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Armored fighting vehicles attributed to either National Socialist (World War II) Germany and countries which that entity absorbed (such as Czechoslovakia) or the post-war Federal Republic of Germany. A disproportionate number of the most famous and celebrated vehicles in armored warfare hail from this region, making it one of the key factions in World of Tanks.


Wehrmacht tanks have an emphasis on accurate guns with smaller average calibers but good rate of fire and velocity. Their armour can grant good protection, but tends to be less thick than a comparable Russian tank, and usually less reliable due to worse sloping and angling. They are about average or slightly higher in mobility and view range, but tend to trail their American counterparts in maneuverability and are a bit heavier too. As well as this, they have large health pools. While German tanks are very specialised, there is vast selection of German tanks to fill all roles; arguably, each German tank fights in a way unique from any other one. Various famous tank project, prototype, and vehicles were build/planned in this era, With a competition from 3 Major companies; Locomotive Developer Henschel and Son (H), Motor Developer Porsche (P), And Weapon Developer Krupp (K) to design the best tank to offer the Germans Army.

Post-War Bundeswehr tanks however follow an entirely different philosophy, favoring maneuverable, versatile platforms with balanced guns, in exchange for completely negligible armor protection. These post-war tanks are ideal support tanks but otherwise will be hard-pressed to succeed where earlier German tanks would excel.


0.9.18 German Tank Tree

German light tanks are rounded in capability. They have well armored fronts for light tanks, and are able to bounce shots to their sloped fronts if angled correctly. Low and mid tier light tanks have powerful autocannons and howitzers available, while from tier 7 Bundeswehr tanks have accurate 90mm sniper weapons. They also tend to weigh more than their counterparts, making ramming opposing light tanks and even some light mediums and tank destroyers a viable option. The RU-251 at tier 8 brings the best of the Bundeswehr tradition: fast, nimble, and well-armed, and leads to the similar Bundeswehr Leopard 1 to finish the line's last two tiers, as described in the Medium section.

German medium tanks tend to be kept at a longer distance than their counterparts, but the accurate German guns will make short work of your enemies. There are two lines: the Panther/E-Series line, which consists of very flexible long-ranged counter-assault and flank/wing units, boasting well-armored fronts; and the Daimler-Benz/Leopard 1 line, which consists of more mobile but less-armored spotter and support units that are also capable harrassment and flanker tanks. The lower tiers of the E50M line up to tier VI tend to be more agile with less firepower while the higher tiers tend to have more armor and firepower while sacrificing agility. The Leopard 1 line tanks tend to offer excellent guns and mobility, and lackluster armour. In comparison with their peers, they tend to have slightly better hull armor in exchange for weaker turret armor, allowing for better use in urban environments while reducing the effectiveness of hull-down positions, though the smaller turrets partially negate this disadvantage.

German heavy tanks are best used in a collected manner: either to deflect enemy pushes, control space, and anchor attack lanes; or absorb damage for the team, while slowly crawling towards the enemy base and chewing away at enemy weakspots. While they can snipe well with good accuracy, this tactic is often misued as these tanks are better at reacting to enemy movements and that task is best left to tank destroyers. they tend to rely on angling the hull to thicken the armour enough to absorb hits, especially at mid-tier where their armor tends to be boxy. They have thick armor all around the sides, but share a common weakness in a weaker lower glacis plate, allowing lower tier guns to penetrate their otherwise sturdy frontal armor. There are three lines: the Porsche (Maus), the Krupp (Panzer VII) and the Henschel/Entwicklung (E-100) lines; they shared fairly similar in playstyle as counter-offensive heavies, although the Maus boasts more surivability while Henschel heavies tend to trade a little survivability for slightly improved mobility and damage-per-minute. Notably the E-100 of the Henschel line sports the highest alpha damage of all heavy tanks. Both lines boast some of the largest and certainly the heaviest tanks in the game at their ends, with the E-100 weighing 130 tonnes, and the Maus weighing a whopping 188 tonnes, 8 tonnes more than a Blue Whale. While Krupp 120 tonnes Panzer VII sacrifice its all-around protection for Insane frontal protection and above average mobility compared to E-100 and Maus.

German tank destroyers have two starkly different lines, starting from the tier III Marder II. The first is the armoured Jagdpanzer (tank hunter) line, similar to the standard Russian TD line, with mobile, well-armed units that have good camo values, but they swap their concealment out in order to evolve into juggernauts at higher tiers, boasting powerful, slow-firing guns. The second line is the Waffentrager (cannon carrier) or 'Glass Cannon' line, with units that have paper-thin armor and good camo values, but boast larger guns with faster reload speeds. This line ends at the terrifying Grille 15, which gets a massive 15 cm gun (shocking) with a wicked fast reload for such a high caliber (14 seconds!) and the most accurate gun in the game to boot.

German self propelled guns are accurate and quite maneuverable, allowing them to quickly change position after firing to evade any counter-fire lobbed in their direction. They share a unique feature with the US Tech Tree of having a second artillery line from Tier 3-4. They split from the G. Pz. and reunite at Tier 5 (Grille). One line (Wespe Line) features accuracy and range over damage, whilst the other line (Bison Line), favors more damage and Gun Elevation (75) at the cost of range and ammo capacity. They may not have as much firepower as their counterparts, but are unmatched in their accuracy. However, the German SPGs generally have very narrow gun arcs, resulting in the need to turn the hull of the tank frequently, which can cause accuracy to decline sharply if this is not timed correctly. It's best to keep them safe and far away, where their accuracy's utility really stands out and shines, keeping them competitive, as well as reducing the angular problem of their narrow gun arcs. The highest tier SPGs, are however, are less like their lower tiered brethren: They are large and slow to turn, while their armament is decidedly middle of the road, especially in terms of playstyle. More powerful and faster firing, but less accurate than the French and Russians; but not as powerful as the Americans or British.

Light Tanks

    I
    Leichttraktor

    Leichttraktor

    II
    Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. D

    Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. D

    II
    Pz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f)

    Pz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f)

    II
    Pz.Kpfw. 35 (t)

    Pz.Kpfw. 35 (t)

    II
    Pz.Kpfw. I

    Pz.Kpfw. I

    II
    Pz.Kpfw. II

    Pz.Kpfw. II

    III
    43 M. Toldi III

    43 M. Toldi III

    III
    Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t)

    Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t)

    III
    Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. E

    Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. E

    III
    Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J

    Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J

    III
    Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C

    Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C

    III
    Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G

    Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G

    III
    Pz.Kpfw. T 15

    Pz.Kpfw. T 15

    IV
    Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A.

    Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A.

    IV
    Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs

    Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs

    V
    VK 16.02 Leopard

    VK 16.02 Leopard

    VI
    VK 28.01

    VK 28.01

    VII
    Aufklärungspanzer Panther

    Aufklärungspanzer Panther

    VII
    Spähpanzer SP I C

    Spähpanzer SP I C

    VIII
    leKpz M 41 90 mm GF

    leKpz M 41 90 mm GF

    VIII
    HWK 12

    HWK 12

    IX
    Spähpanzer Ru 251

    Spähpanzer Ru 251

    X
    Rheinmetall Panzerwagen

    Rheinmetall Panzerwagen

Medium Tanks

    III
    Großtraktor - Krupp

    Großtraktor - Krupp

    III
    Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A

    Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A

    III
    Pz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f)

    Pz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f)

    IV
    Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J

    Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J

    IV
    Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D

    Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D

    IV
    VK 20.01 (D)

    VK 20.01 (D)

    V
    Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. K

    Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. K

    V
    Turán III prototípus

    Turán III prototípus

    V
    Pz.Kpfw. III/IV

    Pz.Kpfw. III/IV

    V
    Pz.Kpfw. IV hydrostat.

    Pz.Kpfw. IV hydrostat.

    V
    Pz.Kpfw. V/IV

    Pz.Kpfw. V/IV

    V
    Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha

    Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha

    V
    Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H

    Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H

    V
    Pz.Kpfw. T 25

    Pz.Kpfw. T 25

    VI
    Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm

    Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm

    VI
    VK 30.01 (P)

    VK 30.01 (P)

    VI
    VK 30.01 (D)

    VK 30.01 (D)

    VI
    VK 30.02 (M)

    VK 30.02 (M)

    VII
    Panther/M10

    Panther/M10

    VII
    Panther

    Panther

    VII
    VK 30.02 (D)

    VK 30.02 (D)

    VIII
    Panther mit 8,8 cm L/71

    Panther mit 8,8 cm L/71

    VIII
    Panzer 58 Mutz

    Panzer 58 Mutz

    VIII
    Indien-Panzer

    Indien-Panzer

    VIII
    Panther II

    Panther II

    IX
    E 50

    E 50

    IX
    T 55A

    T 55A

    IX
    Leopard Prototyp A

    Leopard Prototyp A

    X
    E 50 Ausf. M

    E 50 Ausf. M

    X
    Leopard 1

    Leopard 1

Heavy Tanks

    IV
    Pz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f)

    Pz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f)

    IV
    Durchbruchswagen 2

    Durchbruchswagen 2

    V
    VK 30.01 (H)

    VK 30.01 (H)

    VI
    Tiger 131

    Tiger 131

    VI
    VK 36.01 (H)

    VK 36.01 (H)

    VII
    VK 45.03

    VK 45.03

    VII
    Tiger I

    Tiger I

    VII
    Tiger (P)

    Tiger (P)

    VIII
    VK 100.01 (P)

    VK 100.01 (P)

    VIII
    Löwe

    Löwe

    VIII
    Tiger II

    Tiger II

    VIII
    VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A

    VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A

    IX
    E 75

    E 75

    IX
    Mäuschen

    Mäuschen

    IX
    VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B

    VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B

    X
    E 100

    E 100

    X
    Pz.Kpfw. VII

    Pz.Kpfw. VII

    X
    Maus

    Maus

    X
    VK 72.01 (K)

    VK 72.01 (K)

Tank Destroyers

    II
    Panzerjäger I

    Panzerjäger I

    III
    Marder II

    Marder II

    IV
    StuG III Ausf. B

    StuG III Ausf. B

    IV
    Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

    Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

    IV
    Marder 38T

    Marder 38T

    V
    StuG IV

    StuG IV

    V
    Pz.Sfl. IVc

    Pz.Sfl. IVc

    V
    StuG III Ausf. G

    StuG III Ausf. G

    VI
    Dicker Max

    Dicker Max

    VI
    Jagdpanzer IV

    Jagdpanzer IV

    VI
    Nashorn

    Nashorn

    VII
    E 25

    E 25

    VII
    Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger

    Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger

    VII
    Jagdpanther

    Jagdpanther

    VII
    Sturer Emil

    Sturer Emil

    VIII
    Ferdinand

    Ferdinand

    VIII
    Kanonenjagdpanzer

    Kanonenjagdpanzer

    VIII
    Rheinmetall Skorpion G

    Rheinmetall Skorpion G

    VIII
    Jagdpanther II

    Jagdpanther II

    VIII
    8,8 cm Pak 43 Jagdtiger

    8,8 cm Pak 43 Jagdtiger

    VIII
    Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger

    Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger

    IX
    Jagdtiger

    Jagdtiger

    IX
    Waffenträger auf Pz. IV

    Waffenträger auf Pz. IV

    X
    Grille 15

    Grille 15

    X
    Jagdpanzer E 100

    Jagdpanzer E 100

    X
    Waffenträger auf E 100

    Waffenträger auf E 100

Self-Propelled Guns

    II
    G.Pz. Mk. VI (e)

    G.Pz. Mk. VI (e)

    III
    Sturmpanzer I Bison

    Sturmpanzer I Bison

    III
    Wespe

    Wespe

    IV
    Pz.Sfl. IVb

    Pz.Sfl. IVb

    IV
    Sturmpanzer II

    Sturmpanzer II

    V
    Grille

    Grille

    VI
    Hummel

    Hummel

    VII
    G.W. Panther

    G.W. Panther

    VIII
    G.W. Tiger (P)

    G.W. Tiger (P)

    IX
    G.W. Tiger

    G.W. Tiger

    X
    G.W. E 100

    G.W. E 100

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