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Aschenblume #1 Posted 05 April 2015 - 11:42 PM

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Aschenblume's Guide for the Jagdtiger

Hello once again! Aschen here with my favorite Tank Destroyer in the game and in my opinion the BEST tank destroyer in the game. The Jagdtiger in a nutshell is a heavily armored-hardhitting-monster, with little regard of mercy for it's enemies... It just wants to devour everything in sight.

 

As always lets start with a little History:

 

Jagdtiger ("Hunting Tiger") is the common name of a German heavy tank destroyer of World War II. The official German designation was Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B as it was based on a lengthened Tiger II chassis. The ordnance inventory designation was Sd. Kfz. 186. The Jagdtiger was the heaviest armored fighting vehicleused operationally during World War II and is the heaviest tank ever to achieve series production. The vehicle carried a 128 mm PaK 44 L/55 main gun, capable of out-ranging and defeating any fielded Allied tank. It saw service in small numbers from late 1944 to the end of the war on both the Western and Eastern Front. Tiger ace Otto Carius commanded a company of Jagdtigers. His post-war memoir provides a rare combat history of the Jagdtigers that were under his command. Although 150 were ordered, only between 77 and 88 were produced. Due to an excessive weight the Jagdtiger was continuously plagued with mechanical problems. Today, three Jagdtigers survive in museums.

 

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In Game Statistics : 

 

Main Characteristics

Tier IX
 
Hit Points 1,800 HP
 
Weight/Load Limit 74.55 / 75.0 t
 
Price 3,450,000
 
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Radio Operator
  3. Driver
  4. Gunner
  5. Loader
  6. Loader
 
Mobility
 
Engine Power 650 h.p.
 
Speed Limit 38 km/h
 
Traverse Speed 24 deg/sec
 
Turret Traverse Speed 26 deg/sec
 
Armor
 
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 250
  • sides 80
  • rear 80
 
Armament
 
Gun 12,8 cm Pak 44 L/55
 
Ammunition 40 pcs
 
Damage 368-613 HP
 
Armor Penetration 185-308 mm
 
Rate of Fire 5.5 rounds/min
 
View Range 390 m
 
Signal Range 310 m
Configuration
 

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Tier Gun Damage 
(НР)
Penetration 
(mm)
Rate of Fire 
(rounds/min)
Price 
(credits)
 
X 12,8 cm Pak L/66 560/560/700 276/352/65 5.26 339,000
 
X 12,8 cm Pak 44 L/55 490/490/630 246/311/65 5.5 310,000
 
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power 
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire 
(%)
Price 
(credits)
 
VII Maybach HL 210 TRM P30 650 20 35,500
 
VIII Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 700 20 54,000
 
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit 
(t)
Traverse Speed 
(deg/sec)
Price 
(credits)
 
VIII Jagdtiger 75.0 24 28,100
 
IX Jagdtiger verstärkteketten 79.0 26 62,000
 
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range 
(m)
Price 
(credits)
 
III FuG 5 310 630
 
VI FuG 7 415 8,160
 
IX FuG 12 710 43,200

 

Source : World Of Tanks - Tankopedia

(All underlined modules are equipped on the final package)


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So one thing I'd like to get out of the way is that this is a frontline tank destroyer. It's armor and great gun is what makes this thing so fearsome. When a Jagdtiger looks at you expect to lose a large chunk of your health. Average damage might say 560 but I would place it around ~600. The 276/352/65 millimeters of penetration on the 12,8 cm (128mm) Pak L/66 cuts through armor like a hot knife through butter. Typically if you aim at a relative weakspot feel free to fire and let the Pak L/66 run its course. The other main points of the 128mm is the excellent rate of fire, aim time (2.3sec), and accuracy (.33 m/100m)

 

Why Is the 128mm Pak L/66 better than most other cannons like the common 155/152mm people are fond of?

Because they are slow reloading. For every 155/152mm shell loaded the Jagdtiger has already put 2 shells into you and the third is being loaded while you're busy aiming for a weakspot.

 

Despite its heavy weight of 71.1 tons (158,000lbs) it can actually move pretty quick with a speed limit of 38 Km/h.

(Slowest being the T95 at 13 Km/h)

It is one of the slower turning tank destroyers around with 26 degrees a sec on the Jagdtiger verstärteketten suspension. 

 

WARNING : This does not mean you are safe from being circled and out maneuvered by medium tanks IT WILL HAPPEN!

 

HOW DO I STAY SAFE FROM BEING CIRCLED AND BEING MADE A FOOL OUT OF?

 

Easy! When being circled STAY CALM! If you freak out you wont be thinking clearly and it will only make things worse. Find a good hard piece of cover (rock, building, edge of the map, etc.) and park your @ss up against it. That way they won't be able to circle you without getting wedge in between you and a hard place. Then watch and laugh as the medium tries to survive against the menace that is the Jagdtiger.

 

So Far the Tanks sounds Great but how about the cons?

 

 Well, the Jagdtiger is a very large machine and is a pretty little piece of target practice for artillery. It also doesn't have a turret and is not very mobile when turning. Since the Jagdtiger is so large DO NOT rely on camo because it is almost pointless.


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Other Player's Opinions : 

 

Performance

The JT is a one-dimensional tank that uses several facets in pursuit of that. The first and foremost focus of the JT player is one thing: damage. The JT cannot scout and cannot flank other tanks; it's role isn't distraction or spotting or indeed even suppression. It's role is to simply hammer away at the foes' hitpoints, one 128mm shell at a time. Compared to many TDs at these tiers, the JT seems to be a less damaging tank, what with its 490 (later 560) damage-per-shot rating, when many other tier IX (and especially tier X) TDs are doing 750 or more.

However, it is easy to forget that for all the awesome power the 150mm+ class guns have, there is a cost to such damage: long reload cycles. So long, it should be noted, that most large guns don't have any real suppressive power: they take a shot and, regardless of results they are open and vulnerable for enough time for a medium or a group of tanks to push up and ruin their position without any recourse. The JT on the other hand excels at punishing a foe when they make the attempt to push forward. With the shorter reload of the 128mm gun the JT is capable of running sustained fire on targets in the open, and doing so allows it to rake in more damage overall than the single-shot cannons.

There are some drawbacks to the JT though: the mobility and lack of effective armor. Oh, and it has no camo, don't ever think to rely on it. It should be said that the 250mm casemate plate, mantlet, and 8 degrees of gun depression does make the JT quite good when hulldown. However, when attempting to relocate to a location, or in the open without cover, the JT is without question vulnerable. If flanked, the large profile makes it easy to hit. The armor outside of the casemate front doesn't amount to more than 210mm effective, which is less than almost any tier 9 or 10 tank can do anyways. The best way to use the JT is to abuse situational awareness: pay attention to what everyone in front of you is focused on, make sure that you're not the focus of their attention, and then use that time gap to move from cover to cover. Outside of some hills and small rocks, the JT isn't a terribly good tank for abusing cover, but it still can hope to do more damage than it takes even if it gets caught in the open 1-on-1 with its damage-per-minute. The most effective JT either is in the second line sniping what forward spotters see, or immediately in front of an opponent facehugged and overmatching his damage output. The tank is most comfortable at long or zero range; its weaknesses are more apparent in the midrange game where its weakspots are large enough to be targeted accurately and where its often easy to be targeted by more than one enemy at once.

 

Source : wiki.wargaming.net

 

Equipment Loadout :

Large-caliber Gun rammer

         -Makes the reload better

Improved ventilation 

         -helps the tank's crew perform smoother

Gun laying drive

         -makes the 360 trickshot MLG pro quikscopez easier

 

How I Like to Play : 

 

I find this tank to be an amazing support/assault tank. It can move to the front line kill the enemy one at a time. Only stopping to aim and fire. This tank is perfect for going hull down but be aware cause the superstructure will not hold up against gold or premium ammunition. As for you don't worry about running out of ammo unless it's a mega carry, 40 rounds of Death are loaded into the tank. Feel free to carry some premium it couldn't hurt just don't spam like a nub.

 

One little MLG ProYO tip : 

 

What I like to do right after I fire is angle the tank, just a bit. It makes my armor more effective and enemies who were aiming at my lower plate might miss and hit my tracks.

 

*DONT WORRY ABOUT THE STOCK GRIND AS IT'S ONE OF THE EASIEST IN THE GAME

 

Ok I Hope this has been helpful for new Jagdtiger drivers. Any questions feel free to ask and be sure to tell me what you guys want the next tank guide to be.

 

Good Luck Tankers


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Sometimes I found myself getting too aggressive and relying on my armor too much, id usually go back to the garage early. Its well armored, but its not an E-100. Just hanging back a bit to either snipe or be behind the heavies in urban areas really helped me do better. Twas a good grind, now I have to train a new crew though.

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View Postl PanzerFaust l, on 05 April 2015 - 03:47 PM, said:

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Performance

The JT is a one-dimensional tank that uses several facets in pursuit of that. The first and foremost focus of the JT player is one thing: damage. The JT cannot scout and cannot flank other tanks; it's role isn't distraction or spotting or indeed even suppression. It's role is to simply hammer away at the foes' hitpoints, one 128mm shell at a time. Compared to many TDs at these tiers, the JT seems to be a less damaging tank, what with its 490 (later 560) damage-per-shot rating, when many other tier IX (and especially tier X) TDs are doing 750 or more.

However, it is easy to forget that for all the awesome power the 150mm+ class guns have, there is a cost to such damage: long reload cycles. So long, it should be noted, that most large guns don't have any real suppressive power: they take a shot and, regardless of results they are open and vulnerable for enough time for a medium or a group of tanks to push up and ruin their position without any recourse. The JT on the other hand excels at punishing a foe when they make the attempt to push forward. With the shorter reload of the 128mm gun the JT is capable of running sustained fire on targets in the open, and doing so allows it to rake in more damage overall than the single-shot cannons.

There are some drawbacks to the JT though: the mobility and lack of effective armor. Oh, and it has no camo, don't ever think to rely on it. It should be said that the 250mm casemate plate, mantlet, and 8 degrees of gun depression does make the JT quite good when hulldown. However, when attempting to relocate to a location, or in the open without cover, the JT is without question vulnerable. If flanked, the large profile makes it easy to hit. The armor outside of the casemate front doesn't amount to more than 210mm effective, which is less than almost any tier 9 or 10 tank can do anyways. The best way to use the JT is to abuse situational awareness: pay attention to what everyone in front of you is focused on, make sure that you're not the focus of their attention, and then use that time gap to move from cover to cover. Outside of some hills and small rocks, the JT isn't a terribly good tank for abusing cover, but it still can hope to do more damage than it takes even if it gets caught in the open 1-on-1 with its damage-per-minute. The most effective JT either is in the second line sniping what forward spotters see, or immediately in front of an opponent facehugged and overmatching his damage output. The tank is most comfortable at long or zero range; its weaknesses are more apparent in the midrange game where its weakspots are large enough to be targeted accurately and where its often easy to be targeted by more than one enemy at once.

 

Source : wiki.wargaming.net

 

Equipment Loadout :

Large-caliber Gun rammer

         -Makes the reload better

Improved ventilation 

         -helps the tank's crew perform smoother

Gun laying drive

         -makes the 360 trickshot MLG pro quikscopez easier

 

How I Like to Play : 

 

I find this tank to be an amazing support/assault tank. It can move to the front line kill the enemy one at a time. Only stopping to aim and fire. This tank is perfect for going hull down but be aware cause the superstructure will not hold up against gold or premium ammunition. As for you don't worry about running out of ammo unless it's a mega carry, 40 rounds of Death are loaded into the tank. Feel free to carry some premium it couldn't hurt just don't spam like a nub.

 

One little MLG ProYO tip : 

 

What I like to do right after I fire is angle the tank, just a bit. It makes my armor more effective and enemies who were aiming at my lower plate might miss and hit my tracks.

 

*DONT WORRY ABOUT THE STOCK GRIND AS IT'S ONE OF THE EASIEST IN THE GAME

 

Ok I Hope this has been helpful for new Jagdtiger drivers. Any questions feel free to ask and be sure to tell me what you guys want the next tank guide to be.

 

Good Luck Tankers

 

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View Postl PanzerFaust l, on 05 April 2015 - 03:47 PM, said:

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Performance

The JT is a one-dimensional tank that uses several facets in pursuit of that. The first and foremost focus of the JT player is one thing: damage. The JT cannot scout and cannot flank other tanks; it's role isn't distraction or spotting or indeed even suppression. It's role is to simply hammer away at the foes' hitpoints, one 128mm shell at a time. Compared to many TDs at these tiers, the JT seems to be a less damaging tank, what with its 490 (later 560) damage-per-shot rating, when many other tier IX (and especially tier X) TDs are doing 750 or more.

However, it is easy to forget that for all the awesome power the 150mm+ class guns have, there is a cost to such damage: long reload cycles. So long, it should be noted, that most large guns don't have any real suppressive power: they take a shot and, regardless of results they are open and vulnerable for enough time for a medium or a group of tanks to push up and ruin their position without any recourse. The JT on the other hand excels at punishing a foe when they make the attempt to push forward. With the shorter reload of the 128mm gun the JT is capable of running sustained fire on targets in the open, and doing so allows it to rake in more damage overall than the single-shot cannons.

There are some drawbacks to the JT though: the mobility and lack of effective armor. Oh, and it has no camo, don't ever think to rely on it. It should be said that the 250mm casemate plate, mantlet, and 8 degrees of gun depression does make the JT quite good when hulldown. However, when attempting to relocate to a location, or in the open without cover, the JT is without question vulnerable. If flanked, the large profile makes it easy to hit. The armor outside of the casemate front doesn't amount to more than 210mm effective, which is less than almost any tier 9 or 10 tank can do anyways. The best way to use the JT is to abuse situational awareness: pay attention to what everyone in front of you is focused on, make sure that you're not the focus of their attention, and then use that time gap to move from cover to cover. Outside of some hills and small rocks, the JT isn't a terribly good tank for abusing cover, but it still can hope to do more damage than it takes even if it gets caught in the open 1-on-1 with its damage-per-minute. The most effective JT either is in the second line sniping what forward spotters see, or immediately in front of an opponent facehugged and overmatching his damage output. The tank is most comfortable at long or zero range; its weaknesses are more apparent in the midrange game where its weakspots are large enough to be targeted accurately and where its often easy to be targeted by more than one enemy at once.

 

Source : wiki.wargaming.net

 

Equipment Loadout :

Large-caliber Gun rammer

         -Makes the reload better

Improved ventilation 

         -helps the tank's crew perform smoother

Gun laying drive

         -makes the 360 trickshot MLG pro quikscopez easier

 

How I Like to Play : 

 

I find this tank to be an amazing support/assault tank. It can move to the front line kill the enemy one at a time. Only stopping to aim and fire. This tank is perfect for going hull down but be aware cause the superstructure will not hold up against gold or premium ammunition. As for you don't worry about running out of ammo unless it's a mega carry, 40 rounds of Death are loaded into the tank. Feel free to carry some premium it couldn't hurt just don't spam like a nub.

 

One little MLG ProYO tip : 

 

What I like to do right after I fire is angle the tank, just a bit. It makes my armor more effective and enemies who were aiming at my lower plate might miss and hit my tracks.

 

*DONT WORRY ABOUT THE STOCK GRIND AS IT'S ONE OF THE EASIEST IN THE GAME

 

Ok I Hope this has been helpful for new Jagdtiger drivers. Any questions feel free to ask and be sure to tell me what you guys want the next tank guide to be.

 

Good Luck Tankers

 

Thanks for the tips sir. I will use them to hopefully improve my game.

 



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I 100% recommend Rammer/Vents/Binocs because vision and you've got decent gun handling to begin with.

 

Should be mentioned that you have a ton of gun depression and incentive to hide your lower plate. Hull down like a monster, dig in and watch the flank you're holding down turn into a hellstorm of death in front of you.



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The JagdTiger instantly became my favorite tank. In a tier IX lobby it is an absolute monster, and even tier X vehicles give it plenty of respect. 

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My tips are to put Cross Country Driving and Clutch Braking on the crew. It makes the beast much more nimble, especially in a tight spot when you're getting flanked.

 

Safe Stowage is also a must as it has the side profile of a large house and you will get ammo racked easy.



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I personally prefer GLD/Rammer/Coated Optics. I find myself to be a much more aggressive players with the Jtiger than some. Binocs never kick in for me most of the time. I will push up and when I see a bunch of trouble, find the closest dead tank/slightest hill and hull this thing down. I took out an E3 last night in this thing while hulled down. He was shooting the other tanks next to me that weren't and he paid for it. Loaded a premium and went through his lower at about 150m away. Someone else hit him as well and after bouncing my next shot I said screw it and took the last 140hp out with an HE round to the left of his gun in a semi-flat area. This tank is a lot more versatile than people give it credit for. It can perform at any range for me, from face hugging to sitting behind a knoll hulled down sniping 450m away. Absolute beast of a tank. I agree though, after I shoot, I angle slightly sometimes, but that can also get you penned through the gun mantle's side doing that. 

 

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Loving mine best tier nine td 

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I like to use it as an assault/sniper. Moving alongside the heavies picking spots for cover just long enough to aim and fire off 2-3 rounds then relocate to a new cover. I've found this to be my most affective support strategy. I've tried to stay with the heavies right on the front line, but only to find myself in the garage early. Trying to stay out of sight and using the terrain to your advantage allows this TD to be a real threat sniping the enemy from the flank.

 

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Didn't like it quite as much as the JPII but liked it a whole lot more than the Jageroo. I was glad to get rid of it, although in my last game I somehow managed to get ten kills.

 

That top gun with a rammer, man alive. So much pen and hurt.



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Just so you can see what's possible with this monster. Last tank standing and I finished by taking down a T-95 from the front. Safe Stowage saved me on this one.

 



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Great review, this tank has to be my second favorite right behind the jagdpanther. 

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Its average damage IS 560. ;)

ADAMESCU #18 Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:26 PM

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I love my jagdtiger took me a while to master it but once i did It was amazing

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Nice guide, very helpful to me...I got this beast about a few days ago and have been really enjoying the cannon on it. It can really scare the OPFOR if used correctly.

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Saw the real thing last week at Bovington, it's a fantastic sight to see !





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