Pros and Cons
- Good damage and penetration
- High HP
- Good forward and reverse speed
- Good gun depression
- Best money maker for its tier
- Can scout in a pinch (although not advised)
- Long aim time
- Rather low view range - can be remedied through tactical use of Binoculars.
- Has difficulties reaching top speed
- Vulnerable to ammo rack damage
- Poor armor
- Slow turret and hull traverse
The T-25 combines great speed and accuracy into one full package. Compared to other tier 5 tanks, the T-25 looks about average on paper, but is very different on the battlefield. It can achieve a surprisingly fast top speed, and has a very high amount of hit points for its tier. The gun has the nearly the same penetration as the T-34's 57mm. In terms of accuracy and alpha damage this gun is better than average, but its aim time is a sore point, requiring one to wait to aim and shoot for a rather substantial amount of time, forcing the tank to be still. This tank has very minimal armor so don't expect to bounce any shots bigger than tier 4 shells. A good way to use this tank is as a flanker, while the enemy is focused somewhere else. In a low tier match, it could also play as a brawler, but caution is advised. It can also prove to be an effective sniper tank, but will have a hard time penetrating some tier 6 and 7 tanks at range, but side armor will be an effective target.
Being a premium tank, the T-25 has a very good credit earning potential when compared to other tier 5 tanks, but it does not contend in this field with tier 8 premium tanks. The T-25's one big weakness, however, is the tank traverse. The tank will make VERY wide turns, and turning while moving up a hill will be very slow and painful. Circling tanks can be very tricky with the T-25. Even with 100% crew, the tank does not turn like other medium tanks. It has good gun depression, enabling it to use hilly terrain to its advantage.
In all, this tank will reward anyone who is familiar to the Panther's (or for that matter, any German medium's) playstyle. An accurate and mobile sniper tank with good DPM but low maneuverability, fighting at range is its greatest asset and done correctly can help win the game. That said, it is very vulnerable to many tanks at short range due to its lack of maneuverability, armor and slow turning turret. To play efficiently, you must keep distance between you and the enemy, using the excellent speed and acceleration to help you run away.
Despite its shortcomings, the T-25 is a good premium tank and can adapt to many situations, proving itself time and again against other foes of the same and higher tiers.