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gbsman812 #1 Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:29 PM

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if I already have the Boilermaker, why would I get the Sherman VC Firefly! what the hell is the different? except for a little more cammo rating on the VC?

 

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Correct.  I've got the Boiler maker too.   I'm not paying real money for something so similar 

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the same reason why buy the freedom if you already own the super pershing. some people buy for looks others just like the tank and want multiple of the same thing and finally most just dont buy one if they already have the other.

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I won't be getting it becuase I feel like the Sentinal AC IV is better than any of the premium Fireflies for how I like to play. 

Edited by TocFanKe4, 21 August 2019 - 09:15 PM.

 

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It’s for the premium tank and/or M4 “collectors”. Other than that just keep playing your Boilermaker and worry not about the new skin. Same thing pretty much applies to all the Tiger, Panther, etc, etc reskins we have in the game. 

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View PostATHFjman18, on 21 August 2019 - 04:15 PM, said:

It’s for the premium tank and/or M4 “collectors”. Other than that just keep playing your Boilermaker and worry not about the new skin. Same thing pretty much applies to all the Tiger, Panther, etc, etc reskins we have in the game. 

 

I agree 

MaxAmmo10562 #7 Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:39 PM

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I like the look of the Boilermaker better, the addition of the spare track links on the front hull give it some spaced armor too I believe. Still I probably will pick up the base bundle of the VC when it's available...sigh.

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View PostTocFanKe4, on 21 August 2019 - 09:15 PM, said:

I won't be getting it becuase I feel like the Sentinal AC IV is better than any of the premium Fireflies for how I like to play. 

 

The AC certainly does stand out.  (c wut i did thurr?)

 



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Oddly, the Vc has a weaker engine and worse HP/ton than the Boilermaker, and yet has a higher top speed and traverse speed for some odd reason. 

 

Bit of trivia time. The Vc has the Chrysler M57 multi-bank engine. This is a 30 cylinder engine made by connecting five V6 engines together in a line. They actually had to lengthen the hull to make the thing fit. The US never used it in any tanks they used because they considered it too complex and unreliable. The British however loved the things and were actually upset when the US stopped making Shermans equipped with them. The British loved the reliability, which is actually a sad comment on the state of British automotive technology at that time. :)


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View PostPit Friend, on 21 August 2019 - 06:22 PM, said:

Oddly, the Vc has a weaker engine and worse HP/ton than the Boilermaker, and yet has a higher top speed and traverse speed for some odd reason. 

 

Bit of trivia time. The Vc has the Chrysler M57 multi-bank engine. This is a 30 cylinder engine made by connecting five V6 engines together in a line. They actually had to lengthen the hull to make the thing fit. The US never used it in any tanks they used because they considered it too complex and unreliable. The British however loved the things and were actually upset when the US stopped making Shermans equipped with them. The British loved the reliability, which is actually a sad comment on the state of British automotive technology at that time. :)

 

Really?  :ohmy:

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View Postgbsman812, on 21 August 2019 - 06:30 PM, said:

 

Really?  :ohmy:

 

Yes to both. Here’s a picture of the thing being loaded into a tank:

 


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View PostPit Friend, on 21 August 2019 - 11:22 PM, said:

Oddly, the Vc has a weaker engine and worse HP/ton than the Boilermaker, and yet has a higher top speed and traverse speed for some odd reason. 

 

Bit of trivia time. The Vc has the Chrysler M57 multi-bank engine. This is a 30 cylinder engine made by connecting five V6 engines together in a line. They actually had to lengthen the hull to make the thing fit. The US never used it in any tanks they used because they considered it too complex and unreliable. The British however loved the things and were actually upset when the US stopped making Shermans equipped with them. The British loved the reliability, which is actually a sad comment on the state of British automotive technology at that time. :)

 

The engines were straight sixes arranged around a common shaft and the British loved the reliability because they made it reliable. 
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View PostPit Friend, on 21 August 2019 - 07:38 PM, said:

 

Yes to both. Here’s a picture of the thing being loaded into a tank:

 

 

WOW!! cool

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The VC sports better accuracy.  That is the trade off.  Personally, I tend to prefer firepower over the marginal extra armor of the Boilermaker.  Just don't play too aggressive.

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View PostPit Friend, on 21 August 2019 - 11:22 PM, said:

Oddly, the Vc has a weaker engine and worse HP/ton than the Boilermaker, and yet has a higher top speed and traverse speed for some odd reason. 

 

Bit of trivia time. The Vc has the Chrysler M57 multi-bank engine. This is a 30 cylinder engine made by connecting five V6 engines together in a line. They actually had to lengthen the hull to make the thing fit. The US never used it in any tanks they used because they considered it too complex and unreliable. The British however loved the things and were actually upset when the US stopped making Shermans equipped with them. The British loved the reliability, which is actually a sad comment on the state of British automotive technology at that time. :)

 

not in a line, they're arranged like a Radial engine, oddly each crankshaft still has its hand crank slot on. I had a little peak at the VC at tankfest while the rear does were open for the engine. Great piece of engineering but I wouldn't want o the be the guy setting all 6 distributors on a hangover lol.
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