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Speedy Sherman: the M4 Improved


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mantazzo #21 Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:37 PM

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The only tank I got from the 4 lootboxes I had this Winter. Still haven't touched it since I have heard this tank is just bad. Well, at least it increases the amount of tanks I have in the garage :D FeelsBadMan

Gremlin182 #22 Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:57 PM

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Got one in a loot box doubt I will play it much.

Its the "Improved" bit that amuses me.

I mean yes its true that it is an improved Sherman but the one that is in the tech tree is improved even more.

So we have a good tank and then an Improved version of an earlier model that isn't as good.

So what on earth is the point.

 

Gun awful pen dispersion and shell speed

Rest isn't that bad but if they made the gun better you could argue it was better than the current sherman.

Limited MM is out because that's not acceptable any more nor is making it lower tier.

Happy to have it for free in a loot box

 



eekeeboo #23 Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:18 PM

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View PostBadz360, on 05 February 2019 - 07:17 AM, said:

M4 Improved*

 

 

*by improved, we mean improved XP Piñata for the opposition team

 

The name is based on the real-life counterpart/design that you should check up on! 

piratha #24 Posted 05 February 2019 - 06:20 PM

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The T14 American Heavy has the same gun.. but at least has a +1 limited MM. This one not, really odd vehicle.

N00BT00B #25 Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:30 PM

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if you buy a tank to have fun, save your money, it's not fun.

Renesco #26 Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:51 PM

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480 hp and meets tier 7s, you can (and will) be basically alpha-striked out of the match the second you are spotted, oh yeah and 92 penetration.

Simona2k #27 Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:58 PM

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tank with bad gun

djciolos5 #28 Posted 05 February 2019 - 09:02 PM

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Hi colleagues,

Does anyone know: do we get the 100% trained crew if we buy the tank, that we already HAVE, in the garage ?

Thank you.



__Eric__ #29 Posted 05 February 2019 - 09:59 PM

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View Postdjciolos5, on 05 February 2019 - 08:02 PM, said:

Hi colleagues,

Does anyone know: do we get the 100% trained crew if we buy the tank, that we already HAVE, in the garage ?

Thank you.

 

Probably yes, but it's only worth it if you get a zero skill BIA crew.



187Lockdown #30 Posted 06 February 2019 - 01:50 AM

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Its not Improved, but WOT staff you could improve it yourself coz this tank is in need of some love and a "DERP GUN" only then you can start to call it an M4 Improved

Ceeb #31 Posted 06 February 2019 - 02:20 AM

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View Posteekeeboo, on 05 February 2019 - 01:18 PM, said:

 

The name is based on the real-life counterpart/design that you should check up on! 

 

Regardless of its real life counterpart, its still one of the pantiest tanks in the game.  WG could give it some love and at least make it competative. Selling it is just a joke.

 

This real life tank cant compete with the fantasy tanks WG release that are way stronger than it.  It has to use the 2 key in 8 games out of 10.

 



1ucky #32 Posted 06 February 2019 - 03:56 AM

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Haters gonna hate.

I say it's a good tank.

Pretty fine for sidescraping & crew training.

#HiddenGem

#HighSkillCeiling

#BadPenThough



TankkiPoju #33 Posted 06 February 2019 - 08:07 AM

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View Posteekeeboo, on 05 February 2019 - 02:18 PM, said:

 

The name is based on the real-life counterpart/design that you should check up on! 

 

Can you as community manager make few points as why WG says this tank is "improved"?

 

You know, for the community? As it's manager?



yodelihiti #34 Posted 06 February 2019 - 09:17 AM

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View PostTankkiPoju, on 06 February 2019 - 07:07 AM, said:

 

Can you as community manager make few points as why WG says this tank is "improved"?

 

You know, for the community? As it's manager?

 

The proposed M4 I would have used the same M3 75mm gun, with a welded turret, and an improved hull with thicker, sloped armor. It also used a modified version of the M6 heavy tanks suspension, a complicated precursor to the HVSS suspension installed on late production Shermans. It would have used the 625 horsepower Wright G200 motor. Considering the US Army would have just been getting their hands on their first Soviet T-34, I think you can see the influence the T-34 had on the M4 Improved. The wide tracks and extra slope in the side armor being the most prominent.
 

Even though the improved Sherman had some big flaws, like putting the gas tanks under the turret floor, many of the improvements would be refined and make their way into the later improved Shermans. The suspension is clearly the father of the HVSS suspension, and the tracks probably showed the advantages of center guided tracks over end guided, at least on suspension that wide.



CyberRage #35 Posted 06 February 2019 - 10:37 AM

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This tank should be a tier 4 haha.

eekeeboo #36 Posted 06 February 2019 - 11:10 AM

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View Post187Lockdown, on 06 February 2019 - 12:50 AM, said:

Its not Improved, but WOT staff you could improve it yourself coz this tank is in need of some love and a "DERP GUN" only then you can start to call it an M4 Improved

 

The tank was actually called an M4 Improved, it doesn't mean it was actually an improved M4. 

 

View PostCeeb, on 06 February 2019 - 01:20 AM, said:

 

Regardless of its real life counterpart, its still one of the pantiest tanks in the game.  WG could give it some love and at least make it competative. Selling it is just a joke.

 

This real life tank cant compete with the fantasy tanks WG release that are way stronger than it.  It has to use the 2 key in 8 games out of 10.

 

 

As mentioned above. 

 

View PostTankkiPoju, on 06 February 2019 - 07:07 AM, said:

 

Can you as community manager make few points as why WG says this tank is "improved"?

 

You know, for the community? As it's manager?

 

​Also as above! 

 

 



Ceeb #37 Posted 06 February 2019 - 12:28 PM

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Well As Above..... DO NOT BUY THIS TANK.... If you get it from a loot box so be it, but its only for the "collector"

Miepie #38 Posted 06 February 2019 - 12:49 PM

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I got killed by one yesterday, on El Hallouf… It was very embarassing. :(

eekeeboo #39 Posted 06 February 2019 - 07:50 PM

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View PostMiepie, on 06 February 2019 - 11:49 AM, said:

I got killed by one yesterday, on El Hallouf… It was very embarassing. :(

 

Don't be embarrassed, surprise shells happen to the best of us! 

 

 

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View PostCeeb, on 06 February 2019 - 11:28 AM, said:

Well As Above..... DO NOT BUY THIS TANK.... If you get it from a loot box so be it, but its only for the "collector"

 

Your personal opinions on the tank aside, it still remains a fact of what the tank is called. 

xx984 #40 Posted 06 February 2019 - 07:56 PM

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is it weird i somewhat liked this tank when i bought it when it first got released? :( and actually got to 92.58% on my mark :ohmy: haven't done that on normal M4, must be improved! 




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