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ZlatanArKung #1 Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:30 PM

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This is the biggest piece of craptank I have ever played I think.

 

The TOG was a pleasure in comparison. And the T5 Swedish TD (dislike by many) was also truly amazing in comparison.

SU-100M1 is insanely overpowered in comparison.

 

The A-44 have.

Pros.

1 alpha

2 speed in a straight line.

 

Cons

1 terrible accuracy.

2 terrible aim time.

3 terrible gun handling.

4 bad dpm.

5 bad armour that often gets set on fire and engine break downs are common.

6 bad turret armour.

7 bad hull traverse.

8 bad gun depression.

 

This mean.

 

It is bad at sniping.

It is bad at flanking since it can't turn nor hit on the move.

It is bad at killing enemies since dpm is terrible.

It can't trade because only 300 alpha. And if you are not sidescraping, you get tracked and engine damage  and if sidescraping, they pen cupola and you will be lucky to hit if they are mOving back.

 

The A-44 do 1 thing good though. If in a straight line, it is good at ramming other mediums and light tanks as long as they stand still.


Edited by ZlatanArKung, 26 October 2017 - 11:39 PM.


lord_chipmonk #2 Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:32 PM

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View PostZlatanArKung, on 26 October 2017 - 11:30 PM, said:

It can't trade because only 300 alpha. 

 

Only 300 alpha. For a tier 7 medium. Only. That's more than most tier 8 mediums and a number of the tier 7 heavies and some of the tier 7 TDs. 



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Yup, absolutely despised every minute of grinding through it. It would've been rather nice if the gun handling wasn't completely awful but I got so fed up with its inaccuracy that I grinded the last ~20k xp using the 57mm and a crap load of prem ammo.

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View PostZlatanArKung, on 26 October 2017 - 11:30 PM, said:

This is the biggest piece of craptank I have ever played I think.

 

The TOG was a pleasure in comparison. And the T5 Swedish TD (dislike by many) was also truly amazing in comparison.

SU-100M1 is insanely overpowered in comparison

 

I'll take the A-44 over any of those tanks any day. Most play it like a medium. It's not, play it like the 416 after it, a TD/medium hybrid that goes bully role late game. Then it's actually a rather good tank. If you go brawl with it in the first min.. then it will usually go bad. Just like it will for the 416. But at least this as a full 360 turret.

 

View PostZlatanArKung, on 26 October 2017 - 11:30 PM, said:

It can't trade because only 300 alpha.

 

Only? Yeah because every tier 7 medium has 390 alpha right? Like the Swedish Leo, the gun is the only good thing about it. Thus why it's not best played as a pure medium like most do. Just like you won't play the 50 100 in a pure HT role.



ZlatanArKung #5 Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:41 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 26 October 2017 - 11:39 PM, said:

 

I'll take the A-44 over any of those tanks any day. Most play it like a medium. It's not, play it like the 416 after it, a TD/medium hybrid that goes bully role late game. Then it's actually a rather good tank. If you go brawl with it in the first min.. then it will usually go bad. Just like it will for the 416. But at least this as a full 360 turret.

 

 

Only? Yeah because every tier 7 medium has 390 alpha right? Like the Swedish Leo, the gun is the only good thing about it. Thus why it's not best played as a pure medium like most do. Just like you won't play the 50 100 in a pure HT role.

Problem is, you can't play it as a TD since you won't hit anything at range.

 

If you brawl heavies,  you get our traded by IS group and T29.

The Tiger I will wreck you in seconds and you will bounce centre Tiger P.

And AMX have same alpha or 330 with prem rounds.



ZlatanArKung #6 Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:46 PM

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Problem with A-44 is that you have a bad gun on a bad platform.

ZlatanArKung #7 Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:47 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 26 October 2017 - 11:39 PM, said:

 

I'll take the A-44 over any of those tanks any day. Most play it like a medium. It's not, play it like the 416 after it, a TD/medium hybrid that goes bully role late game. Then it's actually a rather good tank. If you go brawl with it in the first min.. then it will usually go bad. Just like it will for the 416. But at least this as a full 360 turret.

 

 

Only? Yeah because every tier 7 medium has 390 alpha right? Like the Swedish Leo, the gun is the only good thing about it. Thus why it's not best played as a pure medium like most do. Just like you won't play the 50 100 in a pure HT role.

The gun on Leo alone makes Leo a superior tank to the A-44.

Because Leo can actually hit the opponents.

 

Then Leo is also more mobile and have gun depression.

 

The gun is not a good part of the A-44.

 

I would trade it away for the 100mm on the KV-85 all day every day.


Edited by ZlatanArKung, 26 October 2017 - 11:48 PM.


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I really liked it. Such a good tank at bullying.

ZlatanArKung #9 Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:52 PM

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View Postlord_chipmonk, on 26 October 2017 - 11:32 PM, said:

 

Only 300 alpha. For a tier 7 medium. Only. That's more than most tier 8 mediums and a number of the tier 7 heavies and some of the tier 7 TDs. 

T8 mediums hit their shells.

A-44 doesn't. 



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View PostZlatanArKung, on 26 October 2017 - 11:52 PM, said:

T8 mediums hit their shells.

A-44 doesn't. 

 

Don't change the subject silly. :P  You said it had bad alpha and hence doesn't trade well. That is simply untrue, the alpha is good. Sure, the accurracy is a problem, but I was responding to your original claim. 

 

So, the A-44. Been a while since I played it, but I remember liking it, though not enough to keep it. My review in the spoiler for what it is worth. 

 

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So, what do you have? Well, decent mobility, armour that is a bit RNG reliant and works better at range and a gun that hits hard, but has no finesse bloody awful gun depression combined with a rear mounted turret, which is awkward. 

 

1) Sidescrape everywhere. Your turret is mounted on the back and your engine in the front. If you poke that nose around a corner don't be surprised if you get your engine knocked out and/or set on fire. Don't do it. 

 

2) Avoid higher tier tanks. You are mobile enough to get around the battlefield, so if you see a big, scary tank, go somewhere else. 

 

3) Don't get into battles of weak spot sniping. Your accurracy sucks, it isn't worth it. 

 

4) Don't try to get into positions that require any gun depression at all, you don't have any. Not sure which tanks you tend to play, but for some this takes some getting used to.

 

5) Do play peek-a-boo against lower tiers. Against anyone bigger, flank and then play peek-a-boo with their backsides. 

 

It struggles a bit in tier 9 matches, though then again, my ace game was a tier 9 match. Go figure. 


Edited by lord_chipmonk, 27 October 2017 - 12:03 AM.


ZlatanArKung #11 Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:08 AM

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If we compare the gun on A-44 to other T7 medium tank guns.

I would rate it like this.

Leo >>>> A-44
Panther >>> A-44
VK D >>> A-44
T-34-1 = A-44
T-34/100 >>> A-44
Comet >>> A-44
T-20 >>>>> A-44
KV-13 and T-43 > A-44
Chi-Ri >>> A-44

Imo A-44:has the worst gun at T7 together with T-34-1.
The difference is that the T-34-1 has an awesome turret armour and is just a superior platform.

Platform wise.

Comet >>> A-44
Panther > A-44
VK D > A-44
T-34-1 >>>>>> A-44
KV-13 > A-44
T-43 > A-44
T-34/100 > A-44
Leo > A-44
Chi-Ri = A-44
T-20 >>> A-44

So it imo has worst gun combined with worst hull.

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View Postlord_chipmonk, on 27 October 2017 - 12:03 AM, said:

1) Sidescrape everywhere. Your turret is mounted on the back and your engine in the front. If you poke that nose around a corner don't be surprised if you get your engine knocked out and/or set on fire. Don't do it. 

 

2) Avoid higher tier tanks. You are mobile enough to get around the battlefield, so if you see a big, scary tank, go somewhere else. 

 

3) Don't get into battles of weak spot sniping. Your accurracy sucks, it isn't worth it. 

 

4) Don't try to get into positions that require any gun depression at all, you don't have any. Not sure which tanks you tend to play, but for some this takes some getting used to.

 

5) Do play peek-a-boo against lower tiers. Against anyone bigger, flank and then play peek-a-boo with their backsides. 

 

All of that's pretty much spot on except #5. Peekabooing against T8 tanks is fine, depending on tank. You have higher alpha than the majority of T8 meds. :D

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People say Panther and Panther 2 are bad tanks too, are you sure it's the tank and not just you? Not trying to insult here, just curious, I played alright in Panthers and I was thinking about going up this line.

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View PostExclamationMark, on 26 October 2017 - 11:51 PM, said:

I really liked it. Such a good tank at bullying.

Ye, you can bully T5, but how often do you see them at T5.

But you get shredded by a T-34-85 in a dpm fight.

 

I simply guess I have to camp more in it.

 

Red-line here I come. 



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View PostMatcorr, on 27 October 2017 - 12:10 AM, said:

People say Panther and Panther 2 are bad tanks too, are you sure it's the tank and not just you? Not trying to insult here, just curious, I played alright in Panthers and I was thinking about going up this line.

 

Panther I is a blessing in comparison imo. It can do stuff the A-44 can only dream off.



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View PostZlatanArKung, on 27 October 2017 - 12:08 AM, said:

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Lmao, A44 has by far the best hull and general armour out of all T7 meds. T34-1 is the only exception, but then it also has a terrible hull.

Gun is pure trash yes (alpha aside), and not even gold spamming or 5million crew skills, food or improved equip can help it. It's an in your face tank no matter the tier.



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View PostExclamationMark, on 27 October 2017 - 12:10 AM, said:

 

All of that's pretty much spot on except #5. Peekabooing against T8 tanks is fine, depending on tank. You have higher alpha than the majority of T8 meds. :D

 

Agreed, but I was just trying to give some generalisations. But yes, plenty of higher tier tanks you can out trade, which is hilarious. 

 

View PostZlatanArKung, on 27 October 2017 - 12:08 AM, said:

If we compare the gun on A-44 to other T7 medium tank guns.

I would rate it like this.

Leo >>>> A-44
Panther >>> A-44
VK D >>> A-44
T-34-1 = A-44
T-34/100 >>> A-44
Comet >>> A-44
T-20 >>>>> A-44
KV-13 and T-43 > A-44
Chi-Ri >>> A-44

Imo A-44:has the worst gun at T7 together with T-34-1.
The difference is that the T-34-1 has an awesome turret armour and is just a superior platform.

Platform wise.

Comet >>> A-44
Panther > A-44
VK D > A-44
T-34-1 >>>>>> A-44
KV-13 > A-44
T-43 > A-44
T-34/100 > A-44
Leo > A-44
Chi-Ri = A-44
T-20 >>> A-44

So it imo has worst gun combined with worst hull.

 

Ok, fine. You don't like derpy guns, rear turrets and no gun depression. If you want to play the A-44 though, you'd better get used to it. 

 

p.s. How on any planet is the Chi-Ri platform equal to the A-44 platform?!



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View PostZlatanArKung, on 27 October 2017 - 12:12 AM, said:

Ye, you can bully T5, but how often do you see them at T5.

But you get shredded by a T-34-85 in a dpm fight.

 

I simply guess I have to camp more in it.

 

1) If your tank loses in a DPM fight with another tank, then don't get in a DPM with said tank. Nothing groundbreaking here. 

 

2) What do you mean it loses in a DPM fight with a T-34-85? A-44 has 90 less DPM. 90. It also has better armour, an extra 380 HP and 120 alpha. Even in a DPM fight, the A-44 should win every time unless the T-34 is starting with a considerable HP advantage.

 

3) Honestly just sounds like you're frustrated with the tank. Which I completely understand (in case anybody hadn't noticed, AT15 grind is killing me). So, take a break for a bit and come back to it if you want to. 



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The A-44 do 1 thing good though.... $$$$ for free exp. ?



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Out of the tier 7 MT's I've played, it's by far the worst experience I've had and I would rate it as one of the worst tanks in the game.

 

I loved my Comet and T-43, the T-34-1 was a bit derpy but the turret and mobility made it rather fun as well, the Chi-Ri was fun but compared to the other 3 not as easy to make it work all the time, the KV-13 wasn't great but was at least playable, the A-44 on the other hand was just terrible in every way. If I had to grind the line again I would free XP past it, it's on the same level as the M5 Stuart for me.






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