Review: Pz. II Ausf. J Review


The Pz. II Ausf. J was initially designed as a reconnaissance tank under the designation VK.1601, which could undertake a scouting role with good maneuverability, whilst also protecting it’s crew. Heavy armour was added to the tank based on the Pz. II, bringing its protection to 80mm of frontal armour, and 50mm of side and rear armour, increasing the tank’s weight to 18 tonnes. It’s top speed was around 28km/h, making it effectively useless for scouting. On-top of this, it was armed with a 20mm Auto-Cannon and 7.92mm Machine Gun, which we’re both lacklustre by the time it was implemented. Because of it’s flaws, only 6 were ever produced.

Top 3 Quirks

  • Incomprehensibly well armoured, with 80mm of frontal armour and no weak-spots to be found on the tank
  • Great gun-handling and depression angles on this tank allow for accurate shots (which is needed to be able to hit other tank’s weak spots)
  • Very fast gun-reload

Worst 3 Quirks

  • Not only is it a heavy tank with armour, its mobility is quite lacklustre as well meaning that this tank is really a heavy tank
  • Possibly the worst gun tier for tier on any tank in-terms of practicality
  • Useless in tier 4 games



DPM – This tank has 1582.68 DPM, giving it a 4/10

Penetration – This tank has terrible penetration at 23mm of penetration, giving it a 1/10

Gun-Handling – This tank has a shown dispersion value of 0.57, giving it a 2/5, and a hidden dispersion value average of 0.16 giving it a 4/5

Aiming Time – This tank has an aiming time of 1.40 seconds, giving it a 10/10

Gun Vertical Movement – This tank has 10 degrees of gun depression giving it a 3/5, and 20 degrees of gun elevation giving it a 3/5

Survivability – This is what this tank is renowned and infamous for, it’s what makes this tank so damn overpowered. As a result, this tank gets a 10/10 for survivability – it is an absolute god at blocking shells

Mobility – It’s power-to-weight ratio is 8.94 giving it a 2/5, and an average traverse speed of 36 giving it a 3/5

View Range – This tank has a view range of 320 meters, giving it a 7/10

Concealment – This tank has a Concealment Whilst Stationary value of 17.39%, giving it a 7/10

Value – How good of a deal this tank is really depends on how it is being sold. At the moment, you can only get one of these tanks if you are willing to spend at the very least $100 AUD which although you get in a bundle with gold or premium time, is really ludicrous. Also, the tank just ruins lower tier matches, with your enemies unable to destroy you due to the insane armour and you unable to destroy them due to a horrific gun – even if you choose to fire premium ammunition. For these reasons, I’m giving it a 1/10 for value. This tank is incredibly overrated, and often, an under-performer.

Thus, the final BrandScore for the Pz. II Ausf. J is 57/100

Final Thoughts:

So would I get this tank again? No. It’s not worth your money, and you will not play this tank very often due to its expensive running costs and boring game-play.

Link to Video Review


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