The AMX 50 120 has 60mm of side armour, so it can sidescrape, weirdly. Sadly, the 50B downgrades its hull armour to a mere 30mm, so there is that.
I'm currently grinding the 50 120 and really struggling. I just can't play it at all, even though I was okay-good in the 50 100.
Even though the two tanks are sharing the same gun - I used to find in the 50 100 my problem was penetrating targets when I fired at them. In the 50 120, it's living long enough to penetrate targets. I almost got to two-marks during the French March Madness weekend and had a 28% survival rate. I'm slowly bringing up the 50 120's but it's only at 12%; 6 survived matches out of 52 played.
I do carry APCR, 12 rounds in the 50 100 and 18 in the 50 120, and if it's a heavy Tier X game then I'll load those magazines out the gate.
Even when top tier, I'm struggling. I am however about to unlock the top engine and suspension.
The increased reload over the 50 100 is an immediate boon. Going from 50s to 35s base (46s to 32.5s with BIA) reload for those six rounds helps a lot in the whole "staying alive" thing, so long as you survive unloading your first mag.
Edited by Big Yeash, 20 March 2017 - 06:51 PM.
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