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RenamedUser_50080245721 #1 Posted 03 April 2019 - 02:19 PM

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0.42 dispersion (omg), 220ish effective frontal lower plate but super awesome frontal armor everywhere else (except cupola), 248pen, great DPM,.

 

Seems to be a T28 clone. Any point to getting this if you already own the T28, T95 and the E3? Also 248 pen is meh for a slow turretless TD that cannot flank tier10 enemies.

It has only 1 weakspot on top BUT it's lower frontal plate is MASSIVE compared to the T28. About 40% of the frontside of this tank = weakspot.

 

Is this another relic-from-the-past-tank like the Jg88? I grinded the T28 and it was a great tank vs noobs but any decent player will obliterate you. T95 however is always great unless there are 3 arties. Also playing this vs all those wheelies and other fast tanks nowadays is not gonna be funny I guess?

 

Isn't the Crysler K better? It has less weakspots and waaaaay more mobility and a waaaaaay smaller frontal lower plate. Only downside of the Crysler is that it has no pen itself.


Edited by JaculatingEroticElephant, 03 April 2019 - 02:23 PM.


pecopad #2 Posted 03 April 2019 - 02:29 PM

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T95 was great, hitbox problem on the winch  and in the frontal track, is just ruining the tank.

 

Haven't played it since the last update, so do not know if they have solved it.



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All depends on how bad the grind is going to be, the last one for the wheeled was way to bad so I never bothered.

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View Postihateclowns, on 03 April 2019 - 02:35 PM, said:

All depends on how bad the grind is going to be, the last one for the wheeled was way to bad so I never bothered.

 

i did the EBR 75 grind and looking at the TS-5 missions they look quite a bit easier overall 

TankkiPoju #5 Posted 03 April 2019 - 04:36 PM

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Lower plate is massive and fairly weak.

 

TS-5 will be good a for a week, after that everyone will know to shoot the lower plate.



Dr_Oolen #6 Posted 03 April 2019 - 04:40 PM

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View PostTankkiPoju, on 03 April 2019 - 04:36 PM, said:

Lower plate is massive and fairly weak.

 

TS-5 will be good a for a week, after that everyone will know to shoot the lower plate.

 

People might know where to shoot it, but with sub 220 pen its kinda pointless knowledge if you arent a t9/10 tank or dont spam gold in a t8 :)

 

Considering the MM will be changed soon... lets just say we have yet another not at all broken tank on our hands.

 

 



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View PostDr_Oolen, on 03 April 2019 - 04:40 PM, said:

 

People might know where to shoot it, but with sub 220 pen its kinda pointless knowledge if you arent a t9/10 tank or dont spam gold in a t8 :)

 

Considering the MM will be changed soon... lets just say we have yet another not at all broken tank on our hands.

 

 

 

MM is changed already

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View PostJaculatingEroticElephant, on 03 April 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

0.42 dispersion (omg), 220ish effective frontal lower plate but super awesome frontal armor everywhere else (except cupola), 248pen, great DPM,.

 

Seems to be a T28 clone. Any point to getting this if you already own the T28, T95 and the E3? Also 248 pen is meh for a slow turretless TD that cannot flank tier10 enemies.

It has only 1 weakspot on top BUT it's lower frontal plate is MASSIVE compared to the T28. About 40% of the frontside of this tank = weakspot.

 

Is this another relic-from-the-past-tank like the Jg88? I grinded the T28 and it was a great tank vs noobs but any decent player will obliterate you. T95 however is always great unless there are 3 arties. Also playing this vs all those wheelies and other fast tanks nowadays is not gonna be funny I guess?

 

Isn't the Crysler K better? It has less weakspots and waaaaay more mobility and a waaaaaay smaller frontal lower plate. Only downside of the Crysler is that it has no pen itself.

 

Tank has 9800 gold value, you can keep it and exchange it at later date.

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View PostJaculatingEroticElephant, on 03 April 2019 - 02:19 PM, said:

Isn't the Crysler K better? It has less weakspots and waaaaay more mobility and a waaaaaay smaller frontal lower plate. Only downside of the Crysler is that it has no pen itself.

Why are you comparing a rear-mounted heavy tank vs a turretless td?

 

Sad they come up so late with a tier 8 premium US td anyway and not even one with a turret, as we already have T28 HTC as reward tank to use for crew training.

it is indeed a T28 clone with the front being like the E3. the lower plate is a big weakspot, because the tank is taller then the T28, so it is easier to hit with higher tanks. it's seems quite decent but as far as I've seen the traverse is probably the most killing on this tank, even with clutch breaking skill.

 



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It seems decent enough if you can handle tanks like the T28: A bit faster, armor might be a bit better overall and a bit more DPM, but reduced accuracy means that it has to played at shorter ranges.

 

View PostJaculatingEroticElephant, on 03 April 2019 - 03:19 PM, said:

Isn't the Crysler K better? It has less weakspots and waaaaay more mobility and a waaaaaay smaller frontal lower plate. Only downside of the Crysler is that it has no pen itself.

 

- The armor is situational, in some cases it works better on the Chrysler, in others on the TS

- The gun on the chrysler is no comparison at all to the TS: not just the pen is way worse, you also get less alpha and longer reloads, resulting in almost 50% less DPM which is massive.

- While you get a turret and significantly better accuracy on the Chrysler, this is at least partially compensated by overall better gun-handling on the TS



kubawt112 #11 Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:47 AM

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It'll probably be OK. Seems like a fairly sensible design, but also like something that would work disgustingly well sometimes, and be generally annoying because it has a 'TD' sticker on it, and it's bound to find itself a bush close to the base (which arguably is an effective tactic if you don't care about teamplay or winning).

 

Gotta appreciate the attempt to make the design into something a little bit different, and seems to have definite weaknesses. Not that traverse speed is a very useful stat in a corridor, but y'know - an attempt was made.

 

(Fair chance it'll end up as a white elephant in a few months' time, anyway. I'm sure you can appreciate that.)


Edited by kubawt112, 04 April 2019 - 08:48 AM.


Suurpolskija #12 Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:14 AM

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It doesn't have a turret. That sort of solves it for me. 

 

I have T28 Htc for crew training and other (turreted) tier8 premiums for credits so I'd prolly never play this. 

 

But usually there's free stuffs for completing stages so "yay!" 



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amd 178b will rek you , enough said

tajj7 #14 Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:28 AM

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View PostDr_Oolen, on 03 April 2019 - 03:40 PM, said:

 

People might know where to shoot it, but with sub 220 pen its kinda pointless knowledge if you arent a t9/10 tank or dont spam gold in a t8 :)

 

Considering the MM will be changed soon... lets just say we have yet another not at all broken tank on our hands.

 

I think in a rare case for WG, its actually balance better than the tech tree tank, the lower plate is a lot weaker than the T28, its get sub 200 effective in places, so its there or there abouts for most tier 8s, whilst the T28 lower plate is more like 240 effective, plus the TS-5 is higher profile and the lower plate is more prominent compared to the T28 as well so its easier to hit on top of being weaker.

 

Coupled with the weaker effective traverse, its even easier to flank. 

 

I'd say that it probably has a more balanced armour layout. 



BlueSnail #15 Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:37 AM

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Though I would offer this.   Note that QB's battle is a top tier battle.

He does not have a great attitude towards it.


Edited by BlueSnail, 04 April 2019 - 10:39 AM.


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View Postkubawt112, on 04 April 2019 - 08:47 AM, said:


 

 

(Fair chance it'll end up as a white elephant in a few months' time, anyway. I'm sure you can appreciate that.)

 

So did most of my exes. Maybe it's just the way of the Universe… :teethhappy::teethhappy::teethhappy:

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View PostBlueSnail, on 04 April 2019 - 10:37 AM, said:

Though I would offer this.   Note that QB's battle is a top tier battle.

He does not have a great attitude towards it.

 

QB favours MTs and tanks with 10 degrees of gun depression, so his attitude towards this tank is not surprising 

Suurpolskija #18 Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:42 AM

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View PostDr_Oolen, on 03 April 2019 - 05:40 PM, said:

 

People might know where to shoot it, but with sub 220 pen its kinda pointless knowledge if you arent a t9/10 tank or dont spam gold in a t8 :)

 

Considering the MM will be changed soon... lets just say we have yet another not at all broken tank on our hands.

 

 

 

Didn't this TS-5 also have a 175mm cupola? 

 

Also, in my opinion having no turret coupled with low traverse speed, that's already a "weak spot" of sorts. Plus the armor on the sides and top makes it a nice arty magnet. 



Japualtah #19 Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:43 AM

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Is it fair complaining about the traverse speed in Lakeville's valley?

That review didn't look very fair to me, going to get it anyway, it's a very nice looking tank and it comes with a garage slot, so why not :)

 



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This guy seems to like it.

 

Armour has weak spots for normal shells

Armour mostly still works vs premium shells

Seems like good design.






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