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The T23E3 was just today confirmed to be the next reward tank for an

While I haven't played it personally, Tank Inspector allows us to have a look at its stats.

 

 

Armor

 

...it's a tier 7 medium tank, what are you expecting?

The upper front plate is roughly 95mm thick. It will protect you versus some small arms fire from lower tiers, but anything same-tier or tier 6 with "enough" firepower will pen you reliably.
The turret cheeks are almost 100mm faced straight on and the side armor is worthless as expected of a medium tank.
In fact the only armor only remotely worth speaking of is the gun mantlet. That's actually an insult considering how weak that is too.

The center of the gun mantlet is 89mm thick with no armor behind it, meaning as soon as you hit the mantlet and pen you're good to go. However the edges of the mantlet stack up with both slope and the additional armor behind it for a total of 170-250mm armor depending on where you aim.

 

It has 1,050 hitpoints. Almost 100 points less than the average for a tier 7 medium. That is the lowest out of any tier 7 medium tank, and a whooping 200-250 less than the German medium group.

Even the T20 has at least 1,100.

Combine the low hitpoints with the poor armor and you have a very squishy, very weak tank.

 

 

Firepower

 

Since it has so little armor and health, it must be compensated for with outstanding firepower.

Or so you thought.

 

It uses the same gun as the M4 Sherman, the 76mm M1A1.
The Sherman Jumbo uses the M1A1 and it's completely awful. Now imagine that on a medium tank with half the armor of the Jumbo a tier higher.

It's not all bad however, the gun is a little buffed to compensate for it being 2 tiers higher.

The T23E3 has 0.1s faster aim time, 0.07 better accuracy, 3.68 better rate of fire, and slightly better dispersion values over the M4 Sherman's M1A1.

Aside from that, it has the same pen and same alpha as the M4, except 2 tiers higher. Have fun tickling your opponent!

 

 

Mobility

 

Firepower? Nope. Armor? Nope. Mobility? Check...?

On paper it looks relatively average, maybe even subpar. It has a 500hp engine and the tank weighs 36 tons, which produces a horsepower per tonnage of 13.88. However, the power of soft stats are here to help.

Its terrain values are 0.6, 0.7, and 1.1 on hard, medium, and soft terrain respectively. This is comparable to Soviet mediums, which are known for their hovercraft technology.

The top speed is good, but far from enough to turn the tank from bad to good. Featuring a forward speed of 56.3km/h, it's roughly as fast as an Object 140 or 430. A little slower due to the worse hp/t and slightly worse terrain resistance values.

What stands out about the mobility would actually be the reverse speed. It's some of the highest in the game, at 30km/h. Not as fast backwards as forwards? How terrible, I guess we'll make it 11 km/h instead. Still lower than its historical top speed, which was just as fast forwards as backwards.

 

 

Camouflage / Anti-Camo

 

While I was able to do this in my article, since 0.9.0 was just pushed out, it broke a lot of my mods. It completely broke Tank Viewer, which allowed for easy size comparisons.

I could use Tank Inspector... were it not for the fact it broke a lot of tanks and they look like this.

So guessing even more than last time, I think it's about 10-15% smaller than the average tier 7 medium tank. A little larger than the Comet perhaps, so it's likely to have around 14.5% camouflage while stationary.

 

It has 380m view range. Pretty average for a tier 7 medium, but still not 390m like the T20. Given its above average camo but average view range, it won't really have a scouting advantage over other mediums, or at least not by much.

 

 

To Summarize

 

What does this tank bring to the table?

- Horrible firepower

- Seriously, firepower so bad it makes the E 25's look good

- Poor survivability because of worthless armor and low HP values

- Somehow even a worse crew trainer than the Super Pershing

 

+ Well at least it can yolorush fast because of good terrain values

+ It runs away from the fight backwards really fast NERFED TO 11 KM/H COMRAD!

+ Preferential matchmaking... still sees tier 8s though

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Now you killed all my motivation to fight the next campaign.

 

For a tier X med I would have worked but getting the 76mm M1A1 on a tier VII isn't a reward but a punishment:

 

So little alpha, so little pen ... vomits!

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It'll be worth it the first few days people asking for bonus codes. :thumbup:

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It'll be worth it the first few days people asking for bonus codes. :thumbup:

It looks like crap; I don't think many people will be asking for codes.

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the way you put it makes me want to not bother getting it lol  :sad:

but a flowerpot would look good next to my vk7201k...

hmm choices 

 

I'm sorry, this is all I know by looking at the stats alone

Who knows? Maybe it'll be the E 25 2.0 and shit on the competition

 

However, from first looks, it looks like it's gonna face a rather grim fate as the least played tanks in the game due to it

- Being a tier 7 medium tank, an already harsh punishment for any tank to get

- Having a horrible gun

- Being able to be earned only by the elite in good clans;

- Only 28,000 players (6k on EU and NA, 1k on SEA, and 15k on RU) will be able to get it

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well i had no problems with getting the vk, but i am in the army now(yay for forced conscription) and only get weekends so ~4 days to farm VP. least i can hope is i eventually get it, and not like when i regret not playing cw when m60 was out, every donkey has one..

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Its a premium tank, so no it wont hit the tech tree.

It will be used how the servers wish to use it, so non decided yet. Likely giftshopped.

 

NVM LOL NO EVENT2JOIN FOR ME

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They did deliver on the promise to bring it back to us in a way we wouldn't expect. We didn't expect it to be this bad, did we? ... Well played.

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To be fair, it isn't really the M4's M1A1 in terms of performance. Its an accurate M1A2 with a fraction better aimtime. Saying it has the same gun as the M1A1-equipped Jumbo isn't really fair.

 

Its a T6's gun on a T6.5 chassis.

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To be fair, it isn't really the M4's M1A1 in terms of performance. Its an accurate M1A2 with a fraction better aimtime. Saying it has the same gun as the M1A1-equipped Jumbo isn't really fair.

 

Its a T6's gun on a T6.5 chassis.

 

Reminds me a lot of the warcrime. Just, you know....not as huge.

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The warcrime has more pen though, both normal and premium. 128 sounds terrible.

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