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vuque #1 Posted 25 May 2018 - 02:16 PM

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Hello Commanders,
 
A new vehicle is entering Supertest today—the Excalibur, a Tier VI British tank destroyer. Its layout isn’t typical for Blighty: it has a forward-placed turret with only 180 degrees of traverse.
 
Though bulky, the Excalibur has good mobility: thanks to its specific power of 18 hp per ton of weight, it can do 50 km/h. It also has outstanding gun depression: -10°/+20°.
During the first Supertest, we plan to choose an armament for this TD and thus define its combat role, so we’ll try two guns.
 
•A fast shooting 76mm gun that leans towards DPM-based play. It has great aiming parameters and a penetration of 165mm with a basic round. Due to the relatively low alpha damage of this gun, an Excalibur using it will be best suited for providing support fire from a safe distance.
•A 120mm cannon that fires high-explosive shells and aims well (compared to other guns of this type). 450 points of alpha damage and 70mm of armour penetration will allow it to quickly dispose of more weakly armoured foes.
 
Excalibur_1.jpg Excalibur_2.jpg Excalibur_4.jpg Excalibur_5.jpg supertest-Excalibur_76mm_EN.jpg supertest-Excalibur_120mm_EN.jpg
 
We’ll pick one of these guns depending on Supertest results. Please follow the news—and may luck be on your side!
 

Edited by Kandly, 08 June 2018 - 11:18 AM.


FluffyRedFox #2 Posted 25 May 2018 - 02:38 PM

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Oh god its so ugly!

I want it :3

If this is for a second set of personal missions, is there any info currently on if you need to finish the current campaign to get to the 2nd one?



fighting_falcon93 #3 Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:19 PM

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That is one ugly tank :ohmy:

 

EDIT: Personal mission reward... You couldn't have found any uglier tank, right? :sceptic:


Edited by fighting_falcon93, 25 May 2018 - 03:21 PM.


BrinklyWollox #4 Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:44 PM

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A 50km/h box on tracks with a 450-alpha derp and TD camo?! :amazed:

 

Bert the Avenger is dead, long live Bert 2! :izmena:



StuffKnight #5 Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:15 PM

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View PostFluffyRedFox, on 25 May 2018 - 01:38 PM, said:

Oh god its so ugly!

I want it :3

If this is for a second set of personal missions, is there any info currently on if you need to finish the current campaign to get to the 2nd one?

 

That would be really, really sh*tty, so yeah they're probably hidden behind the first set.

leggasiini #6 Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:16 PM

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Looks ugly and cute at same time. I love it.

 

I actually want it, even if it's bad :^)



MR_FIAT #7 Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:17 PM

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the 76mm seems pretty bad, low penn. the derp is better imo.

BrinklyWollox #8 Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:24 PM

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Give us both guns and allow us to play it either way. :great:

 

#Bert2.0



fighting_falcon93 #9 Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:57 PM

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Can't we get something more sexy for personal missions? Like the Tiger 217? You locked the Tiger 131 behind a paywall and havn't even offered it through a marathon yet so...

1389__ #10 Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:42 AM

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Damn that looks derpy. Like a down-syndrome midget. I like it tho.
Any historical background? Info, blueprints? Just curious..

Harverato #11 Posted 28 May 2018 - 09:53 AM

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View Post1389__, on 26 May 2018 - 07:42 AM, said:

Damn that looks derpy. Like a down-syndrome midget. I like it tho.
Any historical background? Info, blueprints? Just curious..

 

I found this in a FTR article:

Spoiler

 

Not sure if this is it, but, at the very least, it's very similar. Note that the one in the pic was supposed to be a light tank, and probably armed either with a 20 pdr or a short-barreled L7. So either the Excalibur is a design closely related to this one, or WG have chosen to disregard its original design, role and armament.



HQ65 #12 Posted 28 May 2018 - 12:57 PM

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Did this TD even exist, or is it created for the game?

rsanders5 #13 Posted 28 May 2018 - 04:16 PM

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View PostHQ65, on 28 May 2018 - 11:57 AM, said:

Did this TD even exist, or is it created for the game?

 

  I tried to find it on the web & didn't get any joy. As for 'creating' things for the

game see my comment in the Chimera thread.



CptBarney #14 Posted 28 May 2018 - 09:00 PM

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Needs to go faster but have poor centre of gravity so you can fly every where.

Search_Warrant #15 Posted 29 May 2018 - 11:14 AM

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Free 1 shot kill for arty. both guns suck, flat paper box for easy pens.

 

Looks like a worse PZ4H a tier higher.



Thuis001 #16 Posted 29 May 2018 - 05:50 PM

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View PostSearch_Warrant, on 29 May 2018 - 11:14 AM, said:

Free 1 shot kill for arty. both guns suck, flat paper box for easy pens.

 

Looks like a worse PZ4H a tier higher.

yeah, basicly sums it up...

 

Replace the 76mm either with a 17pdr or perhaps even the 32pdr found on the Chally and Churchill GC with decent DPM etc. because this 76mm looks very much sh*t. too little DPM, bad pen for a TD as well as the joint lowest alpha of any tier VI TD.

 

The 120mm needs a BIG DPM buff. There is literally no reason to go and play it. It is worse then the KV-1 Derp in all but pen (and 70mm isn't that much at tier VI anyway) and acc. Lower the base reload to about 10.5 seconds, lower the aim time to 2,5-3 seconds base and it should be fine. 



HQ65 #17 Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:21 AM

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View Postrsanders5, on 28 May 2018 - 04:16 PM, said:

 

  I tried to find it on the web & didn't get any joy. As for 'creating' things for the

game see my comment in the Chimera thread.

 

I checked, couldn't find anything either.

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Put somme windows on side and he disquise in a god damn house

rsanders5 #19 Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:28 AM

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View Postvuque, on 25 May 2018 - 01:16 PM, said:

 
Hello Commanders,
 
A new vehicle is entering Supertest today—the Excalibur, a Tier VI British tank destroyer. Its layout isn’t typical for Blighty: it has a forward-placed turret with only 180 degrees of traverse.
 
Though bulky, the Excalibur has good mobility: thanks to its specific power of 18 hp per ton of weight, it can do 50 km/h. It also has outstanding gun depression: -10°/+20°.
During the first Supertest, we plan to choose an armament for this TD and thus define its combat role, so we’ll try two guns.
 
•A fast shooting 76mm gun that leans towards DPM-based play. It has great aiming parameters and a penetration of 165mm with a basic round. Due to the relatively low alpha damage of this gun, an Excalibur using it will be best suited for providing support fire from a safe distance.
•A 120mm cannon that fires high-explosive shells and aims well (compared to other guns of this type). 450 points of alpha damage and 70mm of armour penetration will allow it to quickly dispose of more weakly armoured foes.
 
Excalibur_1.jpg Excalibur_2.jpg Excalibur_4.jpg Excalibur_5.jpg supertest-Excalibur_76mm_EN.jpg supertest-Excalibur_120mm_EN.jpg
 
We’ll pick one of these guns depending on Supertest results. Please follow the news—and may luck be on your side!
 

 

  How about when you add vehicles, you include some evidence that they were at

least a prototype or experimental vehicle. It will stop some of the negative comments,

& those who wish can look into the vehicles history & development.



Dr_Oolen #20 Posted 02 June 2018 - 10:00 AM

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The stats on this thing are a complete joke tbh, unless it has e25 levels of camo, including after shot, its insanely crap.

 

The small gun has atrocious pen and accuracy/dpm for a t6 td and the derp gun - i dont think people will find it fun to have 13s reload and then do 60-180 dmg depending on whether they are shooting balanced +2 heavies or lightly armored mediums.

 

What the small gun needs is at least 210 gold pen, and at maximum 4.2 reload and better accuracy or better base pen.

The derp like this is completely useless, would have to have aimtime at max 2s and reload at maximum 9s. I mean, t5 wolverine has 410 HE derp with 7.5s reload and 1.7 aimtime for [edited]sake. And this is a tier higher with just 40 alpha more and double the reload and it will play against broken t8s 80% of the time.


Edited by Dr_Oolen, 02 June 2018 - 10:02 AM.






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