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Usertmp #1 Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

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Heya everybody,

My name is Usertmp, and I am a walletwarrior. :smile:

I have all normal, special and pre-order premium tanks. Except for one, the KV-220, but nobody on the EU server can get that legally.
Anyway, every now and then my clanmates ask me about a premium tank. How it performs, how it's played, if I like it, etc etc. So I decided to make a (small) guidebook, consisting of reviews of all premium tanks on the EU server. :honoring:

I don't know how often I'll write reviews, but *eventually* it'll be done. :smiles:
The replays added to the reviews, are all random picked, I will not cherry pick those replays. However, the replays added to my youtube account, will be cherry picked to show what the tank is capable of, or to show people how the tank is played.

I will put the WoT version next to the tank I've reviewed, since things can change in further versions. For example: The Type 59.

As for the used crew and modules, I generally use 100% crew and no modules. If they are reviewed with a different setup, I will state so.

Replays of each tank will be uploaded to my Youtube channel!

TIER 8


IS-6 (8.3)
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FCM 50t (8.2)
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Superpershing (8.2)
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Jagdtiger mit 8.8cm (8.2/8.3)
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TIER 7


Type 62 (8.3)
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SU-122-44 (8.2)
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TIER 6


Dicker Max (8.5)
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TIER 5


T-25 (8.5)
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TIER 3


PZ II Ausf. J (8.2)
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For those that like nitpicking, this is a work in progress.

Edited by Usertmp, 13 May 2013 - 02:24 PM.


Usertmp #2 Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

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Reserved for future reviews

Usertmp #3 Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

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And this one too

ObitOn #4 Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

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Reserved for future good job bro's

Nandee #5 Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

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Isn't one post enough for the test? I mean they can be pretty long if I'm not mistaken.

able #6 Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

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View PostNandee, on 15 January 2013 - 08:41 PM, said:

Isn't one post enough for the test? I mean they can be pretty long if I'm not mistaken.

There are a lot of premium tanks, so maybe its better to use  some kind of space between posts. So, this is a good idea.

User: can't wait for the next reviews! Your like pokemon: Gotta catch em all!

Nemean #7 Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

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Nice one User, keep it up!

ColdZero #8 Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

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Yeah nice one User :)

Usertmp #9 Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

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Updated with the Superpershing.

That's it for today, maybe a few new ones for tomorrow.

Wolfesblut #10 Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

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Sounds cool, I will watch this topic :)

/edit: KV-5 has LESS pen than the Superpershing, you may confused it with the IS-6, which uses the  175mm avg pen 122mm.

Usertmp #11 Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

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As for moneymaking, I am really sorry, but for the 50t and the Superpershing I really don't know how much money they make. For some I do, but I generally forget to check the credit gain. I will try to put a bit more attention to that.

As for other hard stats, like the amount of crewmembers, you can check the website for more info.

Usertmp #12 Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

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Ok, you've been nice today.

SU-122-44 added

PanzerPunisher #13 Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

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You are correct, SU-122-44 is a moneymaking machine!
This week, nearly 2 hours of play got me 460k credits profit(!)...and on top of that it's fun to play as well!
It definitely rivals the Type 59 when it comes to creditmaking.

Bean77 #14 Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

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Very nice User. Im gonna follow this topic. Really looking out to reading the reviews!

Usertmp #15 Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:33 AM

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View PostWolfesblut, on 15 January 2013 - 09:54 PM, said:

/edit: KV-5 has LESS pen than the Superpershing, you may confused it with the IS-6, which uses the  175mm avg pen 122mm.
Oh sh*t, you are right.

Will change that asap, thanks for pointing that out!


Anyway, Pz II J review coming up! Done

Edited by Usertmp, 16 January 2013 - 10:24 AM.


Usertmp #16 Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

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Update time!

FCM 50t expanded with 'How to play' and the review for the Pz II Ausf. J has been added.

Soon I will change the formating a bit to add to clarity.

Torgeir #17 Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

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Hey I am looking for a gold tank for pure money grinding, It just takes to loong to grind money with my other tanks. I see that you dont care about this in your posts, but as you are writing a guide, I feel that I should ask for your readers to maby look a bit more on this aspect of the premium tanks. AAAAAnyways, what would you recomend for me? I play all types of tanks btw. Tanks for sharing your experience, apreciate it!

Usertmp #18 Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

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View PostTorgeir, on 16 January 2013 - 11:55 AM, said:

Hey I am looking for a gold tank for pure money grinding, It just takes to loong to grind money with my other tanks. I see that you dont care about this in your posts, but as you are writing a guide, I feel that I should ask for your readers to maby look a bit more on this aspect of the premium tanks. AAAAAnyways, what would you recomend for me? I play all types of tanks btw. Tanks for sharing your experience, apreciate it!
I will try to comment on the moneymaking capability in my next reviews, but for the 50t and Superpershing I really have no idea.

For pure moneymaking I would suggest the IS-6 or the SU-122-44. Both can struggle a bit with penetration, but nothing a few goldshells can't fix. As for moneymaking: Both average 100k income on decent games (~1000xp). This is with premium account btw.

I will put up a review for the IS-6 fairly soon, but a clanmate requested the Jagdtiger 8.8 so I will do that one first.

Edited by Usertmp, 16 January 2013 - 12:03 PM.


Radola #19 Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

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Really nice and informative, thanks. :Smile_great:
Anyways, I would like to see something about Matilda LL (The soviet one) as at the moment, it´s the only soviet medium premium tank and anyone wanting to train his higher tier soviet med crews must consider buying it. What concerns me about it is its lousy gun penetration combined with low speed. That meens no flanking for poor Matilda and that means lots of bounced shots, though with MM set to tier 6 max. it might be tolerable, dunno :Smile_confused:

Cyborg3201 #20 Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

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good topic