Jump to content


Is VK4503 a good tier 7 moneymaker, is it still worth it?


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

DorsVenabiIi #1 Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 26034 battles
  • 1,101
  • [BIBLE] BIBLE
  • Member since:
    03-31-2015
As the topic reads I'm searching for a good tier 7 moneymaker to avoid tier 8 battles. Some things i wonder though, is tier 7 mm still as good as before and is this tank a decent tier 7?

lord_chipmonk #2 Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

    Field Marshal

  • Player
  • 34523 battles
  • 10,259
  • [-HOW-] -HOW-
  • Member since:
    12-23-2012
Yes, this tank is still decent. MM has been alright to be lately. 

qpranger #3 Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:56 PM

    Major General

  • Player
  • 33848 battles
  • 5,061
  • [T-D-U] T-D-U
  • Member since:
    12-25-2013
I like it. But please don't let this discourage you from buying it.

TheEastlander #4 Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:56 PM

    Private

  • Player
  • 959 battles
  • 17
  • [CC1] CC1
  • Member since:
    04-26-2017
80% from your battles will see T8 & T9. Maybe is better to keep your gold for Lowe instead.

LordSkyFury #5 Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:05 PM

    Lance-corporal

  • Player
  • 12019 battles
  • 53
  • [SIFA] SIFA
  • Member since:
    03-30-2014
Panther/M10 is excelent.

Zodiac1960s #6 Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:06 PM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 39282 battles
  • 944
  • Member since:
    03-27-2011
Mine tend to get penetrated by everything it sees.  It should not, but it does. Then again, I love German tanks but sadly I suck at playing them.

lord_chipmonk #7 Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:08 PM

    Field Marshal

  • Player
  • 34523 battles
  • 10,259
  • [-HOW-] -HOW-
  • Member since:
    12-23-2012
Yeah, don't expect much from the armour. 

Zodiac1960s #8 Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:17 PM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 39282 battles
  • 944
  • Member since:
    03-27-2011

View Postlord_chipmonk, on 26 August 2017 - 05:08 PM, said:

Yeah, don't expect much from the armour. 

the size of this machine makes it even harder to keep alive.  I try to play mine as a 'medium' and use the hp pool well,  but I just fail in this thing.  



Aikl #9 Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:21 PM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 26096 battles
  • 4,349
  • [-MM] -MM
  • Member since:
    04-13-2011

View PostBlind_Hate, on 26 August 2017 - 05:06 PM, said:

Mine tend to get penetrated by everything it sees. It should not, but it does. Then again, I love German tanks but sadly I suck at playing them.

 

It has less armor than a Tiger 2... with the stock turret. It's pretty obvious that it won't bounce much unless people aim for the lower plate (it's the strongest part, more or less) or you sidescrape (which works if they don't shoot anywhere on the turret).

 

Still a nice tank imo.


Edited by Aikl, 26 August 2017 - 06:28 PM.


DorsVenabiIi #10 Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:22 PM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 26034 battles
  • 1,101
  • [BIBLE] BIBLE
  • Member since:
    03-31-2015

View PostLordSkyFury, on 26 August 2017 - 06:05 PM, said:

Panther/M10 is excelent.

 

does it get pref MM, and isn't the 150mm pen kinda bad for a moneymaker?

Comrade_Renamon #11 Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:26 PM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 9910 battles
  • 859
  • Member since:
    09-27-2011

In my opinion yes to both, but I always liked T7 even before the MM change. The gun overall is good, armour can bounce once in a while, bit sluggish though.



Aikl #12 Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:55 PM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 26096 battles
  • 4,349
  • [-MM] -MM
  • Member since:
    04-13-2011

View PostDorsVenabiIi, on 26 August 2017 - 05:22 PM, said:

 

does it get pref MM, and isn't the 150mm pen kinda bad for a moneymaker?

 

Yes, pref. MM. Kinda bad, sure, but cheap ammo, high DPM and very nice gun handling does really help. Beats a Comet (equipped with a vert. stab) overall.
Doesn't make a ton of credits, but it's quite decent to actually play it - unlike many T8 mediums for instance. Most T8 mediums have trouble against (many) T8 heavies frontally. The difference is that the T8s will be in T10 games ad nauseaeum. The Panther/M10 won't.

 

A Strv. S1 might be better overall at farming any and all tanks it sees, but unless you really enjoy that gameplay...



lord_chipmonk #13 Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:28 PM

    Field Marshal

  • Player
  • 34523 battles
  • 10,259
  • [-HOW-] -HOW-
  • Member since:
    12-23-2012

View PostBlind_Hate, on 26 August 2017 - 06:17 PM, said:

the size of this machine makes it even harder to keep alive.  I try to play mine as a 'medium' and use the hp pool well,  but I just fail in this thing.  

 

Same, and I have success in it. Just takes some getting used to. 

 

View PostDorsVenabiIi, on 26 August 2017 - 06:22 PM, said:

does it get pref MM, and isn't the 150mm pen kinda bad for a moneymaker?

 

Yes, and while 150 pen isn't great it usually is enough to get the job done. Bear in mind, many of the tier 7 meds get the same pen and still see tier 9s. 



Karasu_Hidesuke #14 Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:53 PM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 16175 battles
  • 4,021
  • [I-S-L] I-S-L
  • Member since:
    12-03-2013
VK 45.03 does not get pref MM.

Zodiac1960s #15 Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 39282 battles
  • 944
  • Member since:
    03-27-2011

View Postlord_chipmonk, on 26 August 2017 - 07:28 PM, said:

 

Same, and I have success in it. Just takes some getting used to. 

 

 

Yes, and while 150 pen isn't great it usually is enough to get the job done. Bear in mind, many of the tier 7 meds get the same pen and still see tier 9s. 

150 pen? It has 203 penetration on its regular shells.  The gun is great,  but that's about it in my opinion. 



LordSkyFury #16 Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:27 PM

    Lance-corporal

  • Player
  • 12019 battles
  • 53
  • [SIFA] SIFA
  • Member since:
    03-30-2014

View PostBlind_Hate, on 26 August 2017 - 09:04 PM, said:

150 pen? It has 203 penetration on its regular shells.  The gun is great,  but that's about it in my opinion. 

 

Panther/M10 has 150mm pen.

Staalkugler #17 Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:01 PM

    Sergeant

  • Player
  • 17584 battles
  • 220
  • [S-O-O] S-O-O
  • Member since:
    07-21-2011

View PostBlind_Hate, on 26 August 2017 - 08:04 PM, said:

150 pen? It has 203 penetration on its regular shells.  The gun is great,  but that's about it in my opinion. 

 

True. So Imagine my surprise 2 hours ago when i played the vk 45.03 and was unable to pen a pudel, a kv2 and a T34-85 m all at close range inside one of the Pilsen buildings...

 

203 pen on standard ammo is not good enough when you fight Tier 6 tanks! Pls buff...



Zodiac1960s #18 Posted 26 August 2017 - 11:37 PM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 39282 battles
  • 944
  • Member since:
    03-27-2011

View PostStaalkugler, on 26 August 2017 - 09:01 PM, said:

 

True. So Imagine my surprise 2 hours ago when i played the vk 45.03 and was unable to pen a pudel, a kv2 and a T34-85 m all at close range inside one of the Pilsen buildings...

 

203 pen on standard ammo is not good enough when you fight Tier 6 tanks! Pls buff...

Reminds me of all the times I have hit the amx light series and bounced, with 258+ penetration.  Often in the side too. For some reason this tends to happen when I drive my Type 61.



lord_chipmonk #19 Posted 27 August 2017 - 01:13 AM

    Field Marshal

  • Player
  • 34523 battles
  • 10,259
  • [-HOW-] -HOW-
  • Member since:
    12-23-2012

View PostBlind_Hate, on 26 August 2017 - 09:04 PM, said:

150 pen? It has 203 penetration on its regular shells.  The gun is great,  but that's about it in my opinion. 

 

I was referring to the Panther/M10. The VK's gun is very nice though. 

Zodiac1960s #20 Posted 27 August 2017 - 01:24 AM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 39282 battles
  • 944
  • Member since:
    03-27-2011

View Postlord_chipmonk, on 27 August 2017 - 12:13 AM, said:

 

I was referring to the Panther/M10. The VK's gun is very nice though. 

I thought I might have missed something.  Now I see what.  Cheers! 






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users