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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Krupp-Steyr Waffentrager

Germany's sniper, the Krupp-Steyr Waffentrager, isn't going to be around much longer! If you're still not sure whether it's the vehicle for you, check out what Unknown0ne from WGLNA's rivaL has to say about it. 

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Unknown0ne

The Good

  • Fully rotating turret with reasonable traverse speed
  • Very good hull traverse speed
  • High base concealment values and lower profile help prevent incoming fire
  • Good accuracy and decent penetration for a tank destroyer
  • 45-degree gun elevation

The Bad

  • Low HP and no effective armor, so stay hidden!
  • Decent gun depression (-8) that's reduced (to -2) in some places thanks to frontal hull protrusions

The Ugly

  • Exceptionally bad power-to-weight ratio = poor acceleration and reduced top speed when traveling on hills

Reasons to Buy

  • A great support vehicle for your team
  • Trains German TD Crews

Reasons Not to Buy

  • You want a TD with armor to match its speed (try the AT 15A)
  • You want a faster TD that packs a punch (try the SU-122-44)

Play Style

The Krupp-Steyr Waffentrager is well suited for support roles with its accurate, high penetrating gun with effective medium-to-long-range support.

Its high base concealment and low profile let it stay unspotted from otherwise not-so-ideal supporting positions. This is helpful since it lacks the armor and HP to survive attacks for very long.

More of a hindrance is poor acceleration and low top speed, which makes quick repositioning difficult. However, reading the flow of the battle and preemptively repositioning can help.


Focus on boosting its strengths -- gun and concealment -- as these can be significantly improved compared to marginal improvements on its weaker aspects.

These are only suggestions! Feel free to see what works best for you.
A Gun Rammer and Gun Laying Drive improve the effectiveness of the gun. I also recommend a Camouflage Net to complement the already high base concealment. The 360-degree turret removes the need to rotate the hull for target acquisition.
105-octane Gasoline may be tempting to counteract the subpar power-to-weight ratio, but the additional 10% is almost nothing, both on paper and in practice. Instead, I recommend the standard Repair Kit, First Aid Kit, and Fire Extinguisher trio.
Crew Skills & Perks
"Snap Shot" and "Smooth Ride" help improve gun handling, "Concealment" will significantly boost the already high concealment, and "Sixth Sense" is very helpful in letting you know when you need to find some solid cover.