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Australian Cruiser: the Sentinel AC 1


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Community #1 Posted 01 October 2019 - 06:00 AM

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Just like in real life, train your crews with this great Aussie.

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Enherjaren #2 Posted 01 October 2019 - 06:17 AM

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Return of the D-tank!
 


Edited by Enherjaren, 01 October 2019 - 06:17 AM.


Vtsuk #3 Posted 01 October 2019 - 06:46 AM

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Also known as the p3ni$ tank!

 

Apart from memes it's completely useless and i know it first

hand, since i got it in the lootboxes 2 years ago.



StinkyCamper #4 Posted 01 October 2019 - 06:51 AM

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It was this tank or beer. The tank lost.  

wsatnutter #5 Posted 01 October 2019 - 06:51 AM

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walk on by

BSHDBCG #6 Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:03 AM

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Well at least the enemies will be happy to see you in this tank. :trollface:

KarmaMint #7 Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:15 AM

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Is it any good? 

Evilier_than_Skeletor #8 Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:46 AM

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This tank would be a finalist for the worst tank in tier 4. Not the winner, but definitely up there. If it had Matilda's gun it would be good, but it doesn't. If you're an Aussie fan, like your tanks with phallic machine guns and really really desperate for a lower tier crew trainer you still shouldn't get this. Get its bigger bro AC4. It's also quite bad, but less so.

Smegger213 #9 Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:59 AM

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God awful tank. The gun is pathetic and mobility isn't good.

Wait for the AC4 version with the bigger gun.



falcon_96 #10 Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:24 AM

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Yey! Dong tOnk!

Spanzurate #11 Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:29 AM

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Pros:

  • 10 degrees of gun depression.
  • 350m viewrange which you can boost up to 440 with a good crew and consumables.

Cons:

  • Painfully slow, moves like a heavy due to 11.81 power to weight and bad terrain resistances.
    You don't go above 35-40 on flat ground, you reach 60km/h only when going downhill (for about 3 seconds), and 10-12 km/h uphill.
  • You shoot faster than you can aim (T-34 style), so that 1200 base dpm is actually a lot worse, because you miss one third of your shots.
  • Really bad gunhandling for a 45 alfa gun, aims for 2 years and blooms like crazy every time you move.
  • You will shoot a lot of gold because 88 standard pen is more like 75 at longer ranges.

 

Also don't get the AC4, because it's just as bad, only has a better gun.

Get the Cromwell B.


Edited by Spanzurate, 01 October 2019 - 09:30 AM.


SlyMeerkat #12 Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:40 AM

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Already own it

Gremlin182 #13 Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:43 AM

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Dear wargaming the Sentinel 1 does NOT move around at 60 as claimed its specific power something you discover when you research the tank bot nowhere to be seen in the for sale details is way to low.

Its completely unreasonable to say that "Developed as a member of the Australian cruiser tanks program, the AC I Sentinel is a fast-moving and even faster-firing vehicle."

Its not that this tank is bad nor is its bigger brother the AC4 Experimental sadly I have been having to bang on about this in post after post

If you check  the wiki page ir says Speed Limit 60.4/20 km/h which sounds great but then Power/Wt Ratio 11.81 hp/t

This means that realistically in games you will never reach 60

 

The Cromwell B is stated as having a speed of 60 and it does and because of its power to weight it can actually reach that speed.

Problem is all the game guides show these two tanks as having the same top speed

The in game comparison tool the wiki or tanks GG all show 60, so until a player hands over their cash and actually drives it they have no idea.

Its really way past time you started rating tanks performance in a different way so as to not mislead.

 

If you want these tanks to remain as advertised then you need to buff them and if not then change the advertising.

AC1 Sentinel speed 35 to 40 AC 4 Experimental Speed 35-40 that is truthful.

Or you could buff them so they can do 60.

I went into tanks GG and set up the Sentinel Grant AC4 exp firefly vc and Cromwell B

 

The Sentinel is about as mobile as the Grant and the AC4 EXP is about as mobile as the Firefly VC while the Cromwel B is way more mobile.

So why put this 60 speed on them and say they are fast if you want to go down that rout say the firefly can do 60 as well.

While you are at it maybe say the Cromwell B can do 80 that should sell a few more.

Just rate tanks more accurately when you sell them.

 



Equalas #14 Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:54 AM

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Only buy this if you’re a collector, otherwise there is no point in doing so.

8126Jakobsson #15 Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:08 AM

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"fast-moving" 

 

Are they deliberately lying to their customers or is it just another classic case of having no idea what they are talking about? 



Only_Slightly_Bent #16 Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:14 AM

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So I bought it, because I'm a collector and an interesting thing happened...
On the "thank you for purchasing this item" screen, there was an advert for a "The Offspring" related tank. I clicked on it and got a 404 error and it was gone when I went back a page.
I didn't look closely at the tank but it didn't look like one that is currently exists in the game and I think it has The Offspring as the crew. Anyone else see this accidental leak?

Bordhaw #17 Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:26 AM

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View PostOnly_Slightly_Bent, on 01 October 2019 - 09:14 AM, said:

So I bought it, because I'm a collector and an interesting thing happened...
On the "thank you for purchasing this item" screen, there was an advert for a "The Offspring" related tank. I clicked on it and got a 404 error and it was gone when I went back a page.
I didn't look closely at the tank but it didn't look like one that is currently exists in the game and I think it has The Offspring as the crew. Anyone else see this accidental leak?

 

Yes the crew will be available.

 



LCpl_Jones #18 Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:30 AM

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View Post8126Jakobsson, on 01 October 2019 - 10:08 AM, said:

"fast-moving" 

 

Are they deliberately lying to their customers or is it just another classic case of having no idea what they are talking about? 

 

yes 



Eaglax #19 Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:52 AM

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Block Quote

 In World of Tanks, it can use its fast-moving and fast-firing skills to thrive on the battlefield.

 

:D:D

 

 

 

View PostOnly_Slightly_Bent, on 01 October 2019 - 10:14 AM, said:

So I bought it, because I'm a collector and an interesting thing happened...
On the "thank you for purchasing this item" screen, there was an advert for a "The Offspring" related tank. I clicked on it and got a 404 error and it was gone when I went back a page.
I didn't look closely at the tank but it didn't look like one that is currently exists in the game and I think it has The Offspring as the crew. Anyone else see this accidental leak?


I guess you didn't make screenshots?


Edited by Eaglax, 01 October 2019 - 10:53 AM.


Interdiction #20 Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:25 AM

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Lies are being told about this Tank ..It is abysmal 




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