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How To Play VK 45.03

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Today we are taking a closer look at the latest debutant to grace the battlefields of World of Tanks - the VK 45.03. This Tier VII German heavy has amazing aiming time and accuracy (even when on the move).

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General8,8 CM KW.K. 43 L/71
  • Structure: 1,400 HP
  • Armour:
    • Front: 100 mm
    • Side: 80 mm
    • Rear: 80 mm
  • Turret armour:
    • Front: 100 mm
    • Side: 80 mm
    • Rear: 80 mm
  • Weight/Max. Weight: 65.7 t/ 69.7 t
  • Engine power: 700 hp
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 10.65 hp/t
  • Fire chance: 20 %
  • Top speed: 38 km/h
  • Hull traverse speed: 28°/sec
  • View range: 380 m
  • Radio range: 620 m
  • Rate of fire: 7.14 shots/min
  • Penetration/Damage:
    • AP: 203 mm /240 HP
    • APCR: 237 mm /240 HP
    • HE: 44 mm /295 HP
  • Shell cost:
    • AP: 252
    • APCR: 11or 4,400
    • HE: 252
  • Accuracy: 0.33 m (per 100 m)
  • Aim time: 2.2 seconds
  • Total amount of shells: 72
  • Turret traverse speed: 22°/sec
  • Gun depression: -8°
  • Gun elevation: 14°


What equipment, consumables, and crew skills should you use?

The recommendations below are only suggestions - feel free to experiment on your own and choose what works best for you.






Crew Skills and Perks
Radio Operator


Details and Gameplay

  • As mentioned before, it has a gun with amazing accuracy (0.33), but with trained crew that can be reduced by 0.03 as well
  • The tank has pretty good mobility which means you can be the first tank on the scene to engage the enemy
  • The biggest talking point and advantage of the tank is obviously its gun. The 8.8 cm Kw.K 43 L/71 is the same as the Tiger I uses but with lower damage per minute (DPM)
  • The lower DPM is balanced with better accuracy, aiming time and dispersion on the move
  • While it has relatively good armour on the sides, you have to be careful when engaging the enemy, as the hull and turret are not the strongest. In this instance, it would be effective to use side scraping

The VK 45.03 is currently available in the Premium Shop in 2 different packages: one containing just the tank with a garage slot and one featuring all that plus some gold for additional expenses. Also, please note that the "Weltmeister" package additionally contains 2 free bonuses: a crew with 100% Major Qualifications, the Brother in Arms perk and the German Flag emblem!

The following offers will be available in the Premium Shop from 10 June at 07:10 until 30 June at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2).

VK 45.03 Offers

VK 45.03



VK 45.03 - Weltmeister Bundle



  • VK 45.03
  • 1 Garage Slot
  • 6,500
  • Bonus: Crew with 100% in Major Qualifications and the Brothers in Arms perk
  • Bonus: 1 German Flag emblem

The Crew included in the Weltmeister package is not the same as the ones you may know from the Berlin Trio offers. In this case, Brothers in Arms is treated as a learned perk, not as a bonus. In addition, after purchasing the package, this crew will be placed in your Barracks and will need to be put manually on the tank.

Be the first heavy on the scene with this brawler, Commanders!