Taifun II

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Taifun II
Taifun II
Tier / Class:
6 TD
3250 Gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
Max Penetration:
600 mm
490 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
Turret F/S/R:
Max Speed:
70 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
7.33 s
Hull Traverse:
49.28 deg/s
400 m
Accuracy (Decay):
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Turret Rotation:
Max Cannon Depression:
Turret Traverse Speed:
28 deg/s

The Taifun II is a tier 6 Tank Destroyer originating from Switzerland. It is a Premium Vehicle sold as part of Collector's Editions.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

This vehicle is best played as a sniper and a ridge-poker, using the accurate gun, high damage per shot and 12 degrees of gun depression to minimize exposure and take off sizable chunks of HP.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Great gun depression
  • Good camo
  • Excellent maneuverability/mobility
  • Good DPM
  • Very high-damage HEAT round

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Poor armor
  • Limited gun traverse
  • Fairly large

Suggested Research Order[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint
  • Improved Telescopic Lenses

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Freja Højbjerg for boosted reload rate and camo, or Erin O'Connell for scouting and camo
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Quick Draw
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells

Armor[edit | edit source]

Taifun Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 80/35/20 Steel 0/0/0 Steel - .00/.00/.00
The all-steel Taifun II uses the same armor structure of its forebearers, offering all-around protection against heavy machine guns and light autocannon fire, while the front of the vehicle is resistant to 120mm rounds.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

120mm L/44 Smoothbore Gun
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
120mm DM13A1 AP Stock 508 0m 490mm 1640m/s 0.07° 8.2s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 7.31rd/min
120mm DM11 HE HE Stock 702-858 1.5m 40mm 980m/s 0.09° 8.2s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 7.31rd/min
120mm DM12 HEAT-MP SC Stock 520 0m 600mm 1,140m/s 0.08° 8.2s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 7.31rd/min

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Detroit Diesel 8V72TA 575 hp Stock Stock 70km/h {{{reverse}}} 7.33s {{{0-max}}} {{{htrav}}} {{{firechance}}}

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles come fully upgraded.

History[edit | edit source]

Class: Tank Destroyer (Prototype)
Developed: 1978-1982
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: N/A

From 1978 until the early 80s, a Swiss company called MOWAG ran a development program for an unusual turret-less tank destroyer on the chassis of one of its unsuccessful prototype IFVs. This IFV was called the Tornado and the tank destroyer project received the name “Taifun” (Typhoon).

For the 1980s, Taifun's casemate design was very unusual and was quite a throwback. It was a completely private venture and not a response to any kind of Swiss military requirement. Back then, the Swiss army was operating a fleet of AMX-13 light tanks. In Switzerland, however, these were classified as Tank Destroyers and it was MOWAG’s hope to replace these aging vehicles with a tank destroyer design of its own.

At least one prototype was certainly built between 1980 and 1982. It had a crew of four men and quite thin armor, but a powerful NATO standard 105mm L7 gun with the option to replace it with a NATO standard 120mm smoothbore, possibly with an automatic loading mechanism. The depression and elevation angles of the gun were excellent and it could traverse 15 degrees from the vehicle axis to each side.

The whole vehicle was quite small and extremely low, light and highly mobile. Despite the undisputed originality of this design, the company was never able to attract any customers and the vehicle remained just a prototype with its limited gun traverse being too serious a drawback compared to more conventional designs.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Taifun 2 Claw
    The Taifun 2 Claw, a special Variant that could be Purchased around the Christmas Season of 2016

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]