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WildCat_NL #1 Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:51 PM

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I'm close to researching the M24 Chaffee, but also a bit worried on how much better or worse driving it will be.

The M3 and the M22 are great tanks, very agile and very fast and did't lose much speed while turning.
When I got the M5 Stuart I was really disappointed at first, it took me an awful long time getting used to it, learning to drive it properly.

I've read both hate and love reviews about the M22 Chaffee, so I'm a bit worried, not really sure what to expect and it's driving me nuts.  :o

Any one able to comment on how much better (or worse) the M24 Chaffee drives, compared to a M5 Stuart

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Compared to M5 it's a beast :-D But overall it's just... nice.

Nothing more nothing less.

You will feel it's power when you face tiers 4 to 7 but when you are put into a Maus-IS-7-T30 battle you are not a scout (too slow) and not w figher (too low HP).



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Compared to the M5, the Chaffe is much, much better when elited (without the second engine its slow though, it gives ALOT of extra hp). And of course it has an excellent cannon.

Personally however, I sold my Chaffe a week after I elited it. Couldnt stand the playstyle anymore. Its fun to zip about as a light tank, after a while it become meh and further along the line I puked on it. If I want to play a tank that blows up when the enemy looks at it and with that kind of repair cost I might as well play my T34 - it faces the same enemies anyway. Because IMO its really the repair costs that kill it. Yeah you might get SOME credits on very good rounds where you spot a ton of vehicles... But you could just as well have played a fast medium some 3 tiers higher for the same matchmaking and gotten the same credits by actually shooting the spotted enemies... And you'll have a lower repair bill.

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View PostWildCat_NL, on 06 December 2011 - 04:51 PM, said:

I'm close to researching the M24 Chaffee, but also a bit worried on how much better or worse driving it will be.

The M3 and the M22 are great tanks, very agile and very fast and did't lose much speed while turning.
When I got the M5 Stuart I was really disappointed at first, it took me an awful long time getting used to it, learning to drive it properly.

I've read both hate and love reviews about the M22 Chaffee, so I'm a bit worried, not really sure what to expect and it's driving me nuts.  :o

Any one able to comment on how much better (or worse) the M24 Chaffee drives, compared to a M5 Stuart
The behavior on stoping is the same.
The accelaration is much better.
The possible circle diameter will be smaller and the circle speed is faster.
The major difference is, turing on the spot.

There are videos on youtube.

anonym_kL7qtn3e52MB #5 Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:56 AM

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Ik zeg "Doen!"

(Just do it!)

I really enjoy playing the Chaffee.
But I have ~5k battles in top tier light tanks since I started playing (closed beta) so I had some practice...

P.S. T-50-2 is just as fun. Different playstyle though.

NargilFenris #6 Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:29 PM

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A stock Chaffee is slower than a medium. An elite Chaffee can be a force to be reckoned with.

Blackeon #7 Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:28 PM

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Repair costs are a killer. Still trying the grind to upgrade but it really costs because it gets in such high tier battles and you do so little damage. Really highlights the fact that the game system doesn't really reward a careful player who tries to make a contribution as a scout/spotter. I find I am usually being hunted down by Type 59s.
And 42K to fully research and over 12K just to get the top engine. Seems silly to me!(only 6.5K to get top engine on the T50-2)

JoeDynamite #8 Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

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Chaffee is nice and bad in some parts so basically its another average US tank.


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-Easy to detect
-With second turret almost same heigh as Lowe , so high  profile wont really help you....
-Average spotting abilities
-Pretty easy to detrack
-Quite low speed max 55-56km.
-Chaffee is put 90% times in horrible matches ....where second "worst" tank from bellow is usually best medium....you are the last one of course .
-Easy to one shot.
-Small income even if u did good (standard account)
-High repair cost

(+)

-Great turn radius if u consider its the US tank.
-Good fast reloading gun
-Crews after hard hits usually survives.
-Good for defending artillery against annyoing T-50 .
-OK acceleration , but could be better.


Anyways because chafee is pretty slow and T-54 or any other medium will do the job better its only tank for trolling .

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As said, drives lovely, but dont expect to roffle straight into the enemy base and destroy all the arti, its best as a spotter (has great view range) if you can find a big enough bush to hide in.

Works well to defend artillery from the other super scouts, its gun can easily pentrate them and it fires fast and is agile enough to give chase, although T-50=2 can get away on the straight, Chaffee turns and climbs better.

If you can survive until near the end game, its handy for getting on the cap quick, or helping your team hunt down the last of the enemy, i have managed to kill a T54 and an IS 4 in mine, its risky but you can eiather join in when the tank is busy or circle the enemy hitting it in the rear, gun should penetrate most tanks weak spots or rear ends.

I tend to have a run of bad matches with a few good ones in between, just about keeps me from selling it, but its fun if you like a challenge.

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View PostArtillerY_InbounD, on 10 December 2011 - 10:56 AM, said:

-Average spotting abilities
Lawl...
Only the Patton has a better view range.... 4 tiers higher...


When you are in tier VII-VIII max, don't play the scout, you can rape half the other team when they don't pay attention to you.
With tier IX, X, it's harder, just try to scout and survive. In these battle, the T-50-2 is better.

Arallaw #11 Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:12 AM

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In my opinion: The bigger tiers with Chaffee, the better battle it will be! Team setup is irrelevant.

Requires tactical skills & experience. Can't recommend Chaffee for new players because of high costs.

NargilFenris #12 Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:24 PM

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I will definatly rebuy the Chaffee when I am no longer griding for an IS-4 and a T30.

JoeDynamite #13 Posted 15 December 2011 - 06:28 PM

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Keulz - That is what fake stats says .......but reality is different story .

CZACZAJA #14 Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:00 AM

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In my oppinion with the highest gun penetration it is the best light in its tier compared to t-50-2 and vk2801
excellent manouverability and mainly FUN!


Perscienter #15 Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:23 PM

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The tier 5 lights just have different fields. VK2801 has the derp gun. Chaffee is a short, fragile spotter / sniper. T-50-2 is the most average of them, but probably with the highest acceleration.

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View PostArtillerY_InbounD, on 15 December 2011 - 06:28 PM, said:

Keulz - That is what fake stats says .......but reality is different story .

the nominal stats for every tank in the game are inaccurate (unless someone actually uses 100% crew + vents + gold consumable) ... so unless you only meet people spending money on gold consumable it's safe to assume that your tank has one of the best spotting ranges in the game. sure, there are quite a few high tier tanks that also have 460m viewrange - but they rarely use more than one of the following modules: vents, binocs, coated optics .. of which atleast two are pretty common on a chaffee.

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I think the Topspeed is not high enough, driving downhill  you have meds right on your back shooting at you.

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View PostHanki, on 18 December 2011 - 10:03 PM, said:

I think the Topspeed is not high enough, driving downhill  you have meds right on your back shooting at you.


So you do a sharp turn, not losing any speed and come right round behind them, i've not found any other tank that turns like the Chaffee does when its at full speed, if your driving it in a straight line your not using one of its best assets.

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So it seems you havent tried the T50 line. Both T50 are rabbits on crack. Compared to the russians the chaffee is a brick.
I have all three t5 lights an i realy miss the speed in the chaffee. Even the 2801 reach around 70kmh.

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View Posthall0, on 18 December 2011 - 10:36 PM, said:

So it seems you havent tried the T50 line. Both T50 are rabbits on crack. Compared to the russians the chaffee is a brick.
I have all three t5 lights an i realy miss the speed in the chaffee. Even the 2801 reach around 70kmh.

They all have their strong points, but I look at it this way, i have killed lots of t-50-2s and lots of VK2801s, they dont kill me in the Chaffee, its always the bigger tanks that kill it, its an ideal anti scout scout.




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