VK 75.01 (K)

In World of Tanks, there are two lines of German heavy tanks with rear-mounted turrets. One is leading up to the Maus, the other to the Pz.Kpfw. VII. The latter is famed for its thick armour and high overall survivability, as well as good firepower, and so is the VK 75.01 (K).

Gameplay

Like many high-tier German heavy tanks, the VK 75.01 (K) boasts amazing survivability. Frontally, it is protected by thick, angled armour, that deflects most of the shots fired at you. You can increase your effective armour thickness by moving in a zig-zag pattern. Always try to hide the lower frontal armour plate, that one is your main weak spot. Because of the turret at the rear and the strong side armour, side-scraping will seem like a game for kids for you. Overall, this heavy tank is effective both in offence and defence.

Heavy armour means a heavy weight, so you're right to think that this tank won't be moving quickly to its destination. Decide during the countdown where you want to go, and then stick to the flank for the duration of the battle. Also, you're prone to faster vehicles getting to your sides and rear, so keep a little bit of a distance.

Mind that the gun depression angle isn't all that great; stay away from uneven terrain.

As for the gun, it comes with a powerful 12.8 cm boomstick. The damage per shot is currently THE best value of all Tier VIII Premium heavy tanks and is as high as the one top Tier vehicles have. An advantage like this obviously means there are drawbacks you need to pay attention to. That would be the very high reload time – make sure to trade shots, as most opponents could shoot you multiple times while you reload. The accuracy, stabilisation, and aiming time are all sub-par, but you can still work with it. Again: stay close, but not too close, to your targets.

Equipment

Recommended Setup

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

We recommend the Tank Gun Rammer because of the aforementioned low rate of fire. The Vertical Stabilizer and the Enhanced Gun Laying Drive will help you aim faster and hit more reliably, so you see the big numbers pop up more often.

Crew Skills

Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader

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

A normal choice of crew skills. After the essential Repair skill, you definitely want to go for Snap Shot and Smooth Ride to hit your targets more reliably, and Safe Stowage to prevent ammo rack damage. Brothers in Arms is the cherry on top, boosting your combat parameters (similar to the Improved Ventilation).

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 targeted 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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