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Onto the Supertest: a Tier IX German Medium, the Kampfpanzer 50 t


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Falathi #1 Posted 21 June 2019 - 01:20 PM

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Today we’re starting the Supertest for the vehicle a lot of you have been waiting for a long time: the Kampfpanzer 50 t, aka the main Ranked Battles mode reward.

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This Tier IX German medium tank carries a 105-mm Rheinmetall V1 gun. Among the strong sides of the latter are:

  • Accuracy (the dispersion is 0.33 m per 100 m)
  • Armor penetration (268 mm with the basic APCR round and 310 mm with the special HEAT round)
  • Aiming time (2 seconds)
  • View range (400 m)

The gun’s single shot damage is 320 points, and it may seem not much at first sight. Yet good stabilization, a barrel depression of -8 degrees, and high armor penetration make the 50 t an efficient fighter at any distance, able to damage every opponent.

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The Kampfpanzer 50 t also has decent survivability. It possesses 1,750 hit points, a 120 mm thick upper glacis plate sloped at an impressive angle and bears up to 250 mm of armor at the front of its turret. Still there’s a couple of weak points, namely the gunner’s sights and the machine gun cupola at the rear. Also, the side armor is pretty thin (just 40 mm) so angling this tank’s hull is not recommended.

 

Less armor means more mobility. The Kampfpanzer 50 t can boast a top speed of 60 km/h and a specific power of 18 hp per ton. This German can reach a key position on a map fast, provide fire support for an attack from there, and then return to the base just in time to defend it (if needed).

A nice feature of this tank is its status of an event vehicle: you may place any suitable Crew in it, without the need to retrain.

 

The Kampfpanzer 50 t is a medium/heavy tank hybrid combining the best of both worlds (and paying very little for that). Good mobility, a gun allowing for comfortable play, an armor which is exquisite for a medium—these are the strong sides or this German newcomer.

 

Still, the strongest side of the 50t are not the stats; it’s YOU—the veteran player hardened by the Ranked Battles.



Roophert #2 Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:27 PM

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This is also real(ish) vehicle, one of its variants from 1957 (first patent):

 

Panzerkampfwagen der 30t-Klasse

 



Geno1isme #3 Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:33 PM

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That's a model with unfinished textures on those images right?

 

While the tank does look interesting it's certainly not worth enduring the infinite pain of this Ranked grind.



Paul_Kouadio #4 Posted 21 June 2019 - 05:31 PM

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Comparable to the T-55A...

Paxson #5 Posted 21 June 2019 - 05:47 PM

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would be nice as a tier X

 

nice alternative to obj 140



demon_tank #6 Posted 21 June 2019 - 07:14 PM

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And i reckon less than 10k players will get it considering only 2356 players entered the leagues in the 1st subseason.

 

Even if its not broken or op the novelty and rareness will be enough for me.



thePhilX #7 Posted 24 June 2019 - 03:39 PM

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View PostGeno1isme, on 21 June 2019 - 01:33 PM, said:

That's a model with unfinished textures on those images right?

 

yes

Update concerning tank stats:
Gun dispersion during hull movement and during hull traverse from 0.14 to 0.16
Dispersion during turret rotation from 0.1 to 0.12
Reload time from 8.7 to 9.5


Mettkrieger #8 Posted 25 June 2019 - 01:33 PM

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View PostthePhilX, on 24 June 2019 - 03:39 PM, said:

 

yes

Update concerning tank stats:
Gun dispersion during hull movement and during hull traverse from 0.14 to 0.16
Dispersion during turret rotation from 0.1 to 0.12
Reload time from 8.7 to 9.5

 

Without having had the option of playing it:

Sounds like you're destroying the tank already. It only had 2.3k dpm (while T-54 has 2.7k) and now it's even less :(




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