It's 2017 the USA T6 meds been around a fairly long time and yet besides a profitability nerf back in 2012(?) they haven't changed much since then. Honestly they don't seem too competitive since I started
playing with the introduction and re-balancing of their Tier 6 counterparts the Americans have just been left to sit.
Gun: Sitting at 128 mm pen with AP and 177 with HVAP this is the least amount pen amongst it's T6 counterparts leaving them least capable at dealing with current threats up to T8 even with weakspot sniping
Gun Acc: Sitting at a 0.40 it was once considered decent by medium tank standards back in the day is far behind what other tanks have
Mobility: Once considered the dogfighter of T6 it's role has been replaced by the Cromwell in all regards other than heavy hill fighting
E2 Deficits ~ The E2 sits in a special position on the tech tree it's meant to be the bridge between the MT and HT lines but it gets the armament similar to the E8
In order to bring the E2 and E8 back up to snuff I propose a few things ...
Give the E2 the Pershing Turret with the M3 90mm with a ROF 6.5/min this would make the E2 feel like a bridging medium (similar to what the VK3601 was) to the T29. This would also make the T29 grind less of a hassle. While removing the the 76 mm M1A2 from the E2's tree. As well as removing the link from the E2 to the T20
Give the E8 a buff to the terrain resistances to 0.85/0.95/1.5 to allow it better acceleration to compete with the likes of Cromwell without overtaking it.
Buff the 76 M1A2 Pen to 148mm/205mm/38mm whilst improving Acc values to 0.38 and aim time of 2.1s this will allow E8 compete well at T6 and deal with heavier foes at T8
These buff would also indirectly benefit the T21 giving it similar gun performance to T37 as well as improve the grind on the T20... and I completely forgot ... the FURY cause why not :p
So what does everyone think of the old girl would you buff her or leave her be ?
Edited by smiley119, Jan 20 2017 - 18:00.