The strengths of the M4A3E2
- Although the Jumbo is slow (top speed is 35 km/h) for a medium tank, the acceleration is good with the final engine. The M4A3E2 can cruise with its top speed on most terrain.
- If we stick with the first turret, the frontal armor gives reliable protection against same and lower tier tanks with few very exceptions. The stock turret has a 178 mm gun shield and 152 mm all-around armor, which can protect your tank against Tier VII guns. The front hull varies from 140 mm vertical to 101 mm sloped armor. Guns with 120-140 mm penetration range struggles with this tough hide.
- The great 10 degrees gun depression allows using hull-down positions almost without limits.
- The turret traverse is very good with the upgraded turret and still good with the stock turret.
- The 76 mm guns of the M4A3E2 have a very high rate of fire. The ammo supply is enormous.
The weaknesses of the Jumbo
- The low top speed means, that you are always at disadvantage against faster medium tanks at hill and forward position rushes. Your flanking options are also more limited. You play more like a heavy than a medium.
- The upgraded turret has better view range and rotation speed, but except the mantlet, the all-around armor is very low and this is a liability sometimes. The stock turret has also a weakness, the almost flat area above the mantlet is a lot weaker than the rest.
- The hull side and rear armor is still weak. The upper side hull is 76 mm, the lower side and the rear hull is only 38 mm. The hull machine-gun on the front armor is another weak spot.
- The 76 mm guns starts to lack over Tier VI. The only other option, the 105 mm howitzer is a highly inaccurate slow killer, although it can hurt anything from any angle. You cannot use the best gun in the better armored stock turret either.
- The rounded casting of the bottom front gives room to the transmission module that is flammable. Always keep fire extinguisher in the tank!
- As every Tier VI mediums, the Jumbo has a low amount of hitpoints.