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spendog8 #1 Posted 31 July 2018 - 08:19 PM

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Quick question, is there a reason why the M46 Patton's(tier 9) top turret is completely naff? 

 

I was under the assumption that gun depression and turret Armour were the Patton's 'thing', don't think Ive really bounced anything from it, been penned right through the mantle loads.

 

am i missing something?, i don't really fancy redlining in it, i like my ridges and my view range.

 

 

 

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nikolaink123 #2 Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:01 PM

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The M48 patton (the tier 10) is the one with the good armour. The M46 has never really been known for having good turret armour.

Tankyouverymuch2 #3 Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:07 PM

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IIRC it used to be much worse before the buff a few patches ago.

xx984 #4 Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:07 PM

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iirc its actually pretty decent for a tier 9 med, that is not russian or chinese. got buffed awhile back and if you use gun dep you can bounce alot with it

spendog8 #5 Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:14 PM

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View Postnikolaink123, on 31 July 2018 - 10:01 PM, said:

The M48 patton (the tier 10) is the one with the good armour. The M46 has never really been known for having good turret armour.

 

at least there's something to go for :)

unrealname #6 Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:32 PM

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m46 is freakin awesome, doesnt need any buffs, its absolutely epic as it is.

Browarszky #7 Posted 31 July 2018 - 11:43 PM

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M46 is the Royal Pain...

Warzey #8 Posted 01 August 2018 - 02:19 AM

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Fully upgraded M46 is easily among the strongest T9 mediums. Turret will bounce a lot of incoming fire, except if we'r talking about tier 10 guns with skill ammo those shells will penetrate more often than not. Amazing soft stats reduce your exposure time which of course further increases your armor effectiveness. 

I would heavily advise against red line sniping because low penetration paired with fairly bad accuracy won't yield a very good results. 



Bennie182 #9 Posted 01 August 2018 - 03:17 PM

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View Postnikolaink123, on 31 July 2018 - 10:01 PM, said:

The M48 patton (the tier 10) is the one with the good armour. The M46 has never really been known for having good turret armour.

indeed. M46 is known for it's awesome dpm and mobility, especially compared to the previous tanks on that line.

 

View PostWarzey, on 01 August 2018 - 02:19 AM, said:

Fully upgraded M46 is easily among the strongest T9 mediums. Turret will bounce a lot of incoming fire, except if we'r talking about tier 10 guns with skill ammo those shells will penetrate more often than not. Amazing soft stats reduce your exposure time which of course further increases your armor effectiveness. 

I would heavily advise against red line sniping because low penetration paired with fairly bad accuracy won't yield a very good results. 


mostly agree, though the penetration isn't that bad.


Edited by Bennie182, 01 August 2018 - 03:29 PM.


Warzey #10 Posted 01 August 2018 - 04:56 PM

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View PostBennie182, on 01 August 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

 

mostly agree, though the penetration isn't that bad.

 

Penetration is totally serviceable, but it is quite bad compared to mediums with T10 guns like AMX 30 or Leopard PTA. 



vasilinhorulezz #11 Posted 01 August 2018 - 05:37 PM

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M46 never had a good turret, and the armor got buffed at some point,

but still it's not really reliable, the tank relies mostly on auto-bounce zones

and not on armor thickness,

everyone who knows where to aim will pen.



Nishi_Kinuyo #12 Posted 01 August 2018 - 07:01 PM

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Still has more armour than my Type 61. :sceptic:

Bennie182 #13 Posted 01 August 2018 - 09:11 PM

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View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 01 August 2018 - 07:01 PM, said:

Still has more armour than my Type 61. :sceptic:

what's that? XD



Nishi_Kinuyo #14 Posted 01 August 2018 - 11:35 PM

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View PostBennie182, on 01 August 2018 - 09:11 PM, said:

what's that? XD

You're joking right?

The Mitsubishi Type 61 Main Battle Tank.






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