For the Record: STA-2 Characteristics by Wargaming
Hello everyone, patch 9.6 introduced two premium tanks to World of Tanks: AMX CDC and STA-2. Wargaming (RU) made an introductory post to both – the CDC was posted previously (translated by FTR) and here’s the second one, based on the article on Russian portal. The characteristics of the vehicle in the article are presented as such: Hitpoints: 1420 Maximum load: 37 tons Hull traverse: 44 deg/s Maximum speed: 45 km/h Engine: 500 hp/t Engine fire chance: 15 percent Power-to-weight: 14,7 hp/t Hull armor: 45/35/25 Turret armor: 70/60/35 DPM: 2028 Gun: 90mm Rifled Gun ROF: 8,45 RPM Penetration: 185/275/45 Damage: 240/240/320 Accuracy: 0,37 Aimtime: 2,2s Elevation: -10/+13 Turret traverse: 44 deg/s Viewrange: 380 meters Radio range: 720 meters Armor: Crew: 4 (commander, gunner, driver, loader) Recommended skills by WG: Commander – sixth sense, repair, recon Gunner – repair, deadeye, snapshot Driver – repair, clutch braking, smooth ride Loader – repair, intuition, safe storage Recommended equipment by WG: stabilizer, coated optics, rammer (please note that the equipment and crew skills, recommended by Wargaming, are identical to both STA-2 and AMX CDC, which is… odd) Vehicle characteristics per Wargaming - DPM is one of the highest of its tier and class - penetration (185mm) is sufficient for its class and tier and allows you to penetrate other tanks of your tier and class from the front without many problems. Wargaming recommends using gold shells against heavily armored targets (or to carefully aim at weakspots) - good depression (-10) makes this vehicle very comfortable to play - excellent stabilization (accuracy on the move), Wargaming however doesn’t recommend quick raids behind enemy lines - good camouflage factor - poor armor, the vehicle should stay as far from the enemy as possible Tactical Role per Wargaming - sniper, using the good depression and positioning yourself properly with the use of high DPM – but you should relocate a lot - support on the battlefield (supporting your allies as they advance, taking cover behind tanks with more armor, but avoid fighting head to head, you won’t survive a direct fight due to your low armor) If you think you’ve read the same thing before, you’d be right. The “advices” of Wargaming for STA-2 and CDC are practically identical.