Tank Wars: How to Play the Jagdpanzer IV and M18 Hellcat

Tank Wars: How to Play the Jagdpanzer IV and M18 Hellcat

Commanders!

The


Tank Wars Round 2


. They saw action head-to-head during the Second World War,

but now they are fighting for supremacy on the virtual battlefield.


Learn how to command

these formidable tank destroyers today, and then see you in heated Tank Wars battles! Take a look at our top tips and pointers, then


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How to Play the Jagdpanzer IV



FIREPOWER

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SURVIVABILITY

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MOBILITY

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EQUIPMENT

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CREW

A mighty World War II sharpshooter, a total of 1,699

Firepower

With a 7,5cm L/70 gun mounted, the Jagdpanzer IV is


one of the most accurate and efficient snipers in the game

with 0.33 dispersion at 100 m. This should be your gun of choice as it boasts greater accuracy, penetration, and a


solid 2,131 DPM

compared to the other available gun options. It relishes the chance of taking on same and lower-tier tanks, and it stands a much better chance of penetrating the armor of Tier VII–VIII tanks.

Top tip:

If tracking and striking targets from afar isn’t your thing, creep towards enemies and try to outflank them so that you can use the quick rate of fire in a supportive role. Just be aware that you are also

highly susceptible to being flanked, so always make sure to have your team guarding your back.


Survivability

Originally conceived as a well-armored TD using the Panzer IV chassis, the Jagdpanzer IV is a little nose-heavy given the 80 / 40 / 22 mm armor distribution, but it offers better protection for its crew than the M18 Hellcat. But that advantage is certainly not much to write home about.



The frontal armor will provide reasonable protection


when facing enemies. However, it’s still best to play a somewhat subdued role and back away from early confrontations.

Top tip:

Playing with caution can get a little dull. Don’t be afraid to brawl towards the end of battles if you have a healthy HP pool. The frontal armor and quick-firing gun will see you through to the end of the battle.


Mobility

While it may not match the M18 Hellcat’s impressive mobility, the Jagdpanzer IV is still a fantastic mobile sniper. It embodies the favored hallmarks of a great TD: a solid gun, good speed, and decent maneuverability.

Top tip:

Flank enemies and try to peer at their side and rear armor, make good use of the


40 km/h top speed

and


great camouflage values

, and chip away at enemy HP.

Equipment


Hover your cursor over the images for more information on each piece of equipment.

You can also mount


Improved Aiming

in your first slot to decrease the aiming circle size by between 5-7%.

Crew Skills


Commander


Gunner


Driver


Loader


Concealment

is crucial, while


Repair


is highly recommended for heated battles. You don’t want to be caught in a compromising position with your tracks down. The additional skills improve your gun and general performance in battle.

How to Play the M18 Hellcat



FIREPOWER

|

SURVIVABILITY

|

MOBILITY

|

EQUIPMENT

|

CREW

One of the most iconic vehicles of World War II, the

At the Battle of Arracourt in

September 1944

, a handful of Hellcats pounced on and held back the German 113

th

Panzer brigade. The M18 Hellcat saw action in Korea after the war and remained in service until the 1990s. Now it’s your turn to prove your battlefield skills and command this steely sniper.

Firepower

The M18 Hellcat packs some great striking power, especially with the


90 mm brute gun

. The


1,694 DPM


and standard AP rounds will be effective against most same-tier vehicles. It’s also worth loading up some APCR and HE shells so that you’re ready to (cautiously) hunt higher tiers.

Top tip:

As a feared sniper, you may find yourself on the receiving end of frequent artillery barrages. Make sure to dart away from danger and get yourself behind cover pronto. Otherwise, you risk being destroyed early on before even firing a shot.


Survivability

Sadly, the 12 mm of hull armor and 25 mm of turret armor are about enough to stop shrapnel and not much else. So stay out of sight and range for as long as possible! The


standard view range is 370 m

, but this can also be increased with the right equipment. Meanwhile, the Camouflage Net remains active when turning the turret, so be sure to equip it.

Top tip:

It’s best to stay hidden once you’ve found a vantage point. Play passively at the beginning of the game and simply spot targets for your team. Once things are settled, emerge from cover to finish off enemies towards the end of the battle.


Mobility

The M18 Hellcat’s top trump card is in the rapid acceleration and the ability to outmaneuver enemies when stopping and turning. The


top speed of 72 km/h makes it the fastest TD in the game

and a fantastic cross-country vehicle. You’ll often be able to outsprint and outmaneuver opposing vehicles. The Hellcat’s mobility arguably gives it more protection than its armor as it can flee potentially devastating encounters with ease.

Top tip:

Use the top speed to reach key positions before opponents. Then bide your time before unleashing hell with the powerful gun from a superior vantage point.

Equipment


Hover your cursor over the images for more information on each piece of equipment.

You can also mount


Improved Aiming

in your first slot to decrease the aiming circle size by between 5-7%. Another alternative would be to use


Binocular Telescope

to increase the view range by 25%, which is ideal for more stationary gameplay.

Crew Skills


Commander


Gunner


Driver


Radio Operator


Loader


Concealment

is crucial, while


Repair


is highly recommended for heated battles. You don’t want to be caught in a compromising position with your tracks down. The additional skills improve your gun and general performance in battle.


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