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Panzerkampfwagen IX Löwe

Pz.Kpfw IX

Manufacturer: Wegmann & Co (formerly VMK AG)
Type: Main Battle Tank
Crew: 3 (Commander, driver, gunner)
Weight: 70 tonnes
Gun forward length: 11.78 m
Height: 2.57 m
Width: 3.8 m
Gun length: 7 m
Track width: 70.1 cm
Ground clearance: 50 cm

Maximum speed: 90 km/h (governor lt'd)
Cross country speed: 63 km/h
Speed 10% slope: 25 km/h
Speed 60% slope: 17 km/h
Acceleration (0-32 km/h): 4.7 seconds
Range: 610 km
Range (external fuel tank): 852 km
Operational range: 539 km

Trench crossing: 3.09 m
Vertical obstacle: 1.14 m
Fording without prep: 1.24 m
Fording with prep: 2.01 m
Suspension: VLT HPVS-MBT active hydropneumatic

Main armament: AY7M 140/L50 ETC smoothbore tank gun
Additional armament:

    1 x 12.7mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MG131 (800)
    Co-axial 1x Rheinmetall AY1M 40/L70 TCL Autocannon (200), OR
    Co-axial 1x Mark 30 45/L65 MCT Autocannon (200)
    1 x RWS optional emplacement
    2 x Nimbus III-F SAM, OR
    6 x LA-420A1 Havik II BLATGM
    16 x Fragmentary Grenade Launchers

Engine: 2425 HP JM&D Elefant Mk II V-12 Diesel
Transmission: Hybrid drivetrain
Fuel consumption: 1.4 L/km
Power/weight ratio: 34.6 HP/t
Armor: Adversus L-14M
Fire & Control: JM&D Argus III FCS
Battle management: JM&D Näkijä V
Protection systems: AY09 AFEDSS, AYHK10L ADS, and AY109 NBC/CBRN (NBCS)

credit to Yohannes for the original tank