This guide will detail the differences between the nine starting tanks available in World of Tanks. Deciding which tank to use can be difficult when you first begin your World of Tanks career. We’ve done a bit of research and spent some time in the Tier 1 tanks and have condensed the available knowledge down into a few snippets. The following will help you decide what starting tank to play first.
T1 Cunningham (USA)
The T1 Cunningham is a Tier 1 Light tank from the USA that offers incredible speed and damage. Operating at a higher speed when compared to other Tier 1 tanks, the T1 Cunningham is able to get into position faster than other tanks. You are also able to equip the 37 mm Semiautomatic Gun M1924 that has a 5-round magazine, and if all these rounds land you will find yourself quickly destroying opponent’s Tier 1 tanks. Use the T1 Cunningham in quick hit-and-run encounters, opting for mobility over staying in one position.
The Liechttraktor is a Tier 1 Light tank from Germany and is one of the best Light tanks currently available. With high hit points and covered tracks, you will find yourself surviving engagements that would otherwise destroy any other Tier 1 tank. With a view range that beats out any other Tier 1 tank, the Leichttracktor excels at scouting and sniping.
The MS-1 is a Tier 1 Light tank from the USSR that is good at hiding thanks to its small stature. Even though it has some of the thickest
Vickers Medium Mk. 1 (UK)
The Vickers Medium Mk. 1 is a Tier 1 Medium tank from the UK that offers one of the most powerful guns in Tier 1. The gun offers decent accuracy as well as penetration. The Vickers Medium Mk. 1 has the highest hit points out of any Tier 1 tank making it last longer in battles. The Vickers also has a higher crew count, meaning if a crew member goes down less of the tank will underperform. Be cautious, as the Vickers Medium Mk. 1 has quite thin
Renault FT (France)
The Renault FT is a Tier 1 Light tank from France with a high rate of fire and fast aiming. The Renault FT offers a thickly
The Kolohousenka is a Tier 1 Light tank from Czechoslovakia that boasts impressive damage and penetration. To take advantage of the Kolohousenka’s high damage, you will need to research the second gun, the 47 mm Rychlopalne
Renault Otsu (Japan)
The Renault Otsu is a Tier 1 Light tank from Japan with excellent front and side
Renault NC-31 (China)
The Renault NC-31 is a Tier 1 Light tank from
Strv fm/21 (Sweden)
The eight starting tanks, although all fairly weak in hit points, offer a few different play styles to try out while you’re deciding what tank you should buy first. Some of the Tier 1 tanks are better at hiding and scouting, while others are better at scouting and sniping, while still more are better at bullying and being aggressive. No matter what your playstyle is, the starting tanks are a great introduction to the World of Tanks.