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WindSplitter1 #1 Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:02 AM

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Bonds aside, is the tank a good low tier trainer?

 

I just ragesold the Jerry Skoda. Food + GLD + Vents + Vent directive + 100% crew and the aiming circle takes an ice age to shrink because f### all possible logic. That tank is a sin and I need a replacement.

 

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burbage1 #2 Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:07 AM

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I think the best german medium trainer is a mutz, but none of them are that great.

Nishi_Kinuyo #3 Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:12 AM

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Imo, the Turán is better, but rarely sold, so...

WindSplitter1 #4 Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:14 AM

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View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 11 January 2020 - 11:12 PM, said:

Imo, the Turán is better, but rarely sold, so...

 

Already have that one.



Bulldog_Drummond #5 Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:16 AM

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Hydro has PMM, I think

My favourite German Medium Premium trainer is the Pz IVS


Edited by Bulldog_Drummond, 12 January 2020 - 12:19 AM.


NekoPuffer_PPP #6 Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:17 AM

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It's a mediocre medium tank, more of a collector's item than anything else.

Spurtung #7 Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:23 AM

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Got mine on black market for credits, much better deal.

__Eric__ #8 Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:34 AM

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Nah, the Hydro isn't very good. Pz V/IV is much better.



Bulldog_Drummond #9 Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:41 AM

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View Post__Eric__, on 11 January 2020 - 11:34 PM, said:

Nah, the Hydro isn't very good. Pz V/IV is much better.

 

Only time I have seen the Hydro is when Wellesley has tooned in it with me in my KV220

He is miles better than I am so we usually did okay

There's always something to be said for any tank with PMM

I love seeing Pz V/IV, just shoot the turret


Edited by Bulldog_Drummond, 12 January 2020 - 12:43 AM.


1ucky #10 Posted 12 January 2020 - 02:56 AM

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Let's put it this way:

If you tend to rage-sell vehicles, better don't use up any bonds to buy this one.



spuriousmonkey #11 Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:06 AM

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I got mine with my mouse years ago. Don't use the mouse any more and also don't play the tank. It's "meh".

Balc0ra #12 Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:21 PM

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View PostWindSplitter1, on 12 January 2020 - 12:02 AM, said:

Bonds aside, is the tank a good low tier trainer?

 

I just ragesold the Jerry Skoda.

 

I got mine via the model kits ages ago. And coming from one that hates the Pz T25 too. The Hydro is worse in most aspects. DPM is below "meh" on both, dispersions is not much better, it's slower, it has less HP, less engine power and is equally blind.

 

As a crew trainer for low tier German crews. I would say this is one of the worst options. Turian, bad rep aside is actually the best out of the more commonly sold options on tier 5 "for my style anyway". If you want to go lower. The S35 and Grosstraktor Krupp are still solid options too. And can even be fun. Even tho the S35 lacks crew slots for a gunner and loader and the Krupp needs 2 loaders.

 

If you want to spend bonds on tier 5's. The T-34S and M10 are way better options in terms of value, even if they don't train German medium crews.



WindSplitter1 #13 Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:58 PM

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Sad.

No German premium MTs worth or possible for grabs... ree.

 

What about

>Cosplay Panther

>Panther 8.8

 

?



Balc0ra #14 Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:55 PM

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View PostWindSplitter1, on 12 January 2020 - 08:58 PM, said:

Sad.

No German premium MTs worth or possible for grabs... ree.

 

What about

>Cosplay Panther

>Panther 8.8

 

?

 

Cosplay Panther is not bad after they buffed it, as the DPM and gun handling is now rather good. It was trash when it first came. No idea about the Panther 88 tbh. But what I've seen of it. It did not make it the first choice for each of my recruits so far. As it's the only option I have left to pick if I get a new one.



CmdRatScabies #15 Posted 12 January 2020 - 10:01 PM

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War crimes panther is free this month if you do the missions.  Have to shoot gold in it though.

falcon_96 #16 Posted 12 January 2020 - 10:02 PM

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View PostWindSplitter1, on 11 January 2020 - 11:02 PM, said:

Bonds aside, is the tank a good low tier trainer?

 

I just ragesold the Jerry Skoda. Food + GLD + Vents + Vent directive + 100% crew and the aiming circle takes an ice age to shrink because f### all possible logic. That tank is a sin and I need a replacement.

 

Ideas.


https://tankrewards.eu/

Log in and check your current progress, the event ends on Jan 26th and the reward is the Panther M10. If you have played regularly in the past 2 weeks you should have enough tokens to still be able to finish it.
 



TIGERACE007 #17 Posted 12 January 2020 - 11:03 PM

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I bought it to collect, nothing more. A nice tank but dont expect much, its highlight is its traverse speed.

BrinklyWollox #18 Posted 13 January 2020 - 12:03 AM

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View PostWindSplitter1, on 12 January 2020 - 07:58 PM, said:

>Cosplay Panther

 

I like it, it's a VK 30.02 (M) moved up a tier with PMM so you get the same match-making, same gun as the E 25.

 

View PostWindSplitter1, on 12 January 2020 - 07:58 PM, said:

>Panther 8.8

 

 

One of the few premium tanks I couldn't wait to get rid of, it went in the first trade-in window IIRC. It's a Panther II with the second-best gun (the 88mm L/71), less hull armour and a lower top speed (though higher p/wt ratio). If you're a big fan of Panthers then I guess you could make it work but I could never find that happy place.

 

I got a Pz. III K from the loot boxes but haven't played it yet and I don't think it's on general sale so that's not helpful for you. I think the suggestion to get yourself a P/M10 for free from tank rewards is the way to go.



Hamsterkicker #19 Posted 13 January 2020 - 09:42 AM

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Panther M10 is your best option at the moment. Panther 8.8 is abysmal.

Erwin_Von_Braun #20 Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:07 AM

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I liked it.

 






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