The T30 meets the standard of “American comfort” with its effective hull-down capability and packs big punch with 750 alpha. That said, the gun handling, low DPM, and lack of mobility require the driver to anticipate situations.
Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Superb gun depression (-10)
+ Excellent alpha (750)
+ Solid turret protection
+ Turreted, whereas the majority of its peers lack a turret
+ High caliber gun (155mm) provides overmatch opportunities on squishy tanks
– Lowest DPM of its peers, due to long reload
– Relatively poor gun handling
– Hull armor can’t be relied on
– Relatively poor mobility, struggles to flex
As mentioned in the video, I have experimented with Optics instead of GLD, but the gun handling is poor enough that speeding up the aim time and minimizing exposure make GLD the better choice.
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