So, the 7.5 test is out, and one of the features included that has been rather anticipated, is the ELC AMX. AMX ELC, ELC, whatever you want to call it. This tank is one of the oddest, yet most hilarious tanks out there to drive, and is a real oddity. Its makes tanks like the M3 Lee and every other abomination out there look like its normal. So, let me walk you through the stats and all of this tank.
The hitpoints of this tank 400. Which, for a tank this bloody puny, is rather impressive, even if its the lowest of all tier 5s. Dont let that fool you, on top of that, your in danger of being one shotted by nearly almost every tank that you'll face out there. 105 Derps, 122s, 105s in general, anything big. This thing cant take hits at all, so try to avoid being hit as much as bloody possible.
Weight and armour:
Armour? What armour? What weight, too? This thing has no armour, and likely can be penetrated by a .50 cal (Have yet to test that). You weigh around 6.5 tons base, and have 14/12/10 armour all around, turret included. basically, your armour is paper. Its not even paper. Its as strong as a piece of string. if that doesn't show you how much is there, its liquid. dont get hit, or your generally screwed from top to bottom.
You have two legitimate gun choices to chose from. the 75 millimeter Long 44, or the 90 millimeter D 914. The Long 44 generally has less pen, accuracy, and the same area of aim time, but its rate of fire makes up for the lack fo everything else, at about 4.8 seconds between each round. The D 914 is the other one. It has the reload area of what the 122 on the KV-1s would have, but packs a punch and has a respectable 170MM of penetration. Its mostly a sniper gun, s the combo of speed and weak armour doesnt work well with it.
We all know the infamous T-50-2, right? Said to be one of the fastest accelerating tanks in the game? ELC just beat it out. How? Lets see the engine, weight, and HP/ton for each tank:
Basically, you've got speed. Lots of it. USE IT. You cant turn like a T-50-2, but you've got the acceleration to make up for it and 64 KM/H isn't anywhere near slow. You can scout, but your not a dedicated one.
The size of this thing is puny. You can put it on the Type's turret and it will compare about that size. Either that or it's about the size of the AMX 13's hull. Use it for advantages in ambushes, dodging shells, and hiding in small buildings and areas. Furthermore, I don't know the camo, but it's likely one of the best in the game due to the size.
Weird and Wonkiness:
Now, as I said, the ELC is a very awkward tank. But whats so weird about it? First off, you have TWO crew members. if you lose the commander, you lose everything but your driving abilities. Lose both and your crew is all dead. Kapish? Second off, the turret. Everyone one until now knew it had a turret, but does it really? Yeah it does, but this is a Mini M3 Lee. Your turret cant go 360. treat it like a Lee. Yovue got the speed to get out, unlike the Lee. You've got a gun that can make people wet themselves, which also helps. Your mobility is great, so you can do dedicated scouting if needed. This tank is great fun to drive, whether sniping or scouting. Partially because its hilarious to run around with such an odd turret. Don't get hit, snipe, and hit and run. Or scout, either works.
Thanks for reading!
P.S: This is my first review, don't get mad if its horrible or i got something wrong. Positive support would be helpful!
Edited by Lisped, Jul 13 2012 - 01:21.