The Emil 1 is the first of three Swedish heavy autoloaders that feature turrets with excellent frontal protection and fantastic gun depression. The Emil I is rough around the edges but the Emil II is a meaningful upgrade at-tier in terms of penetration and frontal turret protection.
Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Fantastic max gun depression (-12)
+ Strong frontal turret protection (245mm effective)
+ Small profile for a heavy
+ Frontal hull armor is decent (~195mm effective)
– Relatively low silver AP pen (217)
– Poor gun handling
– Long intra-clip reload of 3 seconds, although the frontal turret protection mitigates this
– Side turret armor is thin (35mm)
– Pitiful side hull armor (20mm) is overmatched easily
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