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boldsirrobin #41 Posted 21 September 2013 - 03:02 PM

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  I thought this tank was really terrible at first. Now, I am getting a little better at it and it does not seem so bad.

  BUT, the lack of gun depression is a showstopper. Any country that had tanks with such a bad depression would have been invaded long ago. I know this gave the Syrian ( Soviet ) tanks real problems in the Yom Kippur war.

  You need perfectly flat ground or to shoot uphill. I was in a battle in Ruinberg. The streets are a little higher in the middle and lower at the sides. I was on one side of a street and could not shoot an enemy who was about 20 metres away!!

  Manoeuvrability is good and the gun is OK if the ground is level and if you are very close or have 30 seconds to aim. But you cannot play it as a med. As others have said it is more of a "poor man's TD".


RavenGr #42 Posted 21 September 2013 - 08:29 PM

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That tank is a BIG PILE OF C**P!!!!

iTrax #43 Posted 21 September 2013 - 09:30 PM

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This tank is terrifying.

The camo value is just insane, with binoculars and a camo net i have been doing LOADS of damage from stealth, with continuous fire and without being spotted 95% of the time.

The speed, low profile, good alpha and ability to rotate the turret 360 degrees (which means i can just show a tiny little bit of my tank, shoot, and hide behind cover) makes this magic machine an absolute ninja monster at tier 7.

Squadman45 #44 Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:23 PM

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Compared with 416 A-44 is a joy... is not a bad tank but the weak engine and mount a non med gun...

Hazza1803 #45 Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:39 PM

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View PostWindic, on 13 September 2013 - 10:56 AM, said:

LOL! That's ridiculous! And I was thinking about trying this tank.

What is this program?

CjStolec #46 Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

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Average game:
1st hit kills the engine.
2nd hit kills the ammorack and the engine.
3rd hit sends you back to the garage.
Oh and don't get me started on the aim time and gun depression...

Edited by CjStolec, 24 September 2013 - 11:50 AM.


zbing #47 Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:35 PM

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At first I thought that A-43 was bad while in fact it turned out to be quite decent tank, if played like light. But this freak called A-44... I just don't know what to say. It's horrible. I can only hope that I'm wrong when I predict that this is going to be one of the most painful grinds I've been through.

diminish3d #48 Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:53 PM

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I hardly know what to say to all the detractors of this tank.


Only 50+ games so far, but getting a 60%+ winrate with it. What most people fail to appreciate is the truly excellent camo value this tank seems to have.

Mieep #49 Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:46 AM

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Will get one, btw the coppola isnt realy a weakspot, its well sloped 75mm-100mm isnt it?

Edited by Mieep, 30 September 2013 - 07:26 AM.


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View Postdiminish3d, on 23 September 2013 - 11:53 PM, said:

Only 50+ games so far, but getting a 60%+ winrate with it. What most people fail to appreciate is the truly excellent camo value this tank seems to have.

Well I have even less games atm, only 37, winrate is 41% and I feel so utterly helpless with it out there on the field that I can't remember this happening with any other tank. Ok maybe with original KV-4, it was catastrophe on tracks once it was introduced (they buffed and made it competitive later). Now, I have no doubt that I will manage to bring A-44 around 50% WR, but I don't see how this tank could ever be fun to play.

FreakaMan #51 Posted 29 September 2013 - 07:10 PM

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The tank is a joke, the engine has 1HP and it dies 50% of the time you get shot. I just got killed by a cromwell from cover while I was side-scrapping. First shot took out my engine and my track, then he kept killing either my track or my engine. No chance to repair and get out of there.

Mieep #52 Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:27 AM

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Ok, i got one.
And its the worst experience i ever had in a medium tank.
Its even worse then the AFK Panther.
The aim time is a killer. And no camo isnt great as it is in the a-43.
I never had so much matches were i contributed literaly nothing. 3,3 sec Aim time+ 0,45 monster derp+ -2 depression+ low penetration+ long reload -> horror.

DONT get this tank if youre not 100% sure what you are doing.
As sure as the a-43 will be nerfed this one is high on the list for a buff i suppose.

tronicson #53 Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:59 PM

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Absolutely not recommended from my side, try to skip this asap if you're going for Obj416

Edited by tronicson, 08 October 2013 - 08:10 AM.
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sayIMBAplz #54 Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:56 PM

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The tank is awesome, it can bounce IS and lower pen guns frontally, can bounce even t9 tanks while sidescraping (that is if they don t shoot your paper turret) and the mobility with removed governor is just insane. Only problem I encountered after getting used to the rear-mounted gun and no depression was the ammount of criticals - engine got knocked out constantly, with ammo rack being next. Gun is pretty strong but the aimtime is horrific for a t7.
However, I don t feel that overall it is better as a medium than the german VK (only other t7 medium I had).

Punpernikiel #55 Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:24 PM

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I didn't believe those opinions until I got this tank and played it a bit.

IT'S COMPLEATLY UNPLAYABLE

Gun is the worst gun in the game as for it's tier. Aiming is riddiculous long, like a stationary arty. Reaload takes too long. You're not a dogfigt tank, not even a tds. This gun has all the weaknes of kv-1s gun but it doesnt have ANY of its advantages. IT's SO MUCH S***. You're a tank left nowhere in the battle tactics. And gun depression is non existent. All this is so much pain it devours all the joy from this game.
Hull is prone to any module dmg, especially ammo rack and engine. You often get module damages simultaneously with 1 shoot.
I tend to miss from 50m distance all the time, shell is flying like 90degrees away you aimed. Like kv-1s in OLD PATCHES before accuracy buff.

I've played like 100 tanks (along with test servers) and no any tank is even close of being that bad and frustrating to play. Maybe AMX40, but AMX can shine in low tier battles with its armor, A-44 not.

Ronald_Dump #56 Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:06 PM

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View PostMkH, on 13 September 2013 - 09:50 PM, said:

DPM is pretty awesome, but the aiming time is horrible.
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I have to try playing it like a tank destroyer, use hull-down positions and camp, camp, camp. Perhaps it works in that role. Initial impressions however are very bad.

Out of 265 non-premium vehicles in game, I was playing 258. This is the first time I went to wiki and forum to read "how to play" this tank.

It is horrible!

I made it elite at the moment I bought it. Actually there were tracks and turret to research only.

In first 3 games I did in total 278 damage. Hit ratio is 41%. I get killed in 3 shots all 3 games. Since I never use gold, I can only ding other tanks.

Currently this one is serious candidate for worst tank overall, worst tank in game. I simply do not know how to play it.

Civic_16s #57 Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:31 PM

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View Postbanemtheduke, on 10 October 2013 - 07:06 PM, said:

Currently this one is serious candidate for worst tank overall, worst tank in game. I simply do not know how to play it.
I agree ....
This tank has nothing. Can't play really med-style because of awful precision-aiming time, and horrific gun depression. The turret is a whole weakspot, can't even try to play hull down like Chinese or russian high tiers meds.
I tried to play in support, but still hard to get a good position (due to depression) and then this gun .... again. That gameplay saved my life, but still doesn't do enough work to help for victory. Got a decent WR, but was not due to my work ...
Can do in city, when top tier, with sidesrapping, but that's all.
Main problem : any shot in your front kill the engine, and put fire very often. So you stay like a f**** esay target.
The A-43 was pretty better, it can do a "scout work" when it was in low tier position.
Actually, the A-44 could do nothing, compared to other T7 medium he's totally useless.

Edited by Civic_16s, 13 October 2013 - 02:32 PM.


Ronald_Dump #58 Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:58 PM

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View PostCivic_16s, on 13 October 2013 - 02:31 PM, said:

... and horrific gun depression.

I assume you did not play Chinese tanks yet, as most of them has no gun depression. However, none of Chinese are horrible as this one. So far my score is 5 victories in 6 battles and I did almost nothing in those games. Looks like MM compensate horrible tank characteristics with better MM. Or I simply just had luck so far.

voidwyrm #59 Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

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Its a really, really bad tank.
The gun seems good at first, as it has good pen and alpha, but every softstat is so bad, that its almost unusable on a medium tank.
(Aimtime ist horrible, Acc is bad, gundepression is nonexistant and DPM is on the low end for a med.)
The tank itself has nice topspeed, but thats about it. Armor is mostly luck (very thin 150armor part), and every 2nd hit will damage a very important module. (track, engine(+fire), ammorack... if you try to sidescrape, then your gun can be knocked out too, as it has a paperturret)
All in all its really just a very bad TD.

Edited by voidwyrm, 14 October 2013 - 02:37 PM.


tronicson #60 Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:10 PM

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Tbh sometimes i wonder what the Testserver actually is for.. if such epic fails cannot be sortet out before going on Liveserver ^^




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