Well, in the handful of games I played last night there were certainly a lot of them running around! I was a tier 8 though so obviously didn't try engaging from the front. But it moves pretty quick and seems capable of snapping shots. Is the upper plate thick enough to avoid over-match?
Yes. The upper plate is 88.9mm thick angled at 74 degrees - so most of the hull is auto-bounce as long as the tank is angled. For reference, gun handling stats are slightly inferior to the Super Conqueror's - 8.3%/10% more bloom on hull/turret traverse respectively.