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Strange_TW #21 Posted Apr 04 2011 - 03:29

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Looking at the Specs, I think you can sum it up in one sentence:

It's a Maus without the armor.

BadAtWarships #22 Posted Apr 04 2011 - 04:17

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I'm puzzled to see how this tank weighs over 20 tonnes more than a KT but has much thinner armour all round. That coupled with a less powerful engine compared to the KT makes this tank seem pointless.

mr48 #23 Posted Apr 04 2011 - 05:10

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View PostLinkNZ, on Apr 04 2011 - 04:17, said:

I'm puzzled to see how this tank weighs over 20 tonnes more than a KT but has much thinner armour all round. That coupled with a less powerful engine compared to the KT makes this tank seem pointless.

It's for people who have lots of money and dont feel like climbing up the tree to get to the high-tier heavy tanks.

Pahech #24 Posted Apr 04 2011 - 09:32

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Armour seems like a joke.

thetap #25 Posted Apr 04 2011 - 09:36

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Depends on its Armour Coefficient rating.

SpectreHD #26 Posted Apr 04 2011 - 11:20

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Why is this tank SO heavy but has really bad armour!?

Azmodanrom #27 Posted Apr 04 2011 - 14:39

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thetap #28 Posted Apr 04 2011 - 14:53

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I'd really like to test drive the Lowe before spending a large sum on it. You have to keep in mind that premium tanks aren't supposed to be better than their tech tree counterparts. They're shortcuts (or collector's items) to avoid the massive experience and credit investment a Tier 8 heavy would normally require.

I think I'll wait to see how others fare with it first. :)

SpectreHD #29 Posted Apr 04 2011 - 15:59

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View Postthetap, on Apr 04 2011 - 14:53, said:

I'd really like to test drive the Lowe before spending a large sum on it. You have to keep in mind that premium tanks aren't supposed to be better than their tech tree counterparts. They're shortcuts (or collector's items) to avoid the massive experience and credit investment a Tier 8 heavy would normally require.

I think I'll wait to see how others fare with it first. :)


Hmm...good advice. Guess should wait for reviews...

leonidesalinas #30 Posted Apr 05 2011 - 04:17

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my senses tell me that the lowe is going to be slow, and underarmored, and thus... weak.

ZiggyDeath #31 Posted Apr 05 2011 - 07:18

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View PostPahech, on Apr 04 2011 - 09:32, said:

Armour seems like a joke.
Probably is, I've never seen a coefficient higher than 1.1 since the American changes.

While the gun doesn't have a great alpha, it does have more penetration than any other gun found on a T8 heavy as well as more accurate.

However that front plate looks like a joke, granted it doesn't have a vulnerably machine gun port.
In regards to the turret mantlet, those numbers are pretty much up for grabs since the WG team does not have a uniform method of listing turret armor; examples such as the fact that the 704 has a 240mm mantlet but is listed as having 120 or the Panther II with a 150mm mantlet being listed while her true turret face is only 120.

All in all, it looks like your typical German sniper tank. In addition to this, it is possible she'll be bracketed lower like the M6 Premium is. If that's the case then her gun will be rather threatening as she won't have to deal with super heavies nearly as often.

For what it's worth... she also appears to have a real radio, something that no premium tank has thus far!

Keifomofutu #32 Posted Apr 05 2011 - 07:32

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I love how the lowe has a weaker engine and weighs 20 more tons yet gets 7 kph more maximum speed than a KT. :/
The gun seems sweet but the combination of weak armor and poor mobility doesn't bode well.

Kalinin #33 Posted Apr 05 2011 - 17:39

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The KV-5 gets even worse hp/ton and has even higher top speed.

rjr5937 #34 Posted Apr 05 2011 - 18:10

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i think i wanna save up my pennies and actually the a lowe seems to me like one of the few worth getting

Master_Scrub #35 Posted Apr 06 2011 - 17:44

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Meh.  Needs a bigger/longer gun!  And can anyone tell my why in the world it would need a silencer?  ;)

thetap #36 Posted Apr 06 2011 - 18:58

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Don't you know anything?! There's an old saying, "a leopard can't change its spots, but a lion (lowe) can." After defeating an enemy tank it will be able to wear the dead tank's armour as a disguise and infiltrate the opposing team, silently taking them out one by one.

FRlTZ #37 Posted Apr 07 2011 - 08:35

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hmm, so, Løwe (Lion) has weaker engine, better top speed, higher load capacity.

could the extra tonnage be heavier/more sturdy engine design, heavier suspension design, wider tracks and more ammo?


some info:

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PzKpfw VII (schwere) Löwe

http://www.achtungpa...ages/lowe_1.jpg

In November of 1941, it was specified that the new heavy tank was to have 140mm front and 100mm thick side armor. The vehicle was to be operated by 5 men crew - 3 in the turret and 2 in the hull. This new panzer was to have maximum speed of some 44km/h being powered by 1000hp Daimler-Benz marine engine used in Schnellboot (torpedo boat). The main armament was to be mounted in the turret. The weight was to be up 90 tons.

In the early months of 1942, Krupp was ordered to start the process of designing new heavy tank designated PzKpfw VII Löwe (VK7201). Its design was based on previous project by Krupp designated VK7001 (Tiger-Maus) and created in competition with Porsche’s designs (including first Maus designs).VK7001 was to be armed with either 150mm Kanone L/37 (or L/40) or 105mm KwK L/70 gun. Lowe was to utilize Tiger II’s components in order to simplify the production and service.

Designers planned to build two variants of this streamlined vehicle with rear mounted turret. Light (leichte) variant would have frontal armor protection of 100mm and it would weight 76 tons. Heavy (schwere) variant would have frontal armor protection of 120mm and it would weight 90 tons. Both variants would be armed with 105mm L/70 gun and coaxial machine gun.It is known that 90ton schwere Löwe was to have its turret mounted centrally and in overall design resembled future Tiger II.Variants of Löwe were both to be operated by the crew of five. It was calculated that their maximum speed would range from 23km/h (schwere) to 27km/h (leichte).

Adolf Hitler ordered that the design Leichte Löwe was to be dropped in favour of Schwere Löwe. Lion was to be redesigned in order to carry 150mm L/40 or 150mm L/37 (probably 150mm KwK 44 L/38) gun and its frontal armor protection was to be changed to 140mm. In order to improve its performance, 900-1000mm wide tracks were to be used and top speed was to be increased to 30km/h.

In late 1942, this project was cancelled in favour of the development of the Maus. During the development of Tiger II, designers planned to build redesigned version of Löwe (as suggested by Oberst Fichtner), which would be armed with 88mm KwK L/71 gun and its frontal armor protection would be 140mm (as planned before). Redesigned Löwe would be able to travel at maximum speed of 35km/h and it would weight 90 tons. It was to be powered by Maybach HL 230 P 30, 12-cylinder engine producing 800hp. Löwe would be 7.74 meters long (with the gun), 3.83 meters wide and 3.08 meters high. Löwe would be operated by the crew of five. It was planned that Löwe would eventually replace Tiger II.

From February to May of 1942, six different designs were considered, all based on the requirements for Löwe. On March 5/6th of 1942, order for heavier tank was placed and project Löwe was stopped in July of 1942.

Löwe project never reached the prototype stage but it paved the way for its successor’s development - Porsche’s Maus.

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thetap #38 Posted Apr 07 2011 - 09:06

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Maybe its physical dimensions are just very large. It doesn't look too monstrous in the screenshot, but it's hard to tell.

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View Postgabriel, on Apr 03 2011 - 14:25, said:

The speculation based on a few of OL's comments and the released (and withdrawn) price of the Tier 8 Heavy tank M6A2 , is 10,000g, or something near there.

i certainly hope not 10k gold would make the thing cost almost 28-30 euro thats a lot for a single Tank even a Premium one.

and if so i would certainly not buy it, with daily gold it was merely a matter off saving your gold to buy Premium tank.

the way i look at it these Premiums is, they should be handled like DLC for one of my favourate games like ME2 DLC were around 6-8 euro's and added like 2-3 hours of exclusive content and new character or vehicles to use in main story line.

there should be a fixed price per Tier, the more powerfull a tank the more Gold but within reason. I know they want to make money and so they should for their efforts but 10k Gold if true is absurd.

for the T8 M6 premium around 1-1.5k Gold sounds better, which would make it cost 3-6 euro's.

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View PostBaske_74, on Apr 07 2011 - 11:45, said:

for the T8 M6 premium around 1-1.5k Gold sounds better, which would make it cost 3-6 euro's.
Wishful thinking, 1.5k gold is Churchill territory.




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