- Universal appeal
For the Kpz. 07 P(E), a good position is often a hull-down position. The maximum gun depression is –8°, and 190 mm of nominal armor at the front of the turret translates into much higher values because of its shape. You shouldn’t rely on the turret armor too much, though, as HEAT rounds of top-tier vehicles can still penetrate it. Some opponents may also pinpoint the vulnerable cupola, so don’t forget to wiggle. It's more accurate to say that the protection of this tank comes as a bonus to its mobility, rather than the other way around.
The Kpz. 07 P(E)’s hull protection and base HP pool (2,200) are not as impressive as those of its heavy counterparts from the same nation, which are noticeably less agile than this newcomer. That said, its upper glacis plate is up to 160 mm thick and sloped, which makes it pretty bouncy and means it can be exposed from time to time.
All in all, the Kpz. 07 P(E) is not a full-fledged frontline fighter: though you can sometimes play that role with it, you’ll feel most comfortable as a versatile support vehicle that can snipe if needed. The Kpz. 07 P(E)’s 120-mm gun encourages this: its basic APCR shell travels at 1334 m/s and can penetrate 270 mm of armor, plus the base aiming time is 1.7 seconds and the base accuracy is 0.33. The average alpha damage is 410 points, and the base reloading time is 9.5 seconds. As a good proportion of your shots will score hits (see above), this means that your actual DPM will be pretty high, especially if you boost it with equipment. It’s worth noting the armor penetration of the HE shell (110 mm), which is enough to pierce many opponents from the sides. Finally, the base view range of 410 m is good for a heavy, even a top-tier one.
The Kpz. 07 P(E) is very versatile tactics-wise, offering a lot of choices on every map, and also has a universal appeal. The tanks previously available for crafting in the Assembly Shop are excellent machines too, but they require a special approach. The Kpz. 07 P(E) is interesting to play while also being convenient to handle and forgiving of random impulsive decisions taken in the heat of battle.