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taugrim #201 Posted Dec 19 2018 - 23:01


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Episode #78: EBR 75 FL 10 Review, First Impressions of Wheeled Vehicles

I review the EBR 75 FL 10, a tier 8 premium French light tank, with replays tier 8 Fisherman's Bay and tier 10 Erlenberg battles.


Wheeled vehicles offer a totally different driving experience from tracked vehicles. You trade off the ability to pivot in place with much higher speed and acceleration. Wheeled vehicles have two modes for driving: one offers speed ("rapid" mode), the other turning ("cruise" mode).


Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Superb top speed (80)
+ Superb acceleration
+ Superb camo (~42 with Camo, BIA, Vents, and Food) 
+ Superb gun handling (1.2s base aim time, low dispersion from movement)
+ Superb turret traverse
+ Excellent shell velocity (1300 for silver APCR ammo)
+ Excellent gun depression (-8)
+ Excellent HE ammo (260 alpha, 75 pen)

+ Can drive in reverse as fast as forward
+ Ability to boost speed from a stand-still start
- Abysmal view range (310 base)
- Unable to pivot (turn) in place / requires multi-point turns to get around obstacles
- Long profile
- Squishy
- Low HP pool (950)
- Wheels are large and easy to target, resulting in meaningful loss of speed

- Turret is mounted in the middle of the vehicle, so when brawling around corners you'll expose your hull before you get your target in view


- Can not mount Binocs


Recommended Equipment
1. Optics
2. Vents
3. VStab


For the vast majority of light tanks from tiers 6-10, you should not mount Binocs given that Optics are a must and for the other 2 slots there are better choices (e.g. VStab + Vents for autoloaders, VStab + Rammer for non-autoloaders), but with this tank the base view range is so bad and the dispersion values are so good that I would use Binocs instead of VStab if that were an option.


Edited by taugrim, Dec 31 2018 - 07:10.

taugrim #202 Posted Dec 28 2018 - 06:25


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Episode #79: AMX 13 57 Review, Maximizing Your Autoloader Efficiency

I review the AMX 13 57, a tier 7 premium French light tank, with replays of tier 9 Murovanka and Pilsen battles.


The 13 57 pairs a compact burst, high DPM autoloader with excellent vision control.


Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Superb compact burst (720 in 7 sec)
+ Superb view range (390)
+ Excellent DPM, unusual for an autoloader
+ Excellent camouflage
+ Slightly above-average HP (890)
+ Small profile
- Poor gun depression (-6)
- Intra-clip reload (1s) is much faster than aim time (2.3s base), so if you fire as soon as the next shell has been loaded, the shot may be inaccurate
- Considering the high rate of fire, has low ammo capacity (54)
- Poor armor, but enough to avoid greater-than-triple overmatch


Recommended Equipment
1. Optics
2. VStab
3. Vents


Edited by taugrim, Dec 28 2018 - 20:23.

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