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Supertest News: The M4A1 FL 10, A French Tier VI Premium Medium Tank


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eekeeboo #1 Posted 06 March 2019 - 03:31 PM

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Greetings Tankers!

 

Today a new Tier VI French rolls out onto the Supertest: the M4A1 FL 10. It melds together American and French engineering concepts, being a classic Sherman but with an oscillating turret and an autoloader.

The M4A1 FL 10 has good mobility, and though its gun can’t boast high alpha it has a four-shell clip. The autoloader allows for a very comfortable playstyle, emptying and reloading promptly, gauging up the damage-per-minute parameter. The crew consists of four people.

 

Though French, it’s a Sherman still—so please play it cautiously: the large size and the average protection are still factors you should consider. Yet, the gun of the M4A1 FL 10 lets you dispatch a single enemy within seconds.

 

Please remember that the stats are subject to change depending on test results. Follow the news and have luck in every battle!

 

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Good Luck and Good Hunting!

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Edited by eekeeboo, 07 March 2019 - 01:47 PM.


feies_vlad #2 Posted 07 March 2019 - 02:34 PM

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Oh this looks quite nice, looking forward to it :)

Bucifel #3 Posted 07 March 2019 - 03:21 PM

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looks...balanced

 

just wellcome then



Homer_J #4 Posted 07 March 2019 - 03:30 PM

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Oooh another Sherman for my collection, and it should be inexpensive too.:great:

rsanders5 #5 Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:30 PM

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Another autoloader, just what the game needs.

undutchable80 #6 Posted 08 March 2019 - 08:12 AM

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Interesting...

xx984 #7 Posted 09 March 2019 - 01:08 AM

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Love my tier 6 shermans, This one is actually unique too! And well balanced! 

Dr_Oolen #8 Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:25 PM

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That feel when you compare this to the swedish t6 premium autoloader... and realize this is better in every single way.

 

HP: 720 vs 700

hp/t: 17.55 vs 13.28

top speed: 48/20 vs 45/20

hull traverse: 45 vs 38

turret traverse 36 vs 32

viewrange 370 vs 350

dpm: 1718 vs 1636

intraclip reload 1.75 vs 2

aimtime: 2 vs 2.3

gold pen: 202 vs 190

 

What advantage does the swedish one have?

 

accuracy: 0.35 vs 0.36

alpha: 150 vs 135

 

.... aaand, thats just about it. Not sure if 60 dmg more in a clip is exactly worth all the other downsides.



grizly1973 #9 Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:47 PM

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View PostDr_Oolen, on 16 March 2019 - 07:25 PM, said:

That feel when you compare this to the swedish t6 premium autoloader... and realize this is better in every single way.

 

HP: 720 vs 700

hp/t: 17.55 vs 13.28

top speed: 48/20 vs 45/20

hull traverse: 45 vs 38

turret traverse 36 vs 32

viewrange 370 vs 350

dpm: 1718 vs 1636

intraclip reload 1.75 vs 2

aimtime: 2 vs 2.3

gold pen: 202 vs 190

 

What advantage does the swedish one have?

 

accuracy: 0.35 vs 0.36

alpha: 150 vs 135

 

.... aaand, thats just about it. Not sure if 60 dmg more in a clip is exactly worth all the other downsides.

 

You are right. While this Sherman is not OP, the Swedish MT is underpowered and needs a small buff in pretty much all the areas you mentioned here.

xx984 #10 Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:00 PM

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View PostDr_Oolen, on 16 March 2019 - 05:25 PM, said:

That feel when you compare this to the swedish t6 premium autoloader... and realize this is better in every single way.

 

HP: 720 vs 700

hp/t: 17.55 vs 13.28

top speed: 48/20 vs 45/20

hull traverse: 45 vs 38

turret traverse 36 vs 32

viewrange 370 vs 350

dpm: 1718 vs 1636

intraclip reload 1.75 vs 2

aimtime: 2 vs 2.3

gold pen: 202 vs 190

 

What advantage does the swedish one have?

 

accuracy: 0.35 vs 0.36

alpha: 150 vs 135

 

.... aaand, thats just about it. Not sure if 60 dmg more in a clip is exactly worth all the other downsides.

 

forgot that tank existed, which probably backs up your point even more

Dr_Oolen #11 Posted 17 March 2019 - 06:18 PM

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View Postxx984, on 16 March 2019 - 11:00 PM, said:

 

forgot that tank existed, which probably backs up your point even more

 

yeah, i dont even think the french tank is OP with those stats... its just that there already is pretty much the exact same tank in the game already and its just uncomparably shittier than this one.

 

Also we are missing gun dispersion stats, but i dont think they will be worse than the swedish one because those are already the worst of all T6 meds.

 

The simple truth is the swede needed buffs already, and with this french coming in it would be fairly retarded to keep it in its state.

 

The tank needs 3 things at least to get buffed:

- hitpoints of the engine - it gets rekt in one shot by pretty much anything - say, from 123 to 220

- hp/t which is simply one of a heavy tank and not a medium, from 13.3 to 16.3 (by giving it the engine from the t6 tech tree tank, on hull of which this premium is built...)

- gun depression - to make the tanks different they could give the swede something like 8-10 gun depression to be more in line with swedish line

- viewrange - 350 is simply crapon T6 -> 360

 

Even then it would be strictly worse than the french, so on top of that it could get either better gun handling or dpm.



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RELEASE DATE PLZ?

eekeeboo #13 Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:32 PM

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View PostCommander_Kuwabara, on 21 March 2019 - 01:00 AM, said:

RELEASE DATE PLZ?

 

There is none yet, as with all of these announcements, have to see how they go in Super Testing first :) As soon as we know more that we can share, we will ! 

ParagonSoul #14 Posted 29 March 2019 - 07:45 AM

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This is great, looking forward to it. More T6 premium tanks like this please (as in more or less unique/special/different and not OP).

WoT_RU_Doing #15 Posted 08 April 2019 - 02:57 PM

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This has me wondering why WG haven't released historical style sets yet (e.g. Israeli M4A1 Rev, Egyptian M4A! FL10, etc.). I'm sure someone would buy them, especially if countries are represented that don't have their own tech trees. Still, I think I might enjoy playing this one regardless of the colours.

K1Lc4m #16 Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:48 AM

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View PostWoT_RU_Doing, on 08 April 2019 - 02:57 PM, said:

This has me wondering why WG haven't released historical style sets yet (e.g. Israeli M4A1 Rev, Egyptian M4A! FL10, etc.). I'm sure someone would buy them, especially if countries are represented that don't have their own tech trees. Still, I think I might enjoy playing this one regardless of the colours.

 

nice idea

JozkoSVK #17 Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:11 AM

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so swedish m42 57 need little buff. 

slightly lower dispersion and reduce time between shots. 



kaneloon #18 Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:28 AM

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View PostJozkoSVK, on 10 May 2019 - 11:11 PM, said:

so swedish m42 57 need little buff. 

slightly lower dispersion and reduce time between shots. 

 

Yeah, you cannot 1v1 any tank.

A t34-85M has a little more than 4s reload, a Thunderbolt less than 3s : they wreak you even if you succeed to deal the damage of your 4 shells barrel ...



ZeNyK10 #19 Posted 03 August 2019 - 06:24 AM

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Nothing new about this machine? Personally i really want and i will enjoy more low tiers vehicles from France. They have a lot of tier VIII premium vehicles but from tier II to VII they have a small amount of premium tanks.




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