T26E3 Eagle 7

Having fought a Panther in what might be the most famous tank duel ever, the T26E3 Eagle 7 is a version of the iconic M26 Pershing. It comes with similar qualities as the original vehicle on Tier VIII, but since the Eagle 7 is a tier lower, there are obviously some minor differences you need to pay attention to. Are you ready to explore what this legend is all about? Let's go!

Gameplay

With a similar armour layout to the M26 Pershing, you can bet this American beast will prove to be a tough nut to crack... if you're hull-down, obviously. The hull is still rather weak, and won't protect you too much from incoming fire. So to make the most of what you have, hide your hull as much as you can, and only show the tough turret of yours to make it as difficult as possible for the enemy to take you down.

The Eagle 7 sacrifices mobility for protection and firepower. It will have a tough time accelerating to its top speed, and the power-to-weight ratio reminds one of a faster heavy tank. Circling other vehicles is a no-no. You'll still get to the action fast enough, but you'll have to adjust to the flow of battle more in advance and get moving earlier to reach the crucial positions in time

Also note the superb view range, allowing you to spot enemy tanks much earlier than most other medium tanks.

Taking a look at its 90 mm gun, the Eagle 7 definitely has a lot to show. On Tier VIII, its damage per shot might be just average but one tier lower this is a completely different story. The damage per minute isn't too bad either. Same goes for the accuracy, aiming time, and penetration value, so all in all, you'll fare pretty well against most opponents you face. Just remember to only show your thick turret while you dish out the damage, and you'll be golden!

Equipment

General Performance Setup View Range Setup

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

If you want to get most out of its superb gun, the Tank Gun Rammer and the Vertical Stabilizer both help you shoot and hit more often. Depending on what you prefer, either go for the Improved Ventilation for a general boost to your vehicle's performance or Coated Optics, if you like to spot your opponents earlier.

Crew Skills

Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader

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

Prioritise Repair for your first skill. This is mainly to help you repair your tracks faster in case they get destroyed. The second column aims at improving the reliability of your gun, as well as increase your view range and the ammo rack durability. A nice cherry on top is the perk Brothers in Arms, giving a small boost to many combat parameters of the Eagle 7.

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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