Leopard PTA Review/Guide, The Glassiest Cannon of Them All

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Source: Taugrim

I review the Leopard PTA, a tier 9 German medium tank in World Tanks (WoT), with replays of tier 10 Empire’s Border and Glacier battles.

The Leopard PTA the classic “squishy DPS” class. While it has a superb and excellent mobility, the tank is a squishy blimp, and that lack of armor makes it difficult to play.

Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Superb alpha (420)
+ Superb silver APCR penetration (278)
+ Superb accuracy (0.31 base)
+ Excellent shell velocity (1480)
+ Excellent gun depression (-8)
+ Excellent aim time (1.9 base)
+ Excellent top speed (65)
+ Good camo (~30 with BIA + Concealment skills)
– Very weak turret armor
– Very weak hull armor
– Somewhat large profile

Recommended Equipment
1. Optics
2. Rammer
3. VStab

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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  1. Pierre-Marc Hart

    Hey Taugrim. I really appreciate the knowledge you empart upon us. I feel so much more confident in my game play since I’ve started watching your videos aswell as 4tankersanddog’s where to go map videos. I would love to see some mal tactics video’s from you as well. keep up the great work. thank you

  2. Thanks Taugrim I’ve been thinking of going up this line

    • do it. i did it when they were first introduced and the leopard 1 was completely useless. after the buffs the pta i the best t9 medium imo and the leopard 1 is my favourite t10 medium tank. these guns are so much fun to use.

    • The pta is basically the only redeeming tank in the line apart from the luchs now that the line was reworked. As Taugrim said in the video the Leo 1 is only slightly better and is a whole tier higher, and the tier 6, 7 and 8 are all uncompetitive and mediocre at best.

  3. Hello Taugrim. Could you do a video on the Object 140? I would appreciate it. Thanks! o7

    • Yes, I recently picked up the 140 after not playing it for 4 years to see how it’s holding up. Short answer: it’s still a good tank.

  4. wanna be friends?

  5. Does it play like the panzer 58 Mutz?

  6. My fave tier 9…

  7. Love you so much for making this Video. The Leo pta is officially my favorite tank, despite its short comings. After 350 Games my % has stabilized at 55 ( which is super high for me). Ive got a nicely Trainer crew and put the captured gun rammer on it, so the reload goes down to as low as 8,4s! Dont even know wether or not I should Upgrade to T10 to be honest.

    • the Leo1 is a decent stepup in every aspect except the gun… more aggile and better viewrange, i liked it even more!!!

  8. Wonderful play

  9. Grille 15 next perhaps? 🙂

  10. It’s a lovely tank saddled with tons of bad maps 🙁

    • I don’t think it’s just the maps. If it brought higher DPM to the table or something to allow it to more competitively brawl, I think it would be more flexible. As it is, it’s a squishy brawler, and that’s rough.

  11. Love this tank and I do the best in it (damage wise, around 2.5k average) out of all of my tier 9 mediums including the 430. BUT I only have a winrate of 45%! I guess I’m playing to passive, however every time I try to get involved more in the battle I get too aggresive do a few shots and die. I think I’m just less active in this compared to autoloaders such as the Skoda T50 and Batchat 25t AP, both of which I do less well in damage wise (around 2k damage per game) but have winrates of over 55%. Hopefully I’ll be able to implement some of the tips from this video and get my Leo PTA winrate up as well and get the damage up further, only 40 battles in it so far so can definitly improve. o7

    • Based on what you said, you might be hanging back too much and “CHAI sniping”. So you’re racking up damage after the outcome (victory or defeat) has largely been determined already. The Leo PTA has speed and good vision control, so on some maps that are bigger it’s worthwhile to spot enemies, albeit carefully.

      There are some locations, e.g. the mid ridge in Glacier, where you can work the ridge to get flanking fire on tanks without taking on too much risk.

    • @Taugrim Thanks for the tips, I’ll make sure to try and get more involved. Map positioning is key with this vehicle like you say, I’ll definitly try to work those powerful mid range poistions like on glacier.
      I also think my preference to go for kills and “clip people” with autoloaders is another reason I perform better in them win rate wise as I tend to take a few enemy guns out of the game.
      I need to retrain to get camo for my leo crew as well, didn’t realise how good the camo could be, as it’s my old E50M crew I had the crew trained specifically for ramming haha. 😉

  12. Leopard 1 on paper and statics is much better than PTA
    but we forgot about the bad RNG that Leopard 1 has

  13. Here before 46000 subscribers. Hope all is well. Also, I want To be friends 😀

  14. the Obj 140 is pretty much the Russian equivalent of the Leopard, right?

  15. i really do not understand how you have a viewer base that’s so little. The content you produce is great!

  16. Thank you for this video which reinforces my opinion that this tank is not for me.

  17. How you got through the Indien Panzer I have no idea.

  18. Well the funny thing is that banning maps does nothing as it only bans standard battles on that map and not other modes so u still land on ur banned maps

    • Which works fine with me because I disabled all modes except standard battle. There are enough run-out-and-die players on standard maps, I don’t need to seem those idiots on assault, etc.

  19. Hmm, I would have thought you would have liked this tank more. The standard pen, shell velocity and camo is amazing. Sure you need to be a little chai sniping bitch at times and use your team mates as meat shields but that never really bothered me much 😉

  20. Thanks for the video dude, I’ve started watching you over the last month or so and my game has improved so much!! I’ve already gone up ~400 points and I’m having a lot more fun as I play. Keep up the awesome work!

  21. This is a fabulous series man! Between your videos, Lemmingrush, and TruVooDoo I’ve learned so much about the game. Keep up the awesome work!

  22. Great Tank

  23. Armor on meds are overated anyway,so PTAs no armor make me play a little more carefully and carry more games than for examp. with obj.430….still believe standardB is best med. Tank on tier 9 (also doesn’t have much armor)

  24. Think you can do the E50 and E50M next? I know they where the first tanks in the road to Unicom series. However, after 5years and buffs to other mediums like the PTA, they seem the one of the worst if not the worst medium at there respective tier in the current meta.

  25. Working through eliting the PTA right now, so good timing – for me – on this one. Appreciate your calm, thoughtful style, as always

  26. It’s crazy that in a game where the tier 10 mediums used to only do like 320 alpha for the most part, 420 alpha at tier 9 isn’t considered “crushing”. The game really has changed a lot since I first started playing. This is my first tier 9 tank and I love it, thanks for the content

  27. Can you talk about the indien too?

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