War Thunder Best German Planes By Tier

Top tier German technology right there, folks.

Now we are onto the German planes by tier. I’ll only be describing the 2 best planes from their perspective tier otherwise we would be here all day. Germans had the most iconic airplanes from World War 2; anyone can recognize them by their looks. They also have a vast amount of different aircraft for different objectives. 

You see, German engineering was one of the best, and most aircrafts today took inspiration from them. That also includes tanks. The only downside to this was that it took a long time to produce and it took a lot of resources. Thankfully we don’t have to worry about that since it’s a game so let’s start listing the aircraft by tiers! 

Tier 1 

The best plane: He 112 B-2/U2

The younger cousin of He 111 but instead of following the tradition of being a bomber this guy decided to become a fighter. Now because it’s a fighter it’s also much quicker and turns faster. The main point of playing this airplane is to protect your older cousin until he drops the load. After that’s done you can go ahead and participate in dog fighting with your buddies. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/He_112_B-2/U2

See it in action: https://youtu.be/rNf9RYsrHlQ

The second best plane: He 111 H-3 

Let’s start this list off with a German bomber. This guy was in the game since the open beta and god damn did it stand the test of time? People who got it at the beginning of the game have lucked out since they had no reason to upgrade it. It has a top speed of 435 km/h but that’s justified because it’s a bomber and it’s meant to destroy enemy objectives not to participate in dog fights. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/He_111_H-3

See it in action: https://youtu.be/YxTY7xWoyXY

Tier 2 

The best plane: Bf 110 C-6

This is a striker aircraft that is the best one in its category. The point of striker aircraft is to launch as many rockets as possible before going down. The thing about strike aircraft is that they can participate in air superiority fights and normal dog fights. They can also be used sometimes to take down ground targets if needed. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Bf_110_C-6

See it in action: https://youtu.be/aelEK89Ju5A

The second best plane: Yak-1B 

Unlike the previous fighter, this one is much slimmer and thinner. It will be much harder for the enemy to hit you especially if you’re going against ground infantry or AA. I would highly suggest that you conserve your ammunition as this aircraft can fire 800 rounds per minute from its first machine gun and the second one can fire 996 rounds per minute. So if you’re just holding LMB you’ll be out of ammo quickly. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Yak-1B_(Germany)

See it in action: https://youtu.be/iyAx-GCBa_o

Tier 3

The best plane: La-5FN 

The only reason that this fighter is below the Bf 109 G-2 is that it’s a tiny bit slower. It only has a 620 km/h top speed. I think that might be because of the huge nose that it has so if it got a nose job it could be at the top spot in this category. The La-5FN carries 2 x 20mm ShVAK cannons. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/La-5FN_(Germany)

See it in action: https://youtu.be/p4YN8ympe7Y

The second best plane: Bf 109 G-2 

Another fighter aircraft that’s magnificent at its job. Germans knew what they were doing when they were creating their planes. It holds a speed of 696 km/h and 2 machine guns that fire at different speeds. The first weapon only fires 700 rounds per minute while the second machine gun fires 1,200 rounds per minute. Conserve your ammunition while using this airplane. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Bf_109_G-2

See it in action: https://youtu.be/FC0oT8Au9iE

Tier 4 

The best plane: He 177 A-5 

This giant buddy is a bomber airplane that has a battle rating of 6.3. The higher the rating the better of course. But this is as highest as it goes in Tier 4. Even though it’s a bomber aircraft it still has a decent speed of 555 km/h. Of course, once you drop your load at the target objective you will start gaining speed. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/He_177_A-5

See it in action: https://youtu.be/ikgqZFdyn2A

The second best plane: Fw 190 C 

As usual, we shall start it off with a fighter aircraft. The great thing about this plane is that it has a top speed of 685 km/h. It excels in long-range dog fights while it suffers a lot when in close quarters. The turning speed is slow so make sure to not get ganked by a random plane. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Fw_190_C

See it in action: https://youtu.be/IuPHfwIO588

Tier 5

The best plane: Sea Hawk Mk.100 

This is a jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.0. It’s only meant for dog fights be it close quarters or long range. It has a speed of 933 km/h. You’ll be cruising through the hood with this plane. It has 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons. They come with 600 rounds every single one of them has a fire rate of 750 shots per minute. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Sea_Hawk_Mk.100

See it in action: https://youtu.be/fq2LScjd1jQ

The second best plane: F-84F 

This is a masterpiece of German engineering. It has a staggering 8.7 battle rating and a top speed of 1,102 km/h. It comes equipped with machine guns and bombs that you can drop on the ground targets. Since you’ll be going at such high speeds the enemy won’t even know what hit them. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/F-84F_(Germany)

See it in action: https://youtu.be/q8ut5t2s2NM 

Tier 6

The best plane: F-86K 

If you can’t afford the MiG-21 sadly this is a good substitute. The aircraft has a battle rating of 9.0 which is only 0.7 short of the MiG. The aircraft does lack in the top speed department sadly as it’s 1,000 km/h slower. For a jet fighter, it’s unusually slow but what it lacks in speed makes up in damage. As it comes equipped with 4 x 20 mm M24A1 cannons. That can shred a whole building in seconds. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/F-86K_(Germany)

See it in action: https://youtu.be/CAYvXA9MTSI

The second best plane: MiG-21 SPS-K 

With a name this badass, you know this airplane is going to shake the planet once it starts shooting and of course, they’re the iconic MiG German airplanes. They are the pinnacle of German engineering. It comes strapped with high explosives rockets which can be used on ground targets or enemy aircraft. It’s also very easy to do a drive-by on other airplanes because your top speed is 2,240 km/h. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/MiG-21_SPS-K_(Germany)

See it in action: https://youtu.be/bIO5_-XT3wE

Tier 7

The best plane: Su-22UM3K

The close second is the Su-22 striker aircraft that only falls a tiny bit short of being the number one. It has a battle rating of 11.0 and it’s only 3km/h slower than the MiG. Since it’s a striker aircraft it comes with everything. That includes machine guns to bombs. It has a weapon for any situation that it finds itself in. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Su-22UM3K_(Germany)

See it in action: https://youtu.be/DlOrP5XjFt0

The second best plane: MiG-23MLA

Of course, the best plane in the 7th tier is the MiG-23 and it has a battle rating of 11.3. Which is insane. It travels at the speed of sound which is 2,335 km/h and it comes strapped with machine guns and rockets. It’s great against ground targets and great in dog fights. Long or close-range fights don’t matter this plane always comes out on top. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/MiG-23MLA_(Germany)

See it in action: https://youtu.be/aBc9ZFs1Czk

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