History VideoGame / WorldOfTanks

28th May '16 3:31:29 AM moloch
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The ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' anime by Studio Actas [[SpiritualAdaptation is often considered to be]] TheAnimeOfTheGame. In a move that [[HilariousInHindsight surprised no one]], [[http://gs.inside-games.jp/news/423/42302.html the makers of the game and Studio Actas will cooperate in creating in-game exclusive content related to the anime]] in celebration of the creation of a Japanese server cluster for the game.

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The ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' anime by Studio Actas [[SpiritualAdaptation is often considered to be]] TheAnimeOfTheGame. In a move that [[HilariousInHindsight surprised no one]], [[http://gs.inside-games.jp/news/423/42302.html the makers of the game and Studio Actas will cooperate in creating in-game exclusive content related to the anime]] in celebration of the creation of a Japanese server cluster for the game. The game is also getting an official ComicbookAdaptation, "Roll Out", written by Creator/GarthEnnis and drawn by [[Comicbook/JudgeDredd Carlos Ezquerra]] (both already veterans of tank warfare stories from ''Battle'' and Ennis's ''Battlefields'' stories), and starring Cromwells in the Battle of Normandy.
27th May '16 7:05:05 AM Androgeos
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** April 2016 brings us giant ball tanks, the [[https://thearmoredpatrol.com/2016/03/30/more-wot-april-fools-pictures/ Lunar]] [[http://ritastatusreport.live/2016/03/30/aprils-fool-vehicle-is-360/ IS-360]]! Amusingly enough, these [[http://ftr.wot-news.com/2013/08/19/stalins-balls-of-steel/ actually were designed]] by Russian engineers in WW2, though they never made it to prototype stage. They were not, however, designed to fire laser beams or roll around on the moon like in the April Fools map.

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** April 2016 brings us giant ball tanks, adds ''literal'' balls of steel in the [[https://thearmoredpatrol.com/2016/03/30/more-wot-april-fools-pictures/ Lunar]] [[http://ritastatusreport.live/2016/03/30/aprils-fool-vehicle-is-360/ IS-360]]! form of the [[http://worldoftanks.com/en/news/pc-browser/17/moon-mayhem/ IS-8 Ball]]. Amusingly enough, these were [[http://ftr.wot-news.com/2013/08/19/stalins-balls-of-steel/ actually were designed]] by Russian engineers in WW2, though they never made it to prototype stage. They were not, however, designed to fire laser beams or roll around on the moon like in the April Fools map.
24th May '16 9:20:30 AM SwordsageRagnar
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** '''U.K.:''' Pudding and Tea. TruthInTelevision, Tea has been brewed by British tank crews, and since 1945 with the Centurion, come equipped with an electric boiler/kettle used to heat up water for a variety of uses, primarily food and drink, including tea. The boiler in question, is shown [[https://youtu.be/Prfuk-Z1-Y4?t=8m25s here]] by Wargamming's tank expert and historian Nicolas "The Chieftain" Moran with the Cold War era Chieftain tank.

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** '''U.K.:''' Pudding and Tea. TruthInTelevision, Tea has been brewed by British tank crews, crews using the tank's engine heat, and since 1945 with the Centurion, come equipped with an electric boiler/kettle used to heat up water for a variety of uses, primarily food and drink, including tea. The boiler in question, is shown [[https://youtu.be/Prfuk-Z1-Y4?t=8m25s here]] by Wargamming's tank expert and historian Nicolas "The Chieftain" Moran with the Cold War era Chieftain tank.
24th May '16 9:16:51 AM SwordsageRagnar
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* HollywoodCuisine: Every nation's version of special rations, is tailored specifically for use only on their vehicles. All of them each play into certain foods and drinks common with their crews rations or at least, delicacies they're known for.
** '''USA:''' Case of Cola. Also a case of BlandNameProduct as the colors on the case mimics that of Coca-Cola.
** '''Russia:''' Extra Combat Rations.
** '''Germany:''' Chocolate bars.
** '''U.K.:''' Pudding and Tea. TruthInTelevision, Tea has been brewed by British tank crews, and since 1945 with the Centurion, come equipped with an electric boiler/kettle used to heat up water for a variety of uses, primarily food and drink, including tea. The boiler in question, is shown [[https://youtu.be/Prfuk-Z1-Y4?t=8m25s here]] by Wargamming's tank expert and historian Nicolas "The Chieftain" Moran with the Cold War era Chieftain tank.
** '''France:''' Strong Coffee (with an accompanying croissant).
** '''Czechoslovakia:''' "Buchty", also known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchteln Buchteln]], a type of sweet roll.
** '''China:''' Improved Combat Rations (what exactly, isn't stated).
** ''' Japan:''' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onigiri Onigiri]].


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* PowerUpFood: All tanks can be given a nation specific "special ration" consumable that boosts all of the crews skills by +10% for one battle, the reasoning being that their morale has improved thanks to it.
24th May '16 2:10:32 AM AgentTasmania
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** The [[https://tagn.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/amx40.jpg AMX 40's shape]] has earned it the nickname of [[http://slayerjesse.deviantart.com/art/Amx-40-The-Duck-452762378 Duck.]] It helps that it has the same armor as a heavy tank a tier higher.
** The Panzer II Luchs with its stubby proportions and blistering mobility is occasionally likened to a puppy.

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** The [[https://tagn.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/amx40.jpg AMX 40's shape]] has earned it the nickname of [[http://slayerjesse.deviantart.com/art/Amx-40-The-Duck-452762378 Rubber Duck.]] It helps The affection come from it's exceptional armour that it has the same armor as would be good for a heavy tank a the next tier higher.
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** The Panzer II Luchs with its stubby proportions and blistering mobility is occasionally likened to a puppy. The M24 Chaffee is considered cute for similar reasons.
19th May '16 12:03:27 PM fingernailblueblueblue7
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** The Americans have the 105mm SPH [=M4L23=], which is a signature weapon of their entire medium line after the Lee - Every American medium tank from the M4 Sherman onwards (aside from the T69, [=T54E1=] and [=M48A1=] Patton) can mount it. It's [[SuvbertedTrope subverted]], though, as most other tanks in the line other than the tier 5 M4 Sherman and the tier 6 [=M4A3E2=] Sherman Jumbo would much rather equip other guns.
** The VK 36.01 (H)and the now-removed Aufklarerpanzer Panther have the unique [=7.5cm KwK41 L/58=] Konisch gun.

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** The Americans have the 105mm SPH [=M4L23=], which is a signature weapon of their entire medium line after the Lee - Every American medium tank from the M4 Sherman onwards (aside from the T69, [=T54E1=] and [=M48A1=] Patton) can mount it. It's [[SuvbertedTrope [[SubvertedTrope subverted]], though, as most other tanks in the line other than the tier 5 M4 Sherman and the tier 6 [=M4A3E2=] Sherman Jumbo would much rather equip other guns.
** The VK 36.01 (H)and (H) and the now-removed Aufklarerpanzer Panther have the unique [=7.5cm KwK41 L/58=] Konisch gun.
18th May '16 4:26:41 PM Luigifan
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** More often than not, players jump to conclusions about the battle results just from seeing the tank line-ups and players rallied by a top-tier tank will usually give their all to support it.

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** More often than not, players jump to conclusions about the battle results just from seeing the tank line-ups line-ups, and players rallied by a top-tier tank will usually give their all to support it.



*** The British Tier 6 TOG II* heavy tank. It's one of the longest tanks in the game, does a whopping 14kph (For reference, the Tier 10 Maus does 20kph), has poor armor for its tier, and will get shredded to bits if fighting alone (especially if it meets tanks with high-caliber [as in upwards of 120mm] "Derp Guns"). It's often bought just for sheer comedy value. However, it has the HP pool of a Tier 8 and the gun of a Tier 7, has preferential matchmaking (It will ONLY see Tier 6 or 7 battles, not 8 like other tanks of its tier) and is so heavy it can't be moved if killed. A platoon of 3 becomes a [[LethalJokeCharacter Lethal Joke Platoon.]]

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*** The British Tier 6 TOG II* heavy tank. It's one of the longest tanks in the game, does a whopping 14kph (For (for reference, the Tier 10 Maus does 20kph), has poor armor for its tier, and will get shredded to bits if fighting alone (especially if it meets tanks with high-caliber [as in upwards of 120mm] "Derp Guns"). It's often bought just for sheer comedy value. However, it has the HP pool of a Tier 8 and the gun of a Tier 7, has preferential matchmaking (It will ONLY see Tier 6 or 7 battles, not 8 like other tanks of its tier) and is so heavy it can't be moved if killed. A platoon of 3 becomes a [[LethalJokeCharacter Lethal Joke Platoon.]]



** Japanese guns in general tend to have superior rate of fire, quicker aim times and better recoil control then other nation's guns but tend to lack penetration and damage-per-shot.

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** Japanese guns in general tend to have superior rate of fire, quicker aim times times, and better recoil control then other nation's guns guns, but tend to lack penetration and damage-per-shot.



** The US Tier 5 T67 tank destroyer. Low HP, no armor to speak of, and a high speed means that more often than not, in the hands of an average player it gets used as a proxy scout, which just results it getting destroyed early in a match. In the hands of a decent player however -- who knows about its ''excellent'' camo value and view range, plus its fast-firing 76mm gun -- it becomes a killing machine capable of carrying even up to ''tier 7 matches''. It's these combination of traits that make it the Tier 5 vehicle of choice for so-called blue and purple "unicum" players.

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** The US Tier 5 T67 tank destroyer. Low HP, no armor to speak of, and a high speed means that more often than not, in the hands of an average player player, it gets used as a proxy scout, which just results in it getting destroyed early in a match. In the hands of a decent player player, however -- who knows about its ''excellent'' camo value and view range, plus its fast-firing 76mm gun -- it becomes a killing machine capable of carrying even up to ''tier 7 matches''. It's these combination of traits that make it the Tier 5 vehicle of choice for so-called blue and purple "unicum" players.



** One of the main ways Wargaming balances tanks is by the amount of HP they poses, which doesn't ''actually'' change how the tank performs, just how much it can get hit.

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** One of the main ways Wargaming balances tanks is by the amount of HP they poses, possess, which doesn't ''actually'' change how the tank performs, just how much it can get hit.



** By extension, the game also has a KillerRabbit: the German Tier IV light tank, the Luchs. It has a rather cute name, is small, stubby and very quick, but fully upgraded, and in the hands of an experienced player, in a Tier III-IV match, it is a formidable enemy.

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** By extension, the game also has a KillerRabbit: the German Tier IV light tank, the Luchs. It has a rather cute name, is small, stubby stubby, and very quick, but fully upgraded, and in the hands of an experienced player, in a Tier III-IV match, it is a formidable enemy.



** After the success of World of Tanks, several other tank-driving multiplayer action games had been announced announced, such as ''VideoGame/ArmoredWarfare''.

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** After the success of World of Tanks, several other tank-driving multiplayer action games had been announced announced, such as ''VideoGame/ArmoredWarfare''.



** Most light tanks. Can be extremely annoying due to their high speed, but are incredibly fragile -- it's quite easy for heavier tanks to take them out and if they throw a track, they're practically always doomed. Artillery can also readily kill the light tank in a single hit or blow off their tracks, making them more vulnerable to follow up shots from other artillery or tanks.

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** Most light tanks. Can be extremely annoying due to their high speed, but are incredibly fragile -- it's quite easy for heavier tanks to take them out and if they throw a track, they're practically always doomed. Artillery can also readily kill the light tank in a single hit or blow off their tracks, making them more vulnerable to follow up follow-up shots from other artillery or tanks.



* FriendlyFireproof: Averted - misaimed shells, poorly aimed/timed artillery, sheer stupidity (driving into an ally's firing line) and plain bad luck are all possible ways to get shot by a team-mate. Deliberate [[TeamKiller team killing]] is discouraged by penalties and having too many incidents of friendly fire will cause you to be flagged as a team killer - which means you're a target for anyone in the battle.

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* FriendlyFireproof: Averted - -- misaimed shells, poorly aimed/timed artillery, sheer stupidity (driving into an ally's firing line) and plain bad luck are all possible ways to get shot by a team-mate. Deliberate [[TeamKiller team killing]] is discouraged by penalties and having too many incidents of friendly fire will cause you to be flagged as a team killer - -- which means you're a target for anyone in the battle.



** Before the gun was taken out in 0.7.5, the T-28 with an 85mm gun packed a substantial punch, but only had tissue paper for protection and was also an easy to hit target. There's a joke that T-28 tankers put up as many pictures of their loved ones, relatives and friends as possible with drawing pins to use as additional armour.

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** Before the gun was taken out in 0.7.5, the T-28 with an 85mm gun packed a substantial punch, but only had tissue paper for protection and was also an easy to hit target. There's a joke that T-28 tankers put up as many pictures of their loved ones, relatives relatives, and friends as possible with drawing pins to use as additional armour.
17th May '16 4:26:43 PM fingernailblueblueblue7
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** The British TOG II* premium heavy tank. It tends to get mocked by everyone on ''both'' teams in a match and has been dubbed "Train", "Boat" or "Whale". It's painfully slow, comically large (longer than the Maus) and its armour is totally inadequate for it's tier. However, its 80 ton bulk makes trying to ram it suicidal, 1400 hitpoints--double the Churchill III's health--allows it to absorb ridiculous amounts of damage, and it mounts the deadly OQF 17 Pounder Mk.VII, with very good accuracy, excellent RoF and very good damage. Late game, it can go on enormous rampages, considering most tanks it will encounter will be injured by the time it reaches them.

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** The British TOG II* premium heavy tank. It tends to get mocked by everyone on ''both'' teams in a match and has been dubbed "Train", "Boat" or "Whale". It's painfully slow, comically large (longer than the Maus) and its armour is totally inadequate for it's tier. However, its 80 ton bulk makes trying to ram it suicidal, 1400 hitpoints--double the Churchill III's health--allows it to absorb ridiculous amounts of damage, and it mounts the deadly OQF 17 Pounder Mk.VII, with very good accuracy, excellent RoF and very good damage.penetration. Late game, it can go on enormous rampages, considering most tanks it will encounter will be injured by the time it reaches them.



** The humble Cruiser II, a Tier III British light tank. Not too many people play it, as most prefer the [[LightningBruiser Cruiser IV's]] tree. It's slow, its armor isn't very strong, its starting gun is average and it doesn't have a ton of HP. However, it can equip the 3.7 inch Howitzer, a cannon firing tooth-loosening HE rounds that can annihilate almost any other tank of its Tier [[OneHitKill in a single shot]]. Get one or two kills in a match this way and people will begin to approach you a bit more cautiously or avoid you altogether. Faster tanks might attempt to close the distance and attack, but this usually winds up lethal to [[TakingYouWithMe all parties]] involved. To give an idea of how powerful this gun is at this level, you find it on the Cruiser II's '''Tier VI''' cousins, the [[JackOfAllStats Cromwell]] and the [[MightyGlacier Churchill VII]].

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** The humble Cruiser II, a Tier III British light tank. Not too many people play it, as most prefer the [[LightningBruiser Cruiser IV's]] tree. It's slow, its armor isn't very strong, its starting gun is average and it doesn't have a ton of HP. However, it can equip the 3.7 inch Howitzer, a cannon firing tooth-loosening HE rounds that can annihilate almost any other tank of its Tier [[OneHitKill in a single shot]]. shot]], and even a few up to tier 5! Get one or two kills in a match this way and people will begin to approach you a bit more cautiously or avoid you altogether. Faster tanks might attempt to close the distance and attack, but this usually winds up lethal to [[TakingYouWithMe all parties]] involved. To give an idea of how powerful this gun is at this level, you find it on the Cruiser II's '''Tier VI''' cousins, the [[JackOfAllStats Cromwell]] and the [[MightyGlacier Churchill VII]].



* LevelGrinding: Mostly limited to the higher tier tanks, where the XP and credit gain doesn't quite scale to their costs.
* LevelScaling: For the most part, you only get matched with tanks around the tier of the tank you're using.

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* LevelGrinding: Mostly limited to unlocking the higher tier tanks, where the XP and credit gain doesn't quite scale to their costs.
costs. This also applies to all tiers, as you need to earn experience to upgrade what tanks you do have.
* LevelScaling: For the most part, you only get matched with tanks around the tier of the tank you're using. The current system has tier 5 and up tanks able to see tanks two tiers higher or lower than them. Tiers 1 and 2 only see see tanks one tier higher or lower, while tier 3 and 4 tanks can face tanks two tiers higher but only one tier lower. For example, a tier 5 tank can only ever face enemies as low as tier 3 or as high as tier 7. Of course, there are some exceptions:
** Some premium tanks have what is called "Limited" or "Premium" matchmaking, so they won't see tanks two tiers higher than them. This is due to premium tanks generally being slightly worse than their non-premium colleagues in some way.
** A few premium tanks, such as the B2 tier 4 heavy and the Valentine II tier 4 light tank, take this even further and can never see tanks higher than their own tier. This is due to them having absolutely terrible penetration.
** Some mid-tier and all high-tier light tanks have "Scout" matchmaking, and are tiered one higher than other same-tiered tanks. For example, the AMX 12t tier 6 light tank can see up to tier 9 enemies.
** The few tier 4 heavies in the game all have rather weak guns, lack the speed to flank and don't have any respectable armor above their own tier. Because of that, they have matchmaking similar to premium tanks and never fight anything higher than tier 5.



** The American T25 AT and German [=JagdPanther=] are this at the cost of lacking turrets.
** Don't forget about the American T49 tier 8 light tank which can go 70 km/h and can equip itself with what is essentially the KV-2's derp gun.

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** The American T25 AT and German [=JagdPanther=] Tank Destroyers are this at the cost of lacking turrets.
turrets, being maneuverable and quick, decently armored, and having powerful guns.
** Don't forget about the American T49 tier 8 light tank which can go 70 km/h and can equip itself with what is essentially the KV-2's derp gun. It also counts as a glass cannon, since it has no armor to speak of.



** The American tier 7 autoloading light tanks, the T71 and the M41 Bulldog are much, much better in speed and penetration compared to the earlier, same-tiered AMX 13 75.



** The Soviet lend-lease version of the Matilda, the Matilda IV gets bumped up a tier and has its penetration nerfed. As a trade off, it gets higher alpha damage, HP, and other stat improvements over its tier 4 counterpart. In general though, the tier 4 Matilda is considered to be much better for its tier than the Matilda IV.

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** The Soviet lend-lease version of the Matilda, the Matilda IV IV, gets bumped up a tier and has its penetration nerfed. As a trade off, it gets higher alpha damage, HP, and other stat improvements over its tier 4 counterpart. In general though, the tier 4 Matilda is considered to be much better for its tier than the Matilda IV.
17th May '16 3:57:58 PM fingernailblueblueblue7
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** The Soviet lend-lease version of the Matilda, the Matilda IV gets bumped up a tier and has its penetration nerfed. As a trade off, it gets higher alpha damage with its gun, and gets limited matchmaking so the two Matilda's still see the same enemies.

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** The Soviet lend-lease version of the Matilda, the Matilda IV gets bumped up a tier and has its penetration nerfed. As a trade off, it gets higher alpha damage with damage, HP, and other stat improvements over its gun, and gets limited matchmaking so tier 4 counterpart. In general though, the two Matilda's still see tier 4 Matilda is considered to be much better for its tier than the same enemies.Matilda IV.



** The Americans have the 105mm SPH [=M4L23=], which is a signature weapon of their entire medium line after the Lee - Every American medium tank from the M4 Sherman onwards (aside from the T69, [=T54E1=] and [=M48A1=] Patton) can mount it. It's [[SubertedTrope subverted]], though, as most other tanks in the line other than the tier 5 M4 Sherman and the tier 6 M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo would much rather equip other guns.

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** The Americans have the 105mm SPH [=M4L23=], which is a signature weapon of their entire medium line after the Lee - Every American medium tank from the M4 Sherman onwards (aside from the T69, [=T54E1=] and [=M48A1=] Patton) can mount it. It's [[SubertedTrope [[SuvbertedTrope subverted]], though, as most other tanks in the line other than the tier 5 M4 Sherman and the tier 6 M4A3E2 [=M4A3E2=] Sherman Jumbo would much rather equip other guns.
17th May '16 3:54:07 PM fingernailblueblueblue7
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** The Type 59 (a Chinese copy of the T-54) is not just a tier weaker than the original, it's widely considered less threatening than the equivalent tier T-44: it's heavier, has a weaker engine, carries less ammo and even the radio is obsolete for its tier.
** There's also the Type 62, an even lighter Tier 7 light tank also based on the T-54.
** The Soviet lend-lease version of the Matilda gets bumped up a tier and has its penetration nerfed. Nice.

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** The Type 59 (a Chinese copy of the T-54) is not just a tier weaker lower than the original, it's widely but is still considered less threatening than the equivalent tier T-44: it's heavier, a good tank - while it has a weaker engine, carries less ammo engine and even worse accuracy compared to the radio is obsolete equivalent-tier Soviet medium T-44, it makes up for it with its tier.
much better armor and higher top speed.
** There's also the Chinese Type 62, an even lighter Tier 7 light tank also based on the T-54.
** The Soviet lend-lease version of the Matilda, the Matilda IV gets bumped up a tier and has its penetration nerfed. Nice.As a trade off, it gets higher alpha damage with its gun, and gets limited matchmaking so the two Matilda's still see the same enemies.



** The Americans have the 105mm SPH [=M4L23=], which is a signature weapon of their entire medium line after the Lee - Every American medium tank from the M4 Sherman onwards (aside from the T69, [=T54E1=] and [=M48A1=] Patton) can mount it.
** The VK 36.01 (H)(and with patch 8.5, the Aufklarerpanzer Panther) have the unique [=7.5cm KwK41 L/58=] Konisch gun.

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** The Americans have the 105mm SPH [=M4L23=], which is a signature weapon of their entire medium line after the Lee - Every American medium tank from the M4 Sherman onwards (aside from the T69, [=T54E1=] and [=M48A1=] Patton) can mount it.
it. It's [[SubertedTrope subverted]], though, as most other tanks in the line other than the tier 5 M4 Sherman and the tier 6 M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo would much rather equip other guns.
** The VK 36.01 (H)(and with patch 8.5, (H)and the now-removed Aufklarerpanzer Panther) Panther have the unique [=7.5cm KwK41 L/58=] Konisch gun.
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