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Panzer 87-140 is a Tier 10 special premium Main Battle Tank under Sophie Wölfli's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank (Prototype)
Developed: 1989-2006
Service: N/A
Vehicles built: 1-2
Operators: N/A

The Panzer 87 Main Battle Tank is a Swiss version of the Leopard 2A4 MBT. The decision to adopt it was made on August 24, 1983 and in 1984, adequate funds were allocated to the program. The production first started in Germany (35 vehicles), but in 1987, it moved to Thun in Switzerland where further 345 more vehicles were built between 1987 and 1993. The Swiss Panzer 87 featured a number of small differences when compared to its German counterpart. They included prominent exhaust mufflers, making the vehicle quieter (based on the demands of the villages affected by military trainings), somewhat different turret rear, different machineguns, American radios, and a few smaller changes.

Faced with the threat of the newest generation of Soviet MBTs, the Swiss, not being part of the NATO, launched a 140mm cannon independent development program in the late 1980s. The weapon was developed by RUAG and a single Panzer 87 was upgraded with this weapon in 1989, producing a variant called Panzer 87-140. This prototype was thoroughly tested.

What happened in the 1990s and 2000s is a bit of a mystery. With the fall of the Soviet Union, there was no real reason to keep this expensive program running and it apparently became one of the victims of 1990s budget cuts. However, in the early 2000s, news emerged about the testing of another RUAG 140mm in a Panzer 87, this time along with an advanced armor kit, improved electronics and optics. This project was not adopted either and the prototype (possibly the same vehicle from 1989, only upgraded) was mothballed. Its current state is unknown.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.
  • Protected Modules: This vehicle's internal components take less damage, making them harder to destroy.
  • High Rate of Fire: This vehicle has higher rate of fire than other vehicles of this Tier.
  • Auxiliary Ballistic Processor: This vehicle features a special module that allows you to fire a shot with pinpoint accuracy after remaining stationary for a prolonged period of time.
  • Complete Smoke Cover: This vehicle fires its smoke launchers in all directions to provide complete concealment.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 140mm Pz Kan Pfeil Pat APFSDS APFSDS Stock 855 950[note 1] mm 2000 m/s 9.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 140mm Pz Kan HL Pat MZ HEAT-MP HEAT-MP Stock 1025[note 2] 1045 mm 1410 m/s 9.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
3 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 3] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

Panzer 87 Armor with WE Composite Upgrades
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 810 mm (vs AP)
1185 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 1130 mm (vs AP)
1825 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
Panzer 87's hull armor layout matches that of the Leopard 2A4 with its hull being protected by steel armor with air gaps. The turret was improved by the introduction of the WE kit from 2005-2006, which features titanium inlays and increases the protection levels to that of modern Leopard MBTs.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 140mm RUAG nPzK Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 2.08 s 9.00 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
140mm Pz Kan Pfeil Pat APFSDS
140mm Pz Kan HL Pat MZ HEAT-MP
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU MB 873 Ka-501 1500 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70 km/h 30 km/h 5.69 s (0 to 32 km/h)
31.17 s (0 to Max Speed)
35.73° 6 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner
Enhanced Module Maintenance Kit
Stock Stock Increases the repair speed of internal modules by 30%
Increases the protection of internal modules by 15%
Smokegrenades
DM55A1 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 8 charges
Takes 25s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Softkillaps
MUSS Soft Kill APS
Stock Stock Automatic Soft Kill APS
Target Acquisition Range: 250m
Effective Range: 250m
Multiplier to ATGM's Standard Noise: x 11
Additional ATGM Noise Penalty: 2.0
Penalty to ATGM Agility: x0.65
Angle of Effect: 360°
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Autoloader
Improved Autoloader
Stock Stock Rate of fire is increased by 5.5% [note 4]
Thermalsight
Improved Thermal Imager
Stock Stock Ability to spot targets behind foliage is improved by 30%
Vision range is increased by 40m
[note 4]
Basictech
Auxiliary Ballistic Processor
Stock Stock This ability allows your next shot to be fired with pinpoint accuracy and reduces all accuracy penalties from moving your turret or hull. In order to activate it, your vehicle needs to be stationary for 9.5 seconds and must not fire during this period.
Firecontrol
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Mbhulltraverse
Improved Hyperbar Turbocharger
Stock Stock Acceleration rate is improved by 15%
Vehicle's hull traverse rate is improved by 15%
Treads01
Improved Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.5%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 75.0%

Abilities[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Time
Duration Cooldown More
Info
SuperAPS Ability Supercharge Soft Kill
Supercharged Soft-Kill APS
Stock N/A N/A 10 s 120 s
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Description:
Once activated, the APS starts diverting all incoming ATGMs away from the vehicle.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.
Override Ability Override
Override
Stock Acceleration: +200%
Max Speed: +5%
Handling: +100%
N/A 8 s 53 s
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Description:
Temporarily improves your vehicle's acceleration and maximum speed. This ability also makes you lose less speed during sharp turns.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.
ZeroIn Ability Zero In
Zero In
Stock Accuracy: -24.98%
Rate of Fire: +10%
Camouflage Factor: +10%
Turret Traverse Speed: -24.98%
Acceleration: -100%
Hull Traverse Rate: -100%
Max Speed: -100%
1.5 s 20 s 60 s
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Description:
This ability temporarily turns your vehicle into a deadly sniper by increasing its camouflage and accuracy. However, it also prevents you from moving and makes your turret traverse much slower.

Conditions:
If your vehicle moves even a little, this ability will deactivate or becomes impossible to activate.

Footnotes[]

  1. 950 mm at 150m;
    713 mm at 500m
  2. 129 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
  4. 4.0 4.1 Improved Autoloader and Improved Thermal Imager are mutually exclusive; equipping one upgrade will unequip the other.
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