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Panther 8,8 -Speed limit? Yes.

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SebaQl #1 Posted 03 June 2017 - 03:02 AM

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I just wonder why the hell the Panther 8,8 get's only 46km/h speed limit instead of the standard 55km/h that every other panther variant gets including the tier 8 german medium tank Panther 2 which should have that 46km/h historically, but why does the Panther 8,8 have that annoying speed limit considerating it has the same engine, same hull as a normal Panther and almost the same weight? 

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Kupsztas #2 Posted 03 June 2017 - 07:08 AM

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because it is a premium tank avaible in-game for gold, unlike some other premiums that are good (too good). 

1ncompetenc3 #3 Posted 03 June 2017 - 07:00 PM

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It's because that particular tank was planned to house the plus-sized crew members that couldn't squeeze into other tanks. Rather than subject them to body-shaming by regular crews, the German command in its infinite mercy and understanding of human suffering decided to organise the more big-boned tankers into specialty divisions. As a result of the increased body mass inside the tanks, these units could not quite keep up with the regular panzer divisions but they made up for it with their warm, magnetic personalities.

 

Since crew weight normally isn't a factor this is not shown anywhere in garage stats or on tanks.gg. It's unfortunate, but WG is unlikely to change this out of respect for the safe space created for the more prosperous looking tankers.



rado84 #4 Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:34 AM

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View PostSebaQl, on 03 June 2017 - 04:02 AM, said:

I just wonder why the hell the Panther 8,8 get's only 46km/h speed limit instead of the standard 55km/h that every other panther variant gets including the tier 8 german medium tank Panther 2 which should have that 46km/h historically, but why does the Panther 8,8 have that annoying speed limit considerating it has the same engine, same hull as a normal Panther and almost the same weight? 

 

Because giving a tier 7 gun to that Panther seems to be not enough for the developers, so they decided to cut its top speed as well and make it totally useless by not allowing you to escape fast enough from an enemy you can't penetrate. "Why should it be easy when it could be hard as hell?". That's the motto communist Russian Slavery Federation lives and develops games by.

Edited by rado84, 15 June 2017 - 01:34 AM.






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