Best Medium Tanks for Sniping

Medium tanks make for some of the most versatile snipers in the game.

There are a lot of different playstyles in World of Tanks, with some tankers enjoying scouting – whether it’s active of passive – while some prefer using Heavy tanks to bully the enemy. Then there are those who like to fill the role of a sniper but still want the option of mobility. For those tankers there are the Medium tanks.

We’ve polled the community, done some research, and have come up with a list of the best Medium tanks for sniping. Spoiler alert: German tanks make for great snipers, although there is one problem, their poorly protected engines make them one of the easiest tanks to set on fire.


For a low-tier Medium, the T-34 makes for a decent sniper.

While there are nice tanks that offer some amount of sniping potential in the earlier tiers, sniping in World of Tanks really comes into its own when you hit mid-tier and then once again in late-game. However, at Tier 5, the Soviet T-34 makes for an excellent sniper.

After the 57 mm ZiS-4 is researched and mounted, the T-34 boasts a dispersion rating of 0.34 with a rate of fire of 26.09, making it extremely fast and accurate. Where this weapon suffers is in its alpha damage, which drops to a mere 85 from what was 110 points of damage. To supplement this, the penetration gets raised to 112 mm, helping you to puncture some sturdy enemy armor.

One advantage the T-34 has as a sniper is that it can transition into a close-range brawler when fighting at-tier thanks to its sloped armor. When angled correctly, the T-34 can easily bounce enemy shells.

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