The KJPZ TIII Jäger's packs a 120 mm caliber gun. It may not be the largest for a Tier IX tank destroyer, yet this punchy German dishes out 420 HP of damage per shot and a swift aim time of just 1.6 seconds. Its dispersion on 100 m doesn't exceed 0.28 m, and, combined with the lightning speed of its shells and the high penetration of both its standard and special shells, this means only one thing: you won't fire too often, but when you do, you'll fire very accurately and at any targets.
Having a turret is definitely an advantage. The firing arc of 60 degrees coupled with high accuracy allows you to scan the entire flank for targets and react to spotted opponents momentarily without having to aim or expose yourself hastily. Roll out and penetrate enemies deep with 268/326/65 mm average penetration.
This vehicle's excellent mobility equals a drawback in its 30/30/30 mm hull armor. The most effective tactic is to keep your distance to avoid being spotted. In the battle's opening minutes, it's best to fire at targets spotted by allied light tanks and shoot down enemy scouts thanks to high shell velocity, low dispersion, and quick aiming. Then, depending on how the battle unfolds, you should support medium or heavy tanks while changing flanks or positions if required, and move forward to finish off the remaining enemy vehicles at the end of the battle—your mobility will allow you to do so.
Due to its lack of thick armor plates, this tank destroyer has a good, almost medium tank-like specific power of 17.1 hp/t and a top speed of 45 km/h forward and 18 km/h in reverse. Such mobility allows the vehicle to quickly occupy key positions at the start of battle or retreat to far lines in case of possible enemy breakthroughs on the frontline.
It also provides an advantage in positional skirmishes. High forward and reverse speed lets you switch cover quickly or abandon a position when spotted.
Firepower-wise, the Object 283 is armed with a handy 100 mm gun that boasts a damage per shot of 360 HP—unusual for such a caliber. Its accuracy (0.38 dispersion at 100 m), 2.5 s aim time, and 9.4 s reload time are not outstanding, but they're nothing that will put you at a disadvantage.
The main feature of the Object 283—the rear placement of its turret—is both a drawback and an advantage. Of course, with such a hull layout, the engine compartment is always the first to get hit when the tank is penetrated from the front. That said, this layout and good armor allow for easier use of the surrounding environment to sidescrape. This medium tank confidently blocks damage from same-tier vehicles and fights almost on par with Tier Xs.
The vehicle has average mobility compared to other well-armored Soviet medium tanks. It accelerates up to 50 km/h forward and 18 km/h in reverse with a specific power of 18 hp/t. Such values let you effectively rock back and forth, preventing the enemy from aiming at the few small weak areas on the hull and turret. This style of play is also supported by good dispersion on the move and hull traverse.
The 12.8 cm Pak 44/1 L/55 offers something to please fans of powerful guns. Its standard shell penetrates 246 mm of armor, while its special APCR shell penetrates 311 mm of armor. The standard shells are armor-piercing, making them the most enjoyable shell type for causing sustained damage. With a gun depression of –7.5° and 40 shells, this gun can significantly affect the course of any battle. Its average damage per minute of 2,200 HP and 490/490/630 HP of damage per shot, decent for a Tier VIII vehicle, will not go unnoticed by any opponents.
The Jagdtiger Prototype has excellent durability of 1,600 HP—one of the best values in its tier. With 250 mm of armor in its cabin, combined with wise use of cover, make it much harder for the enemy to destroy your vehicle. The vehicle's hull armor is not the best, while it has weak upper and lower glacis plates that should be exposed as little as possible. The view range of 370 m is clearly not outstanding, but it won't cause any discomfort if you use the correct equipment and crew perks.
The 38 km/h top speed is an excellent parameter for such a big vehicle, and its good maneuverability makes it even more comfortable to drive. The Jagtiger Prototype's mobility lets it make it to a clash between heavy vehicles in time.