In the winter of 1941–1942 the tank development department (WaPrüf 6) issued technical requirements for a new 30-ton tank. The orders for development were placed with MAN and Daimler-Benz. The prototypes were to be ready by May 1942. However, on May 13, 1942, only comparative characteristics of the projects were submitted. The MAN project was preferred, and the Daimler-Benz project was canceled.
Marks of Excellence requirements for VK 30.01 (D): beta