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Poll: best tier 5 tank (164 members have cast votes)

What tier 5 tank is best

  1. M4 Sherman. (18 votes [10.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.98%

  2. M7 (5 votes [3.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.05%

  3. T1 Heavy (6 votes [3.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  4. T-34 (22 votes [13.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.41%

  5. KV (68 votes [41.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.46%

  6. Panzer III/IV (10 votes [6.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.10%

  7. Panzer IV (35 votes [21.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.34%

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pureawesome #1 Posted Aug 14 2011 - 23:08

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Mine is th M4 sherman because the 105mm gun

Landon05 #2 Posted Aug 14 2011 - 23:10

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i love my pz 3/4 because its so fast and mobile. sure the cannon is crap and its armor is crap 2 but it has slope!! so pz 3/4 is mine favorite and most awesome (in my opinion)

tankboy1138 #3 Posted Aug 14 2011 - 23:12

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debatable. Generally, the KV is the best because of the 107mm gun. (It can 1-shot tier 4, stuff, 2-shot 5's, and hurt tanks up into tier 8) However, it's a slug, and the poor turret traverse makes it vulnerable to mediums. The Sherman is probably up there with the 105mm. 2 of those things can do an INSANE amount of damage. (A clanmember and I destroyed a hull-down T-29 with 2 shermans. Alone.)The panzer 4 is also very good because of that long sniper gun. Plus, it has the Dark Helmet turret o' Bounciness. depends on playstyle and situation, but the best overall is probably one of those 3.

Kyoji #4 Posted Aug 14 2011 - 23:15

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KV. Even if another tank is fast or mobile you can hit me 3-4 times. All I need is 1 hit and poof your off to another tank.

Only tanks better than the KV are artillery like the Hummel.

Landon05 #5 Posted Aug 14 2011 - 23:20

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View Posttankboy1138, on Aug 14 2011 - 23:12, said:

debatable. Generally, the KV is the best because of the 107mm gun. (It can 1-shot tier 4, stuff, 2-shot 5's, and hurt tanks up into tier 8) However, it's a slug, and the poor turret traverse makes it vulnerable to mediums. The Sherman is probably up there with the 105mm. 2 of those things can do an INSANE amount of damage. (A clanmember and I destroyed a hull-down T-29 with 2 shermans. Alone.)The panzer 4 is also very good because of that long sniper gun. Plus, it has the Dark Helmet turret o' Bounciness. depends on playstyle and situation, but the best overall is probably one of those 3.
true true, but i eat Kv's for breakfast in my pz 3/4....circle kill them ,(if they have the upgraded turret)

Landon05 #6 Posted Aug 14 2011 - 23:24

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but lets not forget the T-34 with the 57 mm. that thing is awesome

pureawesome #7 Posted Aug 15 2011 - 00:42

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View PostLandon05, on Aug 14 2011 - 23:10, said:

i love my pz 3/4 because its so fast and mobile. sure the cannon is crap and its armor is crap 2 but it has slope!! so pz 3/4 is mine favorite and most awesome (in my opinion)
i want a 3/4 real bad but i hate the panzer 3 a

the_moidart #8 Posted Aug 15 2011 - 01:04

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M4 :Win/loss: 58% Kill/Games ratio: 146/122=119% Survived : 25%
KV: Win/loss: 49% Kill/games ratio: 107/79=135%  Survived : 30%
T-34:Win/loss 52% Kills/games ratio: 80/69=115% Survived  : 14%

The M4 with 105 is fun due to mobility and gun that can harm anything and quickly kill equivalent tanks. It's fragile, but thats the price you pay.

The KV is strong as the kill ratio shows but less fun to play due to its immobility (naturally I used 107).

Mobility really does have a strong factor in winning, since it allows you to flank or react much quicker.

The T-34-57 is good, but since it lacks a howitzer or a good large AP gun, its effectiveness falls short in higher tier games. Yes, you can kill Tigers, but it's not as easy.

Thus my vote is with the M4-105. It's fun AND effective

tankboy1138 #9 Posted Aug 15 2011 - 01:09

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the T-34 with the Zis is good, the problem is it's a bit slow for my tastes. and it's not very effective, unless in a wolfpack. But if you get 3 or so of those things together.... may God have mercy on my enemies... cause I sure won't! :P

TIGER_I #10 Posted Aug 16 2011 - 18:58

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PZ iv is amazing and i loved it. but the KV with 152mm is just unresistable. the kv is amazing u do 2 shots and i get 900exp and alot of creds
i avg. 20k+ profit a battle with it. KV can handle shots before it goes down and u know u can damage anything in the game!!! speed is ok and turret sucks but oh well!

another505 #11 Posted Aug 31 2011 - 04:30

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of course the t34 57  , i took down a full lowe , just cirle it with speed governor(dont use it too much!) add rammer, vent and gun laying drive( the one decrease 10% aiming time) you can kill everything.

its like a machine gun

Spooky2 #12 Posted Sep 03 2011 - 00:36

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My first choice is the Panzer IV.  Mine has a 100% crew with Rammer, Vents, and Binocs.  With a friendly spotter, I've made kills at over 600m.  Without a spotter, 500m is the max visibility limit.  Picking apart enemies before they can see you is fun.

At a close second would be the Sherman with the 105mm.  That's a very fun all around medium to drive.

GoodGameXXX #13 Posted Sep 03 2011 - 05:07

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I think it's situational, mostly what possibilities the map offers (sniping, maneuver, stealth, corridors of death).

KV with 107 being used as a long rang sniper from a point of elevation is very powerful. You can snipe stuff that you'd be scared to be in range of (e.g. Ferdis, Lowes, etc..) as well as one/two shot tier 5 mediums. But boring to have as a platoon-mate.

M4 with 105 does great damage if the terrain lets you play peek-a-boo: shoot, scoot to cover, pop-out somewhere else and shoot again. Best at medium to close range, but only behind other tanks or when you can play peek-a-boo.

Pz3/4: fast like a Pz3 so you can get to spots on the map with only scouts as your competition.  But your gun is mediocre against tier 5 and higher.  In high tier battles, I just play as a low-powered sniper, which is not very effective.  Best bet is to play like a tier 5 scout tank, and kill higher tiered artillery. Overall rating: meh, unless you are a speed junkie.

Pz4: still working on it. I guess with the top gun it's killer.

T1 HT: NOPE. NOT EVEN. Well you might have a little fun platooning with a KV with a 122mm or 152mm, but that's about it.

Ram II: basically a M4 with the Churchill's machine gun. Not sure that it's really better than the M4 / Pz4, but makes good money.

Churchill: only if you get in the battles where you are rate amongst the top 4 tanks. You can machine gun snipe at medium range, have great armor, low profile, but crappy maneuver. And even then a Churchill can only beat another tier 5 heavy with teamwork and a bit of luck.  I have one maxed out with crew and upgrades (Vents, ram loader, and gun laying drive) and it machine guns amazingly but often isn't very effective, even with premium ammo.  Cheap to run; premium ammo is cheap and can be used to kill tier 6 through tier 8 if you can sneak into the rear while they are distracted by your team.  So you can make money if you suicide rush, damage as much as possible, and die within a few minutes. But not fun or fast. And boring as a platoon-mate.

Never played the T-34.


I'd say it's all about the tank that matches your favorite playstyle and learning how to use your favorite playstyle on any map.

tkolter #14 Posted Sep 03 2011 - 17:14

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I'm going to say the Ram-II. Okay its not the best armed but is decently armed for a premium, has nice armor, is pretty fast and agile and with equipment added is a nice medium tank.

I will note the gun ROF is amazingly good and can be even made better - rammer and layer combo.

Plus as a premium its less costly to repair and good at making xp and credits.

Its not a flashy tank and is not overly specialized it can sniper, duke it out in close combat and makes even a fair scout when it happens to be out there fighting anyway.

Dixinormuss #15 Posted Sep 03 2011 - 17:27

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The KV with the 152mm derp gun is the best tier 5 as it wlll kill anything in its class with one shot and can kill tanks several tiers above it also credits are vary good as well as xp due to the over 1100 HE damage the 152 willl dish out. Add in the free ammo and you cant beat this tank  :Smile_great: .

Cenotaph #16 Posted Sep 03 2011 - 17:39

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T-50-2 , or the Chaffee...   :Smile_harp:

rubb3rducky #17 Posted Sep 03 2011 - 21:06

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I found the T-34 a very effective tier 5. However many say the KV is better. I not going to argue because this is all personal presence, but a skilled T-34 driver can under the right circumstances defeat a Kv by its self by abusing the Kvs weaknesses of slow turret rate and weak maneuverability. It also depends on how you play. But the general understanding is the KV is the better tank for the common player.

Spooky2 #18 Posted Sep 04 2011 - 01:20

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The KV has excellent front armor for it's tier, and armed with the 107mm is a solid medium range damage dealer.  The KV's problem is it's the slowest Tier 5 and with the KV-2 turret, the slowest traversing turret in the game.  Panzer IVs can snipe it at long range before the 107mm (medium) or 152mm derp (short) gets into range.  T-34s & Panzer III/IVs can circle strafe it to death in the open.  Also, the KV-2 turret is a huge target that an experienced driver can penetrate frontally with ease.  

I stopped playing my KV due to being so slow and easy to flank along with the easy to penetrate turret.  SU-85, Panzer IV, and the Sherman are more fun for me to play at tier 5.

UrsusMiNor #19 Posted Sep 04 2011 - 18:52

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Its a difficult question. I like the KV, with the long 107mm gun it is a very successfull vehicle, but very slow. I also like the T-34/57, it is great when fighting all tanks till tier 5, but above it becomes difficult with it. The M7 i played also a long time and i enjoyed it.
But my vote goes to the PIII/IV. Its very fast, very agile, has an acceptable gun, its a good allrounder.

Seekster #20 Posted Sep 04 2011 - 23:10

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PZIV all the way.

I havnt played all the tanks on this list but I have played and still have both the KV and the PZIV. I have killed plenty of KV's in my PzIV and I have killed a good number of PzIVs in my KV but I absolutely enjoy the PzIV more. Its the supreme sniper tank imo and it is best played like a tank destroyer.

I don't care what anyone says, stick with the long 75 gun and you WILL enjoy it, provided you like sniping.

On top of that the PzIV is an awesome money maker.