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WindSplitter1 #1 Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:24 PM

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Hello.

 

I've unlocked the T-55A right now and I have a few questions...:

 

1 - Equipment wise I have Vents + Rammer. Is Optics a good choice or will I miss having a Vert Stab?

 

2 - Optimum loadout? I have 23/10/10 - AP/HEAT/HE

 

3 - For the Leo 1, is cammo skill worth it? What about the E 50 M?



ValkyrionX #2 Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:31 PM

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rammer - stab - optics 

 

20 ap / 20 heat / 3 he 

 

camo is very important on this tank , like the view range 



HugSeal #3 Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:44 PM

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As a rule of thumb never skip vstab or rammer if the tank can mount it. I think I roll with stab, rammer and optics.

 

I haven't played it with the new pen so you may be able to drop a bt lower on the heat with the better ap pen. 10 HE is way too much though. 20/20/3 or 25/15/3 seems fine. Play it a few times and if you run out of AP too soon run more AP, if you need more heat then laod more heat.

 

3. The leo needs all the help it can get :) Repairs are generally more important than camo, but both repairs and camo are often better than a lot of the skills related to a speial crew member.



Dorander #4 Posted 07 January 2019 - 12:16 AM

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The Leo 1 has good camo values and benefits from camo skills. The E50M is like an elephant in a forest of bonsai trees.

 

I am currently applying a thick camouflage layer of dust to my Leopard 1, camouflage is not enough to save that tank.



xtrem3x #5 Posted 07 January 2019 - 12:32 AM

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View PostHugSeal, on 06 January 2019 - 10:44 PM, said:

As a rule of thumb never skip vstab or rammer if the tank can mount it. I think I roll with stab, rammer and optics.

 

There are a few tanks that don't benefit much from v-stabs and you're better off using something else

Not many, but a few



Derethim #6 Posted 07 January 2019 - 01:59 AM

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View PostDorander, on 07 January 2019 - 12:16 AM, said:

The Leo 1 has good camo values and benefits from camo skills. The E50M is like an elephant in a forest of bonsai trees.

 

I am currently applying a thick camouflage layer of dust to my Leopard 1, camouflage is not enough to save that tank.

 

Shhh, STB worse.

TankkiPoju #7 Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:49 AM

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View PostHugSeal, on 06 January 2019 - 11:44 PM, said:

As a rule of thumb never skip vstab or rammer if the tank can mount it. I think I roll with stab, rammer and optics.

 

If gun handling soft stats are .10 or better, don't take vert stabs especially if you have view range crew skills. Instead use vents and premium food.

The_Georgian_One #8 Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:05 AM

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View Postxtrem3x, on 07 January 2019 - 12:32 AM, said:

 

There are a few tanks that don't benefit much from v-stabs and you're better off using something else

Not many, but a few

This is why I run the same set of equipment as OP. I think gun handling on T55a is good enough to skip vstab.

I'd suggest far less HE shells tho. 



BR33K1_PAWAH #9 Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:16 AM

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1. Stab and rammer are must have. And if u can get to 445 view range without optics then just get the vents.

2. HEAT just melts through heavies armour, forget about HE.

3. If u asking what crew to put in T55 - use Leo bois. Camo on T55 is quite good and you will benefit from camo skills.

 



Simeon85 #10 Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:38 AM

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All meds benefit from camo, even the E50M, it gets up to about 22% IIRC with full camo crew and all the bells and whistles

xtrem3x #11 Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:47 AM

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Camo should be on all meds

I even use camo as a 4th skill on heavies because it reduces the time you are visible after being spotted. Makes you a harder target for arty



The_Georgian_One #12 Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:49 AM

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View Postxtrem3x, on 07 January 2019 - 09:47 AM, said:

Camo should be on all meds

I even use camo as a 4th skill on heavies because it reduces the time you are visible after being spotted. Makes you a harder target for arty

 

Huh? I'm pretty certain you are always visible for the same amount of time after being spotted, camo skill or not.

xtrem3x #13 Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:59 AM

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View PostThe_Georgian_One, on 07 January 2019 - 08:49 AM, said:

 

Huh? I'm pretty certain you are always visible for the same amount of time after being spotted, camo skill or not.

 

Nope.

Camo makes you disappear faster



arthurwellsley #14 Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:04 AM

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View PostWindSplitter1, on 06 January 2019 - 10:24 PM, said:

Hello.

 

I've unlocked the T-55A right now and I have a few questions...:

 

1 - Equipment wise I have Vents + Rammer. Is Optics a good choice or will I miss having a Vert Stab?

 

2 - Optimum loadout? I have 23/10/10 - AP/HEAT/HE

 

3 - For the Leo 1, is cammo skill worth it? What about the E 50 M?

 

1. V-Stab is always first choice for most mediums, then rammer, and finally either optics or vents (usually optics).

 

2. Shells 23/16/04 the HE is only useful for thin skinned tanks.

 

3. Yes camo is a very worthwhile skill for a Leopard 1 which is a sniper, far less useful for an e50M because (a) the e50M has some armour for brawling, and (b) the e50M is tall and thus has low base camo value to start off with.



Baldrickk #15 Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:10 AM

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View Postxtrem3x, on 07 January 2019 - 09:59 AM, said:

 

Nope.

Camo makes you disappear faster

Where do you get that from?



SuperOlsson #16 Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:14 AM

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View Postxtrem3x, on 07 January 2019 - 09:59 AM, said:

 

Nope.

Camo makes you disappear faster

Nope, the only crew skill that affects spotting duration is the “designated target” for gunner.



Simeon85 #17 Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:14 AM

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Camo gets you spotted less easily in the first place, all tanks have the same visibility after being spotted regardless of their camo, it's around 10s IIRC. 

The_Georgian_One #18 Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:15 AM

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View PostSuperOlsson, on 07 January 2019 - 10:14 AM, said:

Nope, the only crew skill that affects spotting duration is the “designated target” for gunner.

 

This.

xtrem3x #19 Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:49 AM

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View PostBaldrickk, on 07 January 2019 - 09:10 AM, said:

Where do you get that from?

 

View PostSuperOlsson, on 07 January 2019 - 09:14 AM, said:

Nope, the only crew skill that affects spotting duration is the “designated target” for gunner.

 

I read it somewhere a long time ago (years) and ever since I've kept it in mind when assigning crew skills.

I'll see if I can find it

 

If it's not the case I'll happily stand corrected, will free up a skill on some of my tanks that don't need it. Will make using firefighting and taking food instead an option for a few more vehicles!!



XxKuzkina_MatxX #20 Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:51 AM

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View PostSimeon85, on 07 January 2019 - 11:14 AM, said:

Camo gets you spotted less easily in the first place, all tanks have the same visibility after being spotted regardless of their camo, it's around 10s IIRC. 

 

It's between 5 and 10 seconds, there is RNG in spotting too.

 

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