Unofficial high-speed tour of Saumur

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WoWS: Updated Hood stats

– Rudder shift time -15%
– Main guns range +1km
– Repair Party repairs 60% of damage received from penetrations (excluding citadel hits), but the total amount of HP repaired will remain the same
-AP shell ricochet angles are now 60°/67.5°
-AP shell detonation time is now 0.015 seconds
-Defensive AA fire consumable mechanics changed:
DP and medium-caliber AA guns no longer benefits from damage multipliers, and will not scatter enemy planes; but the 178mm UP rockets now get x25 times DPS output when Def.AA is active, the consumable lasts 60 seconds.

Light Tanks Revision: Germany

Source: EU WoT Portal

German efficiency isn’t just reserved for the nation’s cars—their tanks are pretty robust, too. Built to last and synonymous with high quality, German light tanks stand out from the crowd thanks to excellent firepower and equipment. In Update 9.18, the Tech Tree was extended to Tier X, unleashing two new vehicles onto the battlefield: the HWK 12 (Tier VIII) and the Rheinmetall Panzerwagen (Tier X).

Today, we’ll be taking a trip through the updated German Tech Tree and checking out the changes along the way.

Gameplay

A decent scout with a great emphasis on sudden high-damage strikes, the VK 16.02 Leopard (Tier V) no longer gets matched against Tier VIII vehicles and can be much more productive, if you play your cards right. The transition to ±2 battles brings a boost to its firepower. Now, its 5 cm Kw. K. 39 L/60 gun can pierce 100 m with AP shells, picking off enemy arty and sending light tanks back to the Garage. The tank loses a bit in specific engine power and view range to keep it from being OP, but retains excellent mobility and on-the-move camouflage.

An excellent anti-scout and dedicated arty hunter, the VK 28.01 receives a more powerful top configuration engine (700 h.p.). It waves goodbye to its 10.5 cm howitzer that, while notorious for poor shell velocity, aim and reload time, was capable of dishing out solid damage. To make up for this change, we significantly ramped up the VK 28.01’s top gun parameters, increasing its AP shell penetration to 132 mm.

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