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_GrooziN_ #1 Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:53 AM

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How does this tank do in current meta? With EBRs flying around? Is it only good for sniping from red line and for frontlines or it does have it's place in randoms? And most importantly, is it fun to play?

_Signal_ #2 Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:59 AM

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Yes it's actually a really fun tank and has great HE. 

Edited by Neil_DaGrassSmokingTyson, 28 February 2020 - 09:59 AM.


_GrooziN_ #3 Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:00 AM

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View PostNeil_DaGrassSmokingTyson, on 28 February 2020 - 09:59 AM, said:

Yes it's actually a really fun tank and has great HE. 


Better than blackdog?



_Signal_ #4 Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:01 AM

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View Post_GrooziN_, on 28 February 2020 - 09:00 AM, said:


Better than blackdog?

God yes. 



Richthoffen #5 Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:02 AM

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105mm pen for 320 dmg, what holds me back is the 20mm turret armor

Cobra6 #6 Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:02 AM

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I bought it for gold during the Christmas calendar, played a match and had fun.

I'm a predominantly light tank player.

 

So yes, I think it's worth it if you like light tanks.

 

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_GrooziN_ #7 Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:03 AM

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View PostCobra6, on 28 February 2020 - 10:02 AM, said:

I bought it for gold during the Christmas calendar, played a match and had fun.

I'm a predominantly light tank player.

 

So yes, I think it's worth it if you like light tanks.

 

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I do and I like paper meds. Doing quite good in my Schwarzpanzer. 



tajj7 #8 Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:20 AM

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It's really good IMO, if you like/can play lights, it's basically like the old RU-251 on tier 8, but with regular tier 8 MM.

 

It's camo is not top level, but still decent, and it compensates for that with 410 base view range, joint highest on tier. 

 

Plus it's probably one of the best damage dealing lights on tier 8, because you have good DPM, good gun handing, decent accuracy, decent standard pen, good HEAT pen for a light and the high pen HE. It can basically deal with most things thrown at it and really pump out the damage reliably -

 

http://wotreplays.eu/site/5225662#murovanka-tajj7-hwk_30



SlyMeerkat #9 Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:30 AM

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View PostNeil_DaGrassSmokingTyson, on 28 February 2020 - 08:59 AM, said:

Yes it's actually a really fun tank and has great HE. 

Bloody hell, a premium tank you actually like :P



Zmago5000 #10 Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:31 AM

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25 eur,....hm,....let me think for a sec.,.....0,........1

 

nah,....let them have it



_GrooziN_ #11 Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:36 AM

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View Posttajj7, on 28 February 2020 - 10:20 AM, said:

It's really good IMO, if you like/can play lights, it's basically like the old RU-251 on tier 8, but with regular tier 8 MM.

 

It's camo is not top level, but still decent, and it compensates for that with 410 base view range, joint highest on tier. 

 

Plus it's probably one of the best damage dealing lights on tier 8, because you have good DPM, good gun handing, decent accuracy, decent standard pen, good HEAT pen for a light and the high pen HE. It can basically deal with most things thrown at it and really pump out the damage reliably -

 

http://wotreplays.eu/site/5225662#murovanka-tajj7-hwk_30


Nice farming, Tajj. Thanks all for this quick review, now just need to make up my mind. 



8126Jakobsson #12 Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:38 AM

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If you love lights and want to have them all then sure, but then you wouldn't ask. If you already have a Blackdog then it's not worth the money for the slight upgrade. If you want a German LT crew trainer then no since I can't recommend that line (I only like the Ru) and you can always buy books. As for encountering wheelie HE slingers (mainly the 75) you are in trouble so you don't want to dance with those.

It's a fine tank for what it is and I don't mind playing it, but I can't go further than giving it a weak general recomendation.  



splash_time #13 Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:50 AM

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Yes it's a good one. Just check the stats on tank.gg, good one with good reload and HE rounds.

 

I like playing LTs, and you check my stats, +500 battles with bc12t, now I wish if I had this one, quite useful tbh. But, we can't have them all right? :) 

 

Gl on battlefield with it.



_GrooziN_ #14 Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:02 AM

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View Post8126Jakobsson, on 28 February 2020 - 10:38 AM, said:

If you love lights and want to have them all then sure, but then you wouldn't ask. If you already have a Blackdog then it's not worth the money for the slight upgrade. If you want a German LT crew trainer then no since I can't recommend that line (I only like the Ru) and you can always buy books. As for encountering wheelie HE slingers (mainly the 75) you are in trouble so you don't want to dance with those.

It's a fine tank for what it is and I don't mind playing it, but I can't go further than giving it a weak general recomendation.  


I stoped @ Luchs and not going any further with this line. I don't have blackdog, but I played it before and I liked it (before wheelies). What I need is a decent premium for randoms, LT to do missions with and maybe a tank for frontlines too. 



_Signal_ #15 Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:04 AM

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View Post_GrooziN_, on 28 February 2020 - 10:02 AM, said:


I stoped @ Luchs and not going any further with this line. I don't have blackdog, but I played it before and I liked it (before wheelies). What I need is a decent premium for randoms, LT to do missions with and maybe a tank for frontlines too. 

Well prems you want the HWK 30 or preferably the Lt-432 both are better than the blackdog.



8126Jakobsson #16 Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:22 AM

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View Post_GrooziN_, on 28 February 2020 - 11:02 AM, said:


I stoped @ Luchs and not going any further with this line. I don't have blackdog, but I played it before and I liked it (before wheelies). What I need is a decent premium for randoms, LT to do missions with and maybe a tank for frontlines too. 

 

Looked you up and I see that you only have the ELC EVEN 90, so it would be good to add an LT reserve for FL (I pretty much only play lights in FL, mainly EBR and ELC). For missions in randoms you can do just fine with the ELC alone.

HWK is a decent addition to the garage (would say "good" if it was in my top-3, but it's not (ok I'd probably rank it 4th so close enough I guess) ) and I don't think that you would be disappointed with it. If you want it enough to spend good money that's of course up to you.   



TankkiPoju #17 Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:33 AM

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It's a tier 8 light tank that isn't LT-432.

 

So basically it sucks. Get LT-432.



Zmago5000 #18 Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:10 PM

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View PostTankkiPoju, on 28 February 2020 - 11:33 AM, said:

It's a tier 8 light tank that isn't LT-432.

 

So basically it sucks. Get LT-432.


i dunno why LT is so praised, get a Progetto instead its way better,...



DutchBaron_ #19 Posted 28 February 2020 - 01:09 PM

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I would say it is the third best tier 8 light close after the lt432 and the EBR. I dont regret buying it with Christmas and i love it's playstyle.

FataL_ShadowZ #20 Posted 28 February 2020 - 01:09 PM

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View PostZmago5000, on 28 February 2020 - 11:10 AM, said:


i dunno why LT is so praised, get a Progetto instead its way better,...

Progetto isn't going help you complete LT missions for campaigns






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