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Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. K: Shaken, Not Stirred


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Community #1 Posted 14 April 2020 - 06:00 AM

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This German medium tank is a real tank mix and a true collector’s gem.

The full text of the news item

Jin91 #2 Posted 14 April 2020 - 06:18 AM

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I think it's a quite bad tank. Got one for free last fall

wsatnutter #3 Posted 14 April 2020 - 06:32 AM

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I take it out now and again

__Eric__ #4 Posted 14 April 2020 - 06:45 AM

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I got it for free, never played it, probably never will.

shroomerlin #5 Posted 14 April 2020 - 07:20 AM

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View Post__Eric__, on 14 April 2020 - 05:45 AM, said:

I got it for free, never played it, probably never will.

Hehe, scrolling through the WoT garage is like scrolling through a steam account with 500 games in it while thinking: Eeeeh it's not even worth starting one of those games.


Edited by shroomerlin, 14 April 2020 - 07:20 AM.


Unicorn_of_Steel #6 Posted 14 April 2020 - 07:46 AM

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Great looking tank but suffers from subpar gunstats and doesn't have the mobility of the Pz. III it is based on. Give it the Pz. IV 7,5 cm + the Pz. III J's mobility and this would easily be one of my favorite tanks. Btw, if you want that combination then simply grind the Pz. III/IV...but that one doesn't look half as good.

Edited by Unicorn_of_Steel, 14 April 2020 - 07:47 AM.


Morgan_the_Reaper #7 Posted 14 April 2020 - 07:56 AM

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i was mistaken and play it last night thinking that it have special mm ....when the counter start was amazed see me in tier 7 battle on malinovka ...two  things left to do , go to water or try to make something , with no scouts i play it like scout , the result patrol duty award .BUT ITS A REALLY BAD TANK !!! NOT WORTH EVEN A 5 EUROS!!! STAY AWAY !!!

Edited by Morgan_the_Reaper, 14 April 2020 - 07:56 AM.


baratoz1701 #8 Posted 14 April 2020 - 08:16 AM

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avoid at all costs

Nebuched #9 Posted 14 April 2020 - 08:18 AM

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View PostCommunity, on 14 April 2020 - 06:00 AM, said:

This German medium tank is a real tank mix and a true collector’s gem.
<a href="https://worldoftanks.eu/en/news/special-offers/pz-iii-k-offer-apr2020/">The full text of the news item</a>


Which of the bad premium tanks aren't a "collector's gem ?"



StinkyCamper #10 Posted 14 April 2020 - 08:22 AM

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At this point i am not buying anything unless is dropped at least to 60 %. Recession is coming.

falcon_96 #11 Posted 14 April 2020 - 08:31 AM

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Today on offer we have... Masochism on tracks! Enjoy!

Truntea #12 Posted 14 April 2020 - 08:59 AM

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Anyone not owning this one? It was after all practically given out for free to everyone.

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Simona2k #13 Posted 14 April 2020 - 09:08 AM

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nice tank

Cobra6 #14 Posted 14 April 2020 - 09:16 AM

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The title to this article should unfortunately be:

 

Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. K: Terrible, Not Worth It

 

It's simply not a good tank.

 

Cobra 6


Edited by Cobra6, 14 April 2020 - 09:16 AM.


Sixter2000 #15 Posted 14 April 2020 - 09:19 AM

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This tank is a waste of time and/or money. I got it in the Christmas loot boxes and it has nothing going for it. Would have qualified for me if it was historical at least, or even preferential matchmaking, just something.

Gremlin182 #16 Posted 14 April 2020 - 09:20 AM

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got it I think in a loot box don't play it.

went to the wiki pages to check on it.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

Same DPM as Pz4H's 75mm gun. More DPM than hydro and T-25

Good view range(for German med, "average" for tier)

High hp value

Good Camo

Good gun depression

 

Cons:

Very low ammo capacity

Worst Gun handling of all tier 5 mediums, poor accuracy and mediocre penetration

Poor top speed and acceleration, and terrible reverse speed

Poor all-around armor

No preferential matchmaking - sees tier 7

 

a collectors tank is not required to be a Bad tank at least you didn't say it was a Gem :)



Fizzoid #17 Posted 14 April 2020 - 09:21 AM

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Was one of the more common drops in the Xmas loot boxes wasn't it?

PipeHugger #18 Posted 14 April 2020 - 09:27 AM

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Everyone has a tank they like that isn't very good. Do not under any circumstances let it be this one. An affront to the player base, a farcical price and somehow even WG couldn't muster up any enthusiasm to push  this dreadful tank. You will have more fun just clicking crew training on and off several times.

Sael_ #19 Posted 14 April 2020 - 09:45 AM

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View PostGremlin182, on 14 April 2020 - 09:20 AM, said:

got it I think in a loot box don't play it.

went to the wiki pages to check on it.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

Same DPM as Pz4H's 75mm gun. More DPM than hydro and T-25

Good view range(for German med, "average" for tier)

High hp value

Good Camo

Good gun depression

 

Cons:

Very low ammo capacity

Worst Gun handling of all tier 5 mediums, poor accuracy and mediocre penetration

Poor top speed and acceleration, and terrible reverse speed

Poor all-around armor

No preferential matchmaking - sees tier 7

 

a collectors tank is not required to be a Bad tank at least you didn't say it was a Gem :)

 

The crispy looks will make it a gem for collectors. :P For the rest, it is one of those vehicles that has pros and cons and thus a play style of its own - you might not enjoy it, but others might.

Hypothetically speaking, If the mobility were to be buffed, would you reconsider your bad opinion on the tank?

 



Gremlin182 #20 Posted 14 April 2020 - 10:29 AM

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View PostSael_, on 14 April 2020 - 09:45 AM, said:

 

The crispy looks will make it a gem for collectors. :P For the rest, it is one of those vehicles that has pros and cons and thus a play style of its own - you might not enjoy it, but others might.

Hypothetically speaking, If the mobility were to be buffed, would you reconsider your bad opinion on the tank?

 


Drat now I am going to have to play it to form an opinion ;)

Hypothetically yes if a tank were sufficiently mobile then my opinion could change.

Its a command tank variant maybe thats why it is what it is ie not designed for direct combat so smaller engine lower performance less ammo and so on.

Surprised View and Radio range isnt better to improve it in that role.

 

For me the Pz III K along with the Turan III were left in my garage as not worth playing.

PZ IV H gets to play its a derp monster and the V/IV gets let out too.

I might even buy back the Pz III/IV again that was a lot of fun back in the day.

 

I think the balance is off on this tank it needs a little help.






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