Introduction | German tanks
World of Tanks Guide
German vehicles are ones of the most frequently used tanks in the game, which is why getting acquainted with their characteristic features of this nation's tanks, as well as with the variety of vehicles available in the game.
We will start our adventure with German tanks by learning about the variety of medium tanks. The available vehicles have been divided into both fast and weakly armored ones , like e.g. the PzKpfw III/IV or the VK 3001 (H), and the slow ones, of the armor comparable to the armoring that you can see on tanks of the other nations: VK 3601 (H). Apart from that, you will get the opportunity to play a wide variety of tanks that are somewhere in-between, when it comes to their performance, with the PzKpfw IV and VK 3001 (P) in the first line. Those of the players who are interested in continuing playing with medium tanks, have at their disposal several mobile sniper tanks: PzKpfw V Panther or the experimental E-50.
Starting with tier VII, the Germans gain access to heavy tanks - these are divided into two branches. The first one, makes it possible to drive the best armored tanks in the game, with large firepower at their disposal and low mobility. The example tanks here are the PzKpfw VIB Tiger II or the "E" series vehicles.
The second branch of tanks represents the inventions of doctor Porsche. This can be completely different from the remaining German vehicles: in their case, new driving units, or the situation of the turret (both in the front and at the back of the vehicles), have been experimented with. Each one of these vehicles drives a bit differently, which often requires you to change your habits.
Apart from the above, the Germans also have access to excellent tank destroyers - mobile and of great camouflage, even at low tiers (Hetzer or the StuG III), which later turn into armored sniper vehicles (Ferdinand or the Jagdtiger). It is among them that you will find vehicles with middle-ground statistics: Jagdpanther and Jagdpanther II of high top speed, considerable firepower and medium camouflage factor.
What characterizes the German artillery, is high versatility : it deals a lot of damage over considerable distance, while retaining good accuracy. After the self-propelled gun of tier VI is unlocked: the GW Panther, you gain access to one of the best vehicles in the game! It is very fast, highly mobile, has an excellent firing angle, deals a lot of damage and, which is the most important thing, it is the second most accurate artillery vehicle I the World of Tanks! If you do not have any specific preferences, when it comes to self-propelled guns, the best thing to do is start with this tree.
- Excellent armor
- Very high accuracy of the cannons
- The cannons del a lot of damage
- Considerable weight, which puts you at an advantage in case of collisions of vehicles
- Universal artillery
- Low top speed in heavy tanks
- Low penetration value of highest-tier cannons
- Low camouflage factors
- Easy to set on fire