Silentskills, on Aug 19 2013 - 17:00, said:
The tank is skill intensive, and requires its drivers to know where to shoot frontal armor of all tanks it faces to achieve pen w/ the short 88.
Short 88 at tier 7 is fail. If you can run it and get good results that's fine for you, but it's a waste of time for 95% of WoT players unless they're spamming gold, and even then it may be marginal.
This is why I advocate running the tier 6 instead. The tier 7 DB is and always has been a joke tank; someone in WG HQ is probably snickering about it as we speak. Trying to brawl in a medium bogged down with a slow, heavy turret is counter-productive.