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Poll: WOT Ferdinand (18 members have cast votes)

Do you enjoy playing the Ferdinand?

  1. Yes (15 votes [83.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 83.33%

  2. Absolutely Not (3 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

Once you figured out the playstyle, do you feel its underpowered?

  1. Lagging (6 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Balanced (11 votes [61.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.11%

  3. Unicum (1 vote [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

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ironcladtanker #1 Posted Jun 10 2018 - 23:56


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Had this steel monster for a little bit now.  Historically this vehicle performed terribly...no mobility, constant breakdowns, etc.


Would like to hear some input from the community on this one. Myself, I feel it's lagging with slow manueverability, inadequate angled armor that gets penned, no accuracy.


Feels like:

Pros: Heavy Armor, Half decent gun

Cons: Armor not angled gets penned all the time, gets detected quick, short range gun, tracked all the time.

tod914 #2 Posted Jun 11 2018 - 00:14


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I use to enjoy mine quite a bit.  The new 3 5 7 mm has made a lot of older tier 8s inadequate.  Haven't played it in a while, maybe I'll give it a go as see.  I'm sure with a the right map you can still do "ok" with it.


Just knocked the cob webs out of the barrel.  Got a break with the MM, only seen tier 9.  Tank performed fine.  Gun is quite nice.  Packs a punch.  Mobility is ok.  I have 3 crew skills, so that helps a bit.  Gun traverse could be a bit better.  Aside from that, no complaints with it.

Edited by tod914, Jun 11 2018 - 01:10.

RF_Van #3 Posted Jun 11 2018 - 00:51


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Its got a solid top gun, that's for sure. 490 alpha every 10 seconds and .32 accuracy ain't bad. I saw a fair number of both the Ferdie and the JP II in FL games. However the lack of mobility and the large rectangular shape hampers it quite a bit in tier 9 and 10 pub games.

Viper69 #4 Posted Jun 11 2018 - 02:21


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I remember when I first started playing I dreaded seeing one. 

Firemoth #5 Posted Jun 11 2018 - 02:57


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for me its the best of the 3 tier 8 germans. 


1) 1500 hp. huge HP pool is amazing. you can trade profitably with any other tank you run into.  if people shooting gold, then the armour is worthless anyway and youd rather the extra HP to soak damage

2) 12.8cm. still one of the best tier 8 TD guns you can get. perfect combination of alpha, pen, DPM and gun handling. 

3) adequate armour. tier 8s and under still need to aim at your weakspots which makes them waste valuable time.

4) mobility is adequate. its a 2nd line support, so having enough mobility to stay with the heavies is sufficient. 


JP2 trades 350hp for better mobility, but its armour is completely useless unless hulldown and people dont shoot the 100mm weakspots on your gun mantle. the superstructure also ends up getting buttered by high tiers. its still a good tank though. 


rhmb is paper and the mobility is not good either. it does have a turret and the 15cm though

Springfield_Fats #6 Posted Jun 26 2018 - 03:06


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Saying the Ferdinand historically was crapis a bit disingenuous. It suffered from the same mechanical flaws of the Tiger P but for kills and losses it was hideously effective.


That being said, I've given up on basically all tank destroyers like it. Too much gold being flung around and completely negating the one strength they had.

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