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AMX 40 "The ugly ducky"


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twistolation #1 Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:21 PM

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The french tanks, as silly as they look, i've already fallen in love with them. I'm going to keep this ugly ducky of mine. Even at 78% crew, this thing is a monster! :Smile-izmena:

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I'm going to keep this tank, heck i even got myself some extra gold to buy a slot for it so i can keep it without worries  :Smile_harp:

Any1 else have some good experiance with this tank? please do tell  :P

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SWAT5773 #2 Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:26 PM

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XiTiX #3 Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:29 PM

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I hated it on test server, but it looks like its working for you. Enjoy!

Minio #4 Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:29 PM

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I like it but its speed it really strange... 20km/h on flat road, 6km/h uphill and 40km/h downhill...

twistolation #5 Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:40 PM

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Yeah, 49 downhill is amazing, thing rams like a baws :3

Slacko #6 Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:19 PM

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I don't fully understand it's role or any of the french tanks I have tried so far to be honest.
They have weak guns, like 1 tier below where they should be but seem to be way way to slow to be a light tank.
I will persevere and see if they get better, to be fair to the AMX 40 I haven't really begun to upgrade it yet so maybe with a better gun and a more efficient crew things may look up,fingers crossed.

Minio #7 Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:09 PM

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It is better when fully upgraded but still very strange light/heavy tank :-P

twistolation #8 Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

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Its more heavily armoured then the french heavy of its tier, and it is a light tank??? WUD? :Smile_harp:

Lokomotiv #9 Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:27 PM

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This tank is just ... so damn ugly! I would go through it with free XP.

Werkkis #10 Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:03 PM

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i have a nickname for that tank, the first impression i had when i first saw it, The UFO

Fonsyfun #11 Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

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I think it looks rather nice, though I just got it and it sucks, atleast when stock.

Edit: Just got the 75mm gun. Finaly I can hurt tier 2 tanks <_<

Nekomancer #12 Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:42 PM

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View PostWerkkis, on 05 January 2012 - 06:03 PM, said:

i have a nickname for that tank, the first impression i had when i first saw it, The UFO
The UFO is still the T-50-2, nothing else explains that behavior when turning on the spot at full speed.

twistolation #13 Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:55 PM

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I'm going to love so see t-50-2 FAIL when physics come out, that thing will be skidding all over the place, its going to be "Need for ruskie speed - T-50-2"

But the amx 40 reminds me of the KV, its silly for its tier!

Benaulim #14 Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:13 PM

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View Posttwistolation, on 05 January 2012 - 06:55 PM, said:

(...) But the amx 40 reminds me of the KV, its silly for its tier!

Not really. As a light it counts a tier higher when thrown into matches while on the other hand - despite the stats showing a speed limit of 50 km/h - it feels incredibly slow and clumsy (admittedly with a 75% crew). Combined with its view range of 360m and 410m maximum signal range it's possibly the most useless scout of all.

DerSpecht #15 Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

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a 20km/h light tank fighting tier 7 battles... nuff said

Maximillian #16 Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:26 PM

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Its a light tank in name only :D Had a match about an hour ago,in a match with a grand total of 6 kvs...I got steel wall and sniper(and 5 kills, but thats unimportant) :lol: . Have a feeling that if it had decent speed, people would be crying OP. The slope is insane, get dings all over the place.

Only played a few rounds with it sofar, looking forward to seeing how it behaves after I have played it more ;)

Bob_Marley42 #17 Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

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This tank is very silly.

It has more armour (which is way more sloped), a larger and more penetrating gun than the B1. In fact, the only places it seems to not out perform its heavy sister is in HP and traverse rate. In Tier 4 matches its silly - few things can deal with it effectivly it seems (which, of course, get themselves put on the top of the target list).

Anything above tier 4 however, well... it has trouble.

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View PostBob_Marley42, on 05 January 2012 - 08:40 PM, said:

This tank is very silly.

It has more armour (which is way more sloped), a larger and more penetrating gun than the B1. In fact, the only places it seems to not out perform its heavy sister is in HP and traverse rate. In Tier 4 matches its silly - few things can deal with it effectivly it seems (which, of course, get themselves put on the top of the target list).

Anything above tier 4 however, well... it has trouble.

Ran into a KV in mine and that was a bit of a wake up call! Didn't end well. Like you say, anything over a tier 4 and the gun is all but useless and its too slow to attempt flanking.

Against the lower tiers though its brilliant! The only problem you have is aiming whilst all the shots are dinging off you!

dastotalebroetchen #19 Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:18 PM

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View PostWerkkis, on 05 January 2012 - 06:03 PM, said:

i have a nickname for that tank, the first impression i had when i first saw it, The UFO
I've got a better one "theuglyshitasssuckertank"

RO_Cruciatu #20 Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:19 PM

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View PostJayJay4466, on 05 January 2012 - 08:57 PM, said:

Against the lower tiers though its brilliant! The only problem you have is aiming whilst all the shots are dinging off you!

I think they brought back autoaiming in this patch  :Smile-bajan2:




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