Kanonenjagdpanzer 105

The Kanonenjagdpanzer 105 is quite different from the conventional German tank destroyers. Instead of either armour or firepower, it counts on superior camouflage, high mobility, and exceptional accuracy. Read on and find out how to terrorise your opponents with this little sniper!

Gameplay

Normally, we would start a guide by introducing the armour layout. However, the KJP 105 is not about that – in other words, do your best to not get hit at all. After all, it's a sniper tank and needs to be played as such. Let's take a look at its mobility: the acceleration is on par with faster medium tanks, but the top speed is similar to a light tank's. Get to favourable positions quicker, where you might be able to intercept enemy light tanks early in the game.

Of course, this German has a lot of other qualities to offer, for example, an excellent camouflage value, allowing you to stay hidden more efficiently; focus on that with the proper selection of equipment and crew skills. The same goes for the view range, despite the mediocre base value.

Use your good gun depression. Hide large parts of your vehicle behind terrain to reduce the chance of getting hit, should you get spotted.

The pride of this German tank destroyer, however, is its 105 mm gun, which has pretty much everything one could ask for. Let's start with the APCR shells: the KJP 105's standard ammo features both, high penetration power and shell velocity, complimented by the already top-notch accuracy. And, should you face the biggest and thickest threats, a well-aimed HEAT shell will do the trick. Add good damage per shot and reload time, as well as excellent aiming time, and you can rest assured that the gun won't let you down.

In case you have no choice but to engage in close combat, try to trade shots with weaker vehicles and use your better reload time to hit bigger tanks twice for one in return. Make sure you have a rough idea about the characteristics of the enemy you face.

Equipment

Recommended Setup

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

To make your vehicle as efficient as possible, you need to focus on two things:

  • Dishing out damage: Mount a Tank Gun Rammer to reduce the reload time, and consequently increase your potential damage per minute.
  • Stay invisible: While the Binocular Telescope increases your view range significantly, the camouflage net improves your camouflage value. All this helps you to spot and shoot the enemy way before they can detect you in return.

Crew Skills

Commander
Gunner
Driver
Loader

Hover your cursor over the images for more information on each crew skill or perk.

It's important for this tank to be as hard to spot as possible, so the Camouflage skill should be your top priority. The second column of skills improves a variety of aspects of the KJP 105; lower accuracy loss during gun traverse, better driving performance on medium/soft terrain, and a sturdier ammo rack. Brothers in Arms will grant a small but always useful bonus to most parameters of your tank.

Adrenaline Rush

Decreases the gun reload time by 10% if your vehicle's HP drops below 10%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Brothers in Arms / Sisterhood of Steel

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100% for every single crew member.

Band of Brothers

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100% for every single crew member.

Also works if other crew members have Brothers in Arms / Sisterhood of Steel.

Call for Vengeance

Reports the enemy vehicles' location for two more seconds after the destruction of the own vehicle.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Clutch Braking

Increases the traverse speed of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Concealment

Increases the camouflage value of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Controlled Impact

Increases the ramming damage dealt and decreases damage taken by ramming.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Deadeye

Increases the chance of landing a critical hit.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Designated Target

Keeps targetes vehicles visible for two more seconds.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Eagle Eye

Allows you to identify damaged/destroyed modules as well as injured crew members of an enemy vehicle by hovering your mouse over it for several seconds.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Firefighting

Reduces the duration and damage taken by fire.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Intuition

Grants a slight chance of changing the shell type without having to reload again.

Doesn't work with autoloaders. Works also while reloading.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Jack of All Trades

Reduces the performance penalty of wounded crew members.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Mentor

Increases the Crew XP gained for each member apart from the commander.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Off-Road Driving

Increases the mobility on medium and soft terrain.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Preventative Maintenance

Reduces the chance of taking fire.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Recon

Increases the view range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Relaying

Increases the signal range of your allies' vehicles within your signal range.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Repair

Reduces the repair time of destroyed modules.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Safe Stowage

Increases the durability of your vehicle's ammo rack.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Signal Boosting

Increases the signal range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Situational Awareness

Increases the view range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Sixth Sense

Shows a lightbulb three seconds after you've been spotted.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Smooth Ride

Reduces the dispersion penalty while driving.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Snap Shot

Reduces the dispersion penalty of traversing the turret.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Additional Grousers

Increases the mobility on soft and medium terrain.

Binocular Telescope

Increases the view range of your vehicle by 25%.

Your hull must stand still for at least 3 seconds.

Camouflage Net

Increases the camouflage value of your vehicle tremendously.

Your hull must stand still for at least 3 seconds.

Enhanced Gun Laying Drive

Reduces the aiming time of your gun by 10%.

Coated Optics

Increases the view range of your vehicle by 10%.

Tank Gun Rammer

Reduces the reload time of your gun by 10%.

Spall Liner

Decreases damage taken by ramming and high-explosive splash.

Toolbox

Decreases the repair time of destroyed modules.

Cumulative with the Repair skill.

Improved Ventilation

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Vertical Stabilizer

Reduces the dispersion penalties of hull and turret traverse, as well as driving by 20%.

"Wet" Ammo Rack

Increases the module HP of your ammo rack.

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