- Jun 17, 2001
Yeah the last page of posts made me wanting the Hellcat. I don't have a lot of time to play so I don't expect to advance past Tier 6 tanks.The T-82 is referred to as a 'jeep with a cannon' but I prefer the 'cardboard box with cannon' more. It reflects its truer side. Big gun but no armor. Starting from the T-82 up through and including the M18 Hellcat the tanks are crazy fast with a cannon. The Hellcat is the zenith though. I prefer it over the T49 mainly due to its 90mm gun. The fact it hits 72kph shouldn't be ignored either. Fast, great gun, uses camo, and in a small package. You can do a lot with it. A real shame it cannot bounce shells like the Slugger though. And that is something to take heed. These fast TDs do not bounce shells. They take the hit meaning they take damage. Two, maybe three hits and you are dead. Keep that in mind.
Once you get to the T25/2 it comes to a screeching stop in fun. The gun is underpowered for the T10 battles you face. The armor is nothing to brag about. Everything from a Pz3 on up can hurt you. Takes half a map to get up to speed and that doesn't help when trying to bug out fast. You have to play it like a Slugger where you lay back and snipe but again gun is underpowered against the enemies you will face and it can't bounce a shell to save its life. Its the worse tank in the new TD line so far. This is the reason why you don't see many on the battlefield. It is not a good tank.
I'm still on the slow grind to the T28 prototype so can't comment on it yet. Also people should be aware that the American TDs do not get the same camo ratings as other fixed gun TDs. WoT developers purposely lowered the rating as an offset of the moving turrets. This makes American TDs with turrets easier to see than other TDs. You'll see what I mean once you play some battles with them and wonder how tanks are seeing you when they shouldn't. The camo rating is better than regular tanks but less than fixed gun TDs of other lines. With the fast tanks it doesn't seem to matter as much but with a slower big T25/2 it matters a lot.