Today, Clan Wars reward tanks will be making their way to Supertest. The changes Wargaming is considering will affect four vehicles: VK 72.01, the M60, the T95E6, and the 121B. The objective is to make these tanks fit better within today’s Clan clashes.
For a while players who received these vehicles have been asking for a review, but in my own opinion, I’m not sure if these changes were what players looked for. While some changes are more than welcome, the changes to the T95E6 don’t seem to fit what is considered the worse Tier X medium of the game. Still, these are preliminary changes and subject to change, so we still might have hopes of it getting fixed.
Please note the following information is from Supertest and it’s subject to change.
American Medium M60
The gameplay on this one will differ even more from the Patton in the tech tree. We plan to make the M60 faster and more suitable for long distance support fire and terrain-based play. To achieve this, we’ll improve its mobility and firepower parameters (stabilization, dispersion, and armour penetration with HEAT rounds).
American Medium T95E6
This medium tank will undergo lots of changes: it will be transformed into a fast-shooting support vehicle, well suited for short distance combat. Its rate of fire, stabilization, and engine power will all get a boost, but its efficiency at long range will be slightly decreased with lowered accuracy and penetration with standard ammunition. We expect the updated T95E6 to fare well in close combat on any terrain with its good gun depression. High Alpha and DPM will allow it to oppose enemy heavies (with some manoeuvring). Its efficiency will have limitations imposed by relatively low accuracy and penetration with standard rounds, and by weak hull armour combined with large scale. So the T95E6 main role will be providing support for the main strike group at close range.
German Heavy VK 72.01 (K)
The “Failöwe” will gain hit points (upped to 2,850) and firepower. Stabilization, aiming time, and penetration with HEAT rounds will improve. High durability and good protection will let the VK 72.01 survive long, even while facing an overwhelming opposing force. Great Alpha and high armour penetration with Premium rounds will make any thick-skinned opponent extra careful while approaching it. The designated role of the VK 72.01 is holding positions and trading damage with the enemy.
Chinese Medium 121B
The 121B will become an agile and manoeuvrable medium tank with an outstanding spotting range (upped to 420 m) and very low detectability. Its DPM, aiming, and armour penetration with Premium rounds will get better. The gun will allow for enjoyable long range play. Yet the 121B will be weaker than the opponents of the same tier and class at close range because of relatively weak protection. Its main role will be reconnaissance plus support from the 2nd line.