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Heavy tanks are large and heavy vehicles designed to turn the tide on a battlefield through irresistible force. Thick armor and powerful cannons make each heavy tank a force to be reckoned with.

Generally, heavy tanks are slow, heavy and well armored. Large size and lack of mobility generally prohibit a heavy tank from performing as a scout. Heavy tanks are best utilized spearheading attacks or denying routes to an enemy attack force. Due to the slow speed of heavy tanks, re-positioning quickly is usually not an option and moving to defend a different flank or position can be slow. Heavy tanks are often committed to a route after moving a distance. While a very formidable vehicle, heavy tanks are extremely vulnerable to long-distance snipers and fast vehicles that can outmaneuver their turrets. Therefore, it is essential that a heavy tank should move with support to protect them against multiple, smaller threats. Heavy tanks usually have a slower turret traverse speed than medium tanks. Some heavy tanks, may have very good speed and manoeuvrability, having the capacity of outrun other heavies, tank destroyers and some medium tanks.

This main division can be resumed on "defensive" heavies, an example would be the British Black Prince, and "assault" heavies, an example would be the Soviet IS-3. A nation that maintains distance from this division is the US, their tanks have a tendency to be more general, which means they are capable of facing any situation, but loosing certain specialisation.

Due to their heavy armor, finding weak points and using flanking shots are often needed to penetrate the armor of the heavy tank. Drivers of heavy tanks should learn their own weak points and find ways to protect them.

On the mini-map and as an over-head marker, heavy tanks appear as a red or green rhombus with two black dashes through them at a 45 degree angle.

USSR

    V
    Churchill III

    Churchill III

    V
    KV-220 Beta-Test

    KV-220 Beta-Test

    V
    KV-1

    KV-1

    VI
    KV-1S

    KV-1S

    VI
    KV-2

    KV-2

    VI
    T-150

    T-150

    VII
    IS

    IS

    VII
    KV-3

    KV-3

    VIII
    IS-3

    IS-3

    VIII
    IS-6

    IS-6

    VIII
    IS-6 Fearless

    IS-6 Fearless

    VIII
    KV-5

    KV-5

    VIII
    KV-4

    KV-4

    mark_id

    mark_id

    mark_id

    mark_id

    IX
    IS-8

    IS-8

    IX
    ST-I

    ST-I

    X
    IS-4

    IS-4

    X
    IS-7

    IS-7

Germany

    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
    VK 36.01 (H)

    VK 36.01 (H)

    VII
    Tiger I

    Tiger I

    VII
    Tiger (P)

    Tiger (P)

    VII
    Tankenstein

    Tankenstein

    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
    VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B

    VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B

    X
    E 100

    E 100

    X
    Maus

    Maus

UK

    V
    Churchill I

    Churchill I

    V
    Excelsior

    Excelsior

    VI
    Churchill VII

    Churchill VII

    VI
    TOG II*

    TOG II*

    VII
    Black Prince

    Black Prince

    VIII
    Caernarvon

    Caernarvon

    IX
    Conqueror

    Conqueror

    X
    FV215b

    FV215b

USA

    V
    T14

    T14

    V
    T1 Heavy Tank

    T1 Heavy Tank

    VI
    M6

    M6

    VII
    T29

    T29

    VIII
    T32

    T32

    VIII
    T34

    T34

    VIII
    T34 Independence

    T34 Independence

    IX
    M103

    M103

    X
    T110E5

    T110E5

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