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Intenseheat_ #1 Posted Aug 06 2012 - 22:02

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The M2 Light Tank is extremely fast.  Most people say the BT-2 is the fastest tank but the M2 light tank is 3 KM/H faster then the BT-2.  Its also cheaper and allot easier to reach on the Tech Tree.

Smeghammer #2 Posted Aug 10 2012 - 02:03

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 79013, on Aug 06 2012 - 22:02, said:

The M2 Light Tank is extremely fast.  Most people say the BT-2 is the fastest tank but the M2 light tank is 3 KM/H faster then the BT-2.  Its also cheaper and allot easier to reach on the Tech Tree.

Necroposting aside, the BT-2 has the best power to weight ratio of any tank in the game. Combine it with a RSG and you can do 40+kph up the hill on himmelsdorf.

Toasted_Rofls #3 Posted Aug 10 2012 - 02:29

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 itzhakskenstrom, on Feb 02 2011 - 17:51, said:

T2 Light. Premium US tank.

This thing gets up to speed fast as well. It may be the quickest tank in WoT, tied with the T-50-2, which is quite a bit more agile. All the other tanks that hit 72 do not accelerate as fast as these two do, but I would have to say in my experience with fast tanks, the VK 2801 gets up there pretty quick as well, but it's for sure slower then those two. The A-20 is completely and totally outclassed by the T-50, which is just better.

kotzubel #4 Posted Aug 10 2012 - 10:47

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now i know it's not the fastest T2 but the PzII with100% crew=BIA with vent is no slouch on get up and go. and i have found that played right that none of the tank's that all the outher's have named can win a head to head mano e mano 100% hp v 100% hp fight with a PzII if the PzII is being played at it's peek performance. even if the opposing tank is being played at peek performance.

Adarr #5 Posted Aug 10 2012 - 19:26

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While the T2 LT is fast, keep in mind it has nowhere near the agility of the T-50-2. It turns rather slowly at speed.

MyTankIsToast #6 Posted Aug 12 2012 - 04:08

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Top speed isn't everything.  The M22 can hit 63 km/h, accelerates well, doesn't bleed too much in the turn - and is tiny.  It is *very* hard to hit when it's flat out and zig-zagging.  In fact it is so small you can hug KVs and they can't hit you!  Of course you can't really damage them either, but it is fun to try.....

CommissarKharkov #7 Posted Aug 15 2012 - 20:25

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One minor caution - some of the speed limit numbers posted by WoT are not reflective of what he vehicles regular top speed is in the game.  Instead, they are the absolute top speed they can go.  In some cases the tanks top speed can only be attained going down a hill, not on flat ground.

For example, based on the posted numbers, the A-20 should be incredibly fast.  Yet several other "slower" tanks can keep up with it.

What would be helpful would be if WoT posted the normal top operating speed instead of the absolute.

T_U_R_T_1_3_Z #8 Posted Jul 09 2013 - 21:04

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Fastest tank here ------>http://wiki.worldoft...Kpfw._I_Ausf._C

XTRMN8 #9 Posted Jul 15 2013 - 21:47

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View PostT_U_R_T_1_3_Z, on Jul 09 2013 - 21:04, said:

Fastest tank here ------> http://wiki.worldoft...Kpfw._I_Ausf._C
That is technically the fastest, but practically that thing will never reach its top speed because it doesn't have a good enough power to weight ratio.

A_Midget_Walrus #10 Posted Jul 25 2013 - 22:46

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View PostSmeghammer, on Aug 10 2012 - 02:03, said:

Necroposting aside, the BT-2 has the best power to weight ratio of any tank in the game. Combine it with a RSG and you can do 40+kph up the hill on himmelsdorf.

Bro,do you even necropost?
Its the M5A1 Stuart.64.4KPH.

jinemon #11 Posted Aug 12 2013 - 16:38

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I know its not a light tank but the T-49 TD tier V has a very good camo rating, its extremely fast, decent gun pen, fast reload and aim. I basically play it as a scout when im in V - VII games. If you like fast light tank definitely try the T-49.

Puntosmx #12 Posted Aug 14 2013 - 07:19

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Not yet done gathering info from the wiki, even less comparing it all, but a quick check to my notes (and noticing you said "first tier of tanks")...

Tier 1
Although the Renault FT has better accel, your betst bet would be the T1 Cunningham (41 km/h, 17.56 hp/t)

Tier 2
Good contenders here....
T2 LT 72 km/h, 34.87 hp/t -- For fastest top speed and second best accel, as well as good maneuverability and lightweight. Also, nice armor.
BT-2 55 km/h, 42.02 hp/t -- Straight accel beast, but with lower top speed, slightly heavier, so maneuverability should be slightly worse, but not by much.
M2 LT 58 km/h, 30.00 hp/t -- Nice third member for a winning podium. Has worse armor than those above and only carries autocannons, which means your shooting strategy might be slightly different from the other tanks.
Also, there are other nice and fast lights, as well as 1 medium, 2 TDs and 1 arty.... nice tier for fast battles.

Tier 3
BT-7 (60 km/h, 33.54 hp/t) has light armor but good guns, which should help with the tougher enemies.

Tier 4
Pz II Luchs is a nice opcion in the heavy turret config (60 km/h, 28.08 hp/t), but becomes a beast with the light turret and the new autocannon with 95 AP pen (30.328 hp/t)
A-20 (72km/h, 28.39 hp/t) has nice stats compared to the heavy Luchs, has a good pen cannon and a nice derp, so combat style depends on you. Recall this receiving little love when I started playing, but it was a nice tank to drive.
T-28 (45 km/h, 29.27 hp/t) gets extra points for being a Med. 17 tons for ramming, 112 AP pen cannon, 164 alpha derp cannon, and better matchmaker than the lights of its own Tier.

I won't discuss on Tiers 5 and up, since that defeats the "first tier" part of the thread's name.
Also, as a half-disclaimer, I hae personally played with all of these tanks but the premiu and the medium, although most of them were before physics were set into the game. These numbers come from the wiki, with the exception of the Luchs, which I confirmed last week in my garage.... and it still is amazing to play with the light turret.

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View PostPuntosmx, on Aug 14 2013 - 07:19, said:

Not yet done gathering info from the wiki, even less comparing it all, but a quick check to my notes (and noticing you said "first tier of tanks")...
Tier 1
Although the Renault FT has better accel, your betst bet would be the T1 Cunningham (41 km/h, 17.56 hp/t)
Tier 2
Good contenders here....
T2 LT 72 km/h, 34.87 hp/t -- For fastest top speed and second best accel, as well as good maneuverability and lightweight. Also, nice armor.
BT-2 55 km/h, 42.02 hp/t -- Straight accel beast, but with lower top speed, slightly heavier, so maneuverability should be slightly worse, but not by much.
M2 LT 58 km/h, 30.00 hp/t -- Nice third member for a winning podium. Has worse armor than those above and only carries autocannons, which means your shooting strategy might be slightly different from the other tanks.
Also, there are other nice and fast lights, as well as 1 medium, 2 TDs and 1 arty.... nice tier for fast battles.
Tier 3
BT-7 (60 km/h, 33.54 hp/t) has light armor but good guns, which should help with the tougher enemies.
Tier 4
Pz II Luchs is a nice opcion in the heavy turret config (60 km/h, 28.08 hp/t), but becomes a beast with the light turret and the new autocannon with 95 AP pen (30.328 hp/t)
A-20 (72km/h, 28.39 hp/t) has nice stats compared to the heavy Luchs, has a good pen cannon and a nice derp, so combat style depends on you. Recall this receiving little love when I started playing, but it was a nice tank to drive.
T-28 (45 km/h, 29.27 hp/t) gets extra points for being a Med. 17 tons for ramming, 112 AP pen cannon, 164 alpha derp cannon, and better matchmaker than the lights of its own Tier.
I won't discuss on Tiers 5 and up, since that defeats the "first tier" part of the thread's name.
Also, as a half-disclaimer, I hae personally played with all of these tanks but the premiu and the medium, although most of them were before physics were set into the game. These numbers come from the wiki, with the exception of the Luchs, which I confirmed last week in my garage.... and it still is amazing to play with the light turret.
~ Puntox
 
 
you forgot 1 tier 3 there's one with a top speed of 79 in the panzer class
 

 



krispin_ #14 Posted Apr 09 2014 - 17:25

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Pz 1 c is extremely fast. goes 79 km

Canyon_Runner #15 Posted Apr 10 2014 - 03:34

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Top speed isn't everything, weight-to-tonnage ratio is. All the top end in the world doesn't matter a bit if you can't reach it.

M477145_N1l550n #16 Posted Apr 10 2014 - 03:49

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BT-7. Yes, BT-7. Does 65 KPH in no time, climbs hills like nothing else. Don't actually mount the top engine as it only gets 480 horsepower; run the penultimate engine for the tank, which gets 500 horsepower. Mount all the top upgrades in all other areas, though. In particular, you want to equip the 37mm ZiS-19 gun. Gets 58mm average penetration on standard AP and I believe a 28.57 RPM firing rate.

Schmokn #17 Posted Jul 04 2014 - 23:51

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Actually fastest light is the German Tier III Pz.KpFw.1 Ausf. C at 79 mph which makes them spin trying to shoot you and lets your buddies get Medieval on their buttocks. The first time I saw one of these go flying across the map I said "I gotta have one of those". Great spotter and not bad gun, etc.  I love the fast tanks for spotting. Another fun one at a higher tier is the Chinese Tier VI T 64 which does 72 mph.  It has a good gun (76 Caliber mm) too.  Speed isn't everything as pointed out here but I think spotters are important and fast is critical if you don't mind being cannon fodder and like to go out front and spot. I have spotted as many as 11 and lived through till the end.



Tazilon #18 Posted Aug 28 2014 - 17:22

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The correct answer is:   the fastest tank will soon be the RU251, the new Tier 8 German Light coming out in 9.3:  it will go 80 km/h.

LeadTurd #19 Posted Sep 02 2014 - 19:38

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PZ ICs are the fastest and way to OP for a tier 3 I mean come on a 8mm MG that penetrates better than a 20MM plus it has more than twice the armor of a PZ 1 and goes twice as fast!! that is a little too unrealistic even for a videogame!!

 



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View PostSchmokn, on Jul 04 2014 - 18:51, said:

Actually fastest light is the German Tier III Pz.KpFw.1 Ausf. C at 79 KPH which makes them spin trying to shoot you and lets your buddies get Medieval on their buttocks. The first time I saw one of these go flying across the map I said "I gotta have one of those". Great spotter and not bad gun, etc.  I love the fast tanks for spotting.

View PostLeadTurd, on Sep 02 2014 - 14:38, said:

PZ ICs are the fastest and way to OP for a tier 3 I mean come on a 8mm MG that penetrates better than a 20MM plus it has more than twice the armor of a PZ 1 and goes twice as fast!! that is a little too unrealistic even for a videogame!!

The issue you guys seem to be forgetting about the Panzer 1C is its power-to-weight ratio. It just doesn't accelerate or climb hills like a BT-7 does. On top of that, the BT-7 carries a more effective and reliable gun in the 37mm ZiS-19.

 

Aside from the BT-7, the others that come off the top of my head are the American T3 lights, the M3 Stuart and the Premium M22 Locust. Both carry the 37mm M6(proper reliable tank cannon), both get over 25 horsepower per ton(26-27 HP/ton, I believe, for both of them), and both have a decent level of durability for T3 lights(240 health + 38mm front hull armor on the Stuart; 250 health + extremely well sloped 25mm front hull plate for the Locust). Stuart is more maneuverable, but the Locust is a smaller target that's harder to hit.






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