Weak Spot Guide: Löwe

The Löwe is one of the original premium tanks in World of Tanks.  For most of its stay in World of Tanks its armor was largely weak for a tier 8 heavy tank.  Recently the Löwe underwent a couple buffs that drastically increased its armor protection across the tank.  This guide for World of Tanks Löwe weak spots breaks down the entire tank’s effective armor values.  You’ll learn every weak spot needed to tackle one in World of Tanks on the battlefield.

World of Tanks Löwe Weak Spots |Video Review|

World of Tanks Löwe Weak Spots |Frontal View|

World of Tanks Löwe Weak Spots Front View

The Löwe isn’t a slouch anymore when it comes to frontal armor.  Most of the frontal armor is above 240mm effective armor which poses problems for even tier 10 tanks.  Starting at the front hull you have a large upper glacis that sits at 268mm effective armor.  The lower glacis starts out with a vertical 225mm thick armor plate that still gives higher tier tanks a chance to bounce on.  Most of the lower glacis however sits at 139mm effectiveness; aside from the 300mm effective area on the very bottom.  This 139mm effective area of the lower plate is the weak spot most players use against the Löwe if it isn’t hull down.

With a very strong turret and insanely protected mantlet the Löwe is hard to damage in these areas.  You’ll find decent success aiming beneath the mantlet since it is only 178mm effective.  Along the edges you also find armor that is semi-weak but still difficult to hit regularly.  For many tanks the cupola is hard to hit due to the Löwe’s height and also with it being towards the rear.  If visible most of the cupola is between 86mm-176mm effective and easy to damage.  Simply avoid shooting the angled edges on the edges of it and you’ll find easy penetrations.

World of Tanks Löwe Weak Spots |Side View|

World of Tanks Löwe Weak Spots Side View

For most opposing tanks the side of the Löwe is very easy to damage.  The only strong bits are towards the front of the turret, very rear of the turret, and cupola edges.  For lower tier tanks(6-7) try to hit the green areas on the side hull and turret side.  While the yellow areas are between 101mm-199mm effective they can still pose some issues with achieving 100% penetration.

World of Tanks Löwe Weak Spots |Rear View|

World of Tanks Löwe Rear View

The Löwe’s rear is extremely easy to damage by virtually every tank it faces.  The only problems arise if you aim towards the angled edges of the turret and cupola.  If your gun is under 121mm you’ll also want to avoid hitting the engine deck since you won’t overmatch it.

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4 Comments on "Weak Spot Guide: Löwe"

  1. Hookachooga | June 3, 2013 at 4:16 pm |

    Just thought I would look this up to work out how the hell I got a hit on one in my Jackson, turns out they are a lot less scary than I thought. 😀 Cheers. 🙂

  2. This probably needs updated, because, basically if you can shoot the front hull at a nearly front angle – you WILL pen with 175+ pen every shot for the most part. Yes, they CAN angle their front so that it will take a 200+ pen roll to get through, but at that point their basically un-sloped 80mm sides with no skirt drop WELL below 70 deg at that point.

    To sum it up – in my IS6 I am able to pen the UFG of this tank from the front at up to about 25 degrees at least 65% of the time, and if it angles to 30 or more the sides are easy pickings.

    Unless you are in a t6 or completely un-upgraded (or kinda crappy such as KV-13 and T-43 ) penetration of this tank should pose little to no issue as long as you know to AIM AWAY FROM THAT BIG ‘OL FRONT MANTLET! And aim for sides whenever possible – and I mean ANYWHERE on the side -turret included (but not as recommended as hull) – and you should have little problems damaging this tank.

    Now whether you are able to perform said above operations at an advantage to the Lowe (aka cover, higher DPM, more alpha with cover, or just plain camoed into invisibility to said Lowe) – is up to you and your skill.

    But I WILL say that the Lowe is probably singlehandedly responsible for at least 2 of my 6 “hunter” badges, as I destroy them with ease, zest and glee in both my KV-5 and IS6 (in fact I have a hunter badge in my KV-5 alone! and most of that came from Lowes!)

    Anyway happy tanking, and do not fear this pussy-cat, it is a frail impression of what the Tiger 2 was and is, fear the fronts of tiger 2 much more than this ill conceived bastard-cat.

  3. Shooting at the turret cheeks works, too. It’s not practical in combat, but I like to shoot there just to piss them Löwe drivers off about having a frontal weakspot on their turret…

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