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Centurion Mk 7/1: Premium Ammo's a joke


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Koncorde #21 Posted 26 June 2019 - 10:51 PM

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Cheap HESH is just the best option when you know you are just splashing for fun and frolics. Aiming for turret roofs and flat surfaces to get radius explosions rather than penning.

ThermalStone #22 Posted 27 June 2019 - 04:24 AM

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I only have a few games left to play in the 7/1.  I should finish the Machine contract and shoot off the 7/1's ammo in the next few days.  I was disappointed with my performance in this tank after 3 marking the tier 8 Centurion.  7/1 has a long reload time and suffers from the lack of a high pen HEAT shell.  The HESH is too unreliable.  It needs to be aimed at weakspots, except the tanks it is most likely to pen are lights and mediums, who are usually on the move.  Basically the HESH shells are good for dealing an extra 100 damage to arty and anyone dumb enough to let you shoot the back of the turret or engine deck.  Anywhere else and you might hit spaced armor or tracks.  This comes at the expense of not having a 330 HEAT shell to deal with tier 10 superheavies head on.

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Albapfalzd3 #23 Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:24 PM

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I like the 7/1 although it has been treating me poorly the past few days but then all my tanks have been treating me poorly the past few days. Having said that I rarely use the HESH rounds, mainly because I rarely use premium ammo period and although I am sure there are a ton of instances where using them would have come in real handy I just forget to load them. My 7/1 is Elite but I haven't decided whether or not I want to keep it. I'll decide after I'm finished with the "Machine" contract.

 

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Geordie P #24 Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:56 PM

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I hit an E5 on the front of his commanders hatch for 450 and then the very next shot with the same ammo hits the exact same place for a fraction of that about 150 IIRC... Not sure why.

 

O rng I forgot about that.


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Galy10 #25 Posted 26 August 2019 - 04:46 PM

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Nothing wrong with the rounds. Only use them for rear targets.

 



Jb6534 #26 Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:43 PM

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I've 3 marked this tank without even needing to think about firing ammo with more pen, the tank is perfectly fine. Its premium ammo, imo, is hilarious as well. If you're complaining about its premium ammo being a joke, learn how to play with the standard ammo as its standard pen (268) is more than enough to pen nearly everything you come up against without bother as long as you aim.

 


Belgos The Drow #27 Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:55 AM

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I love the HESH get it to pen quite often. Love it against the Waffle e100!

Col Bastos #28 Posted 20 October 2019 - 05:30 PM

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lol i play with it, but only normal ammo, but 0,32 precision is wrong, i think it's 0,40 no more, this tanks is just a [edited]gun !!! All ammo don't go on target lol a joke med 

deadman1921 #29 Posted 21 October 2019 - 03:19 AM

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I never shoot premium in the 7/1. Doesn’t need it TBO

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wake_the_move #30 Posted 21 October 2019 - 01:42 PM

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It‘s a waste. Totally underwhelming. Yes, works on weak spots, but then you have to hit them first. Meanwhile the Deathstars got their HESH pen upped by 45mm. This is huge, making a full prem HESH load a nobrainer. It‘d be more than justified to lower their alpha to 1400 in return. They should have upped the 105mm premium HESH of the L7A1 to 230 mm pen.

Edited by wake_the_move, 21 October 2019 - 01:49 PM.





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