ELC EVEN 90

The ELC EVEN 90 is one of, if not the, smallest vehicle in World of Tanks. Of course, this comes with advantages and disadvantages, which we're going to explain below. Also note that it's asymmetrical – the turret is shifted to the left (from the Commander's perspective). 

Gameplay

Let's begin with the most prominent feature of this French light tank, the size. It's so small that it boasts one of the highest camouflage values in the entire game, and even most tank destroyers can't keep up with the ELC EVEN 90 in that regard. As a downside of being that tiny, the survivability is the lowest of its tier and is pretty much on the same level as Tier VII light tanks. Avoid getting shot at all costs; after 2 or 3 hits, it's game over. 

If you get detected while spotting for your team, use your speed to make it near impossible for the enemy to hit you, especially at mid/long range. Of course, this all applies to open maps and spaces, so let's check out what to do if you get stuck on Himmelsdorf or any other enclosed maps.

As it's a French light tank, the ELC EVEN 90 is equipped with an autoloader, in this case with a 3-round clip. While it deals similar damage as the Bat.-Chât. 12 t, it doesn't need to expose itself as long for that. The reload time of the magazine however, is extremely long; you definitely need to make every shot count. Combine this with long aiming time, and you'll either have to aim longer or need to get very close to the enemy. When engaging enemies in close combat, always have an escape route at hand when your clip is empty

Try using hills to your advantage, the gun depression is good enough to hide your hull and expose only your very small and flat turret, which makes it a difficult target to hit.

Equipment

Scout setup Support Setup

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

For the ELC EVEN 90, we have two recommended setups available for you to choose from, which pretty much only differs in either going for Coated Optics if you want to focus on scouting the enemy or an Enhanced Gun Laying Drive if you really want to hit as many of your shots as possible. 

Crew Skills

Commander
Gunner
Driver

Obviously, the Camouflage skill is the very first one you should go for, as completing it will give an incredible boost to this vehicle's camouflage value. To be in line with the skills used for other French light tanks that are more focussing on firepower, Off-Road Master/Smooth Ride and Snap Shot will make a small but noticeable difference. Of course, Brothers in Arms is good for an added bonus to the combat characteristics.

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 targetes 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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