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VK 30.01 (H) as a medium - is it playable?

guest273 guest 273 VK 30.01 (H) VK 30.01 H Tier 5 Medium tank Heavy tank Update 1.9.

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guest273 #1 Posted 09 July 2020 - 04:52 PM

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What actually changed when this tank became a medium? (I mean besides the crew reclassification - where the players should have been compensated for it with at least a crew book.)

Is it better as a medium than it was as a heavy tank? 

Did it gain extra speed / camo / view range or anything?

BravelyRanAway #2 Posted 09 July 2020 - 05:51 PM

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This tank is too weak to be a heavy and too slow to be a medium.....it's like driving through treacle.

It does have two things going for it......a powerful gun with 157mm pen(standard ammo) at T5(the best at T5) and accuracy with a dispersion of 0.32 @ 100m.

Play it second line or as a TD....you will never need or even feel the need to load premium ammo. 

luscious_pixie #3 Posted 09 July 2020 - 06:38 PM

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Well it used to be a medium anyway at tier 6.. think more mobile and generally better VK3601H.

I used to love this tank until it was lowered a tier..


Was quite good as a heavy (more so than I expected), now a little better again since it's class is back to normal.

Edited by moenie, 10 July 2020 - 04:29 AM.

MeetriX #4 Posted 09 July 2020 - 10:20 PM

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It got buffed a bit.

More details in the patch notes.

Snaques #5 Posted 25 October 2020 - 11:21 PM

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Three marked it today and feel like it is one the most underrated tier 5 tanks.


Saying that the gun is good is just an understatement. It is truly amazing and would be good on a tier 7 MT. The handling and pen are something that no other MT at its tier can even dream of. It still does have armor that holds up against lower tiers and gun keeps you relevant against tier 7s.


What comes to the equipment, this one obviously screams Tuuurboo. On top of that I used rammer and binos as the gun handling is already so good. Worked just fine. Even got one game with 3k dmg and 1434 base xp:



EDIT: Forgot to add one rather big downside, which is the engine durability. Don't remember another tank where I would've blown my engine 3 times from 4 shots.

Edited by Snaques, 26 October 2020 - 09:11 AM.

ilmavarvas #6 Posted 04 November 2020 - 12:00 AM


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VK 30.01 H - Germany MT - tier 5, games 3, wr 66.67%, dpg 1368, avg spots 2.33, KPG 3, hit ratio 61%, avg XP 1061, mastery Ace Tanker, WN8 5011... :trollface:


Played all three games to finish grind to tier 6 VK. Went full yolo with turbo + vents + rammer and that sweet derp gun with HE.


Kinda liked it, but the mobility is just so frustrating, especially compared to my loved tier 5 PZ IV H & M4a1 with stock turret + derp. If I want to play with slow derp, I choose the ultimate killer of all tanks, the mighty KV-2.

Edited by ilmavarvas, 04 November 2020 - 12:08 AM.

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