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Dlohosh284 #21 Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:29 PM

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Before it's fully upgraded, it really sucks. I recommend using free exp. to get the engine and gun. It acts more like heavy tank, it's slow but has a preety good armor. When you're on top with tier IV, it's actually a great tank, there's a fairly good chance to get a steel wall too :Smile_glasses: Unfortunately, it doesn't stand a chance against tiers VI+...

Kins #22 Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:20 PM

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Well with the free slot coming up for the 12t I am wondering if its worth using free exp on it.

15k xp for 300 gold... what do you guys think?

kuczaj #23 Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:35 PM

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Play Somua,then you'll change your mind bout AMX 40 :P

VirgilO #24 Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:51 AM

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How does this tank suck? I loved it when it was top tier! It was so bouncy, just like the B1

FireLion #25 Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

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Played somua, it had a better gun. I used free exp to unlock top gun, turret etc. First battles hated it, then started to get used to it. I still didnt like it. Today i finally finished getting the exp for amx 12t. I also have noticed something interesting. The last battles I play in a tank i dont really enjoy are quite good. Had a top gun in this in malinovka, soloed a pz4, t-28, gave abt 30% dmg to a kv-1.
Anyway, now i have sent the tank to the scrapyard. It perfromed very good in its tier (as long as no Marder 2, t82, t-28, t3 arty, t4 tds looked at me too much and as long as i made it to the front lines fast enough) and i liked the tank in those battles. It all depends on luck. If there is a tier 6 or 7 enemy then yeah, you have a good chance of dying and doing nothing. With the top gun i loaded 50 HE when i was bottom tier and 20 AP when i was top/mid. HE is also good when top tier against arty and td's. And you need HE for B1 aswell. Everything else should be peentrable with AP. When you fight others face to face same tier you either hope theyre not looking at you or theyre same/lower tier. If its same/lower use AP, if its higher and he looks at you then try to do a little dance with them in close combat (1-2 meters difference). Heck, a pz4 bounced me 6 or 8 times in close battle. He ended up finishing me off, but it was close and fun. In peek-a-boo at corners use HE and destroy the enemy tracks as soon as he shows him. Dont give him a chance to show his turret. If there is a dead tank at the corner and the enemy isnt moving in, push the dead tank until you can see the tracks but be sure the enemy cant hit you. If you can get just a very small spot to shoot the tracks then do it. I managed to kill another amx like this, I kept shooting his tracks with HE and he couldnt do anything. Also, if youre sure you wont meet any t-28 or the like then you can even go in the middle of the field in malinovka and survive. Me and another amx 40 (after we made sure the enemy amx 40 wasnt there) steamrolled the enemy trough the field. Heck, youre a tier 4 turreted t95 with a not so good gun when you know you wont meet t-28/marder/b1/other amx 40. If you want you could go trough the middle of himmelsdorf park and survive to tell the tale. I hope others find some of these tactics helpful and good luck in your grind.

kuczaj #26 Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:08 PM

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View PostFireLion, on 26 July 2012 - 06:57 PM, said:

Played somua, it had a better gun.
Mayby the top troll gun, but it cost 1/3 exp needed for next tank. But if you want,lets say its pros.
Cons:
1.ugly as hell
2.its armor is so weak that it often collapse under weight of its lump-like tower 0o. Also it can be penetrated by anyone (since you dont play with tier 1 )
3. With AMX you was screwed most of your games, but you was shouting with joy as a top tier due your bouncyness. In somua you cry most of the time, because even against same and lower tiers you are probably screwed (im not saying that you cant have good fight in it (once i almost got Specialist :P ),but you have encounter noobs :P )
4. jeeeeesus,its a miracle! track are moving,but tank is not!
5. gun...i already said it suck. And if not vertical movement ( its impressive,but still you cant shot yourself and put out of this missery), you might think its welded to the tank.
6.camo - if you would rush mid on malinovka next to Ferdinand, you would be spotted first
7.Did i mention its uglyness?
8.I will add next things, probably forgot something :P

Paltala #27 Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:34 AM

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Guys, today, I single handedly proved that the AMX40 is NOT useless or sucky. I was able to set an M18 Hellcat on fire with mine!

http://mwreplays.com/replayimg/207527c7cc99ffb7a9ee9121d5051fff.png

Edited by Paltala, 28 July 2012 - 12:34 AM.


Nixouf #28 Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:27 AM

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Quote

AMX 40 SUCKS!

HAHA you want your free Amx ELC + Free 100% crew + Free slot+ Free bargain on reselling amx 13?

Well you will have to deserve it :Smile_teethhappy:

Edited by Nixouf, 28 July 2012 - 06:21 AM.


kuczaj #29 Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:43 AM

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View PostPaltala, on 28 July 2012 - 12:34 AM, said:

Guys, today, I single handedly proved that the AMX40 is NOT useless or sucky. I was able to set an M18 Hellcat on fire with mine!
Hellcat is exception, its tier 6 with weaker armo than loltraktor :P Also, its basicly one huge engne on tracks, so 40% shots damages engine.

flashben #30 Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:20 AM

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The AMX40 is one onlogical thing of a tank.
this tank and logic in the same sentence is like dividing by zero.
It's considered a Light tank yet has more armor, a better gun and is slower then the french heavy tank in the tier it shares.
I must say that the AMX40 drives you to the edge of frustration and forces you to your limit, but if you exploit the mistakes from your opponents you might get ACE with this tank :Smile_trollface-3:.

Pudsley #31 Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

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View Postflashben, on 30 July 2012 - 11:20 AM, said:

The AMX40 is one onlogical thing of a tank.
this tank and logic in the same sentence is like dividing by zero.
It's considered a Light tank yet has more armor, a better gun and is slower then the french heavy tank in the tier it shares.
I must say that the AMX40 drives you to the edge of frustration and forces you to your limit, but if you exploit the mistakes from your opponents you might get ACE with this tank :Smile_trollface-3:.

I haven't played one but I definitely buy into the illogical part, I came across one of these in my fully upgraded tier V T49 TD today, I've only recently started playing again and so my knowledge of French tanks is limited, my ignorance was proven today as I spotted a slow moving AMX 40 heading down the middle towards our arty.

I saw the light tank symbol above it's head, recognised it as a tier IV and figured with my 76mm AT gun I'd take it out before it lit up the arty, first shot at long range knocked it down to 25%, then the terrain blocked my next shot as the AMX 40 krept forward, I used the T49's speed and set off like a rocket down the field to overlook the tank, I was very exposed but all other tanks were pre-occupied round the mountain in Karelia map so I thought I'd chance it, after all it's only a tier IV light tank on 25%, I'll just finish it and pop back into some nearby cover.

I closed to medium range and the AMX40 had presented it's side to me (albeit at a slight angle), I fired and bounced the first shot...unlucky I thought, fired again and got a zero crit, fired three more times and even though each was on target I failed to damage the tank at all, then I exploded (not sure who was responsible, was too busy committing suicide).

It's not a light, it's a medium in disguise, I can't attest to it's battle performance which from the sounds of it is poor as a medium or light but it's certainly not a light tank, the T49 tier VI gun is a superb gun with high penetration (obviously being an AT gun), it was very humbling to fail to penetrate a light tank.

I've since looked into it's weak spots, some might ask why I didn't before, well just about all of my vehicles have guns that do not bounce of light tanks so I've never looked at their weak spots, those that are a little bouncy follow their relative faction's standard weak spots, the AMX 40 is fairly unique with it's rounded armour.

Edited by Pudsley, 30 July 2012 - 03:12 PM.


flashben #32 Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:50 PM

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It can be deceiving(once bounced 2 shots from my tiger with topgun) and the side skirts function as spaced armor so forget spamming HE in the sides. If you are fighting one on one both in a AMX40, try to aim the drivers hatch.

BlownAway15 #33 Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

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i actually took out a kv-1 in it.... frontally. I was like 0-0 dafuq?? thenn I noticed I hit his machine gun while he had like 100 hp left. :Smile_veryhappy:  and that was right at the moment he killed our low hp kv-1s wich had hurt him down to that 100 hp :Smile_Default:

i can't help butt laugh thinking how that kv-1 driver must have reacted ignoring me constantly and whenn he finnally finished the kv-1s i killed him with a lucky shot XD :Smile_trollface-3:

SupremeNoob #34 Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:32 AM

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I have tp be the worst complainer of tanks on the board. My -160 reputation points shows that. But I find this tank to be OK. I can make kills with it. I complain about other tanks which should be much better yet I can do better in this. I think what I like most of all is I rarely get one shotted in it. Every single US tank I have can be one shotted easily and that includes my Hellcat. I do just as well with this thing as I can in my K5 as long as the Tiers are balanced. I accept its slow speed simply because this tank allows me to fight back/ Its not great, or good but its certainly not the worst by a long way.

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View Postmpc4000, on 07 August 2012 - 02:32 AM, said:

I have tp be the worst complainer of tanks on the board. My -160 reputation points shows that. But I find this tank to be OK. I can make kills with it. I complain about other tanks which should be much better yet I can do better in this. I think what I like most of all is I rarely get one shotted in it. Every single US tank I have can be one shotted easily and that includes my Hellcat. I do just as well with this thing as I can in my K5 as long as the Tiers are balanced. I accept its slow speed simply because this tank allows me to fight back/ Its not great, or good but its certainly not the worst by a long way.

For some players low speed is just an advantage: they can't rush just to get killed quickly. Good armor increases survivability nicely too.

Yukikaze501 #36 Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:00 AM

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This is for the people that has those tanks check this topic you will love it:

http://forum.worldof...88#entry2484488

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Panternack #37 Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

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View Postkillminster, on 20 July 2012 - 10:50 PM, said:

How the hell do you get 50 km/h out of this thing? Drive it off a cliff?

More or less, I managed doing it down hill in El haluff (the big valley with a stream in the center and two high hills on either side),

It slowed down to 18 immediately as the ground got flat and I was doing nine uphill when the last enemy was killed.

The real pre-war AMX-40 was intended as a medium tank, this is by no means a light tank. It is an underpowered, overarmoured lump of dead metal.

LosiD #38 Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:54 PM

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Amx 40 is by far the worst tank in the game. But it bounces a lot of bullets :D and thats a little fun..

Baartos #39 Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:45 PM

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Well, AMX 40 is a really strange tank. When it's a top tier, AMX is simply fantastic, it's like a baby KV-1. However, when it's not a top tier... This tank becomes a tragedy. But still is better than B1, better armour, better gun, better mobility, better view range, smaller target.

The_Cardinal #40 Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:33 AM

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max speed of 50 Km/h i was like hell yeah then quickly realised i've been conned arrrr it is as slow as they come like the previous 2 tanks in the tier but it's armour isn't that bad to what some have said it actually takes alot of hits and you not losing HP ok against KV-2s and T-whatevers it's likely to get 1 hit KO'ed

stock gun crap upgrade gun it ok

a couple of battles ago i took out 4 tanks one russian arty marader11 then while on 30ish% HP i managed to take out 2 B1s and these were doing 2 shots to my one they probably hit me 6 to 10 time took my tracks off but thats it and eventually got taken out by a 3rd but took that down to 48%

it's not bad in the low tier games just the speed in the high tier games really puts it down down a tank 6 Km/h max speed up hill so not really a scouting tank  i'd probably suggest skipping the tank if you don't want to play many games because you will have to play as you simply can't scout with it




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