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Semih_Dellal #1 Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:40 AM

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İt seems like it is a contest between m4 and t-34...

i played a lot with m4 (about 400 battles) and really liked it...it's a good mix of firepower, speed and armor...

T-34 seems a lot more adaptive for different scenarios in the field than m4 i think...and it's speed and rate of fire is awesome as well...

Pz.Kpfw. III/IV is a good all rounder...a good flanker with nice speed...

 

Hard to choose but i'll stay with m4 as i like to play with tanks that have good view range and good hull-down capabilities...(thats why my favourite tech tree is america :D )

 

What is your choice ?



Strizi #2 Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:44 AM

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T-34, Panzer 4H Derp, M4 Derp

gunslingerXXX #3 Posted 02 May 2019 - 05:54 AM

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I really liked the Swedish one, Strv74 something.

Great gun, but no armour.



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View PostgunslingerXXX, on 02 May 2019 - 04:54 AM, said:

I really liked the Swedish one, Strv74 something.

Great gun, but no armour.

 

m/42 at tier 5...the 74 is the tier 6 ;)

Suurpolskija #5 Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:27 AM

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I browsed through my tier5 medium tanks and realized, I never really liked any of them. 

OllieCromwell #6 Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:29 AM

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View PostStrizi, on 02 May 2019 - 02:44 AM, said:

T-34, Panzer 4H Derp, M4 Derp

 

This.

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View PostWoT_RU_Doing, on 02 May 2019 - 06:25 AM, said:

 

m/42 at tier 5...the 74 is the tier 6 ;)

 

thnx. tier 6 is also good.

Nishi_Kinuyo #8 Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:39 AM

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Pz¾ is pretty good.

And I'm a bit partial to the Chi-Nu.



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I'm quite enjoying the Italian one at the moment. Otherwise it is the 3/4.

BlackBloodBandit #10 Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:42 AM

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Definitely T-34 and Type T-34. Good armor for a medium, good pen and dpm. Still quite mobile.

PowJay #11 Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:53 AM

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So many people seem to like playing the Pz IV H and M4 with derp guns. I never got on with either of them- in fact I have never got on well with any of the Shermans really, UK or US. I tried the Pz IV with the 75mm but found that the Pz III/IV was a superior platform for this gun. Here are the stats of all my tier V meds. The Crusader was a light, of course, and all but a few of my games were played with it as such, but don't dismiss it. Players say that it played like a med anyway.

 

The T-34 was one that I aimed to buy as soon as I started playing. I sold it, bought it back for the A-43, sold it again and can't see me ever buying it back, and yet the Type T-34 is one of my favourite vehicles. Go figure! I use the 57mm/6pdr on both the Type T-34 and Crusader.

 

 

Many of the more recent introductions have been played with modules upgraded, so don't let the low battle count fool you. The Swedish Strv m/42 rolled out for its first battle fully upgraded iirc.

 

I have always considered myself strange in not getting on well with many popular vehicles, while liking many disliked and unregarded vehicles, so take from this what you will.



Dava_117 #12 Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:13 AM

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My favourite tier 5 MT is probably the T-34S. I like the sidescraper capabilities, the good penetration, shell velocity and gun depression.

About tech tree MTs, I like the T-34 (even if I discovered that the 57mm is the way too late), the M4 with stock turret and 105mm derp and the Pz4H with the derp.



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t-34, pz III/IV and pz IV with derp

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View PostSemih_Dellal, on 02 May 2019 - 01:40 AM, said:

İt seems like it is a contest between m4 and t-34...

i played a lot with m4 (about 400 battles) and really liked it...it's a good mix of firepower, speed and armor...

T-34 seems a lot more adaptive for different scenarios in the field than m4 i think...and it's speed and rate of fire is awesome as well...

Pz.Kpfw. III/IV is a good all rounder...a good flanker with nice speed...

 

Hard to choose but i'll stay with m4 as i like to play with tanks that have good view range and good hull-down capabilities...(thats why my favourite tech tree is america :D )

 

What is your choice ?

 

From what I've played I'd say my favorite tech tree would be Panzer Derpwagon 4. It straight up has the best performing 105 derp gun of all the tier5 meds. It reloads about a second faster than the others, has better soft stats and aims a little quicker too. That's not to say the Shermans are outclassed though. While their derp gun performance are definitely inferior to the Panzer 4, they are a more mobile tank, have notably better view range and US version has excellent gun dep so they can out perform the Panzer in other ways, but for me, I prefer the Panzer.

 

Regular type gun. I played the Italian not long ago and it was pretty punchy and well armored but it was slow. I also tried the T-34S recently too and even though it was massively outclassed by a T-34-85, it was probably the best tier5 normal gun med I can remember playing with a good blend of mobility and firepower. It has decent pen, alpha, dpm and gun handling along with excellent camo values and even the armor can bounce some shots along with being a pretty small target and small turret. It's a premium/reward tank I picked up though so maybe not an option for you. It was also nice to be able to just play this tank by using some combination of my Russian med crews from 430U and T-54, T-34-85M or whatever tanks suited the skills needed without having to retrain a crew since it's a premium, all good.



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M4 Derp. 

 

T-34 with the pew pew gun is nice, but having the ability to one shot same tier tanks, lots of lower tier tanks and take big chunks out of higher tier tanks, plus still do like easy 100 plus damage to most targets if it doesn't pen, is more powerful.  Especially on a mobile platform with -12 gun depression and good view range.

 

Its probably borderline OP. 


Edited by tajj7, 02 May 2019 - 08:41 AM.


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I have only kept the M4 derp.

 

Only tempted to buy back the T-34 or Type T-34 (chinese one) and the PZ IV H.. Didn't get along with that one first time round but probably will enjoy it a lot more.

 

I have completely forgotten how the rest of them play.

 

Yesterday becuz of the TOTT event played a bit with the Crusader but I can't really  say that I was impressed by that one.. Pling, pling.. Probably have to load the special ammo. ;-)



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PZ.3K

Its a Hard tank to play to its full potential thats why I like it. 



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View PostThe_Naa, on 02 May 2019 - 08:58 AM, said:

PZ.3K

Its a Hard tank to play to its full potential thats why I like it. 

 

How do you get a Pz3K?

I can't recall to have ever seen it on sale nor on the tech tree...



mortalsatsuma #19 Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:03 AM

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You can't go wrong with the T-34. One of my favourite tanks and the only one I've 3-marked so far. You get a great package of an excellent gun with stupid high DPM and premium pen and a decent hull with standard issue Russian bulls**t armour that will randomly bounce stuff but cannot be relied on. It also benefits greatly from crew skills, I have a 5 skill crew in mine and skills like camo and off road driving really help surprisingly. 

 

I know people highly regard the M4 and Pz 4 H but for me the T-34 is the pinacle of tier 5 mediums primarily because the DPM with the 57mm is murderous. 



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View PostDava_117, on 02 May 2019 - 09:00 AM, said:

 

How do you get a Pz3K?

I can't recall to have ever seen it on sale nor on the tech tree...

 

It was on sale hew months back. But only for couple of days.

If you want it, you should check the premium Shop on mondays and fridays to keep track on special offers. 






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