Please forgive me if this has been clearly explained previously and I've overlooked it. I did spend some time looking and don't feel like I understand it. What I'm trying to figure out is....once I've trained up a crew and transfer that crew to a new tank (same type, different tier, same country), how can I tell in the future what tanks that crew is trained up for?
An example: I had a crew with almost two full sets of skills in my M8A1. Once I was able to buy a T25/2 I thought to myself I didn't want to have a crew with no skills at that tier, so I transferred the crew up and trained them in the new TD. This is where I started asking questions. I was later looking at the T25/2 and I couldn't find any place in the crew (did I overlook it, forget my brain, herp a derp?) where the crew showed that they were ALSO trained to run in the M8A1. What if I was playing with a platoon mate, and didn't want the newbie crew and thought "hey, I can put the old crew in here for today."
I guess the first real question is, can I move them back and forth on two tanks they've played and been trained for? Since it's not a premium tank, is my crew stuck in the new tank unless I want to pay AGAIN to retrain them on the old tank?
Second question, if I'm looking at a tank and their crew, how can I tell which tank I moved the crew up from (say a German Heavy crew at T6 that I moved from T5)? I suppose if you can't move them back then it really doesn't matter.
I know I can use premium tanks for training crews and move them around, although admittedly I haven't started doing that yet because I only own a couple of T8 prems and I really have no business playing up there yet. One of them was a gift and the other I bought after too many cervezas. I'll keep them for the future. I finally figured out I really needed to move back to tiers 5 and 6 and learn a lot more than I knew about getting gud at tonks before I moved up. Consequently, my crew training has been in tanks I'm grinding or playing a lot.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me about managing my crews better.