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PhoLover93 #1 Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:21 AM

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Have not seen a thread about this great tank yet, but its no surprise, because I've seen so many people bash this tank calling it bad & horrible. Why? Sure it's got the hull of a T34 but it packs quite a punch. Plus its a great money-maker IMO.

What are your thoughts about this odd gem? :)

PhoLover93 #2 Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:39 AM

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there are threads, but not discussion about the tank itself more like ''85mm or 100mm'' or ''T34-85 equipment help'' threads, if you catch my drift.

Triple0 #3 Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:47 AM

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they have a 15% to die on hit due to ammo rack stored on the outside of the tank

Artaxerxes #4 Posted 04 November 2010 - 01:29 AM

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I've noticed that I'm virtually always in the bottom ranks of tanks using the t34-85, so die fairly easily and dont get much xp.

Its a fun tank though, I love the 122mm on some maps

Rech #5 Posted 05 November 2010 - 06:40 PM

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I really, really hated that tank. Almost made me give up on the medium tank tree.

In my opinion it was too slow and clumsy to do the fun stuff t-34 can do (still have t-34 in my garage because it's so much fun) and it was too weak to stand and fight with other mediums. The stock t-43 felt 10 times better than fully upgraded t-34-85. I was having a ton of fun with t-43 but the grind for t-44 is a bit too much for me and I've been mostly playing german TDs recently.

karl_eller #6 Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:37 PM

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I had one fully researched (Bar the T-43) rocking the 2nd 85mm, but I gave up on it for a while to focus on my German tanks (<3 8.8cm). I've recently started driving it again using the 100mm, and it's been a bit of fun after the slower German tanks. Still haven't decided if I prefer the 85mm or 100mm, though.

It is a bit of a half-assed tank, though. It's got the same hull armour as a T-34, with only a few more hitpoints, but it's heavier and less agile than the T34. T-43 looks like it should be a big upgrade in survivability.

Flankhard #7 Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:04 PM

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I'm using this atm and I got to say I am abit dissapointed. Comparing the statistics on this to my VK36 with the 76 L70 gun, I'm gonna realy have to man up if I'm gonna catch up to it by the time they have an equal amount of battles.
My main concerne is the weak engine. Even now with a 100% crew I'm having a hard time reaching top speed unless I'm going downhill and turning results in a massive speed penalty.

Supposedly Russian tanks would be better in close combat and German tanks would be better at range, right? The German guns have better accuracy and the turrets have a greater view range but they are supposedly slower and less agile. Thats why a T44 would beat a Panther head on and an IS would beat a Tiger head on? I do not see that apply to the T34-85 fighting tanks on it's own tier though. Then again, maybe I'm just using it wrong.

Btw I'm using the 85  D5T. I tried the 100mm but meh, I'm not sure yet.

PS! Sorry for bad spelling, I'll edit later if people take offence :)

conductiv #8 Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:21 PM

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I like the T-34-85,

gun wise the last 2 options (long 85mm and 100mm D-10) are feastable. both have good accuracy and don't bleed to much penetration on range, one allows for more punch (penetration and damage) the other allows for greater rate of fire. compared to its german T6 brothers both its guns are superior (long 85 both in penetration and rate of fire, DPS is close to the short 88, 100mm is superior in penetration and damage, but pays in ROF and DPS)

tank wise its reasonably manouverable, but not a dogfighter. T-34-85 has a good LOS and allows a sniper/flanker playstyle. hull is weak but turret is well armored for a T6 tank.

Remowilliams #9 Posted 11 November 2010 - 12:22 PM

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This tank is great for grinding credits and experience.  The 85 has a nice rate of fire and accuracy which is good for firing on the move.  It has a good turn radius and I have taken out Tiger IIs and ISs doing the circle of death.

GinGinLime #10 Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:06 PM

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I found it a bit slow and vulnerable but the firepower is good, better than the germans anyway for engaging higher tiers from looking at stats.

Kameho #11 Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:35 PM

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Only problems I have with it so far, is it has horrible accuracy compared to the german tanks on the move.
aswell it takes a good while before it starts aimin compared to the german tanks.

So for me it has crap accuracy to what i'm used to.

But that something thatll change over time once i get used to.

So the main problem is, its a very fragile tank, compared to the VKP (wich is even more horrible than this), it soaks up alot of damage when hit and hardly bounces bullets, even from weaker tier tanks.

But its world aparts from its german counterpart, VK3001Phail tank.

SommaRommel #12 Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:11 PM

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IF you play in Platoons, AND you consistently have someone in a Heavy tank or German medium of similar Tier who draws attention, this tank is the best compliment I have seen, considering the advantages of matchmaking in a Tier 6 over a Tier 7 or 8.

Rear and targeted shots with the 85mm or 100mm are both ridiculously devastating on any tank. If you are using the 85, just do a targeted drive-by tracking to lock in the rear for shots #2 and #3. The 100 is a little trickier as I usually don't fire until I have good visibility on the rear or top rear plates.

I almost always run the 100mm because I find I frequently get matched with lower tiers, where even front shots have a fair chance at a one-shot kill.

horacio #13 Posted 19 November 2010 - 09:46 AM

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Something weird happened to me yesterday. I encounter a T1 and start flanking it while shooting with my 85mm (the first one, but still 120mm penetration). I shot him 3 times at point blank, 2 in the side of his hull and 1 in it's rear. All my shots bounced  :blink:
I checked and the T1 has a maximum armor of 80mm...

Clover #14 Posted 19 November 2010 - 02:37 PM

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I haven't have the privilege to drive this tank yet, but i really loved the M4 and T34. I looked at the stats of the T-34/85 and i know of it's historical performance and i admit i was disappointed with the turret's performance, but it's highly arguable it's armor defect was the result of poor manufacturing practices than the actual tank itself. I don't know if this was rendered in it's protection, but i assume it's not.

It's late tier gun selection is a 85mm D5T-81BM, but i cant find any references to this gun, could someone point me to some information about this gun?

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View Posthoracio, on 19 November 2010 - 09:46 AM, said:

Something weird happened to me yesterday. I encounter a T1 and start flanking it while shooting with my 85mm (the first one, but still 120mm penetration). I shot him 3 times at point blank, 2 in the side of his hull and 1 in it's rear. All my shots bounced  :blink:
I checked and the T1 has a maximum armor of 80mm...

the US heavy tanks seem to have a armor bug, I read in topics US armor rates are at 120% (so 80mm would be 96, you should be able to penetrate this)on top of that even a slight angle rapidly increases armor "valeu" so to say.

I share the oppinion that US tanks seem to bounce a lot of shots on their weak spots.

the tank itself isn't bad, personally I dislike the short 85 because it bleeds a lot of penetration on distances and has less penetration the the german 75/L70. the long 85 makes up for this though. (once you get it)

GinGinLime #16 Posted 21 November 2010 - 01:11 AM

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The armour bug is t7 to t10 hvy only I think.

metraton #17 Posted 21 November 2010 - 10:27 PM

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play the t-34 85 as a sniper or as a flanker, and you will like it very much. Don't even try to get in the middle of the battle or they will cook you.

Dunewarrior #18 Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:35 PM

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View Postmetraton, on 21 November 2010 - 10:27 PM, said:

play the t-34 85 as a sniper or as a flanker, and you will like it very much. Don't even try to get in the middle of the battle or they will cook you.

QFT

Both the 100mm and the 85mm work in this case, I prefer the 100mm cus I rage every time I bounce. With the 100mm I bounce very few times.
Average engagement distance for me is 300-400m away. My strategy is to pop up somewhere far away, find a few targets, get a few shots off, then move somewhere else.

JoelCab #19 Posted 05 December 2010 - 10:02 PM

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It's hard to be a flanker in a T-34-85 seeing as how if you try to use your speed to get past a heavy you will just get tracked and die.

DemonicSpoon #20 Posted 06 December 2010 - 10:25 PM

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"Flanking" and "circlestrafing" are different. It's not meant to fight at point blank.




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