People who say that this is a tier 6ish tank need to learn the T20's strengths and weaknesses. If you play to the strengths, you will hold your own against higher tiers. If you don't, you will be laughably bad. What are those strengths?
T20 in a nutshell:
Srengths:high alpha, high speed, low profile, and good gun depression.
Weaknesses: Low dpm, poor armor, and low manueverability
What does this mean?
1. What not to do:(Low dpm, poor manueverability, and relatively large dispersion while moving)
You should never engage while in the open or on the move for any extended period of time. You will probably lose. High alpha offsets the loss of dpm from m1a2, but only over a period of 9 seconds in the open. You also can't circle well and should avoid circling heavies. You can't really take hits or dodge shots.
2. What to do:
Instead, the high alpha, good speed, gun depression, and low profile make this good for flanking while exploiting cover. High alpha makes this a good pop out, shoot, and retreat fighter (You can take a T-43 this way). Low profile allows you to abuse very slight rises in terrain for protection. Good gun depression makes the T20 an excellent hill fighter. The turret is poorly armored so it's about relocating and making sure to get as many cheap shots as possible.
Oh, also the penetration is pretty decent if you pick your targets well.
Edited by Door_Mouse, Jun 10 2013 - 02:42.