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Sherman VC Firefly: The Tank That Took Out Three Tigers


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Community #1 Posted 08 September 2020 - 06:01 AM

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Add a powerful British medium tank to your collection and follow in Joe Ekins' footsteps.

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EinMizlingDk #2 Posted 08 September 2020 - 06:08 AM

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its okay but not a must have :) 

oBmg #3 Posted 08 September 2020 - 07:16 AM

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Gun makes the tank.

This is a fine tank.

More precisely in practice its fine turreted TD that makes its job well.

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Cobra6 #4 Posted 08 September 2020 - 07:23 AM

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In real life it took out 3 tigers, in WoT it will struggle viably engaging tanks one tier lower.

Only good thing it has is penetration, the rest is all "meh".

 

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Lastname #5 Posted 08 September 2020 - 07:38 AM

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It is the last to get into position for well just about everything.

 

I would say wait till it is in Tank Rewards, if you can be bothered getting it.



ZeroKelvin #6 Posted 08 September 2020 - 08:04 AM

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View PostoBmg, on 08 September 2020 - 06:16 AM, said:

Gun makes the tank.

This is a fine tank.

More precisely in practice its fine turreted TD that makes its job well.

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Pretty much, but the regular one already does the same

 

 



Marlekin #7 Posted 08 September 2020 - 08:10 AM

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Newsarticle about this premium tank said: 

 Add the  VI Sherman VC Firefly with its pinpoint accuracy, high-velocity shells, great penetration, and nice rate of fire to your collection, and take it for a spin on the battlefield.

Or..
Just get the regular tier 6 Firefly for credits, which is pretty much the same and can be obtained playing for free. 

Honestly, if I wanted to play like a turreted tier6 TD, I'd get a Hellcat or Jackson. These have the additional mobility an gun depression that I'd miss on a Firefly. 



StinkyCamper #8 Posted 08 September 2020 - 08:19 AM

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View PostCobra6, on 08 September 2020 - 06:23 AM, said:

In real life it took out 3 tigers, in WoT it will struggle viably engaging tanks one tier lower.

Only good thing it has is penetration, the rest is all "meh".

 

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That was an exception. I bet 1 vs 1 tiger will do a short work out of it.

 



Simona2k #9 Posted 08 September 2020 - 09:25 AM

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Cobra6 #10 Posted 08 September 2020 - 11:02 AM

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View PostSimona2k, on 08 September 2020 - 08:25 AM, said:

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That epic Monobrow is quite spectacular!

 

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_Saqis64_GR_ #11 Posted 08 September 2020 - 11:05 AM

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It's slow, it has an inaccurate gun and no armor. Cromwell B is much better.

Sael_ #12 Posted 08 September 2020 - 12:53 PM

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View PostCobra6, on 08 September 2020 - 11:02 AM, said:


That epic Monobrow is quite spectacular!

 

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Maybe there's a hidden buff for monobrow people driving the tank. :hiding:



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View PostStinkyCamper, on 08 September 2020 - 08:19 AM, said:


That was an exception. I bet 1 vs 1 tiger will do a short work out of it.

 

 

I believe the story behind it was that 3 firefly and 15-17 sherman III enocountered 3 tigers and those 3 took out all the sherman III and one firefly and the two last ones managed to deal with the remaining crippled tiger.

 

So they could have ended up doing rock/paper/scissors to see who got the kills.



Vukila #14 Posted 08 September 2020 - 02:14 PM

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back in the days, monobrow was used as a commander vision system. thats how they could see german tanks hiding in the bushes.

SlyMeerkat #15 Posted 08 September 2020 - 02:42 PM

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I got this tank however only played it once because it was a Pools Medal match :D

oBmg #16 Posted 08 September 2020 - 03:47 PM

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In my beginner eyes this tank is  simply devastating :171 mm penetration in tier VI? And that DPM..and workable precision for sniping..

 

It is the best Sherman hulled peace of tank in the game in my eyes, for my style of playing..it also earns  hughe ammount of credits and EXP.Its playstile makes me cautious, stay behind, and live longer to deal damage.

 

One of the first tanks I played alot  was PZ IV Schmalthurm, and then I got his one I had feeling like driving a monster. Its almost  incomparable how better tank Firefly is.

 

If anyone ever asked what would be like if forgotten tank PZ IV  Schmathurm would be   massively buffed in every aspect, This would be it.

 

 

 


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View PostSael_, on 08 September 2020 - 12:53 PM, said:

 

Maybe there's a hidden buff for monobrow people driving the tank. :hiding:

Uh huh, +30% chance of critical damage to enemy’s vehicle:trollface:

you know, like dead eye perk, but dead brow:D


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View PostVukila, on 08 September 2020 - 02:14 PM, said:

 a commander vision system.

 

Actually, speaking of bushes, monobrow could be useful for camo purposes. :trollface:



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View PostSael_, on 08 September 2020 - 03:53 PM, said:

 

Actually, speaking of bushes, monobrow could be useful for camo purposes. :trollface:

reported for being off topic, adds nothing to the post and to think u clowns moderate posts that are off topic. seems legit commie style.



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View PostoBmg, on 08 September 2020 - 03:47 PM, said:

In my beginner eyes this tank is  simply devastating :171 mm penetration in tier VI? And that DPM..and workable precision for sniping..

 

It is the best Sherman hulled peace of tank in the game in my eyes, for my style of playing..it also earns  hughe ammount of credits and EXP.Its playstile makes me cautious, stay behind, and live longer to deal damage.

 

 

I see it like this. I have the normal Firefly, it's one of my favourite tanks in the whole game, one of the very few I managed to gunmark with my limited skills. If I hadn't already the regular one I'd buy the VC.

The only down is the gun depression.

 






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