Development was started in June 1944 by the Uralmash Design Bureau. The vehicle was based on the T-44 chassis and had a conventional configuration, with the front placement of the fighting compartment. In October, People's Commissariat of the Tank Industry considered the SU-122-44 project. In December the design project was ready. However, the SU-100M-2 with the rear placement of the fighting compartment was preferred. The SU-122-44 is a Tier VII Premium Russian Tank Destroyer. Also known as "Stalin's Hammer" Despite being a premium tank, the SU-122-44 boasts extremely high DPM, has an excellent angled armor for its tier, excellent mobility and speed, and great ammo capacity. The SU-122-44 is also an amazing brawler and can outbrawl almost any tier 7 or lower tank. This tank is extremely fun, and is basically "go big or go home"
Development of the first Soviet post-war medium tank started in 1951. In 1961, the T-62 tank with a smoothbore gun was deployed. At the same time a variant, the T-62A, with a rifled gun was also deployed. In March 1962, mass production of the T-62A was discontinued. The T-62 tank was mass-produced from 1961 through 1975, with a total of twenty thousand vehicles manufactured. Later modifications of the vehicle are still in service.
The undisputed "King" of German tank destroyers before the 7.5 update, and by some still considered to be better than the Jagdpanzer E-100, the Jagdtiger offers thick frontal armor and a selection of two heavy guns capable of dealing massive damage to any target. Due to its high weight, it is slow and unwieldy. The gun mantlet, while thick, shots which hit it still manages to damage the gun. If de-tracked, or attacked from the rear or sides, it will die easily and quickly . Do not approach this tank from the front even if you have a gun with sufficient penetration; it will probably be the last thing you see before becoming a smoking wreck. This tank destroyer is best played with one or two mediums acting in support role, defending its sides and rear. It has large weak spots, as with most German tanks, on the lower glacis plate. There are several places with guaranteed penetration, but those are yours to find. Either way, drive or attack this tank destroyer with caution.
The official designation of the Nashorn ("Rhinoceros") tank destroyer was 8.8 cm PaK 43/1 auf Geschützwagen III/IV (Sf). The vehicle was designated the Hornisse ("Hornet") until 1944. Produced on the same chassis as the Hummel heavy SPG. The vehicle first saw combat on the Eastern Front in the summer of 1943. A total of 494 vehicles were manufactured. The Nashorn is very similar to its predecessor, the Pz.Sfl. IVc. It has good mobility, and a fantastic top gun, however it has very poor armor and is a relatively large target. Therefore, it should be played in the same fashion as the Pz.Sfl. IVc -- staying at the back line in a sniping position and supporting teammates with its superior penetration and accuracy. In the end game, its increased hit points compared to its predecessor can be very useful.
Development of an SPG on the chassis of the Pz.Kpfw. VIB Tiger II started in 1942. The project called for designing a common self-propelled gun carriage for the 17 cm Kanone 72 gun and 21 cm Mörser 18/1 howitzer. The concept of the SPG allowed the use of artillery systems from both the carriage and the ground. Work on building an experimental prototype began in 1945.
The heaviest (although, thanks to the Type 5 Heavy, no longer biggest) tank in World of Tanks, the Maus is certainly a mammoth tank, with the largest health pool of any other vehicle currently in the game. Combining that immense hitpoint count with some of the thickest tank armor around means that if an enemy vehicles gun lacks any significant penetration capability, fighting the Maus will not go well. However, the lack of sloping anywhere on the tank, except for the frontal armor, can allow tank guns with adequate penetration to punch through the sides and rear with relative ease; even more so if the Maus is not angled properly.
In June 1943, the Adlerwerke company received an order for development of the E 100. However, in 1944, heavy tank development was discontinued. By the end of the war, only the chassis was completed, which was later captured by the British Army. The last tank of the Entwicklung series, the E-100 is a fearsome opponent on the battlefield. While it is not a Maus by any stretch of the imagination, this tank does share a similar play-style with it while maintaining a bit more flexibility over it's colossal counterpart. The massive armor of the E-100 is comparable but not identical to that of the Maus.
Designed for sniping, the Löwe is armed with the very accurate 10.5 cm KwK L/70, and is paired with a rather decent hull. The turret however is heavily sloped allowing it to bounce even high tier guns . The performance of this tank is quite good for its tier, provided that it does not engage in close quarter combat, which is almost certain death for this tank. It has poor acceleration, so any reversal in direction will take some time. As a premium tank, it produces a significantly higher credit income than a typical tier 8 tank. The Löwe was added in the 0.6.4. patch, along with the KV-5 heavy tank.
In the summer of 1942, Porsche received an order for a breakthrough vehicle with the most powerful armament and thickest armor possible for such a class. VK 168.01 was a further development of the Mäuschen project. The main difference was in the frontal placement of the turret. Existed only in blueprints.
An experimental German WWII heavy tank developed by Henschel. The vehicle was a further development of the VK 30.01 (H) project and a stage in the design process for the Tiger. A total of eight chassis and one prototype were built in 1942. During the development, various technical solutions were trialed. Some of them later served as a basis for German heavy tank designs during the WWII. The chassis was also used in armored recovery vehicles.