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E75: The Greatest of the Tier 9s

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How does this tank not have its own appreciation thread yet? The E75 was my first tier 9, and at the time I didn't realize just how amazing it was. However, I bought it back recently and I cannot tell you how much I love this tank. 

 

The thread title is intentionally inflammatory, but I honestly believe that the E75 is, if not the greatest, at least in the top 3 tier 9 tanks.

 

So what's so great about the E75??

 

Pros:

 

 

I will break the pros into 3 categories: armor, armament, and miscellaneous. 

 

Armor:

 

- ~250mm turret face is impenetrable except by gold or T10 TD guns

 

- Upper plate is essentially impenetrable

 

- Lower plate is immune to anything below 225 penetration without angling and immune to most everything else if angled properly

 

- No frontal viewport weak spot

 

- Cupola is small, but certainly not impossible to hit, making it the E75's greatest frontal weakness

 

- 120mm of side armor coupled with the strong turret make this tank one of the best sidescrapers in the game

 

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Armament: 128mm Kw.K. 44 L/55

 

- 246mm of standard AP penetration makes firing gold unnecessary for all but a few tanks/situations

 

- 128mm caliber overmatches 40mm armor (T30 turret roof, Foch sides)

 

- 490 alpha puts it on par with some of the hardest hitting T10 heavy guns

 

- 311mm of APCR penetration make its gold round extremely deadly

 

- 0.38 accuracy and 2.9s aimtime allow the E75 to capitalize on its sidescrape/peek-a-boom strengths, as well as making an already great brawler a decent sniper to boot

 

Miscellaneous:

 

- 400m of view range put it on equal footing with all but a few tanks in the vision game

 

- The E75 is a big girl, weighing in at JUST OVER 90 TONS. Nobody rams the E75. Nobody. However, you can ram other tanks for massive damage (if you can build up the speed)

 

- HP pool is large at 1920, making effective trading a breeze combined with your high-alpha gun and amazing armor

 

- Hull traverse speed is very fast for a T9 heavy at 30 deg/s, beaten out in that category only by the AMX 50-120 at 32 deg/s

 

 

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Cons:

 

 

The cons I will divide up into a single category: speed

 

- Turret traverse is painfully slow at 18 deg/s

 

- The tank is slow overall, with poor acceleration and a top speed of just 40km/h

 

- Horsepower/ton ratio is somewhat low at 12.89 (vs the M103’s 14.8hp/t or the IS8’s 14.74)

 

- Did I mention the tank is slow?

 

One other con that is good to mention is the fact that the E75 does not have the best DPM at tier 9, with the 128mm having a reload just over 13s (maybe slightly below with BIA and Vents?). However, it is good to point out that this is about 2s of a longer reload than the IS7’s gun which has the same alpha and worse dispersion and aimtime.

 

The DPM on the M013 is 1.122x greater than the E75.

 

The DPM on the IS8 is 1.11x greater than the E75.

 

So the E75 is lacking in DPM, but not greatly, and some would argue that the other excellent attributes of the 128mm make up for slightly lower damage output over time.

 

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And so I ask again, what makes the E75 so great? Imo, it is the fact that all of its pros work together so well. The armor, gun, and soft stats complement each other extremely well, making the E75 a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield, even for T10s.

 

Other T9s have their good attributes, but it seems that there is always some very large con to go along with them that detracts from their potential effectiveness in a way that just isn’t there with the E75. Yes, the tank is slow. But it really doesn't feel that slow when driving it, and honestly if it were any faster it would be disturbingly OP.

 

In my experience the E75 destroys all other T9s in the majority of situations, and is capable of going toe-to-toe with T10s in a way other T9s cannot.

 

These are the attributes that make the E75 one of the greatest tanks in the game, and this is die Macht der Deutsch Stahl!

 

GERMAN HEAVY DRIVERS UNITE!

 

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Can't wait to buy back my E75.  Except I only have 20,000 credits atm........RIP RIP RIP

 

BUT

 

I do have the OP OP tier 9, the VK4502B, so I'll survive

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How does this tank not have its own appreciation thread yet? The E75 was my first tier 9, and at the time I didn't realize just how amazing it was. However, I bought it back recently and I cannot tell you how much I love this tank.

 

I kept E 75 after unlocking the E 100 (when I buy it will put my KT crew in it) but had mothballed it. Project salvage WR is a success 47->49% in limited battles!

 

IMHO the biggest cons are (1) long reload (2) not full of bouncium if you can't a spot to hull down

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E75 is by far the best t9 heavy, they are the reason I carry so much gold on my type59.

Might also be worth mentioning that the E75 has 1920 HP with the top turret and not 1820.

 

- HP pool is large at 1820, making effective trading a breeze combined with your high-alpha gun and amazing armor

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(2) not full of bouncium if you can't a spot to hull down

 

I think you may need to work on your positioning/angling. An angled E75 is VERY difficult to penetrate, and hull down doesn't do much because cupola.

 

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Where do you shoot it? Tough choice, eh?

E75 is by far the best t9 heavy, they are the reason I carry so much gold on my type59.

Might also be worth mentioning that the E75 has 1920 HP with the top turret and not 1820.

 

 

Thanks for the heads up...dern wot wiki gives the stock specs.

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Hey the Accuracy of the top gun is not 0.34 its 0.38, the gun is slightly derpy at long range shots therefore it's best to be used at close to medium ranges. 

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Hey the Accuracy of the top gun is not 0.34 its 0.38, the gun is slightly derpy at long range shots therefore it's best to be used at close to medium ranges. 

 

You're right, fixed. I thought 3.4 sounded a little too good to be true ^_^ 

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"Thanks for the heads up...dern wot wiki gives the stock specs."

 

 

If you click on the stats on the right side of the wiki, they'll switch to the elite version of said tank, FYI.

 

 

Also, E75 is just plain ol' awesome. I'm just trucking along to the E100 without a care in the world. Sometimes I wish the 12,8cm was a little less derpy, but other than that I have no complaints.

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"Thanks for the heads up...dern wot wiki gives the stock specs."

 

 

If you click on the stats on the right side of the wiki, they'll switch to the elite version of said tank, FYI.

 

 

Also, E75 is just plain ol' awesome. I'm just trucking along to the E100 without a care in the world. Sometimes I wish the 12,8cm was a little less derpy, but other than that I have no complaints.

 

Ha, thanks. Shoulda checked my numbers a little better, but they should all be fixed now...

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I think you may need to work on your positioning/angling. An angled E75 is VERY difficult to penetrate, and hull down doesn't do much because cupola.

 

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Where do you shoot it? Tough choice, eh?

 

Thanks for the heads up...dern wot wiki gives the stock specs.

 

Worth noting:

-This does not take normalisation into account

-The LFP got nerfed to 55 degrees in 8.8

-The upper sides actually have noteworthy angling, at 24 degrees

-The UFP is actually at 62 degrees

 

The highest consistent protection you can get is ~225, but you can bounce bigger guns by baiting shots into strongpoints or hoping yor enemy simply misjudges.

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I sold my e75 to finance t62A and to buy/try the VK4502B  ALAS CREDITS ARE HARD.

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I have both the E-75 and VK4502B. I would say the E-75 is better overall, while the 4502B is better for brute forcing a path due to incredible frontal armor.

 

Both are very good non the less.

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Lower front plate is a obvious frontal weakspot though. But hey, I have an E 75: the frontal turret is basically invincible haven't got the 128 yet. But it still kicks ass against most heavies ad mediums that it sees. And sidescrapng is always an option.  

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Worth noting that the E75 with top tracks and engine actually has a ridiculous hull traverse for a heavy tank of any kind, let alone an 90 ton one! The E75 is one of the only heavy tanks I never fear circling meds in because it can spin like a top when it needs to. Now, the turret traverse is painfully slow, and can actually be troublesome when trying to track tanks nearby (switching between tanks you are engaging down two separate lanes of fire, for example) But when using the excellent hull traverse in conjunction with the turret traverse to get your gun on target, it is actually very nice.

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Worth noting that the E75 with top tracks and engine actually has a ridiculous hull traverse for a heavy tank of any kind, let alone an 90 ton one! The E75 is one of the only heavy tanks I never fear circling meds in because it can spin like a top when it needs to. Now, the turret traverse is painfully slow, and can actually be troublesome when trying to track tanks nearby (switching between tanks you are engaging down two separate lanes of fire, for example) But when using the excellent hull traverse in conjunction with the turret traverse to get your gun on target, it is actually very nice.

 

You are actually right. The hull traverse of 30 deg/s bests the M103, Conqueror, and WZ-111111111-11114, matching the IS-8 for second best hull traverse of T9 heavies, being beaten only by the AMX 50-120 at 32 deg/s. I will add that to the pros list...I guess I just assumed it was slow because the E75 is such a fat lard, but in reality it is quite quick.

 

See, this tank is so awesome I'm still learning how awesome it is even after ~500 battles! ^_^

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You are actually right. The hull traverse of 30 deg/s bests the M103, Conqueror, and WZ-111111111-11114, matching the IS-8 for second best hull traverse of T9 heavies, being beaten only by the AMX 50-120 at 32 deg/s. I will add that to the pros list...I guess I just assumed it was slow because the E75 is such a fat lard, but in reality it is quite quick.

 

See, this tank is so awesome I'm still learning how awesome it is even after ~500 battles! ^_^

Nimble fat lard :3

The thing is actually squirrely enough that last second hull angle changes when you see the enemy aiming at your side or lfp can bounce a lot of shots. It has a really jerky movement as far as that goes, and just trolls the hell out of most tanks.

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The hull traverse is beyond bullshit and is most of what makes this tank ludicrously OP for tier. I cannot circle the damned thing in a Leo PTA, which indicates something is EXTREMELY wrong with it. If it had unreliable armour like the IS-8 or Conqueror I'd understand, but really... NERF NAO PLZ. Hope they nerf the terrain resistance to something less retarded sometime soon (It accelerates better than my M103 half the time somehow...), and the track traverse too.

 

Only ST-I even comes close in level of bullshit, and not all that close either.

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own the E75 since 8.6 if i'm not mistaken..still rocks in 9.3 especially after the top speed and traverse buff. The only Heavy Tank that withstood the power creep problem after every new patch..manage to keep WR 60.49% after 286 battles. once i manage to bounce 3 shot from T110E3 as i wiggle the whole tank while face hugging it..

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once i manage to bounce 3 shot from T110E3 as i wiggle the whole tank while face hugging it..

 

while face hugging it..

 

face hugging it..

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^ the fact that he didn't put three in your turret and send you to the garage shows he was terrible. Why facehug the most heavily armored (frontally) tank in the game when it doesn't have a turret?

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he hit the mantlet twice..and UFP once..dont ask me how..i'm not the E3 driver..so i just reverse and put shots on the side LFP of the E3 after each bounce..

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^ the fact that he didn't put three in your turret and send you to the garage shows he was terrible. Why facehug the most heavily armored (frontally) tank in the game when it doesn't have a turret?

 because the pathway is not wide enough for me to go to its side and rear..no choice but to face hug it..its the most sensible option

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 because the pathway is not wide enough for me to go to its side and rear..no choice but to face hug it..its the most sensible option

 

 

People seem to throw their toys out of the pram when it comes to E-Series heavies.

 

I had to watch an agonising loss on Monday involving our two E4s utterly failing to carry because they couldn't pen an E100 at point blank/facehug range. It was fucking awful to watch.

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People seem to throw their toys out of the pram when it comes to E-Series heavies.

 

I had to watch an agonising loss on Monday involving our two E4s utterly failing to carry because they couldn't pen an E100 at point blank/facehug range. It was fucking awful to watch.

 

E100 is stronk tenk. One of the best parts about the E100 is that you can angle the whole tank is such a way that you are essentially impenetrable. Idk if that E100 was angling his turret like a boss or if the E4s were just failures, but in their defense an E100 is capable of bouncing just about anything if played correctly.

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