The Jagdtiger (AKA JagdPanzer VI Tiger, Big-Bad-Kaboom thing) is a Tier 9 Heavy Tank Destroyer. It’s the end of the German TD line (until E100 STUG comes out) and is obviously a tank that needs to be taken VERY seriously even from tier 10 tanks.
Previous tank: JagdPanther 2
Stock tank specs:
This is a pretty good vehicle out of the box. Mobility is bad, so is acceleration, but the gun… best Ferdinand gun is more than good enough on your way to the 128L61. When fully upgraded you represent an EXTREME class threat even to monsters such as the Maus and IS-7. It also becomes a valuable asset on the clan wars map. Do note, that even with all upgrades and a premium account, you probably won’t make a lot of money. Its completely possible to just come out even without a premium account.
Price: 3 550 000
-Insane DPM and accuracy
-Good frontal armor
-Hull-down makes it near invulnerable
-Good stock gun
-Weak side armor
-Mobility is nothing to write home about, though acceleration isn’t bad
-Its big… sometimes its actually good (imposing and lessens the enemy tank’s slope) but as a whole it’s a con
1. Warrior 2. Sniper 3. Steel Wall 4. Reaper
4. Radio Operator
That’s a lot of crew members. The good thing is that if they hit 1 loader, you still have 1 left so you have 50% the capabilities (if it was 1, it would be 0%) . As always try to get the crew from your Ferdinand.
I suggest you specialize your crew this way:
I recommend this, because the JT still doesnt have such good camo. Its more of a stand against the enemy and shoot him dead TD. Fires aren't common, but they do happen.
Armor scheme currently in use:
JagdTiger-Standardketten / Max. capacity 77.4 / Turn speed 18 degrees per second
JagdTiger verstarkte Ketten / Max. capacity 79.8 / Turn speed 21 degrees per second
Get the better suspension ASAP! You dont need it to mount everything, but the mobility is worth it.
Maybach HL 210 P 30 - 650 h.p - 20% chance of fire
Maybach HL 230 P 45 - 750 h.p - 20% chance of fire
Maybach HL 234 P 452 - 870 h.p - 20% chance of fire
Now the stock engine is bad. It gives you a power to weight ratio of 8.59. That’s bad and you will feel it. You may be able to mount the best engine if you had a go with the Tiger series (11,5 hp), or at least the 2nd best with Jagdpanther (9,91 hp).
FuG 7 - 470m
FuG 12 - 810m
As always grab the radio last. You probably have it anyway from the Ferdi.
A great starting gun. It can present itself as a big threat for Tier 8/9 tanks, but does have trouble fighting the Tier 10 tanks. Its accurate, fast firing, good damage and great offers overall DPM. Still, the best cannon really is better, so I recommend you get it fast.
This… turns the JT into a machine of epic sniping with brutal power. You can now engage IS-7 without thinking. Its possible to even penetrate IS-4 and US tank’s turrets ( you need a little luck on the penetration roll). Once you load APCR you now have the highest penetration value in the game (on a tank that is).
Proposed upgrade path:
2. Second engine.
3. Best gun.
3. Best engine.
Comparison with its peers
The only fair comparison here would be the JagdTiger vs another tier 9 TD.
JagdTiger vs Object 704
The JagdTiger has much better overall armor. The Object is the first heavily armored soviet TD, but its still less than the JagdTiger. 704 has a gun with a meaner punch, but is less accurate and with less DPM. The Object has better armor at the sides and the mantlet, and is also lower in profile, which is both a blessing and a curse.
Jagdtiger is better hull-down and at longer ranges.
Object is more vulnerable to arty.
Both have insane guns, but Object's gun 1-shots things better.
Jagdtiger better fights medium tanks and supports heavies such as the Maus thanks to the great RoF
JagdTiger vs T95
The T95 has a little less health and is much slower. Its RoF is even slower than the Object 704 making it incredibly easy to kill by medium tanks (JT can atleast put up a fight). Its low height makes it hard to hit by other tanks, but doesn't allow it a lot of room for hull-down, unlike JT (though a T30 can be used with a T95 for great effect).Its also very wide, cant maneuver and arty loves it, but its frontal armor is insane...
T95 can be used together with a Jtiger and a T30 to create a steel wall with guns
T95 is slow... slowest tank in the game
T95 has better armor
Jtiger has better mobility and a faster and more accurate gun
Historical JagdTiger in battle
It is unbeatable at long range. Almost no historical tanks can keep up with the insane armor.Its gun (128 L55) 1-shots most historical tanks and kills even the mighty IS tanks. Thank god its slower in historical battles... you can try and flank it. I am emphasizing on the "try" part.
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