The T-54 first prototype, also known as the T-54 mod 1, is one of the most well-rounded premium tanks at tier 8. Some players regard the tank as overpowered, but I think the limited top speed and AP penetration are meaningful balancing factors.
Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Superb camo (better than some tier 9 lights)
+ Excellent turret protection
+ Excellent upper hull armor (200+mm effective)
+ Excellent aim time (2.2s base)
+ Good acceleration
+ DPM (1875 base) is better than its peers
– Very low top speed (44)
– Low silver AP penetration (190)
– Low HP (1300)
– Low view range (380)
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