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JonG #21 Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

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Bought it, played like ~10 battles and sold it. I like T-43 more, but T-34-85 is my favourite. Maybe I'll buy this bucket again in the future.

MACtic #22 Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:19 PM

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View Posthawkerabteilung101, on 22 March 2012 - 08:36 PM, said:

Dont have T44 for long time now,but you can play with my clan mate if you wish.
Sure, It will be good to do a test. Look me up in game so!

Hawker_gb #23 Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:52 PM

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View PostMACtic, on 22 March 2012 - 09:19 PM, said:

Sure, It will be good to do a test. Look me up in game so!

i will mate.

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View Postnikola49, on 20 March 2012 - 03:34 PM, said:

I don't like T-44 at all, actually it's probably the worst tier8 medium, even pzIV and amx 13 75 can penetrate it frontally with no problem.. its gun has the lowest penetration compared to other tier8 tank guns.

Thats just LMAO. I eat any tier8 medium with my T44. And as an answer to the two guys arguing: T59 is a nerfed tier 9 money maker *removed*, i wouldn't be proud spending money on a tank then advertise how good it is. T44 penetrate type from the front which has a chance to explode or brust in flames. I played a lot with T59 on my friend's account and it's not that good...

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MACtic #25 Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

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again, if you want to test you uber T44 skills against my Type come on it into the training room.

Juravski #26 Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:17 PM

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I'm afraid that if people keep saying nice things about T-44 it will get nerfed before I'm able to get my hands on it!  :(

Joneleth #27 Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:50 PM

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T-44 is indeed awesome. Even with only tracks and the best 85mm installed, I had a lot of fun in it ; it even increased now that the idiot gun is mounted, and I can't wait for LB-1 and engine upgrades.

It's like a T20, but with good front armor (if you know how to angle it properly, you can own most meds of tier 6&7 and their poor pen even at short range while hardly taking any damage, except for the Panther L/100 of course), an insanely good traverse that allows you to outmaneuver pretty much anybody, including types 59, and even with the stock engine, a very good overall mobility.

Plus, with the french tanks, if you're accompanying one when flanking, you can be sure no one will fire at you until the frenchie's dead, and by that time, if you did not rush fooly, the fight will be mostly done, and you will be behind the survivors while teammates engage them from the front.

Bob_Marley42 #28 Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:07 AM

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The T-44 with LB-1, 100% crew, v-stab, vents and WAR is totally boss. Manuverable and bouncy with a gun that packs a decent punch, though you do have to manuver a bit (and know your weakpoints) due to the somewhat lack-luster 175mm penetration.

Rexonon #29 Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

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I love my T-44, it is an extremely fun tank to use. After a long time away from the game, returning less than a week ago I was oblivious to this new gun, I better take a look when I get home.

The biggest downfall to the T-44 is still it's armour, but lets face it... It's a medium tank but if you can angle your armour well, you can bounce a heck of a lot of shots!

I still struggle with the ammo rack a fair bit even with the wet ammo rack. 50% of the time making the rookie error of circling my prey clockwise (oops!)

THE most fun part about playing the T-44 / any medium tank? It's definitely fighting alongside other medium tanks in a fast, deadly wolfpack

Axel_Foley #30 Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:55 PM

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Im very disappointed in T-44. I like it to play with Gun 122 mm D-25-44. Yeah, I know. But the last days, i was oneshoted many times. Now I install the wet ammo rack instead of the vertical stabiliser.

Darkherring #31 Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:33 PM

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122mm and deinstalling VS on t-44? you really want to destroy this great tank?

buh_vi #32 Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

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View PostJuravski, on 24 March 2012 - 10:17 PM, said:

I'm afraid that if people keep saying nice things about T-44 it will get nerfed before I'm able to get my hands on it!  :(

Dont worry, T-44 wont get nerfed, because its the worst Tier 8, its good only in circling around slow heavies, otherwise it sux >> bad armor, gun with only 175mm pene and 50km/h top speed is quite joke, because this tank have almost 20hp/t (and yes i have it, PII is far better).

Darkherring #33 Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:24 PM

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@buh_vi

If you think t-44 is the worst T8 medium you probably didn't get it how to use this tank. Currently it's my favourite tank. Accuracy of gun is great, RoF is decent, dmg is OKish. The only problem could be the penetration, but using it superior mobility you can easily get to the right spot and shoot back and sides of enemys. In that way pen is quite enough.

Bad armor? maybe rear one, because front plate is dealing with <180mm pen guns quite easily. And it's a medium, not heavy, so don't expect it to withstand a BL-10 shot.

As I mentioned mobility before- it's just great. Traverse speed allows you to dodge A LOT. Additionaly you don't loose speed too much, so you can perform evasive maneuvers with ease. Climbing speed is more than satisfying. Top speed is sufficent- it could has 2-4 kph more, but you can't have everything.

I never used a WAR on this tank and I don't feel a need of doing that. I get blown up very rarely.

Killing T59s isn't the easiest job, but for sure it's doable quite regulary. Just try to get to it's side.


What about comparing it to Panther2: It's totally different piece of tank. P2 has great top speed and tremendous gun, but it's hard to call it medium- I would say it's portable gun platform.
In t-44 you play aggresively, you never stop, you shoot, and next second you are in a different place. In P2 you get to the flanking spot, hide and snipe.
When trying to do P2's job in t-44 you will do so-so. If you will try to do t-44's job in P2 you will fail miserably.

Both of them are great, but in different tasks.

MACtic #34 Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

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View PostDarkherring, on 26 March 2012 - 09:24 PM, said:

@buh_vi

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Killing T59s isn't the easiest job, but for sure it's doable quite regulary. Just try to get to it's side.
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Quite regularly? I would say it's the other way around. And I won't get into an agreement proving that by a wall of text. As I said previously training room is available. Won't be surprised if third person chickens out.

Rexonon #35 Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:45 AM

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I think the T-44 could really benefit from an extra 2-5 km/h in the speed department.

This is simply because the gun's penetration isn't all that great. This requires a lot of out manoeuvring and flanking techniques aiming for the weakest spots on opponents.

With this slight increase in speed it would make the tank more effective in it's role as at the moment both the .40T and Type-59 are faster (and pack more of a punch). If not a speed increase, I think it could definitely benefit with an increased view range as spotting is troublesome. At the moment it doesn't seem to excel in anything like the Type or Lorraine does.

Regardless though, this is an extremely fun tank to use. Just remember to circle counter-clockwise to protect that ammo rack!

scafa #36 Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:19 PM

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When it comes to spotting T-44 does have the advantage of a better camo value than the other tier 8 mediums which helps offset the lower view range. You need to have a good camo skill on your crew to get the full benefits of this though. Unfortunately it looks like T-44 will miss the view range boosting radio operator skill (situational awareness / sonar) as in test #3 of 0.7.2 you can still only pick skills from a crew member's primary role.

Against a Type 59 I would say a T-44 is at a disadvantage when it comes to brawling. A good 59 driver will force you to shoot at his front armor and will bounce more shots than you. That said in random battles you have a good chance of winning and even better chance if you simply refuse to engage him on those terms.

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View Postscafa, on 27 March 2012 - 12:19 PM, said:

When it comes to spotting T-44 does have the advantage of a better camo value than the other tier 8 mediums which helps offset the lower view range. You need to have a good camo skill on your crew to get the full benefits of this though. Unfortunately it looks like T-44 will miss the view range boosting radio operator skill (situational awareness / sonar) as in test #3 of 0.7.2 you can still only pick skills from a crew member's primary role.

Against a Type 59 I would say a T-44 is at a disadvantage when it comes to brawling. A good 59 driver will force you to shoot at his front armor and will bounce more shots than you. That said in random battles you have a good chance of winning and even better chance if you simply refuse to engage him on those terms.

Thank-you for this useful information. I have my camo up in the 90% on the T-44. Still, I would much rather have the view range. It's simply not useful sitting still with the camo up in most situations. It lacks penetration used for what is essentially a 'snipers' tactic.

The Type-59 quote is completely correct. I think it's gun has much more penetration that the T-44 also (LB-1) but I don't know any exact numbers. The T-44s weak point is it's vulnerable ammo rack on the right side. The Type-59 also has it's ammo rack weakspot on the right side of the tank or the rear turret. I will rarely engage a Type-59 on my own if I can help it for that reason. It is better to wait for it to be distracted then sweep around the back of it to hit it on the right side so that they have no chance of hitting your vulnerable right side/ammo rack.

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View PostRexonon, on 27 March 2012 - 11:45 AM, said:

With this slight increase in speed it would make the tank more effective in it's role as at the moment both the .40T and Type-59 are faster (and pack more of a punch).
As far as I know Type-59 gun is worse then what T-44 has. LB-1(top T-44 gun) has faster aiming, better accuracy and faster reload. The only thing equal is the penetration.

The only thing Type is better at is frontal armor due to its superior turret.

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View PostTekumzeWolf, on 27 March 2012 - 12:31 PM, said:

As far as I know Type-59 gun is worse then what T-44 has. LB-1(top T-44 gun) has faster aiming, better accuracy and faster reload. The only thing equal is the penetration.

The only thing Type is better at is frontal armor due to its superior turret.
Yep, Type 59's gun is basically the stock gun on T-54. Slightly better than D10T in reload and accuracy, but otherwise completely equal. LB-1 is strictly better for the reasons you listed. In addition to the frontal armor Type 59 also has slightly better top speed, but the acceleration is much worse so T-44 usually cruises faster even on level ground. And it's not like T-44's front armor is bad either, properly angled and with some range you'll bounce a lot of stuff.

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T-44 is a great tank. It has a low profile, good speed, acceleration and agility. It has a new fast loading, fast aiming, semi accurate gun (up to 200m it's actually pretty good) which is brilliant for peekaboo tactics cos you dont have to wait an age before you take another shot. This means you can move about more freely to avoid damage and arty shells and still stand still for a sec to get a well aimed shot off.

I love this tank and out of all my meds it's the most played. I have all the Germ/US/USSR T8/9 Meds in my garage. (not the French)

Here is a vid of a game i played last night on Sand River. This shows exactly the strengths of the the T-44...get to a spot fast and own it. I pinned down the enemy AMX50 100 (he was the top tank) by getting to a key position on the map before him and slowly killed him with that awesome fast aiming gun. He did't get one HP off me :Smile-izmena:  

I then used the great speed of T-44 to get back to base to help kill an invading Type. Got Top Gun with 6 kills.

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