The latest Premium tank addition to World of Tanks is the
Firstly, there are a few points of interest in the
For those not in the know, penetration value is one of the factors you must consider when trying to figure out what makes a Premium tank good at farming credits. With 288mm of penetration, even at bottom-tier, the Strv S1 is still able to dish out decent damage when aiming correctly.
In terms of aiming, the Strv S1 takes 3 seconds to aim, which can be brought down to 1.4 seconds when you enter siege mode (a new aiming mode for Swedish tanks in World of Tanks). Siege mode also reduces shell dispersion from 0.40 down to 0.30, resulting in
The shells also travel extremely quickly, making it ideal at sniping, with little leading needed to hit tanks in the distance. The main gun also offers 11 degrees of gun depression, which is still respectable.
As for the
One thing you will need to remember when playing the
This angle means that any tank using a sub-90mm caliber gun is going to have a difficult time penetrating your frontal armor—unless they’re using HEAT shells or other premium rounds, of course.
To take advantage of this armor, stick to the ridgelines and use the siege mode to peek and sniper. Ensure that your frontal armor is facing the enemy, as a lot of lower-tiered tanks will have trouble penetrating you head-on.
Just be aware that sitting on the top of a ridge for too long will draw the attention of enemies, so engage that fast reversing speed. When you do need to retreat from combat, it’s a good idea to simply rely on the reversing speed, as it’s only 5 km/h slower than moving forwards while also offering the
In saying this, the Strv S1 performs best as a long range sniper, as opposed to assaulting an enemy position. This is further supported by its impressive concealment stats, which can be boosted with the Camouflage Nets equipment. When you are top tier, you can move out of a sniper mode and venture into
The Strv S1 is an excellent first addition to the Swedish line in the form of a Premium tank. While it won’t be able to brawl like other turreted tank destroyers, its penetration values and aim time will help you earn vast quantities of credits. Let us know in the comments what you think of the first Tier 8 Swedish Premium tank—do you think it's a contender as one of the best premium tanks in World of Tanks?