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VsUK #1 Posted 04 May 2020 - 11:20 PM

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In most of my tanks, I've rarely been ammo racked. I cant remember the last tank I was ammo racked in. But ever since I've started grinding the T-44, I think I've been ammo racked 10+ times out of the 83 battles I've had in it. It's like every time I get the drop on someone that could turn the tide or I'm pushing or holding the line successfully. I get ammo racked.

So is this tank just prone to being ammo racked, more than other's? Because I can't believe how often it happens without thinking it's either suspicious aiming or the tank is just poor!

Balc0ra #2 Posted 05 May 2020 - 01:23 AM

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View PostVsUK, on 04 May 2020 - 11:20 PM, said:

So is this tank just prone to being ammo racked, more than other's? Because I can't believe how often it happens without thinking it's either suspicious aiming or the tank is just poor!

 

Suspicious aiming? I mean again, even if they aim at it, don't mean it will always take damage and take it out. That's not how it works.

 

But in this case, module size and how many you have is a bigger factor vs aiming. As if you have more places with ammo, or it covers most of the hull side. You have more to hit, thus more of a chance to damage it. As the T-44 has the ammo along much of the left side in two groups, a taller stack on the right side hull. And a large stack at the back of the turret. Much like the IS-3 or the Bulldog it's all over the place. So you don't need much "skill"  or aim to hit it. Thus why they are called wandering ammo racks. Even more so if a low alpha high ROF smacks your side.

 

T-44-100 has the same layout. And that thing gets ammo racked 4-5 times each FL round. 

 


Edited by Balc0ra, 05 May 2020 - 01:24 AM.


1ucky #3 Posted 05 May 2020 - 01:44 AM

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View PostVsUK, on 04 May 2020 - 11:20 PM, said:

(...) every time I get the drop on someone that could turn the tide or I'm pushing or holding the line successfully. I get ammo racked.
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Bro, the more spectacular the battle, the more you "get the drop on them", the more you expose your vehicle, the more you will get racked.

 

Not to mention, sometimes when we think we "got the drop on someone", what actually happened is that we've been *baited*.

 

Or call it what you will, if you think you've surprised someone but then get blown up by some snipers that were covering him, you've brought yourself in quite a precarious position and that's got nothing to do with the tank.

 

TL;DR

I got no idea if T-44's ammorack is particularly weak, but you're always free to do your share of planning and maneuvering in order to protect your tank from taking too many potentially critical hits.

 

And if you really wanna know how tough the ammorack is, exactly, you can always look it up on tanks.gg, of course.



DeanWong #4 Posted 05 May 2020 - 05:56 AM

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Try Caernvaron, Progetto, Conqueror and Super Con. Every shot you take in the front will knock out your ammo rack.

 

P.S. Saw a Leopard and T-44 having their heads blown off in randoms yesterday. 



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Yes, the T-44 is prone to being ammo racked.

 



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Its ammo rack only has 180 hp, which is quite low compared to other tier 8 meds, which means big guns (~128mm and up) can destroy your ammo rack with just one shot with a regular roll, so if you want to play the T-44 for a large amount of battles I'd recommend safe stowage. Also its biggest ammo rack is located on the right hand side of the hull, just about the front half of it anyways. So typically a shot through your right sprocket wheel will also pass through your ammo rack. But there is a cure! Try sidescraping as much as possible and if you have to expose your side try to prefer exposing your left side.



IAmBrexit #7 Posted 05 May 2020 - 02:23 PM

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Usually get set on fire before my ammo rack goes in a T-44

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View PostDeanWong, on 05 May 2020 - 04:56 AM, said:

Try Caernvaron, Progetto, Conqueror and Super Con. Every shot you take in the front will knock out your ammo rack.

 

P.S. Saw a Leopard and T-44 having their heads blown off in randoms yesterday. 

 

T-44, T-54/T-55, Obj. 140, Obj. 430 all have the fuel and ammo behind the glacis. Had a funny match one day where I'd repeatedly shot a T-54/55 on his right side.

The first shot set him ablaze, which the AFE put out

The second slowed his reload

The third burned him down again.

 

As for the OP, T-44 requires a Wet Ammo Rack and safe stowage or directives. It tends to blow up a real lot, even by soviet bias standards.



arthurwellsley #9 Posted 05 May 2020 - 03:16 PM

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View PostVsUK, on 04 May 2020 - 10:20 PM, said:

In most of my tanks, I've rarely been ammo racked. I cant remember the last tank I was ammo racked in. But ever since I've started grinding the T-44, I think I've been ammo racked 10+ times out of the 83 battles I've had in it. It's like every time I get the drop on someone that could turn the tide or I'm pushing or holding the line successfully. I get ammo racked.

So is this tank just prone to being ammo racked, more than other's? Because I can't believe how often it happens without thinking it's either suspicious aiming or the tank is just poor!

 

T44 has essentially two ammo racks in game terms and so yes is more liable to it than many other tanks.

Also the T44 begins a line which includes T54, and Object 907 where if opposing them you shoot the correct front side near the driver you can frequently ammo rack those two as well.

So if it is happening to you frequently in the T44 the same will prove true of the T54. I highly recommend Safe Stowage  as an absolute necessity on those two.



VsUK #10 Posted 05 May 2020 - 05:58 PM

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Well thank god I'm almost ready to research the Obj 430 as the T-44 is awful in my experience. I had better gaming & success in my T-43 using the derp gun. Even when I get stuck in T9 games, I did rather well. But it feels like I've gone backwards going up 1 tier. 

 

View PostDeanWong, on 05 May 2020 - 04:56 AM, said:

Try Caernvaron, Progetto, Conqueror and Super Con. Every shot you take in the front will knock out your ammo rack.

 

P.S. Saw a Leopard and T-44 having their heads blown off in randoms yesterday. 

Yep, I've noticed that on my Conq & S Conq. Can't push the enemy that have the low ground because of it.


Edited by VsUK, 05 May 2020 - 05:59 PM.


24doom24 #11 Posted 05 May 2020 - 06:58 PM

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Yup, it has a very weak one, just like all the other soviet mediums. I remember blowing them up in my ISU-152 in the original frontlines. :justwait:

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View PostDeanWong, on 05 May 2020 - 04:56 AM, said:

Try Caernvaron, Progetto, Conqueror and Super Con. Every shot you take in the front will knock out your ammo rack.

 

P.S. Saw a Leopard and T-44 having their heads blown off in randoms yesterday. 

 

Same problem with the Centurion. Same turret as the Caernarvon so that figures I guess.
I'm a bit p*ssed if that's true though 'cos I've almost finished researching the T43 :(



ilmavarvas #13 Posted 05 May 2020 - 07:32 PM

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LT-432 likes also very much of being on fire and losing ammorack.

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xx984 #15 Posted 05 May 2020 - 11:47 PM

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could be the enemies using aimbots

Sylvansight #16 Posted 06 May 2020 - 03:14 AM

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hard to moan about current T-44 ammo rack, it got massively buffed about 5-6 years ago.  Before then, it could and would get regularly ammo racked by any shot into the (much weaker) upper hull.  Literally aim slighlty left (or right, it's been a while) of centre and you had a good chance to make them go boom. 

Doubt me?  check the forums for T-44 in 2013/2014.

Wet ammo rack was viable option according to some.  In modern era even the tin foil brigade think that's crazy bs.

http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/361895-t-44-equipment-suggestion/

CandyVanMan #17 Posted 06 May 2020 - 01:49 PM

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View Postxx984, on 05 May 2020 - 10:47 PM, said:

could be the enemies using aimbots

Please don't get the tinfoil boys going....

It's just so tiresome when they start with their conspiracies about aimbot and premium rng and what not.



jabster #18 Posted 06 May 2020 - 01:53 PM

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View PostCandyVanMan, on 06 May 2020 - 12:49 PM, said:

Please don't get the tinfoil boys going....

It's just so tiresome when they start with their conspiracies about aimbot and premium rng and what not.

We'll some players have been caught, and banned, using them.



CandyVanMan #19 Posted 06 May 2020 - 01:58 PM

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View Postjabster, on 06 May 2020 - 12:53 PM, said:

We'll some players have been caught, and banned, using them.

For paying WG to get better RNG?

Aimbotting might be a thing, but I doubt there's really any aimbots that do better than a somewhat competent player in this game.

 



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Da comrad, that's not a bug it's a feature of T-44 since the beginning. 




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