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Gharirey #21 Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:48 PM

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In my humble opinion, the tank is solid but certainly no candidate for the top 5 of tier VI meds.
  • Armor is average. It can bounce the occasional shell off the front but don't count on it.
  • The gun is weak for a tier VI. Alpha is extremely low and the good DPM remains a theoretical number at anything but close range since the gun reloads faster than you can aim at mid or long range. Pen isn't good either.
  • Mobility is great though and it seems to have very low terrain resistance as well. It almost feels like a light tank. This makes it a great flanker.
Definitively not a keeper but not an awful grind, either.

daz606 #22 Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:10 AM

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I guess it's just me.

But have you tried auto targeting and just driving while firing?

You CANNOT miss!

This gun has to be the most accurate while moving.

I just trash my own tier, and pop and shoot for higher tiers.

This is from pure auto aim:

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Touko__Pouko #23 Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:32 AM

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Wich is better T-34-85 or A-43???

daz606 #24 Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:02 AM

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A-43!
Average battle.

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xCaptainObviousx #25 Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:10 PM

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That's not really an average battle but it's not too hard to do, think before you move and you'll be fine.

StronkiTonki #26 Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:08 PM

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May I ask which gun is best for the A-43? I really loved using the ZIS-4 on the T-34, but I'm not sure if I should use the ZIS-4 or the S-54 on the A-43.

hyplion #27 Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:49 PM

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View PostRoyboy94, on 22 September 2013 - 05:08 PM, said:

May I ask which gun is best for the A-43? I really loved using the ZIS-4 on the T-34, but I'm not sure if I should use the ZIS-4 or the S-54 on the A-43.

s-54 got a little pen buff last patch. and look at the RoF difference of the s-54 between the t-34 and the a-43, 8rpm more on the a-43.
at first i thought i'd be using the zis-4 but when i saw the RoF on the s-54 i was sold.

daz606 #28 Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:18 PM

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S-54, with rammer and vents.
It does just enough, you can't 1 shot anyone, or really hurt them quickly.

BUT by not stopping you can cause that little bit of panic, and do what's needed.

I find this tank struggles most when someone else has auto aimed at you.
My aim is to overwhelm an opponent and hope he's a 'skilled' player that would never auto aim :)

Mieep #29 Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:07 AM

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I prefer the zis, i mean 0,34 vs 0,41 accuracy is a lot...

And the pen difference isnt a world, esp if you carry some preium mun with you where the zis definity has the edge.

sutyomatic #30 Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:01 AM

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View PostMieep, on 24 September 2013 - 06:07 AM, said:

I prefer the zis, i mean 0,34 vs 0,41 accuracy is a lot...

And the pen difference isnt a world, esp if you carry some preium mun with you where the zis definity has the edge.

The pew-pew of doom with that 85 avg. just doesn't cut it at Tier 6. That's 10-11 penetrating shots on a same tier heavy.

Mieep #31 Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:31 AM

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View Postsutyomatic, on 24 September 2013 - 08:01 AM, said:

The pew-pew of doom with that 85 avg. just doesn't cut it at Tier 6. That's 10-11 penetrating shots on a same tier heavy.
and the s has what? 30dmg more... and 30% less rof
dps is the same nore or less, as its the pen, so the acc is deciding for me.

Edited by Mieep, 24 September 2013 - 08:31 AM.


xCaptainObviousx #32 Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:58 PM

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the 76 mm is better at penetrating spaced armor and tracks due to the 10x caliber rule, the 76 mm travels 760 mm before despawning after penetrating the 1st layer of armor while the 57 mm only travels 570 mm (which pretty much means that it's eaten by a KV's tracks)

riv8 #33 Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:55 PM

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It tries really hard to be a Cromwell but fails miserably due to much shittier gun, be it alpha, pen or accuracy on the move. Nevertheless it's not awful tank due its "Cromwellness". Definitely not a keeper for me (why the hell I should keep a worse Cromwell when I have the better one already?!)

About the gun - I'm using Zis-4 cause of better accuracy and DPM. If I'm limited to flanking only I'd rather have the best DPM I can (don't care about pen Zis-4 can pen almost everything you encounter from the back/side) and the best accuracy I can so I can zoom zoom pew pew on the battlefield and actually hit something ;)

daz606 #34 Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:23 PM

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Ok, I seem to be doing well on this tank, so:

I've used the S-54 so far, now I'll try the ZIS-4.

I'll see how it goes and report back.

Mieep #35 Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:57 AM

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Ok, after extensive testing i come to the conclusion that this tank is a proberbly nerf bat canditate.
It plays like a chaffee but with better matchmaking.

daz606 #36 Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:40 PM

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Nope,
The ZIS-4 isn't up to it.
A memorable battle with a T150 (for the wrong reasons) ended up with me dead.
I simply couldn't take him down.
I know for a guaranteed fact the S-54 can do it. I don't fear any same tier tanks with the S-54.
Tell me about my aiming, weak spots etc. But circling a tank at full speed kind of rules out marksmanship.
My skill level dictates that circling tanks as fast as I can and firing requires auto aim.
Not picking out vital points...
You can be all 'honourable' and not dirty your hands with auto aim. But it's me that just killed you with the S-54...on auto aim :)

Edited by daz606, 25 September 2013 - 08:41 PM.


Mieep #37 Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:31 AM

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But the zis is incredibel if youre shooting while driving at targets at 50-150m its crazy. Cant remember any tank thats so accurate on the rive.
The s-54 is a bit meh with 0,41 acc it feels lot more derb.

Edited by Mieep, 26 September 2013 - 05:40 AM.


xCaptainObviousx #38 Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:04 AM

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the 76 mm is a bit more derp than the 57 mm but the extra 13 mm pen and extra 200 mm spaced armor travel distance is really noticable (the 10x shell caliber rule makes the 57 mm shells despawn before they hit the hull if you shoot through a KV hull's tracks while the 76 gets through easily).

Also: accuracy on the move is tied to the suspension, not the gun.

riv8 #39 Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:45 PM

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After few more battles I changed my mind. I love this little thing. It's fast and agile its pew pew Zis-4 is sufficient and its different from the Cromwell (contrary to what I wrote in my earlier post). It's a scout without scout mm - absolute spotting machine able to circle and kill t7 heavies with a little skill. If it would have just a little more gun depression it would be perfect. I love it :D

Btw How well other people are driving this thing, when a game where I got scout and Radley-Walters got me only 1st class mastery badge?!

lafeel #40 Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:54 AM

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I love it. Have very little luck with the A43 thanks to a combination of not having mastered the skills needed to put it to it's best use, and the MM not liking me very much, but I certainly am not going to blame the tank for that.

It truly is in many ways a Soviet Easy Eight.




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