T-54 ltwt.

Following the LTTB at Tier VIII, the T-54 lightweight comes with similar advantages and drawbacks. As its name suggests, this vehicle is based on the T-54 medium tank but sacrifices some armour and firepower for a great increase in speed.

Gameplay

If you've played the T-54 before, you can surely imagine that the T-54 ltwt. plays somewhat like a light-medium tank hybrid. You need to find the right balance between spotting and supporting your teammates to get the most out of the T-54 lightweight. Of course, the armour is not strong enough to deflect many shots, but the angled hull and especially the turret will cause some lucky bounces once in a while. Ramming other light tanks is a good idea as the T-54 ltwt. is pretty heavy for its class.

What about other parameters?

  • View range:  The view range isn't too impressive but still usable. Coated Optics are required though, to increase it to a good level. 
  • Mobility: Compared to the T-54, the acceleration, top speed and traverse speed are all vastly superior. Watch the road, it's easy to flip this tank.
  • Concealment: While the LTTB suffered in this category because of its height, the T-54 ltwt. is much flatter and therefore benefits from a high camouflage value, keeping the chance of getting spotted low.

Its 100 mm gun overall performs greatly: the rate of fire is pretty high, so you're able to shoot many opponents twice before they reload, and the penetration value is on a similar level to medium tanks. It also fires APCR shells by default, which fly much faster over the field than AP, HEAT, or HE shells. Pay attention to the mediocre aiming time and accuracy though – sniping doesn't work too well so you need to get closer to your targets.

Equipment

Recommended Setup

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

For the highest level of flexibility, both your gun's performance and view range need to be as high as possible. While the Tank Gun Rammer and Vertical Stabilizer help you dish out damage faster and more consistently, the Coated Optics increase your view range for more effective spotting.

Crew Skills

Commander
Gunner
Driver
Loader

Just like the preceding and following vehicle, having a highly skilled crew is a huge advantage. Due to the flexibility of the T-54 ltwt., having both Camouflage and Repair is critical for this tank, as the first is required for a better performance in terms of spotting stealthily, whereas Repair gives you the edge in combat.

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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