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Where do you aim for on the KV-4


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DerJager #1 Posted Apr 28 2012 - 20:02

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Alright, so I play german tanks, which are generally held as 'snipers'. This being so, is there any weak spot on the KV4 that can be targeted with some reliablity at long range?


That secondary turret is small, and not always visible. And theres only a small strip of non-sloped armor on the hull.



So, assuming I can't flank them, and I'm not going to close to 75m, where do I aim at?

bobobobobiy #2 Posted Apr 28 2012 - 20:05

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If you don't have the ability to aim for the second turret or the lower glacis, you won't be able to reliably aim anywhere else.

Top_Gear_UK #3 Posted Apr 28 2012 - 20:18

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The second turret is not a real weak spot surprisingly. The spot that is weak on the KV4 is actually the manlet itself. Shoot it and you may very well pen. it and there is a good chance you will knock out the gun also. The lower glaces plate is a good spot to shoot at if given the chance...

Tupinambis #4 Posted Apr 28 2012 - 20:24

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What gun are you using? IF you're trolling around in the Ferdi then all you need to do is shoot in the KV-4's general direction.

DerJager #5 Posted Apr 28 2012 - 20:52

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Well, with the 122mm, yeah, you just had to aim sorta at the ****** and he'd die. But no, I'm going up the medium line, so not much help.



Anyway, lower hull is a weak spot, and the mantle *** is a weakspot apparetnly, thanks.

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Tingjonki #6 Posted Apr 29 2012 - 16:17

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the secondary turret isn't a weak-spot it has better armor than the front of the turret the weakspot on kv-4 in my experience is the mantle on the main turret

Grisbane #7 Posted Apr 29 2012 - 17:23

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almost any tier 8 gun can reliably pen the kv-4 from near everywhere, for medium tanks with weaker guns? weak spot with the biggest target area is the mantlet.

DerJager #8 Posted Apr 29 2012 - 17:33

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Why is the mantle a weak spot, anyway? Thinner armor, less slope, no overlapping with the turret armor, what?

Heh #9 Posted Apr 29 2012 - 23:14

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I found that the KV-4's hat makes a nice weakspot.

Mizar_Panzer #10 Posted Apr 30 2012 - 00:31

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View PostGrisbane, on Apr 29 2012 - 17:23, said:

almost any tier 8 gun can reliably pen the kv-4 from near everywhere, for medium tanks with weaker guns? weak spot with the biggest target area is the mantlet.

Mantle is the weakspot? Reminds me of the closed beta KT and Ferdi mantle where a A-20 HE can penetrate  <_<

DerJager #11 Posted Apr 30 2012 - 01:49

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View PostMizar_Panzer, on Apr 30 2012 - 00:31, said:

Mantle is the weakspot? Reminds me of the closed beta KT and Ferdi mantle where a A-20 HE can penetrate  <_<


You mean the idiots actually gave the KT 150mm armor on the mantle, and DIDN'T overlap it with the turret armor?