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KRZYBooP #1 Posted Sep 18 2020 - 16:26

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Howdy Boom Jockeys,

 

The 122 TM, a Chinese Tier VIII medium tank, will be sent to a closed Supertest.

This vehicle wields a 120 mm gun with 400 damage per shot. The aiming time and accuracy are quite good at 2 s and 0.33, respectively. The penetration of a standard shell is 233 mm, while the HEAT shell can penetrate 299 mm.

The combination of good armor for a medium tank (280 mm of frontal turret armor) and -8 degrees of gun depression allow the vehicle to take advantage of the terrain. However, the tank pays a price for all these advantages: the gun reload-speed is 16 seconds. The top speed is 55 km/h, and the power-weight ratio is 15.5 h.p./t. Total HP: 1,500.

The 122 TM is nicely protected and has a good gun. Its main weakness is the reload time, which is why you should play carefully in it and choose your targets wisely.

 

Enjoy!



churchill50 #2 Posted Sep 18 2020 - 16:34

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Looks like quite an interesting tank. Obviously, since we're missing dispersion values and terrain resistances, a lot is still up in the air.

But, the combination of decent mobility (depending on terrain resistances), good turret armor (280 base, plus all the angles on a rounded turret), great penetration, good gun depression, good upper plate, and good alpha is a pretty good set of stats. If the reload/DPM is the only thing holding it back... it could still be quite powerful.

 

Also, rip the T34. This thing will most likely just grind it even further into the dust.



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Will it be available for purchase in the in-game store for gold? Or, like the others, straight to the Premium Shop for sale in an over priced bundle?

gpc_4 #4 Posted Sep 18 2020 - 16:43

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View Postnuclearguy931, on Sep 18 2020 - 16:34, said:

Will it be available for purchase in the in-game store for gold? Or, like the others, straight to the Premium Shop for sale in an over priced bundle?

Nothing is immediately available in game for gold.



AndrewSledge #5 Posted Sep 18 2020 - 16:55

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Wow, a medium tank with 400 damage...ugh. We need less OBJ430U clones, not more.

 

Are those missile launchers on the sides of the gun?



Mikosah #6 Posted Sep 18 2020 - 17:07

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I like the idea of a quirky mix of a Chinese platform armed with a very western-looking 120mm gun. I can get behind the idea of it having good accuracy, penetration, and damage for its class and tier as well as good mobility. And that the major drawback is a very long reload and therefore low DPM. The one thing that seems off is the armor. Why does a fast sniper also need good armor?

Tupinambis #7 Posted Sep 18 2020 - 17:35

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This promises to be a very interesting case study of “can a tank really be balanced by giving it horrible DPM if everything else is amazing”?

 

armor is incredible

gun is incredible

mobility is good

view range is meh


...1500 DPM is, like, really bad. Especially for something with no auto loader or other gimmick 



MagillaGuerilla #8 Posted Sep 18 2020 - 17:40

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Yet more power creep.

PTwr #9 Posted Sep 18 2020 - 17:47

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Good lord. 16 sec reload :]

I was almost worried it would be op. 



Tupinambis #10 Posted Sep 18 2020 - 17:56

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Slight addendum; the angle of that UFP actually doesn’t look that good, so the armor might not actually be amazing. Still, I’m very interested in this tank

Casual_Boops #11 Posted Sep 18 2020 - 18:51

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View Postchurchill50, on Sep 18 2020 - 09:34, said:

Looks like quite an interesting tank. Obviously, since we're missing dispersion values and terrain resistances, a lot is still up in the air.

But, the combination of decent mobility (depending on terrain resistances), good turret armor (280 base, plus all the angles on a rounded turret), great penetration, good gun depression, good upper plate, and good alpha is a pretty good set of stats. If the reload/DPM is the only thing holding it back... it could still be quite powerful.

 

Also, rip the T34. This thing will most likely just grind it even further into the dust.

 

Hear me out on this -- all the T34 needs to be competitive and novel again is 490 alpha (no other changes). Then the bad reload and awful gun handling would feel justified and it would behave like a baby T30. 



churchill50 #12 Posted Sep 18 2020 - 19:14

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View PostCasual_Boops, on Sep 18 2020 - 10:51, said:

 

Hear me out on this -- all the T34 needs to be competitive and novel again is 490 alpha (no other changes). Then the bad reload and awful gun handling would feel justified and it would behave like a baby T30. 

 

I like that idea, especially given how much I like the T30. That would actually get me to play the T34 again. +1.



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View PostAndrewSledge, on Sep 18 2020 - 10:55, said:

Wow, a medium tank with 400 damage...ugh. We need less OBJ430U clones, not more.

 

Are those missile launchers on the sides of the gun?

 

Food delivery order I believe.



MrMooFlarby01 #14 Posted Sep 18 2020 - 21:22

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View PostMikosah, on Sep 18 2020 - 11:07, said:

I like the idea of a quirky mix of a Chinese platform armed with a very western-looking 120mm gun. I can get behind the idea of it having good accuracy, penetration, and damage for its class and tier as well as good mobility. And that the major drawback is a very long reload and therefore low DPM. The one thing that seems off is the armor. Why does a fast sniper also need good armor?

The STG is now obsolete.



1Scots #15 Posted Sep 19 2020 - 00:28

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A 120 mm smoothbore gun and ATGM missile launchers on the turret.

 

Aren't there 2 cardinal rules of WoT being smashed right there?



ArcticTankHunter #16 Posted Sep 19 2020 - 01:11

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View Post1Scots, on Sep 19 2020 - 00:28, said:

A 120 mm smoothbore gun and ATGM missile launchers on the turret.

 

Aren't there 2 cardinal rules of WoT being smashed right there?

 

What about Vicker MBT Mk2? I was hopnig that be a tier 9 medium. This tank looks like a tier 9 but slapped down to tier 8 so WG can get money to sell. I seriously think WG should just stop with the tier 8 premuim and allow tier 9 premuims as a choice, then majority of the OP tanks would be uptiered.



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View PostAndrewSledge, on Sep 18 2020 - 16:55, said:

Wow, a medium tank with 400 damage...ugh. We need less OBJ430U clones, not more.

 

Are those missile launchers on the sides of the gun?

 

Don't worry knowing WG someday they'll add one with a 650-750 alpha gun with good values other than the reload.



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View PostArcticTankHunter, on Sep 19 2020 - 12:11, said:

 

What about Vicker MBT Mk2? I was hopnig that be a tier 9 medium. This tank looks like a tier 9 but slapped down to tier 8 so WG can get money to sell. I seriously think WG should just stop with the tier 8 premuim and allow tier 9 premuims as a choice, then majority of the OP tanks would be uptiered.

 

They did say a couple of months ago that they were running out of tanks to be tier 8 premium and we would start seeing a lot of tier 9 premiums.



Noivy #19 Posted Sep 19 2020 - 02:49

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I dunno about you but I'm getting sick of these pocket tier 9s.

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View Post1Scots, on Sep 18 2020 - 19:20, said:

 

They did say a couple of months ago that they were running out of tanks to be tier 8 premium and we would start seeing a lot of tier 9 premiums.

Where?







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