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PAnzerWhaffle #1 Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:55 PM

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Oki, sooo... just had a couple of games with my old trusty and just realized how crappy the gun is... I almost managed to penetrate an score damage on my own reflection tank - the M4A3 tank... on a distance on less than 10m... Is it just me or is the gun that is maxed out with money and exp just a peace of crap??? :(

jdc302 #2 Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:02 PM

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You are using the jumbo wrong. Use the 105mm

PAnzerWhaffle #3 Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:18 PM

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View Postjdc302, on 16 April 2018 - 06:02 PM, said:

You are using the jumbo wrong. Use the 105mm

 

But the gun is slower an less pen???



AliceUnchained #4 Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:22 PM

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View PostPAnzerWhaffle, on 16 April 2018 - 06:18 PM, said:

 

But the gun is slower an less pen???

 

Does more damage!

Dava_117 #5 Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:23 PM

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View PostPAnzerWhaffle, on 16 April 2018 - 06:18 PM, said:

 

But the gun is slower an less pen???

 

Use stock turret and 105. Load HE and consistently deal damage at almost everything you hit. Aim for lower part of turrets, cupolas or under the tank to splash lightly armoured areas like the roofs to deal more damage.

Edited by Dava_117, 16 April 2018 - 06:24 PM.


AliceUnchained #6 Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:27 PM

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View PostDava_117, on 16 April 2018 - 06:23 PM, said:

Aim for lower part of turrets, cupolas or under the tank to splash lightly armoured areas like the roofs to deal more damage.

 

I have to ask: how does one splash the lightly armored roof by firing under the tank?



HugSeal #7 Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:45 PM

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View PostAliceUnchained, on 16 April 2018 - 06:27 PM, said:

 

I have to ask: how does one splash the lightly armored roof by firing under the tank?

 

It's low tiers. Every game you have someone flipping their tank  

jdc302 #8 Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:48 PM

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View PostPAnzerWhaffle, on 16 April 2018 - 05:18 PM, said:

 

But the gun is slower an less pen???

 

At tier 6 the 76mm is not really the best gun anymore. Even it's premium rounds won't penetrate heavies at tier 8 or the o-ni at tier 7. Better to just fire HE with the derp and have the satisfaction to pen the paper tanks.

Strappster #9 Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:50 PM

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View PostAliceUnchained, on 16 April 2018 - 05:27 PM, said:

I have to ask: how does one splash the lightly armored roof by firing under the tank?

 

It's a Zen thing, grasshopper.

 



Dava_117 #10 Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:52 PM

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View PostAliceUnchained, on 16 April 2018 - 06:27 PM, said:

 

I have to ask: how does one splash the lightly armored roof by firing under the tank?

 

You can thake what HugSeal said or that I was too lazy to compose a full list of usually paper areas and used the roofs as an example. Use the one you prefere. ;)

PAnzerWhaffle #11 Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:12 PM

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Thanks ya all for the good advices!!!... :)

PervyPastryPuffer #12 Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:35 PM

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You'll notice there's two Shermans at tier 6... the "Easy-8" is the more nimble machine with light armor and a faster firing gun, while the Jumbo is a total in-your-face ROFLstomper for anything of its own tier and lower - provided you're playing it properly, with the stock turret (152mm armor all-round :ohmy:) and that nasty 105mm derp, which fires every 6,75s with rammer and vents (6,61s with bia, 6,33 with Cola). Try to go hull-down, make sure your hull armor is angled upwards to increase thickness, angled properly, it can reach 165mm at its weakest, but only when angled and using -10° gun depression...(effective armor on flat ground when angled properly is around 150mm, but bear in mind your lower plate is slightly thicker than your upper plate)

 

Same tier mediums will be bouncing all day long if you're angling. :honoring: Have fun, it's my go-to tank for having a good time.

 

Note; avoid goldspammers, and you're golden. :great:



ypr765prco #13 Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:38 PM

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look at this replay between 11.39 and 11.34:

http://wotreplays.eu/site/4303276#westfield-ypr765prco-m4a3e2_sherman_jumbo



AliceUnchained #14 Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:47 PM

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View PostHugSeal, on 16 April 2018 - 06:45 PM, said:

It's low tiers. Every game you have someone flipping their tank  

 

Reminds me of the time I witnessed a team mate fail to deal with an enemy which was on its side. Rather than pick the 95% angle of approach where that opponent would not be able to hit, decided to drive out right in front of the gun. And lost. That guy or girl playing with their tank on the side must have pissed their trousers in laughter... Or cried out in despair at that much stupidity. Don't recall what I did, it's all black and blurry...



DracheimFlug #15 Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:01 PM

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I actually use the stock 76 and the stock turret and am enjoying it. I have the 105 on an E8. Not the best win rate (a little lower than my already pathetic average) but similar to how I do with the E8, so putting it down to the Sherman generally. 




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