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.