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Sael_ #1 Posted 30 January 2020 - 05:59 PM

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Hey, tankers! 

Today, the Concept 1b, a Tier IX American heavy tank, enters the Supertest. 

“Heavy” it sure is, but it’s agile too, and can easily catch up with medium vehicles while boasting crucial values characteristic of a tank of its class.   

Accuracy-wise, the testee’s gun is similar to that of the E 50, with an aiming time of 2.1 s and a dispersion of 0.36m/100. Its standard APCR round can also be expected to get through 258 mm of enemy armor, and the special HEAT ammo goes even deeper: 310 mm. It will take you 10.2 seconds to fully reload and deliver an average damage of 400 points. 

The turret, with its frontal armor of 250 mm and gun depression angles of -10/+20, feels right at home on the slopes. Its shape is what you have to consider first and foremost, as its only well protected at the right angles: an enemy firing at its side or when the turret is turned, well let’s just say, 100mm of side armor won’t protect you much. As for the hull, its armor is far from impenetrable, so you’d better wrap it in cotton wool!

To sum it all up, the smartest way to play the Concept 1b is to take advantage of its dynamics to take key positions on the map, while keeping a close eye on where is your turret turning.

 

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Edited by Sael_, 30 January 2020 - 06:05 PM.


cheeseburget #2 Posted 31 January 2020 - 01:22 PM

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what is the story behind the tank concept 1b? is there a concept 1a or 2a 2b?

cheeseburget #3 Posted 31 January 2020 - 01:44 PM

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i found orginal bluprints of tank no 1 no 2

https://fromtheswedisharchives.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/us-tank-concepts-no-1-1-b-1968/



undutchable80 #4 Posted 31 January 2020 - 03:21 PM

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Replacement for the M103? 

Zapfhan #5 Posted 01 February 2020 - 04:54 PM

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View Postundutchable80, on 31 January 2020 - 02:21 PM, said:

Replacement for the M103? 

 

Currently we have no information that we could share in regards to the plans with this vehicle.



MrEdweird #6 Posted 03 February 2020 - 12:37 AM

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Something important about this 110mm gun. It's likely the EXP-14/EXP-7 British gun, which is a rebored L7 105mm and fired the round on the right of this image. It outperformed the L11's ammo for penetration (Chieftain's gun), which is in the middle. So I would expect very substantial penetration figures.

 



undutchable80 #7 Posted 04 February 2020 - 08:41 AM

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View PostZapfhan, on 01 February 2020 - 04:54 PM, said:

 

Currently we have no information that we could share in regards to the plans with this vehicle.

But you are also not denying it...:P

 

Oh, and it was nerfed in the 2nd iteration:

 

The tank was slightly weakened as 1st iteration had really good performance characteristics.

Due to the nerf, the main gun became almost 1 to 1 to that on the AE Phase I.


Changes to the Concept 1B:

• Reload time: from 9.752 to 10.548 s.

• Rate of fire: from 6.153 to 5.688.

• Damage per minute: from 2461 to 2275.3 DPM.

• Aiming time: from 2.01 to 2.21 s.

• Gun accuracy: from 0.345 to 0.364 m.



Krazy_Kalle #8 Posted 26 February 2020 - 03:16 PM

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View Postundutchable80, on 31 January 2020 - 03:21 PM, said:

Replacement for the M103? 

 

Don't be silly. When was the last time WG announced a single tank other than Tier X that ended up in the tech tree? 






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