The LTTB is popular among Russian light tank fans, as it combines excellent mobility with functional hull and turret armor.
While the armor can’t be relied upon to prevent AP penetration by tier 8-10 guns, you can bully lower tier lights and mediums, and the armor protects the LTTB from the triple-overmatch mechanic and lowers the probability of penetrations by HE.
Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Functional armor for a light tank, without meaningfully sacrificing mobility
+ Excellent turning speed
+ Good accuracy (0.36 base)
+ Good DPM relative to tech tree peers (2k base)
+ Good acceleration
+ Low chance of fire (12%), so you can run food without high risk
– Very poor max gun depression (-5)
– Occasional over-turning / fishtailing
– Somewhat tall profile
– Difficult to reach 445+m of view range without food due to lackluster view range (380m base), unless you have a very skilled crew
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