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Spike98 #1 Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:50 PM

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wich tank is better, simply< question, complicated answer, pls halep me i dont know what tank i want :Smile_mellow:

Schultz #2 Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:53 PM

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I would say the Panther, because it has a perfect balance between protection, mobility and firepower.

johncl #3 Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:55 PM

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Panther for me ,,, But a tigerH is not an easy kill when your in a panther you must respect it, a Tiger P is very nice ,!!

tricks #4 Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:57 PM

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panther but best gun is low damage.

paly both (1 after the other and ur gunsa and engines are already unlocked for 2nd line ;-)

BuxnaCira #5 Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:58 PM

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both are good..
if u want to play with heavies then Tiger,and if u want mediums than Panther..
you have to choose :Smile_blinky:

McSam #6 Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:05 PM

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View PostGlassybubbles, on 27 August 2012 - 10:02 PM, said:

Depends on the situation you put it in, if it were in a close map, like himmelsdorf then the Tiger as it has superior armour and has a higher chance of bouncing shots. However, if its in quite an open map like campinkova, the Panther might have the upper hand as its more mobile and has a very good sniping gun.

So in short, Tiger will win in closer circumstances but on the flip the Panther in more open areas.
I've only fought them, and am deciding which one to buy myself - but this makes good sense.

BuxnaCira #7 Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:11 PM

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View PostMcSam, on 27 August 2012 - 10:05 PM, said:

I've only fought them, and am deciding which one to buy myself - but this makes good sense.

personaly,i would go for panther..

Judqment8 #8 Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:14 PM

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I like them both, but Panther is absolutely my favorite along with M5 Stuart.

Jigabachi #9 Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:24 PM

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There are no "better" tanks... :Smile_sceptic:

theghostcat #10 Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:29 PM

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Loved the panther - hated the tiger.

I'm also more of a medium player - and the panther fits that 'catch all' role better.

Aruman #11 Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:52 PM

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what's better? chocolate or vanilla?

panther is a med tank and tiger is a heavy, you can't really compare them, you need to decide what you like more, med tanks or heavy tanks.

loituma #12 Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:19 PM

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Personally I prefer Tiger. Sluggishness and low alpha on a tank as big as the Panther didn't really work for me. Tiger works well in any environment, Panther felt like a handicapped tank in cramped maps.

edit: same as 6060842, I'm usually more of a med player but still enjoying Tiger a lot more than Panther.

Edited by loituma, 27 August 2012 - 11:32 PM.


6060842 #13 Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:28 PM

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I have both, I play both, both have top equipment, Panther crew are on ~245% skills, Tiger on ~190%.
I have some good battles in the Panther but overall I prefer the Tiger. I just have more fun with it :)
I know a lot of people knock the Tiger, and although it's not the sort of tank I usually like to play and the Panther is (fast, quick-firing lights/meds), I still have a lot more fun in the Tiger than I do in the Panther. Weird, huh?

So really, you should try everything - you never know when you'll find a fun one :happy:
If you can't decide which one to try first  - toss a coin.

Edited by 6060842, 27 August 2012 - 11:29 PM.


Icehunter #14 Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

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i agree it depends on your play style.. just choice what works best for you meds or heavys

Universallis #15 Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:51 PM

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i love my tiger p, its really a great tank, im currently grinding a panther and the first 30 battles if i could have shot myself, i would have, hated it sooo much.

but something has suddenly clicked and i quite enjoy playing it, sure the damage on the top gun isnt great but the tank has everything you need to at least have a very good shot at kiling a tiger

Toxus #16 Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:58 PM

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Panther. Definitely.
The panther is a great tank, though it has virtually no armor. Anything can penetrate it. (for example, stock turret has 45mm frontal armor)
But the gun, the last gun is godly. The 75mm is best at everything.
- When you are facing an opponent that is better armored and has more health, you can beat him. Why? Rate of fire. By the time you shot the tiger twice, you have already repositioned. Or you could just stand still and endure the damage, you will still beat a tiger because of your excellent rate of fire and guaranteed penetration.
- Great accuracy, good sniper.
- Decent mobility, although sluggish compared to other mediums.
- Thanks to the low alpha damage, you are not a priority target for high tier heavies, you can hit and run or just snipe from a distance.

I assume you have a VK3601 now and are considering going vor the VK3002DB and then to the panther.
I would suggest you do this and go for the panther, but beware
- Panther II is not the best tank, I don't like it and I sold it. I want it back now I have the Tiger I, though.
- Some people like the 3002DB, I hated it. No armor, no health, not a lot of damage. They say the sloped armor works, but it's just so thin that about any gun can penetrate it. I've never had a bounce on it in the time I grinded the Panther I.
- Tiger II is a very good tank


The thing with the panther II is that it no longer has the superior accuracy the panther did have. Its best gun (same as the Tiger I) has 0.34 if I remember correctly, which is barely enough for sniping. It also faces a lot of tier 10 tanks which it cannot beat in close quarters with the Tiger gun.
Also, the Panther has a lot of health. I'd rather see it with only 1200 health. Why? It doesn't really matter. You may survive for a few more seconds, but in the end it doesn't matter. If you're closed in by the enemy, you're dead. And thanks to the monstrous health, repair costs are massive.

Edited by Toxus, 28 August 2012 - 12:04 AM.


6060842 #17 Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:02 AM

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View PostUniversallis, on 27 August 2012 - 11:51 PM, said:

i love my tiger p, it's really a great tank, I'm currently grinding a panther and the first 30 battles if I could have shot myself, I would have, hated it sooo much.

But something has suddenly clicked and I quite enjoy playing it, sure the damage on the top gun isn't great but the tank has everything you need to at least have a very good shot at killing a tiger

Good to know your thoughts on the Tiger P as I plan to get one soon(ish);  and that's how I felt about the Panther as well :)

Just waiting to research the Ferdi from the TD line as it's gonna take about the same XP to to it that way as to do it from the Tiger. I'm currently halfway through the JagdPzIV. I'll just keep playing the Tiger H crew, skilling away in their Elited tank, for as long as it takes until I move them over into the P.

Toxus #18 Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:07 AM

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Oh, the ferdi used to be a great tank. In beta, his 200mm frontal plate was unbeatable. No need to hide in bushes, just march head first into battle!
The JagdTiger was a bit of a letdown, though, because he has this lower glacis plate which is easier to penetrate...

zomed #19 Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:23 AM

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According to the matchmaker, the Tiger is 1.45* better than the Panther.
See the wiki as source ("All heavy tanks receive 45% extra weight.") and my thread related to this topic.

Berbo #20 Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:30 AM

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Moved to vehicles comparison