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Top of the Tree: Leopard 1



Commanders,

The Top of the Tree specials are back after a long winter holiday hiatus! New Year means new resolutions, so in order to improve your experience, we have upgraded the special to now include not only the top three vehicles, but also all tanks belonging to the respective research branch!

So, without further delay, get your German vehicles ready and for the next two weeks follow the research line leading to the Leopard 1 and enjoy great discounts and crew XP bonuses:

30% discount on purchase of the following German vehicles:

X Leopard 1
IX Leopard Prototyp A
VIII Indien-Panzer
VIII Ru 251
VII Aufklärungspanzer Panther
VI VK 28.01


50% discount on purchase of the following German vehicles:

V VK 16.02 Leopard
IV Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs
III Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C
II Pz.Kpfw. I


+50% Crew XP bonus on all vehicles discounted in the special

Your crews will be also very excited about the new toys in your garage!

These bonuses will be available from 01 February at 06:10 until 15 February at 06:00 CET (UTC +1).

Leopard 1


“Trust me, driving one of these babies will wake you up faster than a cup of Colombian coffee!”

Overview

Leopard 1 is, in many respects, just like any other German vehicle, but unlike so many of its kin, it is remarkably versatile. One of its biggest advantages is definitely the gun – nothing says “German engineering” like the 10.5 cm Bordkanone L7A3 this vehicle is armed with. The gun is ridiculously accurate, fast-firing, and uses APCR as default ammunition, meaning the shell travel time is also much faster than that of AP rounds. Moreover, the vehicle has also an outstanding view range of 410 metres, which together with its superb manoeuvrability and top speed, makes the vehicle quite apt at spotting enemy vehicles and keeping them visible for your team’s fire.

The biggest disadvantage this tank has is its thin armour. Basically anything the Leopard 1 meets in combat can pierce through the plating and cause damage, so using this tank demands a cautious approach. In addition to this, weak armouring will make you experience module damage more often than you would expect.

Playing the Leopard 1 allows you to assume a couple of roles and switch between them freely. First of all, you can use your accurate gun to successfully snipe at enemy vehicles from afar. Also, your view range, mobility and rather nice camouflage values for a medium tank allow you to support the team’s light tanks in spotting the enemy and keeping them lit up for the bigger guns on your side. Last but not least, the aforementioned mobility and rate of fire make you a very valuable flanker – just wait until the enemy engages with your heavies and then sneak up on them from the flank or from behind, land a couple of shells in their soft sides and then disappear before they can say “OMG, report Leopard for cheating!”

Tank tip: Always remember that your lack of armour can be a major hindrance, especially in tier X battles. Therefore, you should play cautiously and under no circumstance lead any charge on the enemy. You are strictly a support vehicle, so if you want to make it to the end of battle, you need to adapt your tactics accordingly. Always try to have some sort of cover in your vicinity and when you notice that the enemy starts taking interest in your vehicle, fall back and change approach, or switch flanks completely – you are fast enough to prowl between the flanks freely after all.

In order to maximise your performance on the battlefield, we suggest installing the following equipment:


Improved Ventilation Class 2


Medium Caliber Tank Gun Rammer


Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1

In addition, your crew members should learn the following skills and perks: 
Crew member1st skill2nd skill3rd skill
Commander/
Radio Operator
Commander sixthSense.png Repair.png
Gunner Repair.png Gunner smoothTurret.png
Driver Repair.png Driver smoothDriving.png
Loader Repair.png Loader pedant.png

As always, please consider the setup for both the equipment and crew skills as suggestions. Feel free to experiment on your own and choose what you think works best for you.

Roll out, Commanders!

 

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