E 50 Ausf. M

With the huge transformation of the E 50 after the Panther II, the E 50 Ausf. M is a slightly better variant of the Tier IX vehicle. If you liked the previous vehicle, you'll have just as much fun with the top-tier tank.

Gameplay

As the E 50 Ausf. M is almost like the previous tank, its strengths are strong overall armour, especially at the front, and high survivability. However, on the Tier X vehicle both the upper and lower frontal plates are now angled better, and the latter has gotten a bit thicker as well. Amplify this by angling your vehicle, and you can be as tough as a heavy tank. However, the turret has seen no improvements, and the angle is still as flat as ever – it's now the weakest spot of this tank.

Because this vehicle is quite large, you can try and hide most of it by playing on hilly terrain. There, you can only show your turret, making you a much smaller target.

In terms of mobility, its acceleration improved quite a bit but is still at the lower end of the medium tank spectrum. Nonetheless, it's much more comfortable to move around now, including ramming – we may be talking about it a lot but once you see a Bat.Chât. 25 t pop from 100 to 0% (true story) in one go, you will too.

Its 10.5 cm Kw.K L/52 Ausf. K gun is very similar to the E 50's, except the penetration power is higher. That is because it's now firing APCR shells by default, which also indirectly means it's more accurate, thanks to their superior shell velocity. Lead-aiming should be fairly easy under these circumstances. Because nothing else has improved, the gun is strong at sniping but lacks in many other categories, especially DPM. Overall, either push other medium tanks or support other flanks by sniping. This tank performs at any distance.

Equipment

Recommended Setup

Hover your cursor over the images for more information on each piece of equipment.

The chosen pieces of equipment above correspond to the typical medium tank and are aimed to improve the rate of fire, as well as its stabilisation and view range, making it easier for you to spot enemy vehicles yourself. After all, your accurate gun can take them down quite easily.

Crew Skills

Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader

Hover your cursor over the images for more information on each crew skill or perk.

As with most vehicles, the Repair skill is the first you should go for, mainly to get the tracks back up faster, should they get destroyed. Other skills improve the gun stabilisation, the view range, and the ammo rack durability. Brothers in Arms gives an additional bonus to the vehicle's performance, which is always useful.

Adrenaline Rush

Decreases the gun reload time by 10% if your vehicle's HP drops below 10%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Brothers in Arms / Sisterhood of Steel

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100% for every single crew member.

Band of Brothers

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100% for every single crew member.

Also works if other crew members have Brothers in Arms / Sisterhood of Steel.

Call for Vengeance

Reports the enemy vehicles' location for two more seconds after the destruction of the own vehicle.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Clutch Braking

Increases the traverse speed of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Concealment

Increases the camouflage value of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Controlled Impact

Increases the ramming damage dealt and decreases damage taken by ramming.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Deadeye

Increases the chance of landing a critical hit.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Designated Target

Keeps targeted vehicles visible for two more seconds.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Eagle Eye

Allows you to identify damaged/destroyed modules as well as injured crew members of an enemy vehicle by hovering your mouse over it for several seconds.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Firefighting

Reduces the duration and damage taken by fire.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Intuition

Grants a slight chance of changing the shell type without having to reload again.

Doesn't work with autoloaders. Works also while reloading.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Jack of All Trades

Reduces the performance penalty of wounded crew members.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Mentor

Increases the Crew XP gained for each member apart from the commander.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Off-Road Driving

Increases the mobility on medium and soft terrain.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Preventative Maintenance

Reduces the chance of taking fire.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Recon

Increases the view range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Relaying

Increases the signal range of your allies' vehicles within your signal range.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Repair

Reduces the repair time of destroyed modules.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Safe Stowage

Increases the durability of your vehicle's ammo rack.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Signal Boosting

Increases the signal range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Situational Awareness

Increases the view range of your vehicle.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Sixth Sense

Shows a lightbulb three seconds after you've been spotted.

Works only if the skill progress has reached 100%.

Smooth Ride

Reduces the dispersion penalty while driving.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Snap Shot

Reduces the dispersion penalty of traversing the turret.

The higher the skill progress, the higher the effect.

Additional Grousers

Increases the mobility on soft and medium terrain.

Binocular Telescope

Increases the view range of your vehicle by 25%.

Your hull must stand still for at least 3 seconds.

Camouflage Net

Increases the camouflage value of your vehicle tremendously.

Your hull must stand still for at least 3 seconds.

Enhanced Gun Laying Drive

Reduces the aiming time of your gun by 10%.

Coated Optics

Increases the view range of your vehicle by 10%.

Tank Gun Rammer

Reduces the reload time of your gun by 10%.

Spall Liner

Decreases damage taken by ramming and high-explosive splash.

Toolbox

Decreases the repair time of destroyed modules.

Cumulative with the Repair skill.

Improved Ventilation

Increases the training level of your crew members by 5%.

Vertical Stabilizer

Reduces the dispersion penalties of hull and turret traverse, as well as driving by 20%.

"Wet" Ammo Rack

Increases the module HP of your ammo rack.

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