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CeeDee_2 #1 Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:42 PM

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Today or tomorrow I will research the T71 and am really on the fence as to whether I should buy it or not (I have the M41 Walker Bulldog so can get to the tier 9 and 10 in this line that way).

 

Looking at the specs it is very similar to the SP1C. I kinda like the SP1C but am not very good at it. My preferred game for a scout is primarily vision followed by camo. I am finding that the 3 man crews are too small: you don't have a radio operator to train in situational awareness, and if you do either that or recon on the commander you lose 1/3 of your camo ability.

 

I would probably use the commander, gunner and driver from my T21 (on which to my surprise I gained my 1st MOE yesterday in spite of a 44% winrate). They are currently at 90% of the 1st skill (recon on the commander and camo on the gunner and driver).

 

Can anyone provide any insight?

 

Regards, C.

 



ArrNgee #2 Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:19 PM

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T71 is good! I'd rather use the T71 than the M41 if I was to use autoloader on both.

It doesn't really play like a SP1C. SP1C is more "campy"

cobalt_killer #3 Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:52 PM

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I've recently got the T21, pushing to get the T71 next. I want to get experience of Autoloaders before I get into tier 9 & 10 tanks.

 

From looking at stats / etc.the T71's autoloading gun looks to be much more suitable than the bulldogs.

 

10 rounds in bulldog vs 6 in T71. Reload of 33.76s in bulldog vs 18.75s in T71. I have bulldog and am forever reloading after firing 4-7 shells, which means I've a long wait to be back in the action. With T71 I'd have 6 shells with 15second shorter reload (almost half the time!)

 

And I haven't mentioned the smaller size of the T71, making you harder to hit!


Essentially look at this: http://tanks.gg/wot/compare#t:m41-bulldog;5lxi2B2.c:t71;2lxi2B2 this is how I would be running either of them (similar setup) and shows difference in stats.

 

I am also going to buy the Locust tier3 premium (900g) as a crew trainer as it has similar crew layout to T71...heard good things about it!



Tazilon #4 Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:11 PM

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Yes.  It is a fun tank.

CeeDee_2 #5 Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:24 PM

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View PostTazilon, on 15 January 2017 - 06:11 PM, said:

Yes.  It is a fun tank.

 

Whoa, THE Tazilon? Welcome back! Nice to see you here sir.

 

Regards, C.

 

 

 



Nuppiz #6 Posted 15 January 2017 - 10:52 PM

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Yes, you should.

 

I'm running it with vents, optics and stabilizer. 469 meters view range (commander has 97% recon) and ability to reliably hit almost every shot while on the move (driver has 97% smooth ride and gunner has 97% snap shot). The much shorter drum reload compared to Bulldog makes it more flexible, although in most cases you can't take down tanks from full HP.



CeeDee_2 #7 Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:30 PM

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View PostNuppiz, on 15 January 2017 - 10:52 PM, said:

Yes, you should.

 

I'm running it with vents, optics and stabilizer. 469 meters view range (commander has 97% recon) and ability to reliably hit almost every shot while on the move (driver has 97% smooth ride and gunner has 97% snap shot). The much shorter drum reload compared to Bulldog makes it more flexible, although in most cases you can't take down tanks from full HP.

 

I have always been a sucker for light tanks, so I bought it. However, my fears for this tank so far seem to have been justified. After 10 games: 20% win rate. WN8: 253. Average XP: 354.9.

 

For comparison purposes, my M41 Walker Bulldog after 49 games: 59% win rate, WN8: 787 (my overall WN8 at the moment is somewhere around 530), average XP: 677.

 

I want to run vents, optics, stabilizer, but at the moment have to run vents, optics and the enhanced torsion bar (which I had in left over from something else). If this win and XP rate keeps up then it is going to be a long, slow and frustrating road.

 

Regards, C.



Nuppiz #8 Posted 16 January 2017 - 12:34 AM

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View Postcdgmpl_2016, on 16 January 2017 - 12:30 AM, said:

 

I have always been a sucker for light tanks, so I bought it. However, my fears for this tank so far seem to have been justified. After 10 games: 20% win rate. WN8: 253. Average XP: 354.9.

 

For comparison purposes, my M41 Walker Bulldog after 49 games: 59% win rate, WN8: 787 (my overall WN8 at the moment is somewhere around 530), average XP: 677.

 

I want to run vents, optics, stabilizer, but at the moment have to run vents, optics and the enhanced torsion bar (which I had in left over from something else). If this win and XP rate keeps up then it is going to be a long, slow and frustrating road.

 

Regards, C.

 

Sounds like you haven't yet researched the top gun of this tank if you are so close to the weight limit that you have to run enhanced suspension. The top gun is almost one ton (!) lighter, slightly more accurate, fires APCR by default (much easier to hit moving targets), has much better penetration (175 mm, same as an IS!) and even does more damage than the stock gun. The only "downside" is that the drum reload is a few secs longer. It really turns the tank into a great all-around LT with good mobility, awesome spotting capability and a gun which can hurt almost everything you see.

voodoospirit #9 Posted 31 January 2017 - 05:34 PM

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despite the introduction of the bulldog and others T7 scouts, the T71 remains a really good tank.

the reload is fine fine, it s small, so way harder to get hit than the bulldog and it s nimble too.

the main advantage over the 13 75 is its penetration and precision ( pen seems to be nerfed (to the pen of the 13 75 when the lights T10 wil come, bulldog will lose its loader and the SPIC too)



Skiferu #10 Posted 31 January 2017 - 05:48 PM

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Its a fun tank but i would advise you to train the commander in T21 to full sixht sense before you move the crew up to T71.

DacucelRau #11 Posted 10 February 2017 - 09:46 AM

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The most fun scout every and best combination: Derp gun and scout :))  Buy and play till they dont take it`s derp gun away! It`s way to much fun!

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