engine power 600hp/2000rpm
Weapons Revelle D-5S 30/85mm anti-tank gun
Uranus 7.62mm tank machine gun

The Imperial Tank Destroyer is an armored fighting vehicle designed specifically to disable enemy tanks.

Information

The tank destroyer had a fixed superstructure in place of a rotating turret. While this hindered its ability to engage faster moving targets, the increased support allowed for a larger, more powerful main gun.

Originally developed as a self-propelled artillery unit, the addition of a drive system similar to that used in Imperial Heavy tanks saw it reborn as a tank destroyer. Equipped with an anti-tank cannon based on anti-aircraft weaponry designs with exceptional amour-piercing capabilities, it became the bane of the Federation. This highly useful design soon took the field not just within armored squadrons, but as an escort unit for foot soldiers.

Game stats

  • Body hitpoints: 1700 - 1800 - 1900
  • Tread hitpoints: 500 - 550 - 600
  • Action points: 400 (all versions)
  • Body defense: 450 (all versions, armor-grade steel)
  • Tread defense: 100 (all versions, armor-grade steel)

Armor piercing rounds:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
RvD5 gpK 1 C 1000 320 1600 1 X -
RvD5 gpK 2 C 1000 320 1800 1 X -
RvD5 gpK 3 C 1000 320 2000 1 X -

Mortar rounds:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
RvD5 gpKS 1 B 250 300 360 1 3 O -
RvD5 gpKS 2 B 250 350 380 1 3 O -
RvD5 gpKS 3 B 250 400 400 1 3 O -

Machine gun:

Equipment Aim Range vs Pers vs Armor Shots Ammo Area Effect
Ur pMG v71 D 200 30 67 7 X -
Ur pMG v72 D 200 32 74 7 X -
Ur pMG v73 D 200 34 75 7 X -

Interception fire field is 90 degrees to the front.

Trivia

  • The Tank Destroyer is essentially the standard Heavy Tank running gear (Tiger configuration with small, single-overlap road wheels and IS-3 like return rollers) placed on a shortened Jagdpanther hull with an upside-down IS-3 frontal hull below the casemate's sloped front plate. The offset gun configuration is taken from the smaller Jagdpanzer 38(t), better known as the Hetzer. The gun seems to be a sawn-off copy of the real-life D-5T 85mm tank gun used on the SU-85 and T-34/85 (itself a converted anti-aircraft gun), though the short length means it is visually closer to the M-30S howitzer of the SU-122.
  • The panels fixed to the sides of the engine deck seem to be the unassembled parts of side skirt armor like that used by Imperial Light Tanks.
  • Since the tank destroyer does not have a turret, it has to line the hull up in order to aim. Therefore, it is a good strategy to aim for the tracks on order to immobilize them if you are not able of destroying him in one turn. It also has the most powerful mortar rounds of any Imperial vehicle in game, especially compared to the rather weak mortar rounds of other Imperial tanks.
  • The tank destroyer's radiator is extremely vulnerable to infantry weapons. One single blast of a strong machine gun, like the T-mag, will completely destroy them.
  • Compared to the Heavy Imperial Tank and the Medium Imperial Tank, its armor is weaker, making it easier to destroy them. However, the cannon is very powerful, capable of destroying even the upgraded Edelweiss in two or three hits if not careful.
  • These tanks are the only mainstream Imperial tanks not to return in Valkyria Chronicles 3 or Valkyria Chronicles 4.
  • Has the most AP among non boss Imperial tanks in the series.

Gallery

Valkyria Chronicles Vehicles
Gallian Vehicles Alicia Bakery | Edelweiss | Gallian Light Tank | Gallian Tank Destroyer | Guard Tank | ISARA | Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer (cut) | Shamrock
Imperial Vehicles Heavy Imperial Tank | Imperial Tank Destroyer | Light Imperial Tank | Medium Imperial Tank | Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.G (cut)
Boss Vehicles Batomys | Dromedarius | Equus | Gallian APC | Lupus / Lupus Regnum | Marmota
Valkyria Chronicles 3 Vehicles
Gallian Vehicles APC | Edelweiss | Nameless Tank | Narcissus
Imperial Vehicles APC | Light Imperial Tank | Medium Imperial Tank | Heavy Imperial Tank
Boss Vehicles Echidna | Lupus | Schakal
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