T110E5 8.0 armor update

Back to basics. The Tier X American heavy was the very first tank we had written about like five months ago. In this review, we focus on the changes coming in the next patch. I won’t talk and write much in this post, the tone meant to be more military-like. All Tier X armor protection schemes are going to be revised sooner or later. All right, let’s see the T110E5!  You can use the hull part for the T110E4 too.

Retained characteristics of the T110E5 in patch 8.0

  • The T110E5 is relatively small and mobile for a heavy tank. It’s a light-weight compromise design which concentrates its armor on the front. The frontal armor has mixed zones of especially strong and weaker parts. It’s very hard to use its armor strengths, because there is always a con for a pro.
  • Mobility is at least as important part of the protection as the armor itself
  • Angling of the egg-shaped hull is possible, although it’s not recommended against every opponent and in every situation. See details later.
  • There are three main vulnerable zones we should focus on: the lower front plate, the commanders cupola and the hull sides.

Armor changes in general for 8.0

  • The sloped parts of front armor are now stronger by a rough 10 percent
  • The upper front plate or glacis now gives reliable protection against all Tier X tank guns. Only Tier X TD guns has considerable chance to penetrate it.
  • The lower front plate and the cupola got a very bit tougher.
  • Against non-overmatching (at least by a factor of two) projectiles with 200+ avg pen the hull side armor allows angling up to 25 degrees. Sub-200 avg pen guns allow angling for the sides up to 30-35 degrees. Approaching an opponent behind a corner is less risky for the sides (and for the ammo rack behind them) now.
  • Weak spots against AP and HEAT (gold ammo) are most similar.

The T110E5 hull armor in 8.0

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11 responses to “T110E5 8.0 armor update

  1. Nice, so basically, this tank can bounce anything with the UFP on a good day, all it has to do is to hide the LFP, cupola is as weak as always, but at 80+m and with 2s aimtime it’s absolutely possible to avoid damage. Looks like it’ll be better than ever.
    IS7 with bad gun depression, worse mobility, tragic aimtime and bad accuracy and easier to hit LFP IMO can’t compete with American powerhouse.
    Another long grind awaits…

    • IS-7 is the wrong tank to cry about.
      With 8.0 it will get a absolutly outstanding frontarmor.

      The IS-8 got +18% on its UFP, the IS-7 featuring even better angles will get probably ~+20%.

      • I wouldn’t be so sure about that. And what counts is the LFP anyway, and there IS7 does not benefit that much. 260+ penetration goes through just like it always did, and IS7 can’t really hide it thanks to v. bad gun depression.

        Look at IS4 – its armor got weaker in 0.8, so I wouldn’t be so sure that IS-7 is really getting a buff.

      • Pretty much any tank has the same issue. Examples are T110 turret or Maus turret and many more. With carefully aming pretty much all tanks are still as easy to pen as before in close combat.

        The normalisation nerf increases highly sloped frontal armor values, rest howerever stays almost untouched. This increases the chance of random bounces on distance for example.

        Imo, even after this nerf every TX med and TD has to loose 10mm of penetration, right now on the test server penetration values are still out of control.

      • @Loofah:
        LFP of IS-7 will benefit 0.8.0 just as rest of its frontal armor, there is really no point in saying otherwise, angled armor buff is IS-7 buff, end of story.

  2. Nice Breakdown. This is one of my favorite WOT sites. I hope you don’t stop this blog. With the increased importance of armor in 8.0 I think this site is needed now more then ever.

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