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T-54, still worth it?


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Sherekahn #41 Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:49 AM

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Just unlocked it and bought D-10 and tracks, first game I got Battle Achievements: Master Gunner, Sharpshooter, Mastery Badge: "3rd Class", and second game this logg:

Victory!
Battle: Highway den 26 juni 2013 01:36:48
Vehicle: T-54
Experience received: 2 044
Credits received: 68 109
Battle Achievements: Invader, Sharpshooter, Master Gunner, Mastery Badge: "Ace Tanker".

And I am just starting to get to know it, amazing tank!

Edited by Sherekahn, 26 June 2013 - 01:02 AM.


SIRJ4MES #42 Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:32 AM

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T-54. Best medium in the game.

Primal_Chaos #43 Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

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How ist he T-54 compared to the T-44 in terms of mobility? Is it more mobile?
I will soon have the credits to buy another tierIX... and i must know this before i decide ;)

Edited by Primal_Chaos, 01 July 2013 - 06:52 PM.


Darkherring #44 Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:26 PM

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It's quite similar. It has exactly the same HP/ton ratio (19,76). But T-54 has better traverse speed. Generally both handle in the same way. In my opinion T-54 is really decent successor of T-44. If you are able- don't sell T-44 because you are going to miss it, but not because it was better than T-54, just because it was also a great tank. :)

Di3zell #45 Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:59 AM

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I just bought my t44, and im pretty happy with it ( after what i gone trough with t43 ) now i have a long way to go after t54 and i think it will be way better than t44.

Signal11th #46 Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:22 AM

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Just bought my T-54 back after selling it awhile ago, yep it's still a great tank.

Panocek #47 Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:54 PM

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Dunno if this tank is decent, but in stock condition (top turret and LB-1) its just sad tank. Armor is indeed good by medium standards, but you can't win games with armor alone, especially in T10 battles

Firecam #48 Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:04 PM

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View PostPanocek, on 06 July 2013 - 01:54 PM, said:

Dunno if this tank is decent, but in stock condition (top turret and LB-1) its just sad tank. Armor is indeed good by medium standards, but you can't win games with armor alone, especially in T10 battles

Upgraded gun (more DPM, more damage per hit, better penetration) totally transforms this tank. Anemic gun is what made T-44 so crappy, I use the 201 mm pen gun because of shorter aim time and better accuracy (very important as you have to hit weakspots such as commander's cupola often in order not to expose more of your tank).

Panocek #49 Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:27 PM

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View PostWaterContainer, on 06 July 2013 - 07:04 PM, said:

Upgraded gun (more DPM, more damage per hit, better penetration) totally transforms this tank. Anemic gun is what made T-44 so crappy, I use the 201 mm pen gun because of shorter aim time and better accuracy (very important as you have to hit weakspots such as commander's cupola often in order not to expose more of your tank).

I don't doubt top gun will improve things, but T-54 still follows line's genetic trait - accurate and quick firing guns with below average penetration and damage.

Especially sad will be inability to engage head on your own tank without gold :mellow:

Signal11th #50 Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:13 AM

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View PostPanocek, on 06 July 2013 - 10:27 PM, said:

I don't doubt top gun will improve things, but T-54 still follows line's genetic trait - accurate and quick firing guns with below average penetration and damage.

Especially sad will be inability to engage head on your own tank without gold :mellow:

Pen is a little low but really if it had the pen and damage of a WZ-120 the T54 would be totally overpowered.

Edited by signal11th, 08 July 2013 - 11:22 AM.


taattis #51 Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

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After a few games it appears to be the best tier 9 I have played and right up there with one of the greatest tanks I have so far played.

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View PostPanocek, on 06 July 2013 - 10:27 PM, said:

Especially sad will be inability to engage head on your own tank without gold :mellow:

The other gun with 219 mm pen doesn't make much difference in this regard, simply use HEAT when needed. Frontal engagements aren't that common anyway, T-54 is fast enough to get you in positions where you can fire pot shits at enemies' flanks on most maps (exceptions are those lousy city maps and ones with narrow terrain "corridors").

Panocek #53 Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:57 PM

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View PostWaterContainer, on 09 July 2013 - 08:07 PM, said:

The other gun with 219 mm pen doesn't make much difference in this regard, simply use HEAT when needed. Frontal engagements aren't that common anyway, T-54 is fast enough to get you in positions where you can fire pot shits at enemies' flanks on most maps (exceptions are those lousy city maps and ones with narrow terrain "corridors").

Well, I put my hands on D10T2C gun... and its great. 200mm feels quite adequate for most cases while HEAT just owns everything, 320 alpha actually have enough "stopping power" to slow down most randoms. Now give me teh engine and tracks and this tank might prove to be a keeper.

The biggest surprise is economy though - everyone moaned how expensive this tank is. Shells are expensive indeed, but tank itself generates more than enough to cover expenses in all but HEAT only matches.

Russiandeath #54 Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:02 PM

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This tank is best tank i ever played by far. Every other match is atleast 3-4 k damage or more.

Kaffekasken #55 Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:30 AM

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Just make sure you have a hefty amount of free XP to dish out because stock it is absolutely terrible. I actually sold mine after trying to play it stock. 31 matches and a 37% WR (and around 0.3-0.5 kills per game) broke my will  to grind it and I sold it.

Recently I re-bought it and unlocked everything but the top engine and it is a beast. Haven't had so much fun in WoT in a long time.

Signal11th #56 Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:52 AM

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Just done a quick comparison between the two guns. I've been flicking back and forth between the two guns and after a few hundred battle more I have decided to stick with the D-54.

I just seem to win more/cause more damage with the D54, between the two gun over 200 hundred battles there for me anyway a difference of 15% on my WR if I use the D54.

ile01 #57 Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:44 AM

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This tank is awesome, it can change the game, good armor, speed, and if u need use gold ammo, its one sneaky bastard.

Ragewit #58 Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:48 AM

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View Postlewisunderwood, on 23 May 2013 - 10:29 AM, said:

T-44 and T-54 are both nice tanks. T-54 is in my opinion the best Tier IX Medium.

T-54 s*cks a bit when you play it stock (but basically any Tier IX medium is hard to play when stock), but it will be awesome when Elited.
totaly agree  :tongue:  t54 is op but with 100 mm D-10T2C gun the 100 mm D-54 for my play style weak :tongue:

Rhydm #59 Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:26 AM

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Got it a few days ago and had a few games with it. Only got the turret for now, but I liked it from the start already. Judging from other repplies, about how terrible it is stock, I can't wait for the gun and engine :D I will probably go for the D-10T2C since I like to play meds as they should be; flanking and supporting the team if you can't pen them track them and carry a few gold rounds for emergencies. Naturally I kept the T-44 (best T8 med for me) and the T-54 sure feels like a worthy successor.

Though I have to say I like the stock turret better... it makes the tank look like Alien :D

Louis2brosGummer #60 Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:36 PM

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View PostKaffekasken, on 15 July 2013 - 12:30 AM, said:

Just make sure you have a hefty amount of free XP to dish out because stock it is absolutely terrible. I actually sold mine after trying to play it stock. 31 matches and a 37% WR (and around 0.3-0.5 kills per game) broke my will  to grind it and I sold it.

Recently I re-bought it and unlocked everything but the top engine and it is a beast. Haven't had so much fun in WoT in a long time.
Same thing happened to me allso, tried to drive it stock, but with 38WR it was a burden for my team. Now it sits crewless in my garage until i have enough free xp to unlock all modules. Looking forward to drive it again in a month or 2.




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