The A-20 is the Soviet Tier IV Light Tank.
In comparison to other tanks of its class, like the Leopard, the A-20 is easier to hit due to its bigger size, but can compensate for that with its excellent turning ability. Like other scouts, the A-20 boasts advanced radios and excellent maneuverability. It's armament can be considered powerful for it's class: use it fully when in battles against the vehicles of its tier. It also has a powerful autoloader that can deal some damage but comes with a long reload time.
This tank, unlike other tanks, is considered more unique than other normal light tanks.
It's considered one of the most agile light tanks, in overall mobility. It scores very high in mobility: 800 and with the removed speed governor, 815. The mobility can be used to zip around the battlefield and take passive scout locations or take important locations (such as the hill at the middle of Mines). However, because it takes the shape of a T-34, it's a somewhat large target, especially when you compare it to other tanks.
Its armament at the top is a 47mm semi-auto cannon, with only 47mm of penetration. Players who read the stats of the guns will prefer the 45mm VT-42, because of its higher penetration capacity, with low alpha. The 75mm has 10mm of less penetration and more inaccurate, which trades for more alpha. Otherwise, is doesn't hold any 75mm guns and other armament that can penetrate heavier targets.
This tank can be hard to master, as it doesn't play like other light tanks. However, if you mastered the BT-7, A-20 should not be too hard to grind off.
Overall, it's a very capable scout and fun to use when you know how to use it.
The following is spoilers and historical inaccuracy about this vehicle! Do not open unless you are prepared for the spoilers! The reason Wargaming did this is due to game balancing in most cases!
|Rate of fire|
|IV||76 mm L-11||68/75/38||110/110/156||10||0.51||2.9||660||25990|
|IV||45 mm VT-42||75/110/23||55/55/65||26.09||0.37||1.9||312||20540|
|III||37 mm ZiS-19||58/92/19||40/40/50||26.09||0.39||1.9||200||4250|
|II||45 mm 20K||51/88/23||47/47/62||26.09||0.46||1.9||250||2530|
|V||37 mm Automatic SH-37||46/62/19||40/40/50||54.22||0.45||2.3||200||26980|
|Tier||Turret||Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)|
|Turret Traverse Speed|
|III||A-20 mod. 1938||25/25/25||45||300||1200||1880|
|Chance of Fire on Impact|
|III||A-20 mod. 1938||19.5||44||B/2||5000||1420|
|IV||A-20 mod. 1940||19.95||46||B/2||5000||3580|