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Boogie0NE #1 Posted 16 December 2015 - 03:11 PM

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Hy guys.

Just free-XP'ed my way to a maxed out Type 61.
I don't know about driving it stock. Maxed it out at first.
I've been taking it for about 160 battles.

First of the mobility. It feels good but... acceleration feels a bit slower than T-54. Top speed is good. I almost ran at same speed as a Obj-140 - very close. It maneures pretty good and can easy COD the most heavys. Feels a little sluggish when not on a road.
For equiptment I use Coated opticals, vert. stabiliser and vents. The aimtime is really sweet so it does not need GLD. I'm starting to get anoyed to what feels like a really slow reload. I might go for rammer instead of vents.

The Gun is what sets it apart from the T-54. It feels lot like the Leo PT-A gun. Shellspeed is super fast at 1478 m/s. Aimtime is sweet and the accuracy is spot on. It hads a inzane gundepression and U can really use the map alot. Not like T-54 and Leo PT-A that has NO gun depression. The pen is also superb comparing to T-54. feels like Leo did. Don't need the Heat like T-54 ;-) With HEAT it can easy pen E100 turret cheeks

I can do ok dmg in this tank but i have a hard time carrying the games in front. T-54 can brawl and u can depend on the armour against lower tiers. That aint gonna work here. Someone placed a BIG boob ontop of this tank making it an obvius weakspot. The frontarmour could work when using the gundepression but if the enemy is to close the boob is to easy to hit.
My openion is that this tank is a great one but needs to be played more 2nd line than T-54. "Like a T-54 in a all tier X battle)

From what i can find on the internet it has worse camo value than T-54. Comparable to Indien-panzer. The Leo/ninja/stealth/sniper-gameplay is perhaps not the best option! 
I will try to play 2nd-line very close to the front, in positions where i can use the gundepression to peek out and shoot. Hull-down is NO/GO because of the boob.

 

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GeneralLitter3D #2 Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:17 AM

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Nice review! Thanks

c0mag #3 Posted 17 December 2015 - 03:25 PM

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Nice point of view :)

Try to replace the stabilizer with the rammer. Accuracy is good enough on this tank, stabilizer will not make a useful difference.



Boogie0NE #4 Posted 17 December 2015 - 08:24 PM

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View Postc0mag, on 17 December 2015 - 03:25 PM, said:

Nice point of view :)

Try to replace the stabilizer with the rammer. Accuracy is good enough on this tank, stabilizer will not make a useful difference.

Thx mate I will try that :-)

View Postradinko245_2014, on 17 December 2015 - 10:17 AM, said:

Nice review! Thanks

Thx :-)


 

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FatFeret #5 Posted 20 December 2015 - 11:12 PM

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Since the day japs were released, and 3 days of bans later, i played 750 games in the new line, grinding them all! Now I only need to unlock the engine.

My 2 cents on the grind is that it feels very similar to the centurion grind, the stock gun just feel not punchy enough to make huge impact on the game and you may forget about circling most of the time (e75 or faster is not possible). It s a struggle, for sure when tier 10s start to pop up in your games. You will find yourself in various situations where you will reach out to HEAT so better get some credits ;) it only doesnt have a turret that can bounce often.

Other than that, once upgraded you will find a very solid trustworthy medium tank in your garage!

xSolar #6 Posted 24 December 2015 - 06:33 PM

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I got the Type 61 too, but I really hate the tank when it is stock, 1770 DPM!!! That is horrible in T9

Proud owner of the STB-1, SU-122-44 and the Pz.II

 


The_Mighty_Wombat #7 Posted 13 January 2016 - 06:44 AM

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I got this yesterday. Out of the box it is not as bad as the STA-1.

Using cam net, binos and rammer as I found it best to hang back and snipe. Not a brawler tank like the T-54.

 

How is the X gun an upgrade?

Looking at the stats, heat pen is the only better usable stat.

It shows lower rate of fire for same AP stats as IX gun.

 

 



I_slapped_a_pet_badger #8 Posted 13 January 2016 - 06:53 AM

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Armour is utter rubbish, as expected. Top gun is nice, shell velocity is off the charts so easy to hit targets. Mobility is good, better than STA-1 and i'm still on 79% crew w/stock engine. Certainly no brawler although it makes a better job of circling than STA. 

 


Boogie0NE #9 Posted 15 January 2016 - 05:03 PM

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Hy

Trying another setup here. Telescope, Coated optics and camonet.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=TfS7Zk7rc5I

 


 

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The_Mighty_Wombat #10 Posted 18 January 2016 - 10:43 AM

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In game error on my iPad version.

Untill I used my free XP and bought the T-X gun, it was showing the same stats for standard ammo.

This is why I didn't see the point in the upgrade for a slower gun with the same pen and damage.

Now that the gun is bought, the correct stats are showing but without the green ^* improvement numbers.

*^ standard ammo changes from AP to APCR so no improvement shows.

 

 


Edited by Dans79Vet, 21 January 2016 - 06:02 PM.


gimlison #11 Posted 05 September 2016 - 09:17 PM

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View Postluuk44, on 24 December 2015 - 06:33 PM, said:

I got the Type 61 too, but I really hate the tank when it is stock, 1770 DPM!!! That is horrible in T9

The stock gun is insanely bad. True.



Heisenberg_Esp #12 Posted 05 September 2016 - 09:24 PM

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And shoot APCR .

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HughDomfok #13 Posted 16 December 2016 - 05:37 PM

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why does it need to be so huuuge?! type 61 looks like a downgrade back to chiri! :angry: 

i'm satisfied with my STA-1, because it brings back what the line offers in tiers 4-6.



grawxx #14 Posted 13 January 2017 - 12:58 PM

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Oh my...this grind was driving me insane. Almost 100 games before i unlocked the top gun....and still struggling to hop over 0.6 WR.

This thing has to be driven so smart and ....careful. Hold Your distance and punish the reds from afar. Im running binos and optics, Works well as a spotter/sniper.



Campist #15 Posted 18 January 2017 - 07:01 PM

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I don't understand why so many struggles with this tank. It's awesome. Shots do about 350 - 400 damage. That's huge for a tier IX medium tank. And it has very good penetration too. 
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Dassem_ #16 Posted 19 January 2017 - 04:19 PM

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View PostCampist, on 18 January 2017 - 08:01 PM, said:

I don't understand why so many struggles with this tank. It's awesome. Shots do about 350 - 400 damage. That's huge for a tier IX medium tank. And it has very good penetration too. 

 

well.. at least its standard for a tier 9 medium. all tier 9 mediums except the T-54 have 350 avg dmg.

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Campist #17 Posted 19 January 2017 - 10:21 PM

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View PostDassem_, on 19 January 2017 - 05:19 PM, said:

 

well.. at least its standard for a tier 9 medium. all tier 9 mediums except the T-54 have 350 avg dmg.

Naa maybe on paper. But it seems to hit harder than others. Maybe because of the high penetration. The gun is really the thing on this tank. The tank is awesome I think.


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Ta77i #18 Posted 10 February 2017 - 05:43 PM

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Grinding this is a chore. It does damage, but seems to need a team that stays alive so you can keep some distance from reds. 2nd line, can shoot well beyond others spottingdistance.

 

But 75% crew and stock is not nice! Only played 10 games sofar, got a whopping 10% wr. Worst start ever!

 



cervena_karkulka #19 Posted 06 March 2017 - 09:34 AM

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View PostTa77i, on 10 February 2017 - 06:43 PM, said:

Grinding this is a chore. It does damage, but seems to need a team that stays alive so you can keep some distance from reds. 2nd line, can shoot well beyond others spottingdistance.

 

But 75% crew and stock is not nice! Only played 10 games sofar, got a whopping 10% wr. Worst start ever!

 

 

good luck with it. u will need ton of it together with nerves of steel. slow glass cannon with 0 camo rating and gun that can miss a barn 50m away.


Dassem_ #20 Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:52 PM

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finally finished with it...

 

here are a few memorable moments:


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