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Comrade tankers,

Welcome to the new era of Russian industrialism! Witness our glorious factories as they labour furiously to build endless columns of our new T-54/100 main battle tanks! The true symbol of Soviet mass production, these technologically-advanced machines boast 120mm of sleek, sloped frontal armour, the highest ever known to exist on any medium tanks of the line. Coupled with improved stabilizers in addition to a strong and reliable engine to match the heroism of the Union's working public, the T-54/100 is able to shatter the limits of Soviet Aggressive doctrine, forging more surprising and more daring tactics to utilize on the battlefield. An innovative D-10T2C 100mm cannon with the ability to arm HEAT shells allows the T-54/100 to not only bend swiftly like the Sickle to accommodate the flow of battle, but also strike boldly like the Hammer when the opportunity presents itself.

To fulfill the great responsibility of a true main battle tank, the T-54/100 can spearhead a glorious charge against enemies of the Republic, but can also carry out its patriotic duty to defend the Soviet Motherland. Its improved hemisphere turret configuration offers up to 200mm of resilient, rounded steel proven to bounce any capitalist shell. A single determined, hull-down T-54/100 could withstand an entire company of fascist panzers to protect the well-being of the people. Yet beyond all these qualities is the T-54's quantity; a simple and refined design saves precious material and allows production levels to be at an all-time high. Unlike the clumsy and obsolete Tiger tanks, the T-54/100 can exist on all fronts, anywhere, at any time. Behold, as legions upon legions of T-54s crush our hapless foes beneath the treads of Soviet power supreme! Such a brilliant and unparalleled construct has already been exported to many of our comrades across the globe as the unbreakable Union of Soviet Socialist Republics spreads its influence worldwide!

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As part of the intense trials for the T-54/100, the economic sustainability of Russian 100mm HEAT shells have been evaluated. Compared to standard AP ammunition, which in itself is already highly satisfactory, HEAT shells offer a much more potent penetration ability in exchange for larger sums of silver ration tickets. It can frontally devastate any armoured vehicle in existence, but the effort put into producing HEAT shells is approximately twice or three times as much as demanded by standard AP. Through our gold economics study program, we aim to find how often such shells may be used and under what circumstances can a capitalistic deficit be prevented. The analysis has been complete and the results now released for the benefit of the working public.

Following program regulations, we hereby grant the general public access to 30 recordings of T-54/100 No. 811 fighting on the battlefield, in addition to authenticated post-battle statistics records released by the people's Party.

Full Replays of glorious T-54/100 in action:
http://www.mediafire...bq1i24p05ide229

End-of-battle screenshots:
http://www.mediafire...abd56dmxyearyj5

And now we proceed to the study.

The conditions of the experiment are thus:
>30 battles of Solo Pub - we all know the power of multiple T-54s in a collective, but can it stand the test of individuality?
>T-54/100 is armed with 26 AP, 20 HEAT, 4 HE shells.
>HEAT shells were previously commissioned at half price: 2000 silver ration tickets each. No records of ordering additional shipments are shown during this experiment.
>All HE shells fired were considered to be AP shells for efficiency in recording; the price difference of 60 silver ration tickets is negligible.

The results of the experiment are detailed in the following chart:

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The values of which can be compared to previous overall records of the T-54/100, including many platoons plus a few battles in which HEAT was used.

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Previous averages:
>69% victory.
>1.57 targets destroyed per battle.
>2100.83 damage points inflicted.
>722 average EXP points awarded.

New averages with gold shells:
>70% victory.
>1.67 targets destroyed per battle.
>2797.67 damage points inflicted.
>748.30 average EXP points awarded.

Despite the courageous efforts of our tank crews, we are once again unable to attain the 100% winrate. However, our accomplishments do not go unnoticed; the Union is proud to say that a single T-54/100 was able to achieve a 70% victory ratio against our enemies! Assisted by the worker's mighty HEAT shells, damage levels have significantly been boosted, with another noticeable improvement to targets destroyed and EXP generated. If but a single T-54/100 can ravage the enemy so, how shall they respond to a platoon, or an entire company?!

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Nationalism will bring us victory!

In relation to the economics of HEAT shells, we find that it is difficult to sustain. Using approximately equal amounts of AP and HEAT shells, a Standard Economics Policy will result in a small loss of ration tickets even if using shells acquired at half price. A Premium Economics Policy could allow a moderate gain when using half-priced shells, but would still result in a small loss if using shells at the full price of 4000 silver ration tickets. A Standard Economics Policy combined with full-priced shells would result in a severe loss of material. However, it is still possible to perpetually field a T-54/100 with HEAT shells through careful negotiations with munitions factories combined with the Party's favour. Otherwise, it is highly recommended to acquire a Party-sponsored Premium tank to generate sufficient silver ration tickets to fuel the T-54. Having succeeded either of those, prepare to crush the enemy!



Notes:

Below are the overall T-54 records upon the conclusion of the experiment:

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One glorious battle is exceptionally noted - battle trial No. 28:

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Comrades, be sure to also learn about the original Workers' Revolutionary Soviet SU-26 Gold Economics Study:


As well as the Glorious Expeditionary Soviet SU-152 Gold Economics Study:


And Comrade Voroshilov's Supremely Soviet KV-1 Gold Economics Study:


In addition to the People's Party's Premium Soviet T-127 Gold Economics Study:


Plus the Marching Volunteers' Chinese Type T-34 Gold Economics Study:


Including the Spacefaring Cosmonauts' Soviet S-51 Gold Economics Study:


Furthermore, the Proletarian Public's Soviet IS-6 Gold Economics Study:




Be sure to comment and spread the Soviet glory!

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With the accuracy buffs in 8.6, it might be viable to use the D-54 gun if you can't afford to fire a lot of HEAT (or just want to make some cash with the income buffs). However, its soft stats are extremely lackluster compared to the D-10T2C. I'll do some testing with my T-54 on EU when I have some time and see how the D-54 performs.

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With the accuracy buffs in 8.6, it might be viable to use the D-54 gun if you can't afford to fire a lot of HEAT (or just want to make some cash with the income buffs). However, its soft stats are extremely lackluster compared to the D-10T2C. I'll do some testing with my T-54 on EU when I have some time and see how the D-54 performs.

I really don't think the 18 extra pen makes up for the lack of fire control the D-54 has. half second more aim time, and .04 worse accuracy. You also lose .37 RPM, which is .4 seconds of reload. D-54 pen range is 164 ->274, the 2C is 151->251. I don't think that gives you any kind of advantage. The D54 is going to bounce most of what the 2C bounces, unless you pull lucky rolls. It's just not worth it.

 

Also, with the next patch WG says they're reducing the chance of rolling on the extreme range, and most numbers will be closer to the average. In the end that mitigates the pen advantage of the D-54 even more imo.

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I really don't think the 18 extra pen makes up for the lack of fire control the D-54 has. half second more aim time, and .04 worse accuracy. You also lose .37 RPM, which is .4 seconds of reload. D-54 pen range is 164 ->274, the 2C is 151->251. I don't think that gives you any kind of advantage. The D54 is going to bounce most of what the 2C bounces, unless you pull lucky rolls. It's just not worth it.

 

Also, with the next patch WG says they're reducing the chance of rolling on the extreme range, and most numbers will be closer to the average. In the end that mitigates the pen advantage of the D-54 even more imo.

I agree with you on the D-54's crappy soft stats. Personally, I would never use it but if a situation arose in which players can't afford HEAT with the D-10 and has to use AP, I'd take the D-54 in its place (albeit grudgingly). The extra 18 AP pen on the D-54 does have a small advantage over AP D-10 in penning other T-54s, E-50s and E-75 lfp. I'm just curious as to whether the accuracy buff mitigates some of the gun's weaknesses like accuracy and aimtime. But yea, I'm only suggesting this as a cheap, crappy alternative only if people can't afford HEAT at all.

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