The title is pretty self-explanitory, but please let me go into further detail. The Pershing is one of the oldest tier 8 mediums out there, and it hasn't been touched after years. It's getting out-performed by other, newer tanks with similar stats and the same caliber gun. Take the Indien Panzer and the STA-2 for example. Their 90mm guns have 212 and 219 penetration respectivley, while the Pershing has 180. Meanwhile, the Indien has a far better power to weight ratio. Given the Indien doesn't have any better or worse armor in the Pershing when in combat, the Pershing still feels left behind when compared to other old tier 8 mediums aswell like the t-44, Centurion 1, and Panther II. The engine power is lackluster aswell, or should i say, the lackluster p/w ratio.
The Pershing's main stats on this topic are as follows on blitz.: 7.87 base ROF.
704 HP engine
180 AP pen.
The Pershing's base stats on PC: 190 pen.
7.32 base ROF.
704 HP engine.
Now before you call me a bit hypocritical on those stats, remember the Pershing does less damage in blitz than on PC, 225 vs 240 damage. But still, look at tanks such as the Indien Panzer, they fire faster and have more penetration. Yes, the Pershing on PC has the same engine power and effectivley same dpm, but I'm not saying we have to fix all of these problems. All I'm saying is that if the pershing is going to be competitive, it should get a long deserved buff to either the penetration, rate of fire, or engine power. My thoughts for each change could be:
8.0 or 8.5 rate of fire.
750 or (maybe) 800 hp engine.
And buff pen to 190 from 180.
Just a few thoughts of mine, Let me know your thoughts down below. Oh and don't forget to take part in the poll At the top. Also, no rudefullness in the comments, I want a thoughtful discussion, not a flame war. As always, thanks for reading. -SuperCessna1959