The VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A is a German tier 8 heavy tank. Development of this vehicle started in April 1942. The Krupp company received an order for construction of turrets. However, the prototype was never manufactured. The turrets were mounted on the first Tiger IIs.
This tank has weaker guns and thinner armour than the Tiger II, but has much better mobility. Its armour is also well sloped like the Tiger II, making it a hard nut to crack. The most noticeable differences from its brother, the VK 45.02(P) Ausf. B, is that the Ausf. A's turret is mounted at the front instead of at the back, that the Ausf. A is much nimbler, and that the Ausf A. has weaker armour and gun selection. The VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A leads to the VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B.
The VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B is a German tier 9 heavy tank. Two designs of this vehicle (one with the forward-mounted turret and the other with the rear-mounted turret) were drawn up by Ferdinand Porsche. The tank never saw mass production.
It has a thicker frontal armour than its brother, the E-75. It carries the same gun ordnance, but the VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B has a slightly better gun reload and handling accuracy (but worse gun depression) thanks to its turret stats. The transmission is located in the middle, which prevents fires from frontal hits, but there is a driver port (albeit small) on the front, and thinner sides. Thus, angling the tank is an absolute must in order to survive.
When first acquired, it comes with an insufficient gun, and will only begin to show its powerhouse when equipped with the L/68 105mm Gun, and will change the balance of battles once equipped with the powerful 128mm L/55 gun
Due to the rear-mounted turret, this tank may seem harder to play and more unwieldy than the previous VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A. It's certainly slower than a fully upgraded E-75, mostly due an overwhelmed 875 hp engine, but give it time and get used to its unique playing style and you could easily find yourself playing a part in tipping the battle in your team's favor.
As of update 0.9.2, this tank received a significant buff. Both upper and lower frontal plating were buffed to 200mm of thickness, giving an effective armour of over 300mm on both plates. The upper plating has a few weakspots but they are tough to pin-point and still not too weak. The top of turret weakspot has also been buffed from a mere 40mm to 60mm, increasing effective armour greatly. After this update, this tank can no longer be considered in the shadow of the E-75, as an E-75 will now struggle immensely to penetrate your VK while you can punch holes into his under plating. The VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B leads to the Maus. [Source: Wargaming Wiki]
You can download these paper model templates here: World of Tanks - VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A and Ausf. B Heavy Tank Paper Model Free Download and Ausf. B