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40 minutes ago, Mighty_Zuk said:

Are you talking heresy again?

Just my personal experiences :)  I've driven T-55 many times, and I didnt feel any discomfort at all. OK, maybe the difficulty of switching to 3rd gear sometimes, but that depends on the condition of the machine. Also check Nick Moran's video about T-55, and while the commander's place is indeed bad, the other places are much better, especially the gunners'. 

I sat in T-72 too, although only in an exhibition. It wasnt bad at all. Little bit cramped, but nothing horrible.

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WT's MBT-70 has lots of controversy.

 

> Some claim the 152mm gun could actually achieve it's listed APFSDS penetration

 

> Some claim the loader could feed the gun a missile every 5 seconds

 

Are these false?

 

 

I recall reading some material stating that because the 152mm did not have any indication of being able to fire the projectile, a ported 105mm sabot, at any greater power than the L7.

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3 hours ago, Peasant said:

WT's MBT-70 has lots of controversy.

 

> Some claim the 152mm gun could actually achieve it's listed APFSDS penetration

 

> Some claim the loader could feed the gun a missile every 5 seconds

 

Are these false?

 

 

I recall reading some material stating that because the 152mm did not have any indication of being able to fire the projectile, a ported 105mm sabot, at any greater power than the L7.

 

In the WT version, does the driver have to take periodic vomit breaks due to motion sickness?

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4 hours ago, Walter_Sobchak said:

 

In the WT version, does the driver have to take periodic vomit breaks due to motion sickness?

No. In WT such considerations are not relevant.

 

Although there is a certain disdain for making the Soviet tech tree more historically accurate by not openly gimping their ammo selection.

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9 hours ago, Peasant said:

WT's MBT-70 has lots of controversy.

 

> Some claim the 152mm gun could actually achieve it's listed APFSDS penetration

 

> Some claim the loader could feed the gun a missile every 5 seconds

 

Are these false?

 

 

I recall reading some material stating that because the 152mm did not have any indication of being able to fire the projectile, a ported 105mm sabot, at any greater power than the L7.

 

While I don't recall anything regarding the loading system for MBT-70 and its handling of Missiles (there were two autoloader designs, one from GM, one from Rheinmetall - the GM one worked better...), but the MBT-70 APFSDS is overperforming by a good deal in WT. That said, other changes to the game lineup have made this largely a moot point.

 

(It is amusing that the APFSDS penetrates so well, it makes the HEAT and Missiles basically redundant despite the APFSDS never being intended to be the main round issued and purely a short-range backup)

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