E 100: The Bruiser by Oneechan in Articles Posted June 3, 2014 First off, no. The E-100 is the best sidescraper in the game, the Failowe's turret ring and weak side armor comes nowhere close, rear mounted turret be damned. The Failowe has a better turret, sure, but the E-100 turret can "proof" itself against <300 pen guns. This makes it much better at bullying t8 and 9s. Even 10s that don't have gold loaded have no real chance of penning an angled E-100's turret. The Failowe simply cant do this - the cheeks can be penned by any 230+ pen gun and angling just makes it worse. Not only that, but if you aren't looking exactly where the shot is coming from, even 200 pen guns will go through it. The Failowe peekabooms terribly. Rear mounted tanks are absolute trash at it. You can peek out in reverse, but have fun letting light tanks go right through you. The Failowe might be a bit of fun to drive and the armor layout is decent against the many opponents who've yet to encounter it, but its nothing close to the E-100. The Failowe has shit DPM, worse gun depression, lower HP, terrible gun handling, 20mm weaker sides, 70mm weaker UFP (any T10 can pen the Failowe's front plate with HEAT), less "proof" turret, a highly visible and very thin turret ring if you're angled at all, a weaker lower plate, and worse arty resistance. Its only perks are the mantlet, sometimes its better at sidescrape, its a bit faster, and it doesnt burn as easy. The amazing part about the rear mounted sidescrape is the sight picture is tiny for the enemy, and yes while you "Can" hit the small strip its not likely to at all. We did test`s with some guys from G and now Badgr guys and they all thought they could easily pen it from a sidescrape and they couldnt at all. At best it was 1/4 shots penned. And I would take any armor there was that allowed for 1-4. Rear turret peek a boom can be great as you side you back up to expose and rocket back in. There are give and takes for Rear turret but the Fail IMO pulls it off very well. Also itas ability to GTFO is much much better than the E100`s and while most Pubs dont see them often they dont know where to shoot really and when nervous and just shooting it bounces most stuff.