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So, using the Tank comparison tool, there's two new premiums coming down the pipe...
Strv 81 - Cent 1 with 254 frontal turret armor and better P/w ratios. CGDL crew
Thunderbolt - Easy 8 with bolted on armor for General (then LtCol) Abrams, seems a Jumbo/Easy hybrid. CGDRL crew
Assume the Thunderbolt will come out during next month's Tank Rewards event. No clue on when the Strv will hit... and yay, a Swede prem that actually trains crews for current Swede tanks... except they stop at Tier VII!? Expanded medium line to come?
strv 81 has extremely sluggish hull traverse by MT standards, guess that's the offset for the turret armor.
Also lol, thunderbolt has better frontal armor than e2 by 30mm, 165 vs 135. Also 179 mantlet vs 89 mantlet. So thunderbolt is faster, more armored (apart from shit sides which are 38mm), better gun handling by a massive margin, and is a prem. Once again sluggish hull traverse tho.
Goodbye e2, your time ended years ago, but memories are forever. Or at least until dementia sets in.
They said in recent Q/As that Strv 81 is not coming anytime soon. Neither Swedish medium line is planned, though.
It seems overhyped imo anyways, OMG IT FLAT OUT BETTER THAN CENTURION 1 SO ITS OP!!!11 Remember however that Centurion I is still utter shit and Strv 81 still has the shame shitty hull which means that hull is utterly massive, poorly armored and is filled with ammoracks, and it also has 230 alpha with shit bloom on top of that. And it has terrible shell cost/damage ratio (patriot has 10 more alpha yet 2.5x cheaper shells lol). Apart from top speed, its flat out worse than Patriot and it doesnt even have real purpose as crew trainer, unless you REALLY love Strv 74 that much you want tier 8 prem as crew trainer for it.
Also, who even plays E2 with best turret and gun though these days? Atleast with stock turret it has still lot better turret armor than Thunderbolt. TBolt also has very trash LFP, although its small, so you cant angle the front from corners as effectively. But yeah, its overall more superior to it. Im more worried about E8 though, i mean, TBolt seems literally better versin of it with -2 less depression but lot more armah...
So... T-bolt is a buy for Tier 6 peddling?
Buy STRV if you find the IKEA female employee's interesting? (I swear, I thought WG was going to give us Victoria Secret model blonds or something... we got IKEA Returns Department). I really, do wonder, if they will give us a Swedish Medium line one day... like the Type 59 was out wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy before the Chinese medium line... could be interesting.