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Geordie_Ingham #1 Posted 18 November 2017 - 12:43 AM

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Is it me or is the AMX 13 75 a tad prone to fires? I've been set on fire 4 times today and I've only played the tank something like 10 times? surely this can't be a statistical anomaly? 

Homer_J #2 Posted 18 November 2017 - 01:09 AM

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View PostGeordie_Ingham, on 17 November 2017 - 11:43 PM, said:

 surely this can't be a statistical anomaly? 

Why not?

 

A million monkeys playing the same tank, statistically someone has to get set on fire every battle.



RaxipIx #3 Posted 18 November 2017 - 07:15 AM

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I do get the occasional fire but not  often enough to drop food for  the extinguisher.

Little trick i use now with the reusable  repair kit, is that  i repair the fuel tank every time when it gets  damaged.



thestaggy #4 Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:23 AM

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It does indeed seem to be prone to fires.

 

I got set on fire twice last night in mine and I in turn set another 13 75 on fire.



Enterprise_NCC1701A #5 Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:38 AM

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I have played less than 10 times, never lit up, but i think it is casual. I mean that game decides if it happens, could happen twice in a game and never more for the next 30 games. I noticed in another tank (luchs) that it is better to drive backwards than turn around, because if i get hit in my back, there is always fire! I also use food instead of extinguishers... good luck in your next games man!

FatigueGalaxy #6 Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:10 AM

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Engine is in the front.

TungstenHitman #7 Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:19 AM

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Finished that grind recently and don't recall many fires tbh, maybe only 1 or 2 in all that grind. I was expecting more though tbh since it's a paper tank and if I was shooting at one with a big caliber gun would load HE which naturally increases the likelihood of getting torched so maybe you are just encountering a little bit of HE love.. stay away from KV-2 and derpy type tanks lol.. even a T-34-85 and it's varients have 300 alpha HE it's my go-to ammo of choice when I get charged by a paper tank or spot a paper TD 

_EXODUZ_ #8 Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:40 AM

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French lights burn more often, yes.

magkiln #9 Posted 18 November 2017 - 12:37 PM

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It has the engine in the front an dno armour worth speaking of. Assuming that you don't drive sideways in front of enemies, the front is where you take most hits, so, yes, the AMX13 series will get more engine fires than average

Geordie_Ingham #10 Posted 18 November 2017 - 01:07 PM

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Ah i see, I didn't realise the engine was at the front, generally I enjoy the tank quite a bit even though it's probably a bit on the weak side 

Bennie182 #11 Posted 18 November 2017 - 01:09 PM

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Engine fire chance is 20% on French tanks mostly. Besides that, there's also the durability of the engine itself, which determine if the engine gets set on fire or not. Also the fuel tanks have chance to be set on fire, so there are a few more factors that determine if you will be set on fire.

Edited by Bennie182, 18 November 2017 - 01:09 PM.


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View PostFatigueGalaxy, on 18 November 2017 - 10:10 AM, said:

Engine is in the front.

Kind of weird that somebody knocked out my engine with a hit through the rear without hitting anything in between.....



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View PostEnforcer1975, on 18 November 2017 - 02:51 PM, said:

Kind of weird that somebody knocked out my engine with a hit through the rear without hitting anything in between.....

space(d) armor =p



FatigueGalaxy #14 Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:20 PM

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View PostEnforcer1975, on 18 November 2017 - 02:51 PM, said:

Kind of weird that somebody knocked out my engine with a hit through the rear without hitting anything in between.....

 

Not really, if you understand game mechanics. If you get hit in the rear, shell has only one crew member on its way (in AMX 13). Remember that even if crew/module is hit, there is "saving throw" and crew has "only" 33% chance to get damaged when hit, while engine has 45%.

Tank is also very small so shells with big caliber have easy time passing through it, hitting multiple crew and modules.



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View PostFatigueGalaxy, on 18 November 2017 - 10:20 PM, said:

 

Not really, if you understand game mechanics. If you get hit in the rear, shell has only one crew member on its way (in AMX 13). Remember that even if crew/module is hit, there is "saving throw" and crew has "only" 33% chance to get damaged when hit, while engine has 45%.

Tank is also very small so shells with big caliber have easy time passing through it, hitting multiple crew and modules.

 

It still has to travel at least halfway through the tank ( the hull is 4.88m long according to wiki ) which means it would have to have a caliber of at least 244mm which no tank has.




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