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Shouken #41 Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:28 PM

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flanking is hardly possible on most of the maps...theres like 3 where you can do it.

undtctd #42 Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:41 PM

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View PostPadyEos, on 21 September 2011 - 06:02 AM, said:

Not really, the D-10T is adequate if you keep shooting at the sides of tier 8-10 tanks. Found myself numerous times in the T-43 the last tank in the team, even below arty and still got away with at least 3 kill. Killed with it IS-7, E-100, Patton, E-50, T-54. Just remember you are not supposed to fight them alone, either spot heavy for arty and TD fire or keep mediums lit up and bogged down or support the flank of an attack. In the rest when facing max tier 8 yeah the T-43 kicks ass.

You alone won't change actual performace of t43. If you really killed all mentioned tanks in one battle - you were just lucky. Otherwise idk why you would post such things cause everyone can occasionally finish random t10 with he. So no, t43 doesn't kick ass. But overall idiot gun at t7 is sufficient.

Other than that I mostly agree.

Things change again with t44. You still can hold your own, but that requires extraordinary efforts. T44 needs better gun, at least slightly better. Not to mention it's ammorack... but that's different and long story.

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View PostShouken, on 20 September 2011 - 11:43 PM, said:

T43 and T44 as terrible tanks performance-wise...you get to fight T9/10 all the time with a Tier7 gun.
It wouldnt be bad if it actually used the starts of the D10S, which is the same gun on a different chassis. same gun.

It doesnt feel right to see heavies reload faster than a medium...

Other than that, if i actually manage to get a good battle (me within top half of team) its decent.

not really, with tier 7 tank i get more battles where i am top dog... like in T-43 also in T20... In T-44 sadly i fight most upper tiers... and without good gun its no fun... I enjoy most tier 5 battles in me trustee Sherman, and even when i face KING tiger in Sherman i have no fear... 105mm howitzer is a gift from God :)

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View Postundtctd, on 21 September 2011 - 12:41 PM, said:

You alone won't change actual performace of t43. If you really killed all mentioned tanks in one battle - you were just lucky. Otherwise idk why you would post such things cause everyone can occasionally finish random t10 with he. So no, t43 doesn't kick ass. But overall idiot gun at t7 is sufficient.

Other than that I mostly agree.

Things change again with t44. You still can hold your own, but that requires extraordinary efforts. T44 needs better gun, at least slightly better. Not to mention it's ammorack... but that's different and long story.

Have to say that I love how everyone who doesn't know how to play the game just believes skill=luck. Learn to play the T-43 right and you won't need HE.

undtctd #45 Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:17 PM

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Yuuup how many of those smartypants here. You don't even get the point. What does it change that you killed those poor guys? Almost any other tank could do that aswell. You won't bring anything constructive trying to prove how badass you are. I doubt anyone will be impressed either.

Yes, I know probably most of weakspots on those tanks and could kill them but you don't stand a chance against them, nor represent at least comparable value on the battlefield in t43. And I won't learn anything more in t43, I did just fine even without knocking out 5 t10s in every game. It's t44 time for me mate :) and I pick those big monsters with D10t much easier cause whole tank is better.

My point is: if t43 "kicks ass" then kv13/t20 probably "ownzzz da world" in overall fun department. I haven't got them yet, however that's how majority says.

Once again in simple words. T43 for me is fine. It could use some love though. Just don't exaggerate.

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View Postundtctd, on 22 September 2011 - 02:17 PM, said:

Yuuup how many of those smartypants here. You don't even get the point. What does it change that you killed those poor guys? Almost any other tank could do that aswell. You won't bring anything constructive trying to prove how badass you are. I doubt anyone will be impressed either.

Yes, I know probably most of weakspots on those tanks and could kill them but you don't stand a chance against them, nor represent at least comparable value on the battlefield in t43. And I won't learn anything more in t43, I did just fine even without knocking out 5 t10s in every game. It's t44 time for me mate :) and I pick those big monsters with D10t much easier cause whole tank is better.

My point is: if t43 "kicks ass" then kv13/t20 probably "ownzzz da world" in overall fun department. I haven't got them yet, however that's how majority says.

Once again in simple words. T43 for me is fine. It could use some love though. Just don't exaggerate.

Well there's a high probability the Vk3002DB and kv-13 wouldn't have been able to get those kills because they've got around 50 less penetration. They have a much lower potential for penetrating tier 8-10's. A panther might have problems doing the same later on in a battle when its been shot up a bit and has a bunch of damaged modules..... and well..... we all know the t-20 is supposed to be awesome. I haven't played it, but I would probably love it.

What I like about the t-43 is that it has no real weaknesses. The gun is good..... decent power, penetration, accuracy and ROF. The speed and agility are pretty good. It has a decent amount of HP and compared to the tier 5 chassis of the t-34-85 it's got okay armour that occasionally bounces something. It doesn't have particularly weak modules, and has a small amount of gun depression (better than zero!).

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View PostShaitis, on 11 September 2011 - 03:07 AM, said:

After eliting Patton and E-50 I,ve decided to get to T54 and on my journey I encountered this ..T43.. pile of crap tank.
Its most grey and least funny tank EVER, its manevrability and speed combined with absolute lack of gun depression makes this tank almost useless medium tank I've ever seen. Not possible to play it in first line as a scout, second line is just average because being hunted by snipers as an easy prey, and third line is shit because terribad sniping capability.

Ofc it is possible to kill with it, but it is just dumb and pathetic average no style tank. Playing with it is so boring that I barely manage to sit in it in x5 exp events.

How can you live with it ? :unsure::blink::blink::blink:

Yawn.
It depends on the matchmaker really. If you're not in the top 5, it's out of your hands. It doesn't bounce at all, you could certainly wish for more horsepower and like the T34/85 the gun is all over the place, it takes forever to zero in.

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View PostTomyslaf, on 11 August 2011 - 01:21 PM, said:

Alot of medals on that tank... Not so many like in t-34, but better win lose ratio and better survival rate...
12 medals isn't a lot in 300 battles.. And 14 isn't a lot on the T-34 with 393 battles O_o

Don't remember that many good memories from my T-43 days in beta.. Ain't going that way again, that's for sure..

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View PostHighFlyer15, on 26 September 2011 - 12:57 PM, said:

12 medals isn't a lot in 300 battles.. And 14 isn't a lot on the T-34 with 393 battles O_o

Don't remember that many good memories from my T-43 days in beta.. Ain't going that way again, that's for sure..

what? only first tab of medals count?
Master guner, sharpshoter, billottes dont count?
Second tab medals dont count? leclercs, kays, carius etc etc...

and like i have say, i have more medals in tiger / king tiger, but win/lose ratio = shit, fun in that heavy tanks = shit...

fun in t-43  :Smile_great:
fun in t20  :Smile-playing:

but all tanks and play stiles are not the same for all players, in me clan, 2 more guys have t-43 and they like him allot...

its not tank which will sit on open field and taking hits... you must play clever ;)

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t-43 is paaaaaain :( stock at least, hope that things will improve with idiot

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ive only just got the t43 this server im new here im from the american server, and althought stock ive played 12 games and have 18 kills with a 73 percent win ratio, even with the 85mm bog standard your still quite deadly, the biggest mistake i find people make with medium tanks is they sit still, althought the t43 doesnt have the turn ability of a t44 its still pretty damn nimble, so my advice is do not sit still run round heavys and shoot rear or sides if possible.

never go in first unless ure the bottom tier and theres 4 plus arties in the enemy team, thats the only time i rush with the t43.

best thing ive found is work behind the your heavys use there armour for cover and wait till enemy fires then pop out and shoot.

just remember keep moving and dont go in first. and you should be fine

some of my 18 kills include
jagtiger from 40 percent
isu-152 from 100 percent
KT from 60 percent
1on1

if you see an enemy tank facing away from you dont sit back and fire get up close and personal, expecially with TD's the further away you are the more chance they have of turning there gun to face you.

patton4ever #52 Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:52 AM

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Im a few xp away from the t43 and i try not to "fear" the pain to grind the 100k xp for the t44.
I did not considered the t34-85 to be bad, actually i have quite fun with it so that i will unlocked every possible modules on the t34-85 before playing the t43.

punishersal #53 Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:00 PM

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I brought IS some days ago. Played with it and even in first day I had again feeling that I'm not in right tank. Same as with T29. Yes, its heavy tank with good firepower but I don't feel like I'm driving right tank.
So, I think maybe I need to continue Russian mediums. I'm at T-34-85 and as you already guessed, went trough KV-13 to IS. It means T-43 is next tank. But I have read good and bad things about it. In both European and Russian forums (I always read about next tanks in both forums. I'm understand russian good enough). So, those who have played with T-43, how good/bad it really is?
And I have all weapons and radio unlocked already for it. Since T-34-85.

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Ok, i own/have own T-43 and it was one of most fun grinds for upper tier tank, meaning T-44, i own now elite T-44 ( ok, missing T-54 ) but i ditch T-44, why, same 100mm gun in higher tier battles than with T-43... and ammo rack poblems...
Few klan mates own T-43 and they also like him allot.
Now i drove King Tiger ( missing E-75 ) and Pershing ( missing Patton ). T-44 is more fun to drove than KT, and Pershing is even more fun than both of that tanks.

T-44 can and will bounce few shoots, its fast, low profile, and lead to T-54... And for players who own premium ( i play without ) its ok, can earn money with ease... And will be ok grind up to T-54...

But back to T-43. You must know what that tank can and cant do. You must like speed, agility with good fire power over slow armored big targets, meaning heavy tanks.

I simply like more medium tanks over heavy, and for me playing stile T-43 was excellent. It have front mounted gun, so when you shoot over corner you don't need to show half of tank to shot...

It have no big amount of medals, less than me heavy tanks, but is allot more fun.

Same go for T20 ( American tier 7 medium ), its a one hell of a fun tank!

T-43 is NOT tank that will sit on open field taking damage ( it can/ have enough HP, but... ) T-43 is flanking, pee ka BUM machine that can go fast from one side of map to support other side and bring victory to them. And with 100mm gun... well...  :Smile-playing:

punishersal #55 Posted 05 October 2011 - 04:29 PM

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http://img52.imagesh...3485engines.jpg
So, just to check modules from T-43 and T-34-85 again, I saw this thing about engines.
Engine names are different and they require different amount of XP to unlock. In description is written that T-34-85 engine can be used on T-43, but checking engine for T-43, there is no thing that engine is used on T-34-85.
So, does T-43 uses same engine as T-34-85 or not?

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Upgraded engine for T-34-85 is the default one for T-43. Check the T-43 engine in the most upper row of modules, on the right from T-43 picture.

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my clanmates hate the T-43, but after having one for about 40k experence toward the T-44 grind, I really enjoy it.  It's quite a fun tank, even when it fails miserably.

Makes me remember how much I miss my T-54 from beta.

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Im tired of hearing alot of moaning in here, about the t43's performance. its not the performance of the vechile its the performance of the driver that matters.
heres a little something to show it can be done.


Victory!
Battle: Ensk 06 October 2011 00:24:10
Vehicle: T-43
Experience received: 1,702
Credits received: 43,900
Battle Achievements: Steel Wall, Top Gun, Reaper

^^^^ note the steel wall.
(check my stats if you dont believe it)

now i read somewhere above someone has played the t43 and its never made them smile. well every match i am yet again more and more impressed by it.

ive played 80 games so far.
46 wins 57 percent overall
kills 95
average xp 673

my advice is simple only stop to shoot, when your reloading keep moving. and zig zag in reverse as well as going forward. you have good speed and you turn on a dime use this. the biggest mistake i find users doing is stopping when there reloading or rolling solo. the t43 is only good in two areas in a group or hit and run tatics i find.

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I read a lot of comments(mostly whining) before trying T-43 again after beta. Thank god I decided to play it and see how it performs before buying wet ammorack.
Got ammoracked once in 91 games. For comparison - in 3601 died from the same twice in 50 games.

"Awesome" is not enough to describe this tank. :Smile_great:  

Too bad it has to go and make room for T-44. I will also try it before listening to what other people are saying. Too many negative comments here, almost every tank is condemned as useless or UP.

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Post a picture after 500 battles. I had nearly 75% win ratio after 150 battles in KV-13. Now i have only 60% after 440...




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