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Commander_Jag #1 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 03:08

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Hey all you tankers, I was just wondering what you guys (and girls) thought the best money making tank out there is. I am not counting premium tanks in this, because premium tanks receive more credits anyway.

Thanks for your opinions and happy hunting all :Smile_honoring:


BCEMonkey #2 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 03:12

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The best non-premium tank I have used so far is the KV. The derp and the 107mm can both make well over 30K credits on a decent game. GL tanking.

AbysmalFate #3 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 03:15

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KV all the way!

HOTA_CHATON #4 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 03:15

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I do real fine with a Tier 5 KV and a Tier 6 KV-3.  Usually take home 10 to 15K with them, when I win.  I rarely see less than 6 or 7K when I am a looser.  I vote
for them but have only begun to play standard American Mediums so I can't speak for any thing else at the moment.

Comrade_Zhukov #5 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 03:18

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Another post for the KV.  It can wreck any other tank of its tier (excluding lights), and gets around 20k on a bad game fully elite.

artillarmech #6 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 03:19

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i like the stug 3, good guns, speed, armor, fits my style and it brings in around 10-20ker battle and the repairs and ammo are cheap

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Check Credits Multiplier on WoTdb. If I remember correctly, M4 Sherman have this value higher than KV, 1.1 versus 0.99.

KV have overwhelming firepower that can make IS-3 cry in corner ( good derp in side can do well over 900 HP damage even after HE "nerf" ) and with firepower comes damage which is awarded by credits. However, after trying M4 recently, I would suggest Sherman as easier to use than KV.



panzerwagoneer #8 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 03:34

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the Panzer 3/4 has one of the best credit factors of all WOT tanks.

Sovek1944 #9 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 03:37

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KV can net me anywhere from 15-25K on a decent game. KV-3s net a little lower on poor games due to the extra 3K in repairs. I did just play a Med TC in that where I single handed killed 3 KVs, (2 shots to kill each with the 122, all 6 side shots), a wounded ARL, a almost dead T1HT, and a KV-1S at about 300 meters. I netted 43K credits after paying for re-arm costs (no one shot me). M41 American SPGs however is where its at. I average about 20K for a decent game, with highest at 40K net gain.

Mind those figures are net, taking out for usual repair costs and ammo replacement and on a premium account

EDIT: Turns out the M-41 has the highest credit multiplier, @1.10. KV is at .99, KV-3 @ .88 Saving grace about the KV-3 is the more HP and armor so it can take a licking while you continue to put holes in your enemy.

Liegor #10 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 03:37

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the t-34 makes a lot of money, and also is a very very cheap tank to repair, which is what its famous for WWII


Edit: i sometimes get annoyed when people down vote others just because they dont like the tank or whatever, what i said is totally true. the t-34 is cheap and very mobile i love that tank, makes good money and others agree.

Thompson153 #11 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 03:51

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PzIV, StuGIII, KV, T-34, and anything with M4 in its name. My personal favorite is the E8, and then I use the StuGIII and PzIV when that's in battle.

TheDawg #12 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 03:57

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KV, yup, unless you wind up at the bottom of a tier IX battle, and you will.
I've made 30K and after a horrible battle, lost a few or made a few. Great tank played smart, it abides

Commander_Jag #13 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 04:28

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Wow....overwhelming response for the KV!!!!!! :D I have not begun to go down the Russian heavy line (too focused on upgrading my E-50 and T-44) but I now think I will have a go at it.
Once again, thanks for all your opinions and happy hunting


hahahagreatname #14 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 05:09

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Good tier 8 medium players with their tanks not including type 59 can make some really nice money

FrostFire626 #15 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 06:27

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My SU-85 with rammer makes consistently more money than my KV. It's gun can defeat anything up to tier 7 (like the KV), but it's fast enough to relocate to superior firing positions at a moments notice (unlike the KV). Both tanks are fragile against the type of tanks that they are matched up against.

Panzer4life #16 Posted Feb 28 2012 - 16:47

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If you're willing to condemn your soul and ruin the game for everyone Tier 6 and below, the KV with either the 152 or the 107 is the way to go.  :lol:

It offers an overwhelming level of firepower. After all, who cares about slow reload time when you can either instantly kill everything in your tier,  or otherwise completely obliterating half of their modules in a single blow with the 152?

Another good option for me was the M41 artillery piece. Always managed to turn a profit with it. And despite what people say about it, the ARL-44 was a good money maker for me.

jdp245 #17 Posted Mar 01 2012 - 00:57

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Definitely the M4 Sherman.  I have a KV and an M4, but I find that I make more credits with the M4 and the 105mm derp.  Reliably $15K+.  It is probably a result of better matchmaking with the M4.  I seem to always get stuck in tier IX hell with my KV, which really sucks if you are sporting the 107mm.  (*Bounce*)  But those rare occasions when I'm at the top of the list with my KV, watch out!

SumiXam #18 Posted Mar 01 2012 - 17:33

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If I'm in need of credits there are two tanks I turn to (one is premium). The KV is my most played tank (and I just got it last month) and regularly pulls in around 30k credits per battle.

compupanda #19 Posted Mar 01 2012 - 21:49

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I totally agree with the KV... specially with the 107mm, the most efficient one in terms of kill ratio. KV-3 is good also...
I had good experience with the T-50 light, and M4 Sherman is looking good also now that´s fully upgraded
Yesterday, i made 33k with my... TETRARCH   http://forum.worldof...mile_amazed.gif, just by passive scouting in a Champion company... and not firing a single shot. :-)

panzerwagoneer #20 Posted Mar 02 2012 - 03:22

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the Panther has been treating me very well recently. The 75mm L100, though I think a stupid compromise to just giving the 75mm L70 its proper pen, is a great weapon for making credits due to its cheap ammo for that tier. Even on a standard account I can make 20K in the Panther as long as I try to avoid taking too much damage, as it has a high repair bill. Most of the tier 7s are pretty decent for making credits because of the fact they all have cheap ammo weapons available to them that can still hurt the higher tiers they typically face. The JP is a favorite of mine because the lower hit points make the repair bills lower then the Tiger, so I can take damage, yet it still gets the Tiger's firepower in the 88mm L71 and its competitive pen.

At tier 7 its all about compromise if you want credits because ammo is the determining factor. The T29 can make good credits with the 90mm but as soon as you switch to the 105mm the ammo really cuts into profits, especially if you need to waste a shell on a 1 percent tank. Repair costs start to be an issue but only when combined with the choice to use those 1k a shell guns. Tier 8 is a different story because at that point your credit factor is too low to be offset by the use of cheap guns. Repair costs are a huge factor because of the fact hit points are used interchangeably with armor to ensure survival. You can still make credits with the Tiger 2 and the 105mm guns but only if you avoid damage and make every shot count. Missed or low damage shots just eat into anything you get out of the battle.