Another new British vehicle has arrived on supertest -- this time, a tier 8 medium tank known as the Chimera. The vehicle is rather average for a medium of this tier, save for one key feature -- best-in-class alpha damage, coming in at a whopping 490 hitpoints per shell. This is offset by a low penetration value and long reload. Read on to find out more on the vehicle.
The name’s Chimera, and it’s your typical medium with good mobility... save for one key feature. While its maneuverability, hull armor, and size are comparable to that of other British vehicles of the same class (with its turret protection being slightly better), it’s Chimera’s gun that really stands out—not just among the British tanks, but among mediums in general. 490 points of alpha damage is definitely an outlier on Tier VIII.
Great alpha, tough turret, good speed, and nice gun depression make the Chimera quite versatile. It can play as a sniper or provide fire support and lay powerful punches on the enemies.
Of course, there’s such a thing as balance: an outstanding feature (like its huge alpha) needs to be compensated for with something else. In Chimera’s case it’s the penetration. 202mm with basic rounds is far from the best in its class/tier, and the player will have to look for optimal firing positions and go for opponents’ softer spots.
This is the first stage of testing, and Chimera’s stats may change depending on the results. However, we intend to keep its signature high alpha.
Best of luck in your battles and make sure to follow the news!
*Note: The vehicle's visual model is currently incomplete (missing textures). White chassis textures are a bug.
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