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Fiold #21 Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:33 PM

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With 47 mm gun it is absolutely useless tank. I still land in tier 7 battles and I can't hurt anyone.

Bumppis #22 Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:49 PM

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Just came out of the games and I still have a grin on my face after playing with the AMX 40. Fully upgraded it with free exp.

Got Steel Wall right from the first game with it and with 75mm gun you can do at least something. It has its lacks in speed, maneuverability and firepower and some weak spots (at least one) but StuG bouncing from it is just epic :Smile_great:

Sotahullu #23 Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:00 PM

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When Kv's 107mm gun hit you, three times. You just have to love this bouncing hell :D

twistolation #24 Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:01 PM

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I think we got oursleves a new mini-maus tbh!

Zelfana #25 Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:29 PM

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This oddball has more armor than the next tank in the tech tree...

Degman_95 #26 Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:32 PM

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this tank is bouncing like hell, first 2 games: steel wall and conefederate, love it  :Smile-izmena:

Crasydwarf #27 Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:46 PM

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It's mind blowing how inferior the B1 is compared to this tank. Kinda funny considering the Heavy vs Light label :lol:

But I reckon as a T4 light, It must suffer the MM wrath quite a bit.

Pedro79 #28 Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:13 PM

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View PostDegman_95, on 05 January 2012 - 10:32 PM, said:

this tank is bouncing like hell, first 2 games: steel wall and conefederate, love it  :Smile-izmena:

Dont know what it bounce but pzIV two shotted me from front in first game with this %!°+˘').

I have a suggestion to WG they must make a "self exploding" equipment for this tank. It will make useful this tank. It have high armor enough to get close to enemy and drive into enemy tank and explode itself! Or i could explode the tank in 2 sec after the start at least.


Edit: Second game just happend. It was more patethic than first one. T 34-85 one shotted me to 10hp from full hp then rammed me to death.
This tank speed just horrible. Even Tiger II faster with stock engine up to hill after engin shot with death driver...

Edit 2: This tank ONLY advantage would be its shape. But: NO its ugly as hell.

Edit 3: Game 3: StugIII Three shotted me. Still no a single bounce...

Edit 4: Game 4: SU 100 one shotted me. AND!!! Finally a bounce! T-50 bounced my shot from its SIDE! LOL.

sgt_quark #29 Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:50 PM

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I bought this tank thought it looked pretty good (in an ugly sort of way), put 75% crew on it but only managed one game with it, up against tier 6 with a tier 2 gun and an awesome speed of 12km/h.

So sold it straight away and have decided to give up with the French tanks for now.

OrtegaSLO #30 Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:53 PM

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I hate this tank. Fully upgraded and 10km/h on flat ground.  And you are always thrown into tier 7+ battles. So you are only a free target for some enemy.  

Probably the worst tank in game.

Fiold #31 Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:05 AM

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OK with new turret and 75 mm gun it is quite fun tank and it can be useful for team. But... How is it possible to reach 50 km/h in it?
Also it shouldn't be allowed to tier 7 battles. That tank is useless there. Too slow to be scout, too weak to kill anything. Tier 6 is a maximum real tier for this tank. And some 250-300 hp engine would be nice ;) If you need to keep that tank in tier 7 battles, you must give it ability to scout - that means some really big engine or some better gun.

meuhbat #32 Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:20 AM

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Got a steel wall with it in my 3rd game, a friend took 169hits but got killed by a marder 2.

Deadway #33 Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:22 AM

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That's the power.

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format #34 Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:33 AM

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my first thoughts with this tank were "damn that looks mental" (as someone mentioned like an UFO), followed shortly by "50km/h my arse" - only way for this thing to go over 20 is to drive it off a cliff.  strange tank though, needs tracks before mounting anything, is very bouncy but slow as hell and 2nd gun isn't bad for it's tier (took apart some b1's and a kv so far with it, though it's HE shell doesn't even seem worth loading as it's constant bounce).

free xp'd my way through the tree playing a couple of games on the previous so far but i want to take my time and grind this tank to learn it tbh.

twistolation #35 Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:46 AM

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You are indeed better of getting the 75 gun with free exp.... its terrible without that thing, light tanks get hosed when it comes to matchmaking :<

Vahal #36 Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:09 AM

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the tank cant reach 50kph. It cant even reach the half of this speed, on flat with upgraded engine it reach hardly 23... with stock you can't go over 16.
the new Wargaming joke. After the Mantlet Hole on german tank, the Light scout who is slower than the slower heavy tank in game! GREATINGS!!!! :Smile_great:

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View PostOrtegaSLO, on 05 January 2012 - 11:53 PM, said:

I hate this tank. Fully upgraded and 10km/h on flat ground.  And you are always thrown into tier 7+ battles. So you are only a free target for some enemy.  

Probably the worst tank in game.

Fully agree. One of the worst tanks in the game. Guns are absolutly useless, even the 75mm is just weak. Speed is a very bad joke. Armor is pretty good though, but I prefer to actually deal some damage instead of being a shell magnet.

A few matches ago a B1 and me (still with 47mm) fought each other in close combat, 15+ rounds fired by each one of us, next to no damage. Then finally a Hetzer came to my aid and 2-shot the B1. :(

8k xp left, then I'll sell this piece of junk and be happy with the 12t.

Vahal #38 Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:42 AM

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not on ly the speed who is a joke, the entire tank is a joke. A bad fat joke. "it bounce like hell! it bounce like hell" whiners, just should cry less and aim more.  <_<

junction between lower plate and upper plate in front is FLAT you can murder it here. driver hatch is so huge it's impossible to miss if you have one working eyes and one hand with one finger. the upgraded turret is crippled by many shot traps. Side are totally flat and easy to penetrate with almost everything.
I'm pissed of by thiose fracking CoD players  :angry:

format #39 Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:16 AM

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well, just engaged about 3 light tanks (2 t3 level and a t50 russian) plus a kv that had snuck up on our base - shooting uphill at me even the 50 couldn't hurt me so me and another amx40 took the lights apart.  kv was another story, managed to keep behind it's turret but my HE did 1-2% a hit and point blank straight on shots with the 75mm up his engine from rear or sides only penetrated 1/4th of the time thereabouts - stopped the cap and got some kills but game was over before we could finish the KV.

the 75mm claims 74mm pene and a kv has average 75 side and 70 rear so this is within the random chance but with this things reload time and the fact i barely managed to outmanouver a KV in a light the gun does seem pretty underpowered.  can't complain about the armour though, even been bouncing short 88 shots from a vk36 even if i'm slow as hell.  strange tank.

and for the record, curiously enough this tank does actually reverse faster than it's initial (till it picks up speed, not that it tops 23km/h on flat) forward speed.

ImperialS #40 Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:31 AM

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Ok, I can understand extremely low speed for light tank. It is balanced by decent armor. I can understand strange speed behaviour, but more likely seems to me, that somebody forgot to add 300HP engine..

But what is WTF indeed is that this tank is normally matched against tier 7 tanks as SCOUT... WTF OMFG LOL??? Can a Mr.Developer show me how to play this games? :P Ty  :Smile-playing:




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