Review: Chrysler K GF – Tier 8 Premium Heavy

History:

The Chrysler K (spoiler alert) was developed by the Chrysler Corporation in 1946. It was meant to have its transmission and engine located in the front, with all crew members and armament sitting within the turret at the rear of the tank – including the driver! The project was not supported by the army due to limited funding.

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Top 3 Quirks:

  • Incredibly strong frontal armour that even tier 10’s can struggle to penetrate
  • High Premium ammunition penetration
  • This thing has medium tank mobility

Worst 3 Quirks:

  • The penetration of this thing is poor compared to other tier 8 premium tanks now-a-days (*cough* defender/patriot/nameless *cough*)
  • Can “only” travel at 35km/h due to limited top speed
  • Frontal hull armour is penetrated easily by tier 9 + 10 premium rounds

BrandScore:

DPM – This tank has 1900.99 DPM, giving it a 5/10

Penetration – This tank has 198mm of Penetration, giving it a 5/10

Gun-Handling – This tank has a shown dispersion value of 0.36, giving it a 3/5, and a hidden dispersion value of 0.167 giving it a 4/5

Aiming Time – This tank has an aiming time of 1.90 seconds giving it a 8/10

Gun Vertical Movement – This tank has 6 degrees of gun depression giving it a 2/5, and has 15 degrees of gun elevation giving it a 2/5

Survivability – This tank has a serious amount of frontal armour, but its not immune. I mean yes, there are no weakspots, but anything with over 220mm of penetration can and will reliably go through the lower plate of this thing. But if it is side-scraping, than GG. As such, I’m giving this tank a 9/10.

Mobility – This tank has a power-to-weight ratio of 20 giving it a 3/5, and an average traverse speed of 28 giving it a 2/5

View Range – This tank has a view range of 380m giving it a 8/10

Concealment Whilst Stationary (Camouflage) – This tank has a 5.3% camo rating, giving it a 3/10

Value – Well, this is a very heated debate. Is this tank worth it? No, not really. It’s boring to play, and can easily be out skilled. It’s like a less overpowered (tier for tier) Pz.II J, with a gun that can’t really penetrate things, and armour that can’t really be penetrated (although, it often can anyway). So for value, I’m sitting on the fence with this one, giving it a 5/10.

Thus, the overall BrandScore for this tank is: 59/100

Final Thoughts:

This tank was so controversial because it was another in a long-line of overpowered tanks that WarGaming introduced for a while at tier 8. But really, the others are better. For sure, I would prioritise getting a Defender or Patriot over getting this tank, because they can really hold their own. This tank – especially if flanked – is a just so frustrating! Therefore, no, it’s not worth it in my opinion.

 

 

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