Not a lot of threads talk about this but besides nerfing the XM-1 (GM) best round the M735 from it’s former level of penetration, It’s comparable to a 8.7 vehicle now and is actually laughable that it’s still 9.3
That being said the M26 Pershing while “historically accurate” should be fighting Tiger 2s as the game has it currently, The M26 performs a lot better at 6.3 and actually isn’t overpowered, Besides that the PzGr 39 round that Germany has is actually busted with it’s penetration power and just kills everything with ease.
Historically speaking also, The M26 Pershing was a HEAVY tank design while the T26E1-1 Super Pershing is a Super Heavy tank along side the T26E5 why is a Panther D fully capable of penning a M26 frontally with ease when the M26 is not able to do the same to a vehicle that is more than a full BR lower than it? Either this is a volumetric armor issue or the PzGr 39 needs to be balanced properly because the hidden values of the round tend to literally out-perform all other rounds around 5.0 to 6.7 from every other nation.
Slotting the M26 into the heavy line along side the 76 Jumbo and making it 6.3 again makes more sense for game balancing reasons and seeing as how the M26 can BARELY compete against a Tiger II in the game’s current state I do believe this is a reasonable change for the vehicle.
The M26 was only considered a heavy tank during the time it was active in WW2, and it was mostly due to morale (obviously people feel safer if the tank they are in is a “heavy tank”) and weight (if I’m not mistaken the US considered tanks over 40 tons to be heavy tanks).
Immediately after wards in the post war era it was very clear that the M26 was better designated as a medium tank than a heavy tank.
I agree that 6.7 is no place for it but that is more a problem of the fact that the majority of 6.7 heavy tanks haven’t been moved up than the M26 itself being poorly BR’d.
It’s ridiculous that for the past two BR changes basically all that Gaijin has done is increase the BRs of vehicles below 6.7 and not touch a lot of the vehicles already at 6.7, leading to ridiculous compression. Tiger II (P) at the same BR as Tiger II (H) SLa.16, M26 at the same BR as T26E1-1, T26E5 and M26E1, so on.
It does matter to some extent, For example the Lago 1 has discarding SABOT at 2.7 with a 37mm cannon, It can pin quite well but falls off hard at around 3.7-4.0 meanwhile the same round with a larger cannon can produce more power, Ultimately size does still matter.
I reckon the Tiger 2s should be bumped up to 7.0 along with the other heavy tanks, I’ve been one shot by them at 8.7 in a face to face situation while in a Magach 6, They preform well with the PzGr 39 and I don’t think putting them up against early HEAT-FS is a bad idea
Nah. The M26 is more than the sum of its parts and an excellent vehicle. On the M26 vs Panthers debate, the M26 can easily UFP Panthers with APCR, while Panthers struggle against the Pershing. I’m not sure where you got the idea that a Panther D can easily pen an M26, but that is simply not the case.
The M26 offers increased mobility over the T26E5 at the expense of armour and reload rate and mobility over the T26E1-1 at the expense of armour and penetration. They all deserve the same BR. Certainly, the M26 shouldn’t be the same BR as the T25 or T-34-100 and lower than the T44, AMX-13, or Cent Mk 2.
Now what the problem is is that many 6.7 vehicles that’s should have gone up in BR didn’t, which causes many other 6.7s to struggle.
The M26 doesn’t need to be lowered in BR. The following 6.7 vehicles (and I may be forgetting some) just need to be upped in BR
Tiger IIs except P