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MrE158 #1 Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

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I just too my first steps down the British Light line and researched the second turret for the Cruiser III.  Then I compared the two turrets because I was curious to see what extra I was getting for going from a Tier 1 turret to a Tier 2...

And from what I can tell, it's a downgrade.  

The stock turret armour is 14/14/14, the second one is 14/12/14
The stock turret has 46 deg/sec traverse, the second one has 42
They both have 320m View Range
The stock turret is 2250kg to the second one's 2500.

After seeing all that, I assumed that there was a difference in weapons available, I figured I'd have to mount the second turret to use the 40mm Pom Pom, but no, both turrets are listed as having the same three guns compatible, the BESA, QF 2-pounder and Pom Pom.

Now, I haven't actually researched the Pom Pom yet to see if it really does fit the stock turret, but can anyone tell me if I'm missing something?  Does the second turret have great angling or something?  Is there a big difference in some unlisted stats I'm not aware of?  For now I think I'll stick with the better armoured, faster and lighter stock turret than it's supposed 'upgrade', but if someone's got a good reason not to I'd love to hear it.

Edited by MrE158, 09 January 2013 - 06:19 PM.


Bustergroove #2 Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

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If I remember right it just gives you a few more hit points. I did have that tank for a bit but I swapped it out for a PzII for tier 2 fights. I can't remember if it takes you up to 200 HP or not

MrE158 #3 Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

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Ah, yeah, the second turret takes you from 140 to 150 hit points.  Can't think that 10 hit points is worth the difference in traverse and weight though...

Listy #4 Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

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Doesn't the second turret give you spaced armour as well? Or am I getting them mixed up? As they all blur into one these days.

SarahGruber #5 Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:35 AM

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Spaced armour on the sides and faster aim time.

So, for fast attack runs you could use the first turret, but for fire support out of hull down positions the second turret is way better.




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