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Actinid #1 Posted 05 July 2019 - 10:40 AM

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Hey, tankers!

Three Tier VIII vehicles are about to enter the Supertest. Let’s take a glimpse at what each of them are like before they hit the proving ground.

 

M48A2 Räumpanzer

 

 

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And finally, a new German medium tank, M48A2 Räumpanzer, is ready for the proving grounds of the Supertest.

A variant of the American Patton, this German boasts excellent frontal armor for a medium (up to 254 mm in the turret and 152 mm in the hull). In addition, its most noticeable feature, the shovel in front of the lower glacis plate, is in fact a screen which further improves the armor of this vehicle. Another of its strengths is survivability, all thanks to its 1450 HP. But for such great armor and HP, a price must be paid; this price is in its mobility. This German medium has a max speed of 40 km/h and a power-to-weight ratio of 13 hp per ton. On top of this, the tank has a traverse speed of 35 deg/s and a turret traverse speed of 30 deg/s.

Now let’s get down to the gun. This 90-mm armament boasts good penetration: 205 mm for a standard shell and 255 for an APCR. You’ll be able to get off 6.9 shots per minute dealing 240 damage per shot. The weapon stabilization is pretty decent, the aiming time is just 2 seconds and has a dispersion of 0.44 m at 100 m. What else are we forgetting? Oh yes, its gun depression is 9 degrees.

The M48A2 Räumpanzer behaves like a hybrid of a medium and a heavy on the battlefield. If necessary, this medium can survive a blow that would put another ally vehicle out of action. Plus, its gun allows for dealing regular damage (instead of high one-shot damage) and can be used to immobilize enemies, turning them into sitting Credit and XP piñatas. 

 
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ntava #2 Posted 05 July 2019 - 02:08 PM

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Press X to drop the shovel and create a hulldown 

just like shaks have fish that follow them is7's will have one of these following them 



Homer_J #3 Posted 05 July 2019 - 02:47 PM

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Really?

 

A bulldozer?

 

Who ordered the bulldozer?



WindSplitter1 #4 Posted 05 July 2019 - 03:18 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 05 July 2019 - 01:47 PM, said:

Really?

 

A bulldozer?

 

Who ordered the bulldozer?

 

You need something to tear down the game with, don't ya? :D

8126Jakobsson #5 Posted 05 July 2019 - 03:23 PM

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It's to clean up the teeth on Siegfried Line, I assume. 

Denton_0451 #6 Posted 05 July 2019 - 03:31 PM

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0.44 dispersion and 205 mm pen when the standard is 212 mm for Tier VIII 90 mm guns? This tank is DOA

Edited by Denton_0451, 05 July 2019 - 03:32 PM.


Dr_Oolen #7 Posted 05 July 2019 - 03:40 PM

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View PostDenton_0451, on 05 July 2019 - 03:31 PM, said:

0.44 dispersion and 205 mm pen when the standard is 212 mm for Tier VIII 90 mm guns? This tank is DOA

 

not to mention its supposedly heavily armored medium.... but then it has the same huge paper cupola that makes/made all the similar supposedly armored tanks be actually super useless like patton 59, t95e2 or chieftain t95 :D

Edited by Dr_Oolen, 05 July 2019 - 03:40 PM.


baratoz1701 #8 Posted 05 July 2019 - 04:14 PM

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1655dpm? terrible accuracy, slow, huge cupola weakpoint, average viewrange, poor agility.....

 

Looking like a beast! ahem



Pattonizer #9 Posted 05 July 2019 - 05:12 PM

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M48 in tier8. O-KAY.

Paul_Kouadio #10 Posted 05 July 2019 - 05:57 PM

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This is funny, because I was looking into West German tanks just yesterday... And now we have a Patton for them. Interesting indeed. Looks awful though...

Closest thing I can find upon cursory search is the Minenräumpanzer Keiler (which is based on the Patton's hull).



Denton_0451 #11 Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:26 PM

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View PostPaul_Kouadio, on 05 July 2019 - 05:57 PM, said:

Closest thing I can find upon cursory search is the Minenräumpanzer Keiler (which is based on the Patton's hull).

 

In the American army it had the M48A2DB (DB stands for Dozer Blade) designation and in the Bundeswehr it was called M48RPz.

 



Akireu #12 Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:06 PM

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Well, no thanks. I would rather modernised Panther, like was intended before Leopard 1 and its prototypes. Than this I rather bought summer price Mutz.

 

But german VI. Tier medium premium version of VK 30.01 P would be nice (with 80mm front plate hull). Instabuy, because Pz. IV Schmalturm is literaly imbuyable.






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