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HeinrichFuhrmann #1 Posted 01 June 2018 - 11:48 AM


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It's bin ages now and the 5 cm kw.k. 39 L/60 still has abysmal penetration. With the current matchmaking it meets too many tanks he can't even scratch. Not even the weak spots. Even APCR doesn't relaibly penetrate KV-1 or Matilda.

And over time they added more and more tanks with quite good armor that you can't scratch with this gun. In addition this tank, with this gun, was intended to fight T-34s which he can't penetrate either.

It's ridiculous and it's almost impossible to play this tank in a useful way, that a Luchs couldn't do much better.

The search option even showed a topic from 2014 on the forums where someone explains how this is historical [edited], and gameplay wise just punishes anyone who wants to play the Panzer III.

The Tank is far from being OP. Either that, or I am doing something very wrong.

Please, WG, finally buff the penetration of this gun.

Unicorn_of_Steel #2 Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:57 PM


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I agree with you on the gun, you can only evade KV's, Mathilda's and the likes. However, if they increase the penetration it would be almost equal to its successor the tier 5 Pz. III/IV. That would make it to OP for tier 4. 

Orkbert #3 Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:41 PM


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View PostHeinrichFuhrmann, on 01 June 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

 Even APCR doesn't relaibly penetrate KV-1 or Matilda.


If 130mm penetration can't beat 75mm armor then it is not the gun that has the problem.



steview162 #4 Posted 22 June 2018 - 07:00 PM


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It does get expensive to be useful in T5 and 6, but apart from that cost, it is a brilliant little semi scout.

pathed91 #5 Posted 22 June 2018 - 10:35 PM


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View PostOrkbert, on 22 June 2018 - 06:41 PM, said:


If 130mm penetration can't beat 75mm armor then it is not the gun that has the problem.




The pen drop-off is insane on low tiers for apcr, if the kv-1 is at 200m you will bounce a lot of shells. Buffing the ap pen by 20mm would hardly make it OP.

Hyina #6 Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:08 PM


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Its mobility makes it a Cromwell/Comet of t4, pen is workable and really this is one of the better t4s out there. If it wasn't for the Luchs this would easily be my fav t4.

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