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SU-100Y: The No Bullshit Review

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It’s a gun, with some sort of building attached to it.

If you’re thinking of getting the SU-100Y for any reason other than the gun, forget it. This tank is a gun and nothing else. It performs poorly in literally every single aspect that is not the massive gun. It has mediocre view range, radio range, speed, mobility and armor.

Excuse me, did I say armor? The SU-100Y is made entirely out of bubble gum wrapper held together by positive thoughts from the crew. With a 60mm all around armor, you’ll be lucky to get even a single bounce. The mantlet is pretty strong, but as you have so much SU-100Y around it, getting hit there is a rare event. Depending on the distance, the upper frontal plate can also bounce a few shots, which will leave your enemies yelling in disbelief at their monitor. Still, since this lumbering suburban housing unit doesn't have preferential matchmaking, you will often find tier 8 tanks more than willing to take some HP off your hands.

At 350m view range, you won’t do any passive scouting, not that it would matter, since you have about the same camo rating as a 2 story house (and about the same size too). You are one big, fat, easy target. Drive with support at all times. You won’t be able to turn fast enough if someone decides to circle you, and pretty much any tier 4 tanks (and tiers 3 and 2 if using gold rounds) can penetrate your armor. If you decide to try your hand at some assaulting, you will find that the horrible gun arc means you often feel like someone with a stiff neck having to turn around to greet an old friend. Except instead of "hi", you greet them with pain.

And since we're talking about pain, let’s talk about the pro, as in, the only pro and the thing that single-handedly made this tank worth buying: The gun.

You won’t find a gun like this in any other tank at tier 6. You simply won’t. This thing has a massive tier 8 130mm pipe sticking out the front, capable of dealing death before the enemy knows what hit them. It has an average of 196mm of penetration and an earth-shattering 440 average damage, with an accuracy that is not that bad at all, at 0.38 m. The one thing stopping you from going full Rambo and blowing up the entire battlefield is the glacial reload time. This gun has a rate of fire of only 3.75 rounds / minute, putting it nearly on par with the BL-10 on the ISU-152. In fact, the SU-100Y is the ISU-152 of the tier 6: Massively overpowered gun for its tier and pretty much crap in everything else.

Is it worth my hard-earned cash?

Well, unfortunately I can’t give you a straightforward answer. If you’re used to playing with tanks that can’t take a hit but can hit like there’s no tomorrow, you’ll be right at home (literally) on the SU-100Y. I’ve had tons of fun punching off 3/4 of the HP of most tanks I meet that I’ve had nearly uncontrollable giggling. However if you like things that can survive a few hits, then I suggest you leave it in the store, despite what the salesman with the massive smile says.




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Lol, I can see how this is more of an entertaining than informative read. Anyway, I think you could have mentioned how the this huge house of a TD actually shifts quite well with its powerful engine. Also, while the armour is tissue paper on most of the tank, the significant mantlet and slightly sloped UFP can get some bounces at range.

Another thing you neglected to mention is the piss-poor gun arc which is a huge issue if one wants to play it as a clunky assault gun. 

All in all, a fun read, 8/10. :jealous: And yay since the blogs have returned! 

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Lol, I can see how this is more of an entertaining than informative read. Anyway, I think you could have mentioned how the this huge house of a TD actually shifts quite well with its powerful engine. Also, while the armour is tissue paper on most of the tank, the significant mantlet and slightly sloped UFP can get some bounces at range.

Another thing you neglected to mention is the piss-poor gun arc which is a huge issue if one wants to play it as a clunky assault gun. 

All in all, a fun read, 8/10. :jealous: And yay since the blogs have returned! 

Thanks prolix <3

I edited the review to include the points you mentioned!

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I bought SU 100y on 30% sale, and for me its worth every penny. Its fun when you take big chunks of HP from T8s, and even more to 1 shoot T4/5s. And if you need more fun, just platoon with another 100y(just one more. 3 100Ys is too much, cause you will just steal dmg from each other).
 And one more thing, SU100y prints credits. Cause of cheap ammo, big alpha and low repair costs, it earns like some T8 prems(dont trust me?, deal 2k dmg in it and see what happens).  

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