Source: Redditor HeinrichVonDoucheber
|AMX M4 45||VII||300||9.60|
So here is the table with comparison of reload time on O-I Exp and other heavies that have guns with similar average damage. Reload times were taken from wiki page, which accounts for fully trained crew, and no equipment. So O-I Exp beats all those tier VI, VII and VIII tanks except AMX M4 45, which reloads just 0.09 seconds faster.
I just don’t see what is such a gun doing in tier V. If it had horrible penetration or huge reload than you could say it’s compensated by that, but it doesn’t, it has excellent penetration for its tier and it reloads faster than 3 tiers higher tanks. It can 2 shot other heavies in its tier with AP shell, and since it has excellent penetration you don’t even have to aim at the weak spots. Tier V and VI games are infested with O-I Exp and O-I, there is not a single game without at least 1-3 of those per team.
here is the more important comparision to the other t5 heavies (made by Redditor killswitch247):
|TANK||HP||ALPHA||DPM||30 sec damage||60 sec damage||PEN||Accuracy||Aim time||Dispersion||Gun depression|
|Kv-1s 122mm heat||660||370||1995||1110||2220||140||0,56||2,78||22/22/18||5°|
the problem with the o-i experimental is that it’s best in class or a close second in all important stats. it isn’t weak in any way to balance out its strengths.