There comes a moment in life of every World of Tanks player when he starts to suffer from the lack of credits. He must answer a question then - "With what tank should I play to earn more money?". Below you will find some of the best tanks for earning money. It will be shown from two perspectives: for a player that doesn't want to spend any real money and for a player that is ready to use some real cash.
A completely subjective top 5 of vehicles for earning money, including the standard and premium ones.
M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo
Panzer IV H
Most players don't want to spend real money in World of Tanks. Sadly, on higher tiers practically every battle ends with a loss of some credits. It forces players to play on low-level vehicles in order to gain money for bullets and repairs. So, what vehicles should you play with in order to get some money without using a premium account or premium tanks?
Most of all, you must known that tanks from level V-VI are the most profitable to play with. A specific model is less important. You should choose a tank that you like to play with and are getting good results with. It is worth mentioning that even after a good battle the money you earn won't be impressive. After suffering a great loss you should be slightly in plus, after an average battle with 1-2 frags you should earn around 10-15 thousand. Good battles with lots of damage dealt and a few destroyed tanks will reward you with 20-40 thousand credits.
The best money-earning tanks are those which repair and ammo cost isn't big and they allow you to get good results. A good option for the beginners is the KV-1 tank. He has a great armor, very good cannon and the random system usually throws you at the top. Another good option is American heavy tank T1 or its successor M6. Those two tanks should allow you to earn good. If you prefer medium tanks, you can select Russian T-34-85, American Sherman Jumbo or German Panzer IV H version with howitzer. If you play with tank destroyers then you should select the tank that gives you the best results. American Hellcat is a good choice.
Premium account and premium tanks
For some players earning money in the regular way will be too time consuming and they will decide to spend some real cash. First thing you should do in that case is buy premium account. The longer subscription you buy, the lower its price. Premium account gives you 50% bonus to cash you earn, so even when you play with tanks that were unprofitable before now you will be able to gain some credits with them.
You can find some special premium vehicles in the game which you can buy for real money and they give you additional bonus to the amount of credits earned. What's more, ammunition and repair costs of those vehicles is very cheap. Thanks to that, even after an average battle you can earn 30 or even 40 thousand credits. But it all comes with the necessity of spending more than few dozens of dollars on a single vehicle.
Many experienced players consider the German tank destroyer Jagdtiger 8,8 cm the best vehicle to earn money. It has a great front armor, accurate cannon with low reload time and cheap ammunition. However, not everyone likes to play with a TD. In that case the best option would be one of the VII or VIII level heavy tanks. It can be a German Lowe, American T34, French FCM 50 t or Chinese T-34-4. Every one of the tanks mentioned above will be a good choice and you should decide based on your preferred game style. All of those tanks has their pros and cons, but one thing is similar in all of them - they're great money makers.
Not everyone can afford spending so much on a single vehicle in a game. The ones with less money should choose the Russian heavy tank Churchill III. He has great armor, has a quick cannon and he is practically always on the top of the list. He costs far less than other premium tanks. He is pretty slow and require some time to get used to him, but you won't find a better tank for that price.
If you have the funds required, the first things you buy during the 50% discount on equipment should be:
Camouflage net: after three seconds of not moving improves your masking. It is the first thing to buy because of its price - 50 000 credits when in promotion.
Repair kit: +25% to repair speed - 250 000 in promotion.
Binocular telescope: +25% to the seeing radius - 250 000 in promotion.
The items mentioned above have one great advantage. They can be mounted and demounted on the tanks. Other equipment can be demounted as well, but it costs 10 gold every time. If you have the net, repair kit and telescope you can mount it on every new tank and increase the chance for winning.