[Top 5] War Thunder Best Premium Tanks That Are Powerful 2022

Best premium tanks!

Alright, ladies and gents, we’re gonna talk about the best premium tanks from different tiers and different factions - I’m gonna include nations such as the USA, USSR, Britain, and Germany. Mention some of their best features, what they are good at, and most importantly why you should grind for them! Let’s start:

5. M3A1 Stuart

Something adorable for the start!

This little guy is a tier 1, American tank. Besides looking absolutely adorable, it can be quite deadly - the 37mm M6 cannon can pack quite a punch and easily instagib German and Japanese tanks. It’s accurate when stationary but also during movement, due to the tank being equipped with a vertical stabilizer. The tank is also kinda small, making it hard to hit from afar. A decent tank!

Why this tank is awesome:

  • A small tank, hard to hit and can make you blush
  • Small guy with a powerful cannon, can 1-hit some tanks
  • Frontal armor is sloped enough to bounce off incoming shells sometimes

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4. T-34(Prototype)

A tier 2 Soviet tank, looks kinda weird, doesn’t it?

The back, the front, and the sides of this tank are sloped - this increases the chances of your survival greatly, as it can bounce off incoming shells. The speed is 60KM/h, which is pretty good for a tier 2 tank. In terms of the armaments, the 76mm cannon can deal plenty of damage to enemy tanks, especially if equipped with APHEBC rounds. Pleasant to drive with and pretty versatile in terms of playstyles!

Why this tank is awesome:

  • Decent for close-quarter combat due to the sloped armor
  • Flanking is also an option for this tank, as it’s rather fast and maneuvrable
  • Can get out of crappy situations thanks to the relatively fast backward speed

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3. Panzer IV/70(A)

Totally not a German tank…

A tier 3 tank, besides looking kinda boxy, the front armor is sloped, thus engaging in head-on fights can slightly improve your chances of survival. This tank can also do incredible amounts of damage with its 75mm cannon, which can easily 1-shot some of the Soviet and even American tanks. Positioning and awareness are key when it comes to driving this tank, as flankers pose a threat to the Panzer IV. Try to stay away from the frontline and snipe your opponents, that’s the best way of playing this tank!

Why this tank is awesome:

  • Supreme firepower for its tier, can easily instagib other tanks
  • Front armor is pretty thick and can bounce off shells
  • Low profile, hard to hit

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2. Centurion Action X(Tier IV)

Weird name but looks cool at least.

Two cool things about this tank are the powerful 84mm cannon and a surprisingly quick reload time, which is 6.3 seconds - decent for close-quarter combat. You can also deploy smoke grenades and provide cover for yourself or your teammates, either while moving from point A to point B or retreating. One of the good British tanks to grind for!

Why this tank is sick:

  • 6.3 reload speed for the main cannon
  • 84mm cannon can pack quite a punch, sometimes even 1-shotting other tanks
  • Can provide smoke cover for yourself/teammates

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1. Magach 3

The last tank for today.

A tier 5 Yankee plane, I think I’ve included an American tank before but this one was the best of all the other ones. Why is that? Well, the front is durable and can withstand serious damage from other tanks in this tier and even from other tanks in tier 5. The main cannon is worth upgrading, as it becomes very accurate at longer distances, which makes this one of the cooler sniper tanks, but you can also flank your opponents and catch them off guard, thanks to your decent speed. Hell of a tank, fun to play as well!

Why this tank is awesome:

  • Turns like a dream, has an above-average speed
  • Powerful and accurate main cannon can shoot from afar
  • Sturdy front of the tank

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