War Thunder Best German Tanks By Tier

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Germans had pretty terrifying tanks, especially during World War 2 and that’s exactly what I’ll be blabbering about. The best German tanks from all tiers, I’ll try to explain what they’re good at, what you should do to use them effectively, how good their armor&armaments are, and many other unique features. Let’s begin!

Tier 1

The best tank: Panzerjäger I

This little guy is like a little mouse, he’s capable of fitting in narrow corridors and moving relatively fast, which makes it an absolute pain in the ass to strike him down. Going full Rambo in this tank is not recommended, you should try “shooting and scooting” instead. The main cannon can 1-shot most targets but still, this tank’s biggest weakness is its armor - either take cover often or let your more armored buddies help you out.

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

See it in action; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvw95nUZnQE 

The second-best tank: Panzer IV E 

This tank on the other hand has a short reload timer, which makes it possible to destroy a few targets in a short amount of time. Keep in mind that this tank’s biggest enemy is flankers, due to its turret traverse speed being pretty average. Still, the main cannon can be equipped with many shells that can easily destroy light, medium-armored, and heavily armored vehicles. Fun tank!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Pz.IV_E 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6wT6rG-32E 

Tier 2

The best tank: Dicker Max

I know what you’re thinking but no, the name is not the reason why I’ve picked this tank. Well, maybe at least not the only reason… In any case, this tank is known for being a great sniper-tank, due to its x9 zoom, making it very easy to shoot at targets from afar. The gun depression makes it possible to hide effectively on all terrains and the armaments themselves have high-penetration output.

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

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qC83leL1vU 

The second-best tank: T 34 747 

T-34 747 is known for having decent armor that’s gonna keep you safe from damage that would normally instagib a different tank. It’s fast, it can reach speeds of 50-55 KM/H, and deals massive amounts of damage with its main cannon, making it a great flanker/zerg-rusher. The last badass thing about this guy is the turret’s traverse speed, you can easily engage multiple targets at once!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/T_34_747_(r)_(Germany) 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBF3vAhmNg0 

Tier 3

The best tank: Panther D

This guy can be played both as a long-range sniper and a close combat fighter. The front armor is durable as hell and can withstand tons of damage without giving too much of a crap. The speed of the tank is decent for its tier and the turret’s traverse speed allows this tank to change positions quickly and react quicker to flankers. It’s also worth adding that the main cannon is extremely accurate!

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

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppbf4acCT40 

The second-best tank: Nashorn

This is the tank with an oddly shaped turret. Some may say that it looks “underdeveloped”. This is not a tank that you should use for close engagements, as the armor is utter garbage on this feller. Doesn’t change the fact that it can still be a useful tank if played correctly - play it like a sniper, from afar, far from danger. The armaments are shockingly destructive so it’s important to find a decent spot and not get spotted. Besides, for a heavy tank, this guy is rather mobile, which allows “shoot and scoot” strats.

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

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYltJal8wNM 

Tier 4

The best tank: Tiger II (H)

German Tigers are pretty popular amongst average tank enjoyers. They’re popular for having pretty thick armor in the front that can withstand crapton of damage from T3 and T4 tanks. Armaments are still powerful and no one should underestimate them, especially the PzGr 39/43 shells. If you upgrade this feller, you won’t have to worry too much about enemy tanks trying to flank you.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Tiger_II_(H) 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpEUK3TYwMc 

The second-best tank: Panther II

Yet another tank that can be played as a sniper and as a close-combat fighter. It has decent optics(2.5x-6x magnification) that can be used from a long distance but also in urban settings if you need help with spotting hotspots of other tanks in close proximity. Thanks to the front armor and decent reverse speed, you can withstand plenty of damage and bail out at the same time!

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

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OST3HD7HgqY 

Tier 5

The best tank: Wiesel 1A4

Weasel has access to 2nd generation thermal optics, making it easy to acquire targets and destroy them. This tank is also equipped with night vision, which makes it very useful on night maps. If you’re getting harassed by aircraft, well, they’re gonna get shrekt by your 20mm cannons. The tank has a pretty low profile and you should prioritize hiding from targets and play as an AA supporting your teammates or immobilizing other tanks by hitting their tracks.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Wiesel_1A4 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUa4ryBzzDI

The second-best tank: Maus

Micky-maus, motherduckers. This is a tank that you don’t want to mess with, as it’s regarded as one of the most durable tanks in the whole game. If you angle this thing properly, you won’t be able to die. The tank is equipped with a 128mm cannon that can obliterate other enemy tanks. On the other hand, it’s slow - it’s recommended to play this tank as a sniper. 

Tier 6

The best tank: C2A1

This feller is equipped with an extremely powerful main cannon that will destroy everything in 1-hit in close proximity. The tank is also equipped with excellent optics(4x-12x), which can be both useful for sniper&close combat playstyles. It’s also equipped with thermals, which helps greatly with acquiring targets. If you’re in trouble, you also have a decent backward speed in case you need to bail out!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/C2A1 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNnWCNAavcg 

The second-best tank: Wiesel 1A2

The Wiesel variant again, cuz why not. It has a funny-looking ATGM cannon on top, although once it fires, you should most definitely not be in sight of this bloody thing. The tank is pretty mobile and keeps a small profile, which makes up for the lackluster armor. Make sure to play with your teammates, as this tank is best played as a support.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Wiesel_1A2 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jni5s9rNvv8 

Tier 7

The best tank: Leopard 2A6

A tank with high-penetration main cannon, capable of 1-shotting other tanks from even 100 meters away. The turret is well-armored from all sides and can avoid unpleasant surprises when struck. The tank of course is equipped with thermals, which makes it a lot easier to acquire targets from afar. Durable armor and strong cannon can be used in urban environments and shelter weaker tanks from taking damage. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Leopard_2A6 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR2l2WN67dU 

The second-best tank: Leopard 2 PL 

Not a Polish tank, we’re too busy using tanks from the WW2 era in the 21st century. Anyways, this feller has decent armor surrounding the turret and a relatively strong engine that allows fast speed on-road and off-road. A decent reload speed also enables gameplay in urban settings, making it possible to react quickly to threats. Also, keep in mind that you can escape crappy situations thanks to your reverse speed(30 KM/H).

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Leopard_2_PL 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTJCwlx-KM0 

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