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Scharfschuetzen #1 Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:21 PM

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Event Start Time: 14. Mar 2014 14:00 (UTC+8) 

Event End Time: 21. Mar 2014 14:00 (UTC+8) 

 

Hi Commanders,

Do you know the greatest charm of her(the tanks)? How did you be fascinate by her?

That's tell us what you saw? how you feel? And what's the story between you and her?

This time we'd like to know the story between you and the tank "T14"!

 

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  • The theme is the premium tank "T14".
  • Post your screenshot with your "T14" and your review of her on this thread.

 

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  • The best 3 participants will received 1000 Gold each per.

 

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OverLord_ #2 Posted 14 March 2014 - 03:05 PM

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                                                   T14 Premuim Tank

 

The Assault Tank T14 was a joint project between the Unites States and the United Kingdom. The T14 tank was supposed to be a design that was to be shared by both countries to give a heavy infantry tank for both countries.

The pilot model was not produced by 1944 by which time the British Churchill tank had been in service for two years and greatly improved over its initial model. The T14 project never came to fruition. US efforts working on a similarly well armoured tank but with a higher speed for use other than in infantry support led to the T20 Medium Tank.

Design and Development

In 1941, the head of the United States Ordnance Department traveled to Britain to learn of their experience, ideas and requirements for the future. Among the discussion was the possibility of designing a well-armed and armoured combat vehicle, one that was stronger than the British ( A22 ) " Churchill " infantry tank then in production.

The tank design would have a British QF 6 - pounder (57 mm) or a US 75 mm gun and share many parts with the M4 Sherman but with armouring (at 101 mm thick) twice that of the M4

The British initially ordered 8,500 in 1942 following which detail design work started. Testing of the pilot model which was completed in 1944 showed the vehicle to be much too heavy for practical use. By this time, the British Army was satisfied with the Churchill and its cruiser tank designs and further production of the T14 was halted. Only two were built; one tested in the US and the other sent to Britain. The example sent to Britain survives in the Bovington Tank Museum. The British had developed the Heavy Assault Tank A33 " Exelsior " design to the same specification as the T14 but this did not go into service either.

 


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Jhenerick #3 Posted 14 March 2014 - 03:08 PM

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t14 an american tank, I admire to have one, Everytime I encounter this on battle I have trouble shooting his weakness,
I saw that it has good armor for tank below tier4 below and sometimes even tier 5 has trouble in penetrating it. It has an average speed and not even too fast nor slow. Can be in frontlining defence and good for bullying other tank combined with his good rate of fires, and damage.I feel contented and happy just by looking how it plays and more be thankful  if I got one, I'll be contented because I saw his worth that's why If I where to choose and if i got gold, I'll go for t14.

AnGeL2411 #4 Posted 14 March 2014 - 03:45 PM

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T14 PREMIUM TANK

 

 

The tier 5 American premium heavy tank T14 has been out for quite some time now and you see them here and there.  Being at tier 5 means the T14 is a good entry level premium tank for most since it is in a very good tier and also costs much less than tier 8 premium tanks.  So while the T14 doesn’t earn as much as tier 8 premium tanks it does provide a nice incentive for those not wanting to plop down massive amounts of gold into a single tank they may or may not enjoy. 

 

 

History

The Assault Tank T14 was a joint project between the United States and the United Kingdom. The T14 tank was supposed to be a design that was to be shared by both countries to give an infantry tank for British use. Developed between May 1942 and May 1943. Two prototypes were manufactured and tested. However, mass production was canceled, and T14 never became more than an experimental vehicle.

 

 

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Frontal armor has good angle
  • Turret armor
  • Side screens that may absorb damage
  • Acceleration
  • Speed
  • Damage (DPM)
  • Frontal armor difficult to pen by other tier V tanks
  • Excellent credit grinding abilities, provided standard ammo is used
  • Good HP
  • Very thick armor when properly angled, and angling +10 degrees automatically bounces every shell up to 92mm caliber (frontal armor is 50mm at 65 degrees)

 

 

Cons:

  • Low alpha damage
  • Very Low penetration
  • Bad accuracy
  • Traverse speed
  • Turret traverse speed
  • Frontal armor isn't strong enough to withstand TD shells
  • Inferior to KV-1 and T1 HT against other heavies

 

 

Tactics

As touched on earlier the T14 is very mobile for a heavy tank and should be exploited.  Use this speed to get to places where other tanks like the KV-1 cannot and this will allow you to bully lower tier/lightly armored tanks giving your team an upper hand on the more heavily armored ones.  Sticking with your medium tanks/forward force will help turn the tides of those battles and then allow you to swing back to help out your heavy tanks.  Never go toe to toe with a tier 6 with decent armor since you simply do not have the HP and firepower to deal with them alone.

Like other American tanks hilly terrain or any non-smooth terrain is your friend allowing you to hide your weaker hull and to survive longer.  Your spaced armor on the sides also helps with soaking up HE/SPG fire effectively and it is key to learn how to angle effectively(check out the weak spot guide) to maximize your armor.  If you simply sit pointing at an enemy and do not move they will be able to pick apart your weak spots easily….wiggling and angling will make hitting those places very difficult.

 

 

Equipment and Consumables (Recommend)

Gun Rammer

Enhanced Gun Laying Drive

Toolbox

 

 

 

 

 

 


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DogerRoger #5 Posted 14 March 2014 - 04:30 PM

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  The T14 is an American Tier 5 Heavy Tank in the game. It was a joint project by the British and Americans made to aid troops because of some of the Churchill's faults in it's "stock" form, like the British Tier 5 Premium Heavy tank it was cancelled because the Churchill's faults have already been solved before or after the designing project was completed.

  In the game it performs lie s stock and sluggish M4 Sherman and this might turn you down. BUT.. with a little angling this thing can holdup an entire line against enemy tanks. The weak gun forces you to aim for weak-spots making this tank a great learning tank. In city maps this thing is KING, maps like Ensk, Himmelsdorf,Siegfried Line,Ruinberg, and Abbey is where this tank excels. However; open maps like Steppes, Malinovka and Prokhorovka are where this tank needs some skill. For example, if in the map Prokhorovka, try to evade the hil and use your great gun depression to bounce enemy shells at your turret of take up a central position near the houses at the middle portion  of the map and help spot for your allies. In city maps angle your armor at +10 degrees to ensure bounces at enemy vehicles. 

  I've never actually driven one but in the hand of a good player this thing could bounce the feared 90mm of the Hellcat from up-front and use it's rate of fire to decimate the target, keep in mind the side and rear armor cause it 's weak. Oh and avoid being flanked, especially by a platoon of tier 5 mediums (seriously, you'll be helpless)

I hope the picture posted in allowed. Care to remove it if not.

 

 


Edited by DogerRoger, 14 March 2014 - 04:33 PM.

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BazzaLovesHisTetrach #6 Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:50 PM

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*wikipedia article about t14*

*google image of t14*

*history of t14 (wikipedia again)*

 

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Chocochew #7 Posted 14 March 2014 - 06:53 PM

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Lets talk the crap side on this tank...

-Nearly paper armor,really?

-Guns?Its a M3 Lee gun

-Speed,Nyeh....

-Things turns slowly on this tank,yeesh....

-HP,just normal...

-It was just a crappy version of M4....

 

Easy meal for pretty much tanks...Guess what?it lose a faceoff with 2 matilda with X-B gun,How terrible...D

Dont ever waste money on this crap...


It's on like Donkey Kong!

Noob_Inside #8 Posted 14 March 2014 - 07:52 PM

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Hello all,

This is my review of the US Tier V Heavy Tank,

 

The T14

 

 

A bit of history:

The Assault Tank T14 was a joint project between the United States and the United Kingdom. The T14 tank was supposed to be a design that was to be shared by both countries to give a heavy infantry tank for both countries.

The pilot model was not produced by 1944 by which time the British Churchill tank had been in service for two years and greatly improved over its initial model. The T14 project never came to fruition. US efforts working on a similarly well armoured tank but with a higher speed for use other than in infantry support led to the T20 Medium Tank.

 

In WoT:

First of all,this tank is not newbie friendly.

Which means,if you're just starting with this game it is highly advised not to buy this tank.This tank requires experience in heavy tanks particularly the US ones.You will need to learn how to use hull down tactics to make this tank useful for the team.

 

Also,do not let the looks and armour of this thing fool you.It is vulnerable to 105mm HE shells a.k.a Derp guns even if angled (for me,not sure for others).So if possible avoid confrontations with tanks carrying derp guns.Plus,it uses the upgraded M3 Lee gun which makes it a bit of a liability but the speed of it compensates for that.

 

Pros and Cons:

 

Pros:

-Relatively high speed for a tier V heavy

-Good turret armour

-Good at sidescraping

-Steep front armour angle

-High Rate of Fire (RoF)

-High DPM (Damage Per Minute) if shots pens

 

Cons:

-Low damage

-Low penetration for it's tier

-Vulnerable to 105mm HE shells (damage averages at 180 damage for me)

-Slow turret and hull traverse

-Requires experience in US heavy tanks

-Relies on team

 

Recommended playstyle:

It is advised to play this tank as a support tank due to it's gun.Stick with other heavies or mediums and support them as they push to attack or defending an area.Never go alone unless you are sure that you will not die.This is important since it's gun has low penetration for it's tier and is not suited at attacking an armoured tank alone.Use the terrain and your good gun depression to your advantage.It's good turret armour allows it to peek over hills and shoot enemies.

 

Overall,it is a mediocre tank and relies much on the team to help it perform.Just don't expect to get a lot of credits from this tank all the time.


Edited by Noob_Inside, 14 March 2014 - 08:03 PM.

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T14, a low armored heavy tank even compare to T1 Heavy. Gun has lower damage.

I try doing solo with it, bad idea. Can not win 1 on 1 with T1 Heavy. Try doing peek a boo, bad idea, too slow on moving and size is too big compare to Pz IV. Can not shoot properly while moving.

Best part, attack in group, with other heavy like KV-1 or T1 Heavy. Can surprisingly bounce lots of shots even from TD's. Can deal damages to most of LT, Medium Tanks, TD. Repairing and ammunition costs relatively cheap, so its a credit earner even you not perform well. There is discount at the moment if you want to get one your self

Here's the 4th games with T14. ( I am not a pro player and i lost the first 3 :tongue:)  Just relax and enjoy the game. 



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Want a challenge to your regular Random Battles?  Carrying a fail team is too yawning easy? So damn good that you can't even lose even if you play with your eyes closed and randomly mashing buttons? Then what you need is the awful T14!  
 
This American Tier 5 Premium Heavy tank is made for successful tankers seeking the trills of possibly losing!  If you spend just 15 mins a day for 4 weeks with the T14, you will start losing more and more!  Amazing!
 
The T14 was a experimental tank that failed to see mass production.  By carefully studying all of its historical shortcomings, the T14 lives again in WoT for all to enjoy its failings!
 
So what makes the T14 so successfully in being so unsuccessful?  Here are its secrets:
 
  • It's actually a Medium tank disguised as a Heavy tank.  Picking a fight with another Heavy tank will spell its doom.  Joy!

 

  • Hull armor is thin despite being sloped.  Expect enemies shooting out new view ports for your crew to look out from.  Joy!

 

  • The gun has poor penetration, low damage and is terribly inaccurate. Get close to the enemy to have a chance to damage them.  Joy!
 
So what are you waiting for?  Take your green win rate down to the red as you have always dreamed!  Make it a reality with the underwhelming T14!  
 
But wait!  Buy right now and WG will give you a fifty percent (50%) off your purchase!  That's right!  Now you can buy one T14 for yourself and gift another T14 to a very confused friend for the price of one!  A T14 platoon is the best platoon!
 
So what are you waiting for?!  Buy the T14 now!
 
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View Postburn_x, on 15 March 2014 - 12:42 AM, said:

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This is a Review contest not "Tanks for Sale" contest btw.


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The T14 Premium Tank

 

 

 

 
 

 

History

The T14 was a joint project between the United States and the United Kingdom. The T14 tank was supposed to be a design that was to be shared by both countries to give a heavy infantry tank for both countries.

The pilot model was not produced by 1944 by which time the British Churchill had been in service for two years and greatly improved over its initial model. The T14 project never came to fruition. US efforts working on a similarly well armoured tank but with a higher speed for use other than in infantry support led to the T20 Medium Tank.

 
 
Design and Development

 

 

In 1941, the head of the United States Ordnance Department  traveled to Britain to learn of their experience, ideas and requirements for the future. Among the discussion was the possibility of designing a well-armed and armoured combat vehicle, one that was stronger than the British (A22) "Churchill" infantry tank then in production.

 

The tank design would have a British QF 6-pounder (57 mm) or a US 75 mm gun and share many parts with the M4 Sherman but with armouring (at 101 mm thick) twice that of the M4 .[2]

 

The British initially ordered 8,500 in 1942 following which detail design work started. Testing of the pilot model which was completed in 1944 showed the vehicle to be much too heavy for practical use. By this time, the British Army was satisfied with the Churchill and its cruiser tank designs and further production of the T14 was halted. Only two were built; one tested in the US and the other sent to Britain. The example sent to Britain survives in the Bovington  Tank Museum. The British had developed the Heavy Assault Tank A33 "Excelsior" design to the same specification as the T14 but this did not go into service either.

 

 

 
Specifications

 

Cost :                       1,500 Gold

Hit Points:                 690 HP

Weight Limit:            47.8/49.8

Crew:                        Commander, Gunner, Driver, Radio Operator, Loader

Engine power:          720 hp

Speed Limit:             34/10 km/h

Traverse:                 20 deg/s

Power/Wt Ratio:       15.06 hp/t

Pivot:                        No

Hull Armor:               50/50/50 mm

Turret Armor:           101/101/101 mm

Damage:                  83-138 hp

Penetration:             69-115 mm

Rate of Fire:            15.75 r/m

Accuracy:                0.46 m

Aim time:                 2.06 s

Turret Traverse:      26 deg/s

Gun Ar:                 3600

Elevation Arc:         -100/+250

Ammo Capacity:     90 rounds

Chance of fire:       20%

View Range:          330 m

Signal Range:       570 m

 

 

Compatible Equipment

Improved Ventilation Class 3, Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer, Enhanced Gun Laying Drive, Coated Optics,

Large Spall Liner, "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1, Enhanced Vertical Coil Springs 2 Class,  Binocular Telescope,

 Camouflage Net, Toolbox 

 

Compatible Consumables

 

Small Repair Kit, Small First Aid Kit,  Manual Fire Extinguishers, 100-octane Gasoline,  Large Repair Kit, Large First Aid Kit,

  Automatic Fire Extinguishers, 106-octane Gasoline,  Case of Cola 

 

 

Pros and Cons

 

Pros:
  • Frontal armor has good angle
  • Turret armor
  • Side screens that may absorb damage
  • Acceleration
  • Speed
  • Damage (DPM)
  • Frontal armor difficult to pen by other tier V tanks
  • Excellent credit grinding abilities, provided standard ammo is used
  • Good HP
  • Very thick armor when properly angled, and angling +10 degrees automatically bounces every shell up to 92mm caliber (frontal armor is 50mm at 65 degrees)

 

Cons:
  • Low alpha damage
  • Very Low penetration
  • Bad accuracy
  • Traverse speed
  • Turret traverse speed
  • Frontal armor isn't strong enough to withstand TD shells
  • Inferior to KV-1 and T1 HT against other heavies

 

Performance

In comparison with the M4 Sherman, the T14 offers a very nice armor upgrade in the sides, rear, and especially in the turret. In comparison with the T1 Heavy Tank, the front armor is a good deal weaker. . Therefore, the T14 should always use a hull down position whenever the terrain allows for it. Its main weakness is that its gun has low pen for its class. The low pen may force you you to use HE shells, but its good RoF makes up for it somewhat. Luckily you won't face any tier 7's, so as long as you aim well, you can deal out damage fairly. The T14 should generally operate as a support tank. Stay back behind heavily-armored friendlies and fire off shots.

The T14 has an incredibly powerful engine for its tier, giving it awesome acceleration and great climbing speed for hills. The speed and maneuverability are close to the T1 Heavy Tank. Use the speed to get to allies in need, not for brawling. However, it has awful traverse speed, leading to a very large turning circle. Keep away from fast mediums that can dart around you and shoot your weak points. Also, don't expect to dodge shells with the T14 as it wallows across the battlefield.

The turret armor has a thick gun mantle coupled with thick armor underneath, so utilize hull-down tactics whenever possible. The armor is sufficient enough to soak up many equal tier shots, but may falter against TDs. The slopes on the armor are very nice as well, giving tier 5's and 6's a hard time to penetrate if used right, and impregnable to tier 4's. The T14's tracks are also very large, and can absorb multiple shots from lower-tiered guns, as well as near-misses by arty. The armor relies mostly on slope rather than thickness. While this can bounce off HE easily, higher-tiered opponents can shred through reliably, so stay careful.

The T14 is not without weak spots, however. Its ammo rack is very susceptible to damage from artillery shells, and the front armor's machine gun port is flat and without slopes, allowing even tier 3's to penetrate easily if they have a shot. Also, the side of the tank is rather large, making it a great target while flanked. Keeping the front of the tank well-angled and towards the enemy is required or they will make short work of this tank.

Note that owners of the T14 tend to have strong feelings about it - they either love this tank or hate it, with few in between. It isn't recommended for novice tankers due to its learning curve. Prior experience with American mediums and heavies can help deal with this. It is essential to know hull down tactics.

 

Weakspots

 

 

Frontally the T14 is very tough against lower tiered tanks since the lower frontal glacis is actually as tough as the upper glacis.  There are two weak spots for low pen guns and the commander’s hatch a third for guns with 90mm+ average penetration.
 
An angled T14 does increase it’s armor quite considerably but opens up various other weak spots that can be exploited.  Angling is viable since most will still shoot the tougher armor but for those who know these weak spots an angled T14 shouldn’t be much of a problem.
 
A T14 engaged from the side can still soak up a lot of shells if you do not aim for the USH. Also, avoid shooting HEAT shells at the tracks since they will gobble them up.

 

 

Armor

 

Armor wise the T14 is very well equipped to take on most tier 5 and under tanks, but against tier 6 tanks it does leave some room for improvement against the tank destroyers/heavy tanks. While the T14 doesn’t have overwhelming armor besides some turret sections it does have a great overall armor scheme on the front and sides for protection.  The frontal hull only has one major weak spot and the sides are covered with spaced armor that soak up a lot of shells.  Combine the two and you have a tank that promotes a driver who can angle effectively to get the most out the T14

 

Firepower

 

The gun on the T14 is the same gun which comes on the stock M4 Sherman. Yes, that is right….it shares the same gun as a stock medium tank in it’s tier.  This might sound horrible but the 75mm equipped has decent DPM at 1733 with only a 100%/no equipment.  The main thing lacking is penetration which makes fighting against tier 6 tanks a challenge at times.  The gun is not very attractive but at the same time it gets the job well against tier 5 and lower tanks. This makes the T14 a great “bully” tank which can easily exploit its armor while picking apart most tanks but at the same time requires help for dealing with tier 6 tanks. Carrying a decent amount of APCR(for credits) does wonders since if you only use it to deal with the tier 6 tanks thinking you are an easy kill you still turn in a decent profit.

 

Mobility

 

Looking at the stats the T14 does not seem like a very mobile tank with the speed limit capped at 34 km/h.  On the other hand it does not weigh a ton and has a decent engine in it making it more mobile than most give it credit for.  The T14 plays like a “heavy Sherman” and essentially like the M4A3E2 that comes at tier 6 but in a shorter package. You will not be able to keep up with every medium tank on your team but you are fast enough to get where tanks like the KV-1 cannot and do your damage before having to worry about running into low heavily armored tanks.

 

Miscellaneous

 

The gun depression the T14 like other American tanks is above average making hilly terrain your best friend.  This allows you to exploit the very good turret armor and keep enemies at a comfortable distance as you get the edge up damage wise on them before they can flank you.  One major downside of the T14 is the low view range at 330 meters which will be an issue if you push out on your own and cannot spot what is shooting at you.  Crew perks like recon/situational awareness help as well with coated optics to counter this. Equipment wise(I had to take it off for the video above) I like to run a rammer, vents, and coated optics.  The rammer/vents helps the somewhat lackluster gun and the optics helps with the low view range.  Finally, the matchmaker for the T14 is limited so that you can only see tier 6 heavy/medium/tank destroyers at the highest. Most of your battles will be with you as the top tier since there are generally more tier 5 games than tier 6.

 

 

What I think of this tank

 

The gun is a 75mm gun, but it has a buffed rate of fire. Reload times are a hair over 3 second. The armor seems small, but the slope on it is very steep(well under 45 degrees from the horizontal). It is surprisingly bouncy because of this, so no complaints there. Turret armor is quite high too, at 101mm, so that's always nice.

The top speed isn't too great, but it does accelerate VERY quickly for such a large. It also handles quite nicely, being able to make a corner without having to do a 2 point turn.

Overall though I'm not sure about this tank. It's like an upgraded T1 Heavy with more hitpoints and somewhat better handling. Or maybe an under-armored, up gunned Ram II. Or, a bigger Sherman tank sans the derp. However you view this, the tank is at least quite versatile. With 690 hitpoints it will take quite a beating, and the gun is nice at least. Not the paragon of tier 5 gunnery, but useful in a wide variety of situations.

Other than that there really isn't much to say about this tank other than it is so average. This could be its biggest strength though; it lacks any discernible fault, preferring a balanced design that is useful in many situations, as opposed to the Churchill which is good as either a road block or for bullying smaller tanks. The armor is especially shocking, and I feel safer in one of these than I do most other tier 5 vehicles. It also seems to have skirts like some of the really high tier vehicles, so HE to the sides with do little damage.

This tank does have a few oddities. The gun has severe recoil. For being a 75mm gun, it kicks like it's much larger than it actually is. This effect is mostly visual, since the gun will settle a little before it is reloaded. At range this may be a problem if the gun didn't have low penetration and mediocre accuracy. The shell travel time is also quite long. As I said, you're using a faster version of what the Sherman gets when stock. The armor also has a flaw. The slope is incredibly shallow, making it much thicker than it actually is, but it is still only 50mm thick. 152mm Derp shells fired from a KV tank should automatically go through, and if an enemy has a gun with 100+ penetration is starts to use a different penetration mechanic. A Churchill vs. T14 fight will end interestingly since the Churchill has 110mm of penetration; the T14 will bounce some shots, and others will go through in a completely random fashion.

Because of this, the T14 does excel at ruining the lives of Tier 4 tanks and stock Tier 5. Neither should pose too much of a problem for it, and in the war of attrition the T14 has 690 hitpoints to spare.

With the 7.2 Patch, the T14 received a really beneficial buff to its match making. I have yet to face tier 7 tanks in it, and even tier 6's are quite rare. While Tier 5 tanks on up can penetrate its armor still , the T14 does a lot better fighting back with its ~90 penetration gun.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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i would say my t14 tank is good for making a credits i buy t14 instead of other tier 5 premium tank i like t14's appearance excellent slope armor good traverse speed and most of all good credit maker :) i love my t14 <3 i cant even sell it..  honestly im a german tank lover only t14 is the US tank in my garage :) 

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View PostNoob_Inside, on 15 March 2014 - 10:56 AM, said:

This is a Review contest not "Tanks for Sale" contest btw.


It's why I won't enter it. Reviews are boring. :trollface:


Still got a laugh out of burnx's entry though.



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The T14 Heavy tank is a low armored tank and has a low penetrated shot but has a good rate of fire. 

It was developed in the year 1942-1943 in the United States and United Kingdom. 



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    T14 is an American Tier 5 heavy tank, a short history: T14 was actually a joint American and British to develop a tank for both side to use in their service, but the project itself ended up as fail as the British already satisfied with their Churchill tank and the American wth their M4 Shermans. Although there are 2 tanks were built, the tank never enter service nor mass production for both country.

   

   In World Of Tanks, T14 is a good machine, although not perfect. It is mainly because of its gun, the 75mm gun only has 92mm penetration with standard AP ammo, but this lack of strength can be covered by its good rate of fire and APCR ammo that deals 124mm of penetration. As i almost forgot, T14 has good turret armor for its tier with 330m view range, nearly 102mm all round with a dependable mantlet for its gun. But this sturdy turret still has its weakspot, some of its turret cheek only has 76mm of armor, these weakspot isn't that visible for a inexperienced players, but for experienced players, you might don't want to reveal your turret for long.

   

   For the hull, T14 has 690 hitpoints, better than KV-1 and its cousing, T1 Heavy. The hull of this tank also has a good ballistic front hull shape with up to 64 to 102mm of armor for its lower hull, but rather odd armor thickness for its upper plate instead, 51mm at a angled. Although only 51mm, this angled armor can be exploited to give maximum armor value towards the enemy. For the side, T14 still only has a sloped 51mm of armor, but there are 19mm of skirt plate that covering its lower side hull, good for minimize the effect of a HE shell. T14's mobility is decent enough for a Heavy Tank, same as M4 Sherman medium tank. This mobility is sure adds extra points for T14 as usual Tier 5 Heavy Tank mostly a sluggish machine. Use this as a advantage to avoid artillery fire and to navigate through the map swiftly.

 

   To summarize, T14 can be deadly tank for the battle at the same tier, sporting a fast-firing 75mm gun in a well armored turret with its sweet american gun Depression for only revealing the sturdy turret. Its hull are good with extra angled front armor and side skirt, exploit this strength in urban battle to eat enemy's shells. And move swiftly as a medium tank to gain advantageous position with its mobility. T14 is a tank that player need to learn well of its weaknesses and strength to perform at it best. Its a fun tank to drive as you master it, and because it has preferential-matchmaking, player will never get Tier 7 match with this tank.

 

That's all about T14, although it is a short review i hope its cover most of the tank strength and weaknesses, cheers.


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HEAVY TANK : T14
 
 
HISTORY :
                    
 The T14 is an American tier 5 premium heavy tank. Developed between May 1942 and May 1943. Two prototypes were manufactured and tested. However, mass production was canceled, and T14 never became more than an experimental vehicle. Classified as a heavy tank, the T14 is actually a stock, up-armored, M4 Sherman. It was part of a failed joint project between the United States and the United Kingdom. While it is the weakest heavy tank for its tier, it is quite capable of making short work of any medium tank at or below its tier. It has good speed for a heavy tank, although it is slow to accelerate and climb in hilly terrain. In addition, it has thick side skirts like the T1 Heavy Tank, and can thus effectively absorb HE damage on the sides. Its primary weakness is the gun penetration as it can struggle to damage heavy tanks its tier or above. It does get a good rate of fire, and it can lay out damage quickly. It is thus a very good support tank - while you do not have the armor to take hits directly, it can help heavier armored allies. However the T14 has more favorable MatchMaking since patch 7.2, so difficult opponents should appear less often. It is most effective when in a hull down position, as, like most American heavy tanks, it has great turret armor. It is comparable to the M4A2E4 Sherman medium tank, but has less frontal hull armor in exchange for thicker side and turret armor.
                The Assault Tank T14 was a joint project between the United States and the United Kingdom. The T14 tank was supposed to be a design that was to be shared by both countries to give an infantry tank for British use. The pilot model was not produced by 1944, by which time the British Churchill I tank had been in service for two years and was greatly improved over its initial model. The T14 project never came to fruition. US efforts of working on a similarly well-armored tank with a higher speed for use other than as infantry support led to the T20 tank.
 
                In 1941, the head of the United States Ordnance Department traveled to Britain to discuss designing a well-armed and armored combat vehicle, one that was stronger than the British Tank, Infantry, Mk IV (A22) "Churchill", then under production. The tank design would have a 6 pdr or a US 75 mm gun sharing many parts with the M4 Sherman, but with armor twice as thick as that of the M4 at 100 mm thick.
The British initially ordered 8,500 in 1942. Testing of the pilot model, which was completed in 1944, showed the vehicle to be much too heavy for practical use. By this time, the British Army was already using the Churchill and further production of the T14 was halted. Only 2 were built; one tested in the US and the other sent to Britain. The example sent to Britain survives in the Bovington tank museum.
 
 
 
 

 

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USN_Missouri #18 Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:59 PM

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My friend got this tank and sold it after the first run

 

2/10 would not buy


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Armour- The T14 is an american tier 5 medium tank... Yes it is classified as a heavy, but the only armour that remotely backs up this claim is it's solid all round turret. Classifying this thing a heavy would be almost as silly as calling the VK3001H a heavy... oh wait yeah, War Gaming don't know what you were thinking there! To be fair though it was classified as an infantry tank in WW2 and it does have well sloped frontal hull armour which with some angling is effective against lower tier enemies. Also, the side armour has 'skirts' which are effectively spaced armour and will absorb high explosive ammunition without taking much damage. This is an important benefit as there are many tank which fire mainly high explosive at tier 5 such as the M4 Sherman and of course artillery as well. Finally, the T14 does get 690 hit points which is higher than all but the Churchill's at tier 5. This means you can take a number of hits especially in a top tier game.

 

Armament- Unfortunately the gun on this tank doesn't really make up for the fact that it is a slow medium like the gun on the VK3001H does.  It has the same 75mm M3 gun that the M3 Lee uses except with 25% less dpm and 0.05 worse accuracy, it does have a nice 2 second aiming time though. The 110 damage and 92 penetration are both sub-par for a tier 5 vehicle but are both good enough to shred lower tier targets. Another very useful factor about the gun, is that the T14 is blessed with the American trait of excellent gun depression. You can point this thing 10 degrees downwards and 25 degrees upwards meaning you will be able to hit enemies when they might believe they are under or over your gun line.

 

Mobility- As touched on before, the T14 does drive like a sluggish medium, however, for a heavy it has decent mobility. It has an excellent horse power to ton ratio of 15 which is comparable to the Russian tier 10 mediums and better than the Chinese tier 10 medium the 121. This means that it will reach its top speed of 34 km/h without too much difficulty along the flat. Unfortunately the T14 has a poor traverse speed of 20 degrees per second but it does have a reasonable turret traverse of 26 giving a combined 46 degrees per second which should be enough to stop all but the most skilled light and medium tank drivers from circling you.

 

Overall performance: The T14, while not being exceptional in any way, will be a consistent performer. You can take many roles from a tanking heavy to an opportunistic flanking medium-heavy hybrid although this tank will probably be best as a second line support tank especially in a tier 6 game where the armour and HP on this won't count for much at all. One other interesting feature to note, is the excellent view range on this tank of 380m. This will come in very handy in late game scenarios when you need to spot your enemy before they spot you and will be useful all the time as well. Of course, being a premium tank this tank will make excellent credits each time you take it out on to the battle field as long as you do a reasonable amount of damage. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by MrWise, 16 March 2014 - 04:46 AM.


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The first premium tank in my garage is T14. In early days my interest in World of Tanks, I search in WoT Wikipedia and compare which is the best low tier in the game. After doing my research, I decided to choose this tank. Why? There are several interesting reason why I decided to buy this tank. First, it is equiped with all round armor. From turret and hull, front, side and back have almost similar value. This help you to ding shell easily like piece of cake from the tank with lower tier. Secondly, the maximum tier battle for this tank is T5-T6. This is very good because, you can carry the whole team when you are at the top tier, and if you are in the battle with lots of tier 6 tanks, you can be a second liner. Support your tier 6 by tracking your opponent and aim for the weak point behind your team mate is must do for all T14 drivers. Lastly, the great DPS for this tank is insanely awesome. With 7 perks crew, you are the best of the best in this tank. There are a few drawback for this tank but to me, this was just because the developer have to do it due to balance throughout the whole game and making your WoT experience even better. Good luck in battle. :smiles:




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