Škoda T 40

The Skoda T 40 is the very first Czechoslovakian Premium vehicle in World of Tanks. It combines its own design with some German influence, resulting in a vehicle with different qualities from both countries. All in all, this Tier VI medium tank is a powerful adversary in the right hands. Find out here how to unleash its potential!

Gameplay

Looking at the armour layout of this vehicle, you will immediately see that the Skoda T 40's strength is definitely not that. Also, its large silhouette certainly doesn't help in that situation. The only good thing is the small turret, making it easier to hide behind terrain. All in all, we can agree that the Skoda T 40 is not meant to take damage.

As usual for medium tanks, the mobility is good enough to allow you to go to any crucial position in a reasonable time. You also have a good view range to spot enemy tanks early, which you can enhance with different equipment to get more out of it.

Its armament is a modified version of the German short 8.8 cm gun. Instead of APCR, the Premium ammunition type is HEAT. Apart from that, the characteristics are pretty much the same as the German ones. The good damage and high rate of fire allow you to either trade shots with weaker tanks or smack bigger opponents multiple times before they reload. Watch out for the mediocre penetration and accuracy. You'll have to be at least at mid-range to hit your opponent reliably.

Playing hull-down with the Skoda T 40 can be quite challenging. The problem isn't so much the gun depression, which is okay, but the mix of that and the aforementioned tall profile. You'll need to find out how to position yourself properly to show as little of your tank as possible.

Equipment

Recommended Setup

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

To make the most out of the 8.8 cm gun, the Tank Gun Rammer and the Improved Ventilation should be sufficient. The Coated Optics will grant a bonus to your view range, giving you some more versatility in terms of spotting opponents earlier. If the aiming time bothers you, use an Enhanced Gun Laying Drive instead of the Coated Optics or the Improved Ventilation – it really depends on your preferences.

Crew Skills

Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio operator
Loader

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

This choice of crew skills doesn't really differ from most medium tanks in the game. As usual, Repair is the top priority, then skills to improve specific aspects of the vehicle, and Brothers in Arms later for a boost to many combat parameters.

If you want to use this vehicle to train your crews, please pay attention: only the Konštrukta T-34/100, as well as the TVP VTU Koncept, have the Radio Operator. All other vehicles have four crew members only.

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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