I review the UDES 16, a tier 9 Swedish medium tank in World of Tanks (WoT), with replays of tier 10 Malinovka and Abbey battles.
The Swedish mediums support 2 different playstyles: ridge fighting and camo sniping. The UDES 16 excels at both thanks to a rare blend of bouncy armor and superb camouflage.
Strengths and Weaknesses
+ Superb camouflage (~34 with Camo and BIA)
+ Upper frontal hull armor is angled, can auto-bounce shells 135mm or lower
+ Flat profile with angled turret armor
+ Good alpha (390)
– Poor top speed (50)
– Loses a degree of gun depression (-5) relative to the tier 8 and 10 Swedish mediums, although it can still reach -13 with the hydraulic suspension
– Mediocre silver APCR penetration (234)
– Upper front hull overmatched by shells greater that 135mm in caliber
– Thin armor, susceptible to HE / arty
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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