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Setting a fire? What to use?

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Poll: Fire Starter? (20 members have cast votes)

You have to complete 50 battles in order to participate this poll.

So for the high teir tanks

  1. APCR (7 votes [35.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.00%

  2. HEAT (4 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. HE (6 votes [30.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  4. Just ram them that would work better (3 votes [15.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

Lower tier lights

  1. AP (7 votes [35.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.00%

  2. APCR (4 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. HE (5 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  4. You need to drop on them from a great hight (4 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

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Fishfood50 #1 Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:55 PM

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OK I'm getting annoyed now, 30K in and no fires, autoloaders are playing up so having different shells is a pain so I need to just pick which is best and run with that. Been using HEAT in the TX tanks and APCR in the lower lights, but should I just switch to HE and bugger the team? I don't like playing badly, I do bad enough with out trying harder, and I don't really like spamming prammo. So what do peeps think?

And how can I damage a fuel tank with the first shot in a 13 57 yet not set a fire with the other 7????



matematicalone #2 Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:08 PM

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Flamethrower?


 


M4ntiX #3 Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:09 PM

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Get Deadeye on your crew, fire AP at sides and rears of German and Russian vehicles. You will get it eventually. Target Tigers or IS series tanks if you can.

If everything else fails, spam large caliber HE again at sides, rears and engine compartments. Repeated shots will cause a fire.

If you play tier X, Deathstars and FV215B burst into flames if you look at them, target their lower plates or drive wheels with AP. Good luck!



CamaroGuy96 #4 Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:11 PM

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Look for KV series tanks. Shoot them through the tracks, just behind the turret. They light up easy.

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Gallant Prime #5 Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:15 PM

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Chinese lights tend to light up as well.  --shooting them through the front even.  

 


Very Classy #6 Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:41 PM

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Turtle HE in the backside ought to do it eventually. 

Skill4AUT #7 Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:19 PM

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I dont vote cause its Lucky. I try with even 90 3 shoots at engine/tankfuel nothing happens. Next game i only circle with autoaiming and its burn     

ThermalStone #8 Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:35 PM

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Ammo type has nothing to do with it.  You ain't gonna pen anything with HE unless you get lucky on arty.  Use your mobility late game to flank and shoot at the rear of enemy tanks.  At least with an autoloader you get multiple chances for the lucky shot.

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M4ntiX #9 Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:45 PM

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View PostThermalStone, on 24 April 2019 - 10:35 PM, said:

Ammo type has nothing to do with it.  You ain't gonna pen anything with HE unless you get lucky on arty.  Use your mobility late game to flank and shoot at the rear of enemy tanks.  At least with an autoloader you get multiple chances for the lucky shot.

 

Huh? You pen MOST American, British & French tanks with HE when shooting at their rear, side or engine deck. HE has a high chance of causing additional module damage due to splash radius, so of course ammo choice is important and HE is highly recommended when trying to start a fire.

JelliedPenny08 #10 Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:52 PM

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Last time I had to start a fire I used Krafts Panther with the thought of fast firing accurate guns. I swapped Deadeye onto Karl too and used AP. 

This time will be an amx  auto premium with AP/APCR , Interspersed with Turtle HE to cover all bases. If I struggle I will swap in Deadeye too. 



suicidalblues #11 Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:01 PM

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View PostCamaroGuy96, on 24 April 2019 - 09:11 PM, said:

Look for KV series tanks. Shoot them through the tracks, just behind the turret. They light up easy.

 

Just did a KV-5 with the M51. Shoot the back of his hull and grab the marshmallows. 

 

I wouldn't go out every match looking for it, just stay aware of the opportunities. It'll happen soon enough. 



f1mitku #12 Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:11 PM

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I would use some big derp gun with HE. Using HE with low caliber gun is close to useless, but with a big gun it’s fun. So let’s say tanks like Tusk, T49, Turtle or even Death Star or $41t Barn. 

SILVRCAT #13 Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:18 PM

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I got two fire hits today using the AMX CDC and shooting IS-3‘s on the side (as suggested by Brogue on another tread, rear/lower turret onto back wheel). These are fairly seen in battle. Normal AP rounds on both fires too. Good luck.



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Shoot most anything using anything in the rear where the engine is. Some German and US tanks can be set on fire hitting the front lower plate as well as the frontal transmission is considered part of the Engine module. 

 

Soviet/Chinese tanks are especially fire prone as they tend to have larger and so easier to hit Fuel Tank modules. 


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View PostM4ntiX, on 24 April 2019 - 02:45 PM, said:

 

Huh? You pen MOST American, British & French tanks with HE when shooting at their rear, side or engine deck. HE has a high chance of causing additional module damage due to splash radius, so of course ammo choice is important and HE is highly recommended when trying to start a fire.

 

Shot still has to be perfect and I wouldn't recommend carrying a clip of HE on a tank with limited ammo capacity.

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Ragyoo #16 Posted 25 April 2019 - 03:51 PM

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Hello,

 

Choose a high RoF gun and aim for the engine; Simple as that to make a tank catch fire. Yet interesting to see how many people get stuck with this mission. Those can't aim an engine and can't choose the right tank with the right gun.

 

There's a timer on the engine / fuel tank everytime you hit it. Hit it for the demanded amount of damage within the required time and it burns.



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View PostRagyoo, on 25 April 2019 - 10:51 AM, said:

Hello,

 

Choose a high RoF gun and aim for the engine; Simple as that to make a tank catch fire. Yet interesting to see how many people get stuck with this mission. Those can't aim an engine and can't choose the right tank with the right gun.

 

There's a timer on the engine / fuel tank everytime you hit it. Hit it for the demanded amount of damage within the required time and it burns.

 

Great advice! I didn't know that was on a timer. I did get mine with the Spyglass on a T29, 2 in the rear and 2 in the left rear and presto flamo!


 
 
 

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Tanks I've owned that habitually caught on fire: 140, 30B, tier 10 4202, and anything Chinese. I'd prioritize those targets. ;)

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I don't know that it is so much what shell you use, but what tanks you should be hunting to shoot at.

I know Tiger I's, Hammers, and the T32 are fairly flammable when hit near the rear. Many other tanks, that currently slip my mind as well, but I'd just focus on shooting anything with an exposed fuel tank.



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I used the Turtle with standard HE, into a German Bulldog & AMX 13 90, two fires in the same game.

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