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Fiery #1 Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:03 PM

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Is the Škoda T 40 a good crew trainer?



ATHFjman18 #2 Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:22 PM

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Mehhhhh. Not that fun, but serviceable. I haven’t grinded the Czech line much yet cuz I’m not a fan of the Zizka so my crew only has SS on it now. Some say the T40 is the poor man’s T-34-88, but it feels much much worse of a tank!

 

I suspect the Skoda T25 and T-34-100 are more fun to play.



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Czech and Swedes both need a good trainer with a 'crew xp bonus'.  They are the only nations that don't have one.

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leova #4 Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:10 PM

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Hopefully we can get a Skoda T25 as a Hero tank or something, I would love to have that thing as a Premium with bonuses :)

View PostATHFjman18, on 31 December 2017 - 01:22 PM, said:

 

I suspect the Skoda T25 and T-34-100 are more fun to play.

The Skoda T25 is amazing, havent tried the next tank yet

View PostATHFjman18, on 31 December 2017 - 01:22 PM, said:

 Some say the T40 is the poor man’s T-34-88, but it feels much much worse of a tank!

I  heard the same and that's why I got it - and its not true, its definitely worse :(

 

Bigger, more clunky, and just less impressive overall


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View Postleova, on 31 December 2017 - 07:10 PM, said:

The Skoda T25 is amazing, havent tried the next tank yet

 

the t34-100 is "ok". its not great, but it with its mobility its workable.

 

most tier 7 struggle against tier 8 armor & firepower.



Fiery #6 Posted 03 January 2018 - 10:40 PM

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I just got the 50/51 so I need to start training fast. I guess Ill wait till they come out with a good premium trainer.

For some reason I'm not as good with the 50/51 as I was with the T50.

I have Bi Telescope, Vents and Vert Stab on the T50.

I have Coated Opt, Vents, Vert Stab on the T 50/51.



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The T-40 is pathetic

f1mitku #8 Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:07 AM

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Skoda T 40 is not that bad. I bought it some time ago when it was with 20% discount because I want some Czech trainer and there are no other choice (OK - Zizka too, when it's available, but it's the same plus the paint/camo... just more expensive).

And in the first battle in T 40 I've expected that it's that famous forum's "turd" for which I've read so much and I should endure. It surprised me that the tank is actually quite good. And I've realized that this forum's "turd" is basically very close to the forum's "OP" T-34-88. The T 40 has better engine and almost the same power to weight ratio so the same agility; marginally lower top speed; same damage per shot; far better penetration in expense of about half second slower reload time. And practically the only thing that the "OP" T-34-88 is way better is the turret traverse which itself is not the most important thing (plus the dual trainer ability and the better crew XP bonus, but this is another story).

So actually they both are good tanks and neither T 40 is turd nor T-34-88 is OP.


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I kept the tier 6 skoda and just kept a spare crew ticking over in it... its great fun to play. 

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I was wondering about what to use for a TT crew trainer.  I tried the t 24 cause on paper it looked decent then I found out about the god awful bloom and the time it takes to zoom in.  Can't mention the number of times I got out gunned by a lower tier tank's fire rate.   Glad it is gone but I figured I would do some research before I went threw that kind of crap again.  I heard the t25 was better, maybe cause of the autoloader but not sure.  the stats don't look like anything impressive but I figure couldn't be harder to run then the t24 which is basically a terrible td unless you are in the right situation.  then it becomes a marginal POS.

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View PostXGR369er, on 10 April 2018 - 01:21 PM, said:

I was wondering about what to use for a TT crew trainer.  I tried the t 24 cause on paper it looked decent then I found out about the god awful bloom and the time it takes to zoom in.  Can't mention the number of times I got out gunned by a lower tier tank's fire rate.   Glad it is gone but I figured I would do some research before I went threw that kind of crap again.  I heard the t25 was better, maybe cause of the autoloader but not sure.  the stats don't look like anything impressive but I figure couldn't be harder to run then the t24 which is basically a terrible td unless you are in the right situation.  then it becomes a marginal POS.

 

the t25 is quite similar to the t24, except with an autoloader like the Chi-ri. It's a turd until you get that autoloader, but lots of fun once you get it.

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Don't waste your gold on it just train through the line. I don't have many games in it yet, but it might be the worst premium I've purchased. The sad turret traverse and scrappy shell velocity are bigger draw backs than I expected.

 


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View PostThingaa, on 23 April 2018 - 03:21 AM, said:

 

the t25 is quite similar to the t24, except with an autoloader like the Chi-ri. It's a turd until you get that autoloader, but lots of fun once you get it.

 

yeah finally got it and free xp'd up to the autoloader.  Figured messing around with that other stuff was just a waste of time and money waiting to happen.  I have to agree with you it seems pretty good so far overall.  pretty accurate, fast reload, it reminds me of the tier 3.  of course the only down side is the alpha damage.  You aren't going to be killing alot of tanks unloading your three shots into them if they are full health but I am finding it sooooo much better then the t24 even though i have to fight tier 8s.

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View PostPontiac Pat, on 31 December 2017 - 01:54 PM, said:

Czech and Swedes both need a good trainer with a 'crew xp bonus'.  They are the only nations that don't have one.

The Japanese don't either as far as I know.

 

And the T40 isn't bad it's just so large that that becomes a handicap at times but for a Tier VI it's got a great gun.


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View PostGingerSquatch93, on 12 May 2018 - 05:08 PM, said:

The Japanese don't either as far as I know.

 

And the T40 isn't bad it's just so large that that becomes a handicap at times but for a Tier VI it's got a great gun.

 

No the Japanese do not have a tank with a Crew XP Bonus but they do have a lot of trainers (Premium Tanks) compared to the Czechs. They have the Te-Ke, Chi-Nu Kai, HT No VI, Warlord, Kaiju O-I, SPA-2 x2 (x3 if you count the Black Edition), Edelweiss, and the Nameless. The Swedes have quite a few Premium tanks now, the have the Tompte L-60, M43 Toldi III, Strv m42/57, Primo Victoria, and the Stark Strv S1x2. The Czechs have the same one twice, the T40. The T40 isn't a terrible tank and I have done reasonably well in it but have a losing record in it. I don't play it much but I do take it out occasionally when I feel like running my two Czech tanks. It has a pretty decent gun and has good mobility. What it doesn't have is armor and it is pretty large it so makes a big target. I keep mine toward the back of the crowd and play a support role with it. Works good in that role. 

 

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View PostFiery, on 31 December 2017 - 07:03 PM, said:

Is the Škoda T 40 a good crew trainer?

 

Excellent tank, the more I played it because I had to, the more I liked it. The first tank I come up for a comparison is the T-34-88.... which is better, but not by a vast amount (except for the crew XP bonus, I think the T-34-88 has the third highest in the game).

 

The Škoda's aim is slow, but that's about the only bad thing about it. Good penetration (excellent penetration using HEAT), quick, decent armor (for a medium) and apparently a good view range (though the numbers do not support that).

 

If you want to use a TT tank as a crew trainer instead, I would stick with the T25. The auto loader is really effective (I would have kept it for good, but I have too many tier 6 already). The T-34/100 is by far the worst of the line, and by the point you reach tier 8 you should have a decent crew already.



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View PostFiery, on 31 December 2017 - 02:03 PM, said:

Is the Škoda T 40 a good crew trainer?

 

It's the only available premium for this line (Zizka is the same tank but with permanent camouflage).  You have to play it like a very fragile T-34-88!  Meaning it has a great gun, it's pretty mobile but that's about it!  You have to keep your distance, use ridge lines to the armor is angled in a way that might bounce at least a tier V shell.  Optimize your view range and view skills as well as the camouflage skill and snap shot to reduce the bloom.  Perhaps use GLD instead of vents to decrease aim times.  I haven't had a good win rate in this tank since it cannot carry but I have had great games in it!  Just remember, let others spot, snipe those targets, use ridges and cover, relocate.

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View Postkorbendallas-01, on 17 May 2018 - 01:29 PM, said:

 

Excellent tank, the more I played it because I had to, the more I liked it. The first tank I come up for a comparison is the T-34-88.... which is better, but not by a vast amount (except for the crew XP bonus, I think the T-34-88 has the third highest in the game).

 

The Škoda's aim is slow, but that's about the only bad thing about it. Good penetration (excellent penetration using HEAT), quick, decent armor (for a medium) and apparently a good view range (though the numbers do not support that).

 

If you want to use a TT tank as a crew trainer instead, I would stick with the T25. The auto loader is really effective (I would have kept it for good, but I have too many tier 6 already). The T-34/100 is by far the worst of the line, and by the point you reach tier 8 you should have a decent crew already.

 

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View PostNetoAH5, on 18 May 2018 - 07:21 PM, said:

Meaning it has a great gun, it's pretty mobile but that's about it!

 

Is there anything else a medium tank needs?

 

View PostNetoAH5, on 18 May 2018 - 07:21 PM, said:

Optimize your view range and view skills as well as the camouflage skill and snap shot to reduce the bloom.

 

Not easy to optimize the crew if it's meant to be a crew trainer.

 

Lucky me, I only have one other Czech tank (plus one Sixth-Sense-getter), the TVP T50/51, and I started that crew with the gun skills, followed with the view range skills, then both repair skill, and only now am getting around to learn Camouflage. Seems to be a good fit for the T40.

 

I use 45/30/5 for ammo, rammer, optics, vents, small kits and food.



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View PostGingerSquatch93, on 18 May 2018 - 07:37 PM, said:

​I was actually not bad with the T-34/100 but I've also been fairly good with the T-34-based tanks for some reason, enough that I kept it and put a scrub crew in it to train in case I actually decide to bounce back to something else once I complete the line. Currently working on experience grinding the TVP VTU for the T50

 

I think it was bearable, not as bad as people reported (Hyperbole from WoT players? Never!), but still the worst of the line. The gun is good (ignoring the atrocious gun depression and the low rate of fire). The badmouthing probably let me stay in the back, where it belongs and works reasonably well.

 

I actually use the tier II for putting Sixth Sense into rookie crews, tier VII (or anything over IV really) would be too painful for me without 6S.

 

The VTU is another tank that nobody seems to like, and frankly I don't know why, it's a decent medium.






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