The Terrible AT-15 Review
Hello Fellow Blitz players! It's me Hulk Hogan with an another face here! Today we will be taking a look at the Tier 8 British Tank Destroyer or the AT-15.
History of the AT-15
"The AT 15 was a Nuffield design suggestion from September 1943. After numerous experiments with asymmetrical design, army insisted on a vehicle with a gun mounted on the central axis. With AT-15 guidelines that will emerge A39 Tortoise were more then visible. Final proposal had 152 mm of sloped armor on the front, and 100 mm on the sides. Main armament consisted of the famous 17-pounder gun, which was at the time considered enough to penetrate any German armor it stood against. AT-15A was a slight modification of the project that was some 5 tons heavier." Tottaly not stolen from the global wiki
Cons and Pros
-Very high gun arc of 50 degrees total, 25 degrees to the left and 25 to the right.
-Super High Rof, the AT can reach a rof of 18.47.
-Very High Dpm, It can reach a dpm of 3508, oh wow.
-Great Frontal Armor, Most of the entire front of the tank is 228mm thick, but the sloped part is more weak though at 170-190mm
-Credit Coefficent of 125%, This is higher than most or maybe all normal tanks
-Highest Hp of any Tier 8 TD, 1450 Hp
-High standard shell velocity of 1020 m/s or you can snipe easily
-High Gun depression of 10 degrees
-Traverse speed of 33 degrees per second, one of the best of the tank destroyer class,
-Low alpha of only 190
-One of the lowest penetration values for tier 8 tank destroyers of only 226mm of pen
-No Turret, this should be pretty obvious
-Slow, 20 km/h speed limit, outflanked easily
-The cancerous Tumor aka the Commander's Cupola, ironically, your loader dies instead of the commander
-The Gun mantle is a weak spot! But only at the middle
-Gun elevation of only 10 degrees
First off, do not go in the open, enemy TD's are probably camping in a bush and waiting for targets, and since your as slow as the Maus, mediums will swarm you and without mercy, they will kill you. Secondly, i'm probably going to trigger some people but, i suggest going towns and urban areas, that way you can use your amazing gun arc to work and your dpm. When you go around a corner or building make sure your cupola is hidden or that spot isn't a very good one. Another thing that i see when fighting against enemy AT-15s is that they keep showing you their weak gun mantles, And they get rekt. So a tactic would be every time an enemy is looking at you, Turn away your gun! they will aim at that weakspot and pummel you. When you turn, they have to go through the mantle itself and the armor behind it, so it most likely end up bouncing or if your unlucky, the shell will still penetrate
Proof that i'm not a tomato writing this
Comparing TDs of the same tier
AT-15 Vs the Ferdinand: The AT-15 has much better Dpm and overall better firepower, and maybe better armor. But, the Ferdinand has better alpha and penetration. However, the AT-15 has better Hp so it can soak up more punishment and deal more damage. The AT has better gun arc and better gun depression
AT-15 Vs the Jpanther 2: Yes, the Jpanther 2 has better mobility, better alpha, better penetration, better superstructure armor, and better gun elevation, But, it doesn't have the health, the overall armor, the dpm, the gun arc,and the gun depression of the AT-15
AT-15 Vs the ISU-152: Oh yes, the infamous Troll Cannon. The ISU has the best alpha and penetration at its tier, and its also blessed Stalin by himself to ammo rack fascist and yankee pigs that are unlucky enough to be hit by the Almighty BL-10. But, the ISU does not have the again, Gun arc, gun depression, the dpm, the rof, the armor, the Hp, and the shell velocity of the AT-15
AT-15 Vs the Waffle Traktor of Doom: The waffle traktor is really speical, First off, it has a 360 degree turret (the only kind of its type and tier) and it has a large 150mm boomstick like the ISU-152, its super stealthy, with camo net and a fully trained camo crew, not even the M48 patton with binos and optics can see it! Also because of the turret, the Waffle traktor doesn't brake the camo, so it can remain in one place and fire away and no one will see it. But, its armor is made out of baby powder and it might bounce a homemade gun. And the AT-15 has once again, has better hp, armor, rof, pen if the borsig is using the 150, dpm, shell velocity, gun depression, and a overall better chance of not dying.
AT-15 Vs the Su-101: The Su-101 has superior Alpha, pen, mobility, and camo rating, however its gun arc is as tight as the flak bus using the top 88, and its hull armor is atleast better than the borsig but still garbage. And the superstructure of the Su-101 is pretty bad too! You think it would be strong but its only 90mm and its sloped very well, but its still bad. The AT-15 has all of the benefits you can find on the first 4 comparisons
AT-15 Vs the T28: These two are actually pretty similar, they both have reasonably good armor and gun. However, the At-15 doesn't have wood for side and rear armor like the T28. While the T28 has better pen and alpha, its rof isn't as amazing as the AT-15's, but its rof is still great. As of course the benefits of the AT-15 can be found above this.
AT-15 Vs the T28 Prototype: The T28 Prototype has a 286 degree turret, it cant shoot at the back of the rear. But it still counts as a turret. The T28 Proto. has of course better pen and alpha than the AT. The T28 Proto.'s Hull armor though isn't very good...... It's the same thickness as the normal T28 but with almost no sloping. So its like only 210mm thick. Another weak spot of the T28 Proto. is the turret cheeks, they can be penned easily by tier 7 guns! (Usually only tier 7 TD's Sorry lights mediums and some heavies) And you know the drill, benefits of the AT-15 is above this.
AT-15 Vs the Jagdtiger 88: These two are very similar, they have great rof but low alpha as well as good overall armor.The jagdtiger has premium benefits so you can make money in this. You know the drill, benefits of the AT over the Jagdtiger are above.
Ayy! Good job! Your now a good AT-15 player, now go out there and shoot up some poor heavy tanks and make them cry about nerfing the AT-15!
Edited by Rayray4141, 18 March 2017 - 09:27 PM.