I review the AMX 50 100, a tier 8 French heavy tank in World of Tanks (WoT), with replays of tier 10 Glacier and tier 8 Steppes battles.
Prior to 2017, the 50 100 was regarded as an effective albeit finesse tank, but with the introduction of the over-armored tier 8 premium heavies and armor buffs in general from tiers 8-10, the 50 100 is more challenging to play with the current meta in 1.0.
Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Excellent gun depression (-9), unusual for an autoloader
+ Excellent silver AP penetration (232)
+ Excellent top speed (51)
+ Good acceleration
+ Good accuracy for an autoloader (0.36 base)
– Very long clip reload (~46.5 sec with Vents and BIA) creates long windows of downtime
– Long intra-clip reload (2.73 sec) means increased exposure when dumping your clip
– Long aim time (3 sec base) exceeds intra-clip reload, so you have to equip your tank and slot BIA accordingly
– Poor armor
– Low HP (1400)
Special thanks to /u/similar_observation and /u/Rakkedyman from the WoT sub-Reddit for donating gold so I could re-train my crew to the 50 100.
I talk through how I’m reading the battle as it unfolds and discuss key decisions and mistakes. My hope is that these videos meaningfully help players improve their gameplay.
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