Pros and Cons
- Solid armor can easily bounce shots
- Good rate of fire
- Turret traverses quickly
- Has special matchmaking, only gets into tier 3-4 battles (unlike other tier 3 tanks that get into tier 3-5)
- Quite mobile for the amount of armor it has
- Lower speed and maneuverability than other light tanks
- Poor signal range
- Low hull traverse speed
- Lower part of the frontal hull is slightly less armored at 30mm
- Driver hatch at front is a big weakspot
- Has less penetration than other tier 3 Russian light tanks
The T-127 is a heavier tank than its brethren, the BT-7 and the T-46, and as such trades some agility and speed for increased armor and slightly improved armament. This makes the T-127 more of a frontline tank rather than a true scout. Indeed, the sloped armor will allow you to bounce a lot of shots from other tanks of the same tier, and take multiple hits without much trouble. Don't fear autocannon and machinegun equiped tanks you'll face, as they will simply bounce off your frontal hull and rarely ever penetrate, just keep your cool and shrug off their fireworks. If you use cover and time your shots, you can take on multiple opponents and last very long in close combat. For this reason, the T-127 works quite well in city maps such as Himmelsdorf. However, its moderate top speed and traverse rate make it relatively vulnerable in the open. Tank destroyers are still a threat to you, especially at longer distances, and you're not a difficult target for artillery. The best way to defeat these enemies is to flank them, or roll with a group of teammates.
It should be noted that the shape of the turret creates a shot trap around the turret ring, which makes the T-127 somewhat vulnerable to having its turret traverse mechanism damaged.
When facing opponents of higher tiers, there is not much the T-127 can do other than shift to a support role. Picking off weaker enemies while hugging cover will ensure your survival in these matches. Circling your enemies is not advised because of the tank's relatively low traverse speed; only the slowest and heaviest of opponents might be vulnerable to this tactic.
In short, if you use cover and flank your enemies, you can do a great deal of damage and live to tell the tale.