I swear for the love of god I hate this frikking tank
I feel you, man. That tank is terrible. Giant, slow, no side armor, no front armor against anyone with half a brain. I can't count the number of times I was spotted while leaving the cap circle before I could make it to the nearest piece of cover and instantly obliterated by Artillery/TDs/Autoloaders... It's got a decent gun, but really, even that's outdone by just about every other tier 8 TD. Damn thing's a grind to suffer through, that's for sure. I couldn't be happier to be done with it.
The T30 that comes after is great fun though - it has some mobility back, and a delicious, meaty alpha...if you can get the 155 to behave and not dunk half the shells into the dirt. That last part still gets on my nerve sometimes.
Now that's a medal I haven't seen before (Fadin's Medal - kill the last enemy tank with the last shell in your tank) outside of highlight replays on youtube and such.
Stars pretty much need to align, while driving a low-ammo-capacity tank to get one.
Yes I'm a dirty gold flinger. I'm using the stock gun with 232 regular AP pen at tier 10, of course I'm going to fling gold.
I think I'm going to need the 105 if I'm ever going to try and ace this thing. 30 rounds of 100mm shells doesn't quite have enough damage in them to do the ~7k damage you need for ace-ing t10 tanks.