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The Stug III: King of tier V TDs.


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PANPAKAPAAAN2427 #1 Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:20 PM

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My take on what I say is the king of tier V TDs that you can get your hands on.


 

Short history: The Stug or Sturmgeschütz originally was created from the experience learned form WWI that the infantry lacked means of engaging and destroying enemy fortifications but at the time weapons capable of destroying them were big and slow not able to keep up with the advancing infantry so a man called Erich Von Manstein proposed that an assault Artillery unit should be used in a direct- fire support role for the infantry. Daimler-Benz AG received orders to develop am armored infantry support vehicle capable of mounting a 75mm caliber artillery piece in an casemate superstructure they would go on to use the chassis of the Pz III and its gear box for the tank. Later on after encountering the Soviet T-34 medium tank and KV-1 heavy tank the Stug would then also take on the Anti-tank role by mounting the 7.5cm Stuk 40/L 43 and then the 7.5cm Stuk 40/L 48. The Stug III G would go on to be the most common model of the tank used during WWII. 

 

Armor: The Stug III has good armor but only enough to bounce shots occasionally so do not count on it.

Against tier IV tanks the armor holds but most tier IV tanks can pen the weak spots or switch to premium ammo. I usually take on the assault gun role and support from the second line. 

Against tier V tanks the armor will only block shots if they are not aimed properly so this is when you should abuse camo and mobility and only fight front line when you know you can trade HP. 

Against tier VI tanks you should use the camo and mobility as there are bigger tanks and some nasty ones but then again you also have a nasty bite.   

How the Stug stacks up to its rival:

         

Equipment:

Tier I Slot I: CS.

Tier I Slot II: IMP Mod.

Tier I Slot III: IMP Opt.

Tier II Slot I: EGLD.

Tier II Slot II: IMP As.

Tier II Slot III: IMP Ctrl.

Tier III Slot I: V-Stabs.

Tier III Slot II: I would run En T. 

Tier III Slot III: I would run CDS. 

Consumables:

Provisions:

 

Conclusion: The Stug is a great tank to drive and fun to play as everything about it feels amazing and I'm quite surprised that I don't see more then one Stug on the team list on both sides but I still have yet to pick up an ace mastery on this tank. Between the SU-85 and the Stug III (I say they are quite similar to each other) I firmly believe that the Stug is the king of tier V TDs but what do you think of the two and which tank would you chose to be the tier V TD king?     

 


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erwin10001 #2 Posted 15 July 2019 - 12:14 AM

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I got 3 Kolobanov on Su-85 and none on Stug. 

SU-85's bouncy front armor allows it to fight 1 v 1 more effectively than the Stug.

Stug's high speed is less important than bouncy front armor in a Kolobanov situation.

Though frankly, the current state of tier 5 the game experience is all down to MM, whether your team rolls over red team 7-0 or red team rolls over 0-7. 

 



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I agree that the Stug is a wonderful TD. But if you are going to take a look at my stats, the Wolverine is my TD of choice owing to having a bit more flexibility provided by the turret.

ZIGZAGZ #4 Posted 06 September 2019 - 10:53 AM

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I prefer the S35 CA - Tier 5 French TD. That's one pure TD, with a gun mantlet that bounces many shots. Also, it has great speed, and a wide viewing angle to shoot from. 

 



TnkDztroyer #5 Posted 10 September 2019 - 01:45 AM

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View PostPANPAKAPAAAN2427, on 15 July 2019 - 08:20 AM, said:

 

Conclusion: The Stug is a great tank to drive and fun to play as everything about it feels amazing and I'm quite surprised that I don't see more then one Stug on the team list on both sides but I still have yet to pick up an ace mastery on this tank. Between the SU-85 and the Stug III (I say they are quite similar to each other) I firmly believe that the Stug is the king of tier V TDs but what do you think of the two and which tank would you chose to be the tier V TD king?     

 

 

I prefer the SU-85i (the prem version) over the Stug. It has a more powerful gun and is not so easily destroyed.

 


Edited by TnkDztroyer, 10 September 2019 - 01:46 AM.

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theSKYFALL_2019 #6 Posted 18 September 2019 - 04:31 AM

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View PostTnkDztroyer, on 10 September 2019 - 01:45 AM, said:

 

I prefer the SU-85i (the prem version) over the Stug. It has a more powerful gun and is not so easily destroyed.

 

Yeah SU85I is nice. But, it's armor is weaker than STuG and it's slower than STuG



TnkDztroyer #7 Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:01 AM

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View PosttheSKYFALL_2019, on 18 September 2019 - 02:31 PM, said:

Yeah SU85I is nice. But, it's armor is weaker than STuG and it's slower than STuG

 

I knew the STuG was faster, but wasn't aware it's armour is better. I will have to compare them when I can finally log on when the update finally comes thru.


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Diamond114 #8 Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:26 PM

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View PostTnkDztroyer, on 18 September 2019 - 02:01 PM, said:

 

I knew the STuG was faster, but wasn't aware it's armour is better. I will have to compare them when I can finally log on when the update finally comes thru.


StuG:

- Better front armor (80mm) vs SU-85I (60mm), but fat AF lower glacis plate.

- Great speed and mobility, but slow as f*** to reverse. Play in a shoot-n-scoot way where instead of backing into cover like most TDs do, traverse left/ right and speed on. Always keep an escape route in mind.

- Reliable penetration on the L/70 with fast fire rate and good accuracy. Can absolutely whittle down HP especially when flanking.

- Nice camo rating

 

SU-85I:

- Better mantlet than StuG IMO because it’s an eyeball-type you also see on SU-85.

- Decent speed and mobility. Better reverse speed than StuG in case you’re those guys who likes to back up per standard TD tactics

- Gun handling is average and accuracy can be a bit trollish, but you gain 200 alpha with a good enough pen value if you don’t mind using APCR.

- Camo rating a bit on the meh side.

 

I’d say on paper the StuG is a bit superior but my experiences has been more favorable with the SU-85I


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