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x MeanWillie x #1 Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:58 PM

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    I have been playing this tank quite extensive the past few days. On the most part this a good tank to play. It has one big flaw. It can't hit the broadside of a barn from any distance. To many times I have approached enemy tanks at extremely close range. 10 to 20 meters. Stop and fire. Guess what ? It still misses the target majority of the time. The round usually hits the dirt. From greater ranges this tank will absolutely miss its target. It doesn't matter if you are sniping or using auto aim. You will miss your mark majority of the time. Which causes a lot of frustrations when playing this vehicle The rounds usually hits the dirt.

    I drove up to a AT8 . Had a broadside shot. No way I could miss. Guess what ? The three rounds that I fired dropped to the dirt. 

    This Tank tank needs a serous buff to its accuracy. Until then, I advice avoid any contract deals when trying to obtain this tank. It has a serious accuracy flaw.     . 


 Arty is not OP. Just get Gud! or Just seek legal action if you are that butthurt over it! Hate mail welcomed, read and laughed at. :) Don't blame Arty that you are not skilled enough to avoid the death from above. 

Jope2209 #2 Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:05 PM

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Maybe you got the broken one...you know 1 out of 10 might be broken.

The 13. (Tiger) Kompanie, of Panzer Regiment Großdeutschland, reported on the performance of the 88 mm KwK 36 L/56, when their Tigers engaged the T-34: "First round hits were usually achieved at ranges between 800 to 1,000 meters. At these ranges, the Panzer Granate (they are referring to the PzGr. 39 APCBC ammunition) absolutely penetrated through the frontal armor, and usually still destroyed the engine at the rear of the T-34 tank. In 80 percent of the cases, shots from the same range hitting the side of the hull toward the rear of the tank resulted in the fuel tanks exploding. Even at ranges of 1,500 meters and longer, during favorable weather, it is possible to succeed in penetrating the T-34 with minimal expenditure of ammunition" (JENTZ, Thomas L.; Germany's TIGER Tanks - Tiger I and II: Combat Tactics; op. cit.).

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DeadVyne #3 Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:54 PM

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Completely agree, I have fun in the little tank but man I miss a lot with it 

Pit Friend #4 Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:21 AM

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I was more put off by how slowly the gun cycles. It feels like it fires slower than a single shot cannon. 

 

Edit: Ignore me, I was thinking about the Spyglass and its slow autoloader. 


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rarickp1973 #5 Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:13 AM

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It's a merc, so yeah it's flawed alright.
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xMAGNAxTANK117 #6 Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:45 AM

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I got the spyglass recently its a great little tank the biggest flaw it has is the view range 370m and the reload its 20 secs for a 4 shot mag if it was five or six i could understand, one other thing do not run this tank without vert stabs it needs it 100% the crew comes with sixth sense and camouflage. Its really enjoyable tank just those things are keeping it from perfection.

Capn Ratchet45 #7 Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:31 PM

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I'm in a bit of a losing slump in stinger, but put up three 2700 dmg ace tanker games in It last night, one was a 7 kill loss...I'm more disappointed with the greens than the tank itself lol

x MeanWillie x #8 Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:14 PM

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View PostCapn Ratchet45, on 09 November 2018 - 07:31 AM, said:

I'm in a bit of a losing slump in stinger, but put up three 2700 dmg ace tanker games in It last night, one was a 7 kill loss...I'm more disappointed with the greens than the tank itself lol

 

I have done 2500 or damage in the Stinger also. Majority of the time this tank can't hit its mark when needed. 

I was in that game when you scored that high. I was playing the Tier 7 SP ICI C


Edited by x MeanWillie x, 09 November 2018 - 08:18 PM.

 Arty is not OP. Just get Gud! or Just seek legal action if you are that butthurt over it! Hate mail welcomed, read and laughed at. :) Don't blame Arty that you are not skilled enough to avoid the death from above. 

Capn Ratchet45 #9 Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:12 PM

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View Postx MeanWillie x, on 09 November 2018 - 08:14 PM, said:

 

I have done 2500 or damage in the Stinger also. Majority of the time this tank can't hit its mark when needed. 

I was in that game when you scored that high. I was playing the Tier 7 SP ICI C

I'll keep my eyes peeled for ya out there Willie! good luck! I'm on my way to the spyglass this weekend, accuracy on paper doesn't seem any better lol, tier 6 autoloader tho, should be able to flank some tank booty with it regardless!






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