Is Panzer III a keeper?Panzer III 3
Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:06 PM
I have a lot of german tanks, and keep them because I like them, for some of them the learning curve was high as hell but I managed to learn and enjoy almost every german tank in game.
The thing on this one is the gun, or the gun choice... just cant figure it out witch gun should I use. L60 (AP's) and L24(HE's). So far the L60 penetration value is ok but the damage dealt is not enough, and the L24 is even worse as I can't do a thing to enemy tanks, only manage to do criticals, bounces and extremely low damage shots.
I could use some advise, if there is anyone whiling to share precious info about how to play this tank, thanks in advance.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:21 PM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:32 PM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:53 PM
Edited by phkleven1234, 08 December 2012 - 09:53 PM.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:04 PM
I'm thinking about getting this old beauty as well, because it seems to be quite an effective machine.
BTW: The Ausf. N (7.5cm L/24) was not meant to fight armor and used HEAT against tanks. You might consider loading a few of these.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:38 AM
Posting my stats:
My most-kill battle. Look closer - when you see it, you'll lose your faith in humanity edit: damn, it's not visible on screen. It's actually a defeat...
Also my best xp-wise battle. It's also a top 1 record on PlanetWoT
Edited by niick, 09 December 2012 - 08:41 AM.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:33 AM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:09 AM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:43 AM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:53 AM
As to keep it, depend if you need the slot in your hangar, or not.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:44 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:06 PM
9 kills, almost 4,000 XP, a nice wedge of cash and my first Cool-Headed medal (I took 48 hits and survived). This tank is great fun and one of the ones (like the StuG, Tiger H, and Jagdpanther) I would never part with.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:53 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:56 PM
I do my best and always hunt down those T-28s and Hetzers, but when they are down I can only hide and pray that my team will win.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:12 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:10 AM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:03 PM
They have already nerf its armor parts less then it historically had like MG ball is much weaker than in real life or the flat part between upper and lower hull is almost 10mm thinner than in real life.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:35 PM
As for the gun - it's 75mm HE and making circles around the enemy - just like US M5. Consider yourself a fast-moving atry tier 2
Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:28 PM
They nerfed it on 8.0 to 30mm turret (i think to test new phisics because 30mm+20mm mantlet = 50 )
But its ok NOW on 8.2 front turret armor historicaly upgrade to 57mm (+20mm for L60 spaced armor= 77mm).
With the historicaly average 88mm pen of the L60 will be the perfect tank, L60 need a buff, the pz3 got increased MatchMaking on 8.2 like a pz38na.
A good medium with good traverse speed and 6 speed manual gearbox ready to get premium gasoline =P that can up 70kmh
At other side the tier3 Pz3ausf A hitorically nerfed to 14mm full armor but still being a light (i think was a medium that need more life).
Fully upgraded PZIII still being a well balanced low tier medium, only needs historic pen for the L60 to reach that tier 6 tanks (for same tier battles it still piercing all).
The 75mm L24 does low damage, it needs a range explosion buff.
Saw it, new 57mm turret =) with big guns you can choose +20mm mantlet or +20mm spaced mantlet =P
Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:24 PM
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