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E-50 (Stock)

Totals
3450000 Price
1650 Hit Points
52.68 / 64 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
150/80/80Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
120/60/60Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
870 h.p.Engine Power
60 km/hSpeed Limit
24 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
135 Standard Shell Damage
150 mmStandard Shell Penetration
3.8 Time for Complete Loading
32 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
390 mView Range
310 mSignal Range
IX
E-50
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In 1945 the E-50 was conceived as a standard medium tank of the Panzerwaffe to replace the Panther and Panther II. It existed only in blueprints.

Following the Panther series of tanks, the E-50 was designed as a support tank. It is basically a Panther II with more horsepower and armor. These upgrades give it increased survivability in a close-quarters battle. Just like the Panther II, if you get in a dogfight ramming is a viable tactic because of your tank's weight, so you can potentially do a lot of damage. Consider this option a last resort however, as your tank is relatively slow to turn and unwieldy. Able to use 3 of the 4 most accurate guns in the game, the 7.5 cm KwK 45 L/100, 8.8 cm KwK 46 L/100 and 10.5 cm KwK 45 L/52 Ausf. B, you can either play this tank as a long-range sniper, or a medium range support tank. Fully upgraded your choice between the high damage, but slow firing 10.5 cm and the lower damage faster firing 8.8 cm is mostly a matter of personal preference and play style, but the 10.5 cm does edge out the 8.8 cm on damage per minute as well.

E-50

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VIII E 50 Ausf. A 8438 120/60/60 32 390
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VI 7,5 cm KwK 42 L/70 1740 150/194/38 135/135/175 15.79 0.35 2.1
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VIII Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 750 870 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VIII E 50 9000 64 24
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio III FuG 5 0 310

E-50 (7.5)

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VIII E 50 Ausf. A 8438 120/60/60 32 390
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VIII 7,5 cm KwK 45 L/100 2100 198/244/38 135/135/175 14.29 0.32 2.1
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VIII Maybach HL 230 TRM P30 750 870 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VIII E 50 9000 64 24
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI FuG 7 0 415

E-50a

Recon

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VIII E 50 Ausf. A 8438 120/60/60 32 390
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VIII 8,8 cm KwK 43 L/71 2562 203/237/44 240/240/295 8.22 0.34 2.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IX Maybach HL 234 TRM P30 750 900 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VIII E 50 9000 64 24
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX FuG 12 0 710

E-50 Ausf B

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret VIII E 50 Ausf. A 8438 120/60/60 32 390
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IX 8,8 cm KwK 46 L/100 3350 223/261/44 240/240/295 8.7 0.3 2.9
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IX Maybach HL 234 TRM P30 750 900 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IX E 50 verstärkteketten 9000 64 26
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX FuG 12 0 710

E-50 Ausf F

Defense

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret IX E 50 Ausf. B 10500 185/80/80 30 400
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IX 10,5 cm KwK 45 L/52 Ausf. B 3000 220/270/60 390/390/510 6.25 0.3 2.1
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IX Maybach HL 234 TRM P45 750 1200 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IX E 50 verstärkteketten 9000 64 26
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX FuG 12 0 710

E-50f III

Health

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret IX E 50 Ausf. B 10500 185/80/80 30 400
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IX 8,8 cm KwK 46 L/100 3350 223/261/44 240/240/295 9.09 0.3 2.9
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IX Maybach HL 234 TRM P45 750 1200 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IX E 50 verstärkteketten 9000 64 26
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX FuG 12 0 710

Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1
Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Belleville Washers
Improved Ventilation Class 2
Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Chocolate
100-octane Gasoline
105-octane Gasoline
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Good gun accuracy and aim time.
  • Excellent at ramming.
  • Excellent upper front plate (around 300mm effective).
  • High top speed.


Cons:


  • Because of the weight, tank is slow to stop.
  • Turret armor can be easily penetrated.
  • Big lower glacis plate, which is only 100mm thick (only 160mm effective)
  • Easily catches fire from shots to lower armor plate
  • Sluggish without top engine


Performance

The E-50 is a massive improvement over the Panther II in terms of survivability, maneuverability, and Damage, if you play it correctly. It is still not a heavy tank, but it can last a minute or two going up against tier 8, 9 and sometimes 10 heavies. Always try and turn your hull so you're not 90 degrees to the enemy attacking, the German medium hulls are great for bouncing angled shots if the enemy is just shooting at the largest target; which is usually your hull. The 8.8cm L100 is great for sniping, and you should use that to your advantage in long distance standoff fights with heavies as you can still make critical hits at 500m and more with a competent gunner, this will improve with the 10.5cm's increased damage. A nice fast shell speed goes with the 88/L100 so hitting moving scouts is easy and it has half decent damage output even against heavy tanks, but don't expect to win a 1 on 1 head on. Using the speed of the E-50 and its maneuverability will win you many tank on tank battles as it has decent acceleration but is hampered by slow track turn speed. Most players either look at you as a very low HP heavy tank, or a slow fat Medium tank, use it to your advantage and flank them while they ignore you or think you've run away. When you unlock the 10.5cm L/52 you'll see a significant performance improvement against heavy tanks with the increase penetration value, and negligible drop in accuracy. With the top components unlocked and installed and a proper Player you are a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.


Early Research

The upgrade path is subject of heated debate. Probably the 2 most common paths are:

Engine > Tracks > Turret > 105 L/52

88L100 > Engine > Tracks > Turret > 105 L/52

Grinding the engine first gives the tank a needed boost in the acceleration, which improves your chances to evade artillery fire and improves the ability to successful flanking enemy's. However, grinding the 88/L100 while tedious, will grant you a gun that can penetrate tier 10 tanks more reliably, and lessen the burden for future grinding.


Historical Info

The Entwicklung series, more commonly known as the E- series, was a late-World War II attempt by Germany to produce a standardized series of tank designs. There were to be standard designs in six different weight classes, from which several specialized variants were to be developed. This was necessitated by the extremely complex tank designs that had resulted in poor production rates and mechanical unreliability.

The E-series designs were simpler, cheaper to produce and more efficient than their predecessors; however, their design involved only modest improvements in armor and firepower over the designs they were intended to replace, such as the Hetzer, Panther G or Pz.Kpfw. Tiger II, and as such represent the eclipse of German armored vehicle design by such tanks as the American M46 Patton, the British Centurion Mk 5/2 and Soviet T-54 tanks, which would have been the Entwicklung Series' contemporaries and likely opponents.

The E-50 Standardpanzer was intended as a standard medium tank, replacing the Pz.Kpfw. V Panther and Tiger I and the conversions based on these tanks. The E-50 hull was to be longer than the Panther; in fact it was practically identical to the King Tiger in overall dimensions except for the glacis plate layout. Compared to these earlier designs however, the amount of drilling and machining involved in producing these standardpanzers was reduced drastically, which would have made them quicker, easier and cheaper to produce, as would the proposed conical spring system replacing their predecessors' complex and costly dual torsion bar system. As indicated by its name, the weight of the E-50 would fall between 50 and 75 tonnes. Its maximum speed was planned as 60 km/h. Only blueprints were made; no production models were produced.


Historical Gallery


Germany
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Medium Tanks IIIPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) IVPz.Kpfw. III IVPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D IVVK 20.01 (D) VPz.Kpfw. III/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Hydrostat VPz.Kpfw. V/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H VT-25 VIPz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm VIVK 30.01 (P) VIVK 30.01 (D) VIVK 30.02 (M) VIIPanther/M10 VIIPz.Kpfw. V Panther VIIVK 30.02 (D) VIIIPanther mit 8,8 cm L/71 VIIIIndien-Panzer VIIIPanther II IXE-50 IXLeopard prototyp A XE-50 Ausf. M XLeopard 1
Heavy Tanks IVPz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) IVDurchbruchswagen 2 VVK 30.01 (H) VIVK 36.01 (H) VIIPz.Kpfw. VI Tiger VIIPz.Kpfw. VI Tiger (P) VIIILöwe VIIIPz.Kpfw. Tiger II VIIIVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A IXE-75 IXVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B XE-100 XMaus
Tank Destroyers IIPanzerjäger I IIIMarder II IVHetzer IVMarder 38T VPz.Sfl. IVc VStuG III Ausf. G VIDicker Max VIJagdpanzer IV VINashorn VIIE-25 VIIJagdpanther VIISturer Emil VIIIFerdinand VIIIJagdpanther II VIII8,8 cm PaK 43 Jagdtiger VIIIRhm.-Borsig Waffenträger IXJagdtiger IXWaffenträger auf Pz. IV XJagdpanzer E-100 XWaffenträger auf E 100
Self-Propelled Artillery IIG.Pz. Mk. VI (e) IIISturmpanzer I Bison IIIWespe IVPz.Sfl. IVb IVSturmpanzer II VGrille VIHummel VIIG.W. Panther VIIIG.W. Tiger (P) IXG.W. Tiger XG.W. E-100
Medium Tanks
USA IIT2 Medium Tank IIIM2 Medium Tank IVM3 Lee VM4A2E4 Sherman VM4A2E4 Ripper VM4 Sherman VM7 VRam II VIM4A3E8 Sherman VISherman Fury VIM4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo VIIT20 VIIT23E3 VIIIM26 Pershing VIIIT26E4 Super Pershing VIIIT26E4 Freedom VIIIT69 VIIIT95E2 IXM46 Patton IXT54E1 XM48A1 Patton
UK IVickers Medium Mk. I IIVickers Medium Mk. II IIIVickers Medium Mk. III IVMatilda VMatilda Black Prince VICromwell VICromwell Knight VIIComet VIIICenturion Mk. I IXCenturion Mk. 7/1 XFV4202
Germany IIIPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) IVPz.Kpfw. III IVPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D IVVK 20.01 (D) VPz.Kpfw. III/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Hydrostat VPz.Kpfw. V/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H VT-25 VIPz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm VIVK 30.01 (P) VIVK 30.01 (D) VIVK 30.02 (M) VIIPanther/M10 VIIPz.Kpfw. V Panther VIIVK 30.02 (D) VIIIPanther mit 8,8 cm L/71 VIIIIndien-Panzer VIIIPanther II IXE-50 IXLeopard prototyp A XE-50 Ausf. M XLeopard 1
France IIID2 IXLorraine 40 t XBat.-Châtillon 25 t
USSR IVT-28 VMatilda IV VT-34 VIA-43 VIT-34-85 VISpectre VIT-34-88 VIIA-44 VIIKV-13 VIIT-43 VIIT-44-122 VIIIObject 416 VIIIT-44 IXObject 430 Version II IXT-54 XObject 140 XObject 430 XT-62A
China VType T-34 VIType 58 VIIT-34-1 VIIIT-34-2 VIIIT-34-3 IXWZ-120 X121
Japan IIChi-Ni IIIType 97 Chi-Ha IVType 1 Chi-He VType 3 Chi-Nu VType 3 Chi-Nu Kai VIType 4 Chi-To VIIType 5 Chi-Ri VIIISTA-1 IXType 61 XSTB-1
Czechoslovakia
Sweden
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