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Sooooooo I'm a bit scared actually.  This tank sounds like a dream, no weakpoints at all..........

High DPM, high armor, high mobility........where is the fatal flaw? Or is thing going to be an HEAT100 when gold rounds could only be bought with gold?

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Sooooooo I'm a bit scared actually.  This tank sounds like a dream, no weakpoints at all..........

High DPM, high armor, high mobility........where is the fatal flaw? Or is thing going to be an HEAT100 when gold rounds could only be bought with gold?

It's slower than the E5 and IS-7 so it can't reach important brawling points as fast, peek-and-boom as well on flatter ground, and can't avoid arty as effectively.

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INB4 the Conqueror becomes tier 10 with no improvements, FV215b becomes the next individual missions reward capstone, and the Chieftain disappears into virtual nothingness.

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http://ritastatusreport.blogspot.nl/2015/09/dev-q-with-storm.html

Any news about the replacement of the British top HT?
- The Super Conqueror was approved by historical consultants, now we are considering what to do. Basically, the SC is the same as FB215b with a turret in the middle of the hull. Unfortunately we won’t be able to keep the FB215b in the game.We also plan to add: A Chieftain with a Т95 turret and a Т95 with the turret from a Chieftain.

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Given the way things have been unfolding, I think/hope 10.0 will bring the Chieftain as a T10 unlockable from the Conqueror.

It's the only scenario where all the crap we've been fed these past few days makes any sense.

 

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http://ritastatusreport.blogspot.nl/2015/09/dev-q-with-storm.html

Any news about the replacement of the British top HT?
- The Super Conqueror was approved by historical consultants, now we are considering what to do. Basically, the SC is the same as FB215b with a turret in the middle of the hull. Unfortunately we won’t be able to keep the FB215b in the game.We also plan to add: A Chieftain with a Т95 turret and a Т95 with the turret from a Chieftain.

"We can't keep the awesome and unique fantasy-tank in game, because reasons. Here you are, have fun with the 59-Patton and here are some more rubbish hybrid-tanks that nobody ever wanted or built." They don't even know what they want to do anymore and for good measure, fuck Storm.

Edited by Madner Kami

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http://ritastatusreport.blogspot.nl/2015/09/supertest-100-ex-911-patchnotes.html

Tank Changes

- Supertesters get following tanks for testing: Panzer 58, AMX M4 Mle 49, Chieftain Mk.6, Chieftain/T95 Hybrid, KV-4 KTTS, T-44-100, VK4503, Turán III Prototipus, Toldi III

- FV4202 switched to Centurion Action X, FV4202 rebalanced to become tier 8 premium (no Chieftain switch)

Edited by Deus__Ex__Machina

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Did anyone else "confirm" the swich a couple of days ago, besides Status Report?

This is all very disappointing...

 

 

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Hopefully this'll lead to an 140/T-62A situation with two unlockable tier 10 tanks from one tier 9. No reward tank bullshit.

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http://ritastatusreport.blogspot.nl/2015/09/2592015-q.html

First, a little about the Chieftain. According to Russian leakers, the situation is as follows - it's possible the Chieftain will not replace the FV215b at all, it will be replaced by "Super Conqueror" (which is a combination of the new Conqueror turret Listy found in archives and additional spaced armor plating). Chieftain might come as an alternative tier 10 (something like Object 140/430/T-62A) and might an entire alternative branch pulled towards it (according to Listy, such a minibranch is buildable from Chieftain prototypes so this is not impossible), but the plans for 2016 are already finalized so the Chieftain branch would only come in 2017. The problem with this approach is that without ANOTHER new tier 10, the 2017 Chieftain minibranch would not do well (as in, if a branch doesn't have a new tier 10 with it, noone grinds it). In any case this will be decided within days.

Edited by Deus__Ex__Machina

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This is good news. We get to keep the FV215b play the intriguing spaced armor conqueror and I get to play the buffed conqueror and fix my orange performance with it on tier 9 xD Only bad news is I have a 5 skill crew on the FV for the new t10 but no ready crew for the 2nd one.

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The turret looks strong af other than the cupola and the UFP is going to be pretty bouncy.  The tank doesn't look terribly slow either, but not anything like how mobile the T110E5 is either.  Cupola is 60mm btw, though the optics all over it will make HESH a gamble against it.

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More pics here:

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As it's been repeatedly pointed out, without actually playing it's close to impossible to properly evaluate it.

 

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This tank is going to be weaker than the E5 if its both slower and has a non-troll cupola.

To be honest the E5 buff is a bit strange considering they want people to be positive about this tank. The new e5 is awesome and this can only be better if there is something completely insane about the gun. 

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38mm side armor...

RIP sidescraping, it gets autopenned by pretty much any heavy and TD it meets...

Unless it gets an truly insane gun I don´t see the point in taking this thing over the E5

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It's not much, but at least the part that sticks out over the tracks is 50.8mm thick.

Unless it gets AMX-50B mobility, it won't make any difference.

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Unless it gets AMX-50B mobility, it won't make any difference.

13.63 hp/t with 1.2/1.4/2.1 terrain resistance and 40°/sec traverse rate.

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EDIT: On the visual model, the cupola seems like a much more difficult target, so perhaps the thin sloped section would be the go-to target if you have sufficient penetration.

The two areas marked with dotted lines are only 214-233 vs AP. They will of course become much stronger if they get additional angle from terrain, but perhaps it's easier to just hit the paper cupola anyway.

 

Edited by Platypusbill

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