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RuneHammer #1 Posted May 21 2012 - 04:37

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Hey,
I just tried to search the forums for weaks spots on different tanks. Can anyone give some links that would help out with this?  Just yesterday I shot the view port of a KV I think it was and the bugger went up in flames...  I haven't had that kind of success in damage before so I have to find out where to shoot..  any help would be great.

Pikachu21 #2 Posted May 21 2012 - 04:38

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argh I was at the best place... well I firgot but you should just get a hitbox skin, not that I know how to do it, but you get mah drift :P

Dakodah #3 Posted May 21 2012 - 04:41

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Hitbox Skins:
http://forum.worldof..._1#entry1918653

Orion03 #4 Posted May 21 2012 - 04:41

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a very old link but still good:

http://forum.worldof...tank-weakspots/

also here: http://www.wotdb.info/  on the higher tier tanks there's a tab for vulnerabilities  but it's only on older higher tier tanks like the IS7, not the new stuff like the IS8

Mabuchi #5 Posted May 21 2012 - 05:10

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If you use a hitbox skin I can assume that you still have your training wheels on your bicycle.

DeutschPantherV #6 Posted May 21 2012 - 05:12

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When looking for weak-spots on a tank, remember. If it sticks out, shoot it. (Cupolas, R2D2, etc.) If it looks like a hatch, shoot it (Driver's hatch on the IS-4, etc.) If it is behind the tracks, shoot it (An excellent way to avoid the spaced armor on higher tier soviet heavies)

GearaDoga #7 Posted May 21 2012 - 05:16

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View PostDeutschPantherV, on May 21 2012 - 05:12, said:

When looking for weak-spots on a tank, remember. If it sticks out, shoot it. (Cupolas, R2D2, etc.) If it looks like a hatch, shoot it (Driver's hatch on the IS-4, etc.) If it is behind the tracks, shoot it (An excellent way to avoid the spaced armor on higher tier soviet heavies)

Unfortunately, that's also an excellent way to lose 90% of your shots to zero-damage track hits...

Orion03 #8 Posted May 21 2012 - 06:18

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zero damage track hits is when you shoot under the tank.... best to shoot that juicy front sprocket .. tracks and causes full damage, works for all tanks I can think of.

And if you catch them in the perfect spot, then can't shoot you.. i.e. their turret is behind a building and their front sprocket is out in front.. track track track..... insert evil laugh here...

dolph #9 Posted May 21 2012 - 07:16

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View PostDeutschPantherV, on May 21 2012 - 05:12, said:

When looking for weak-spots on a tank, remember. If it sticks out, shoot it. (Cupolas, R2D2, etc.) If it looks like a hatch, shoot it (Driver's hatch on the IS-4, etc.) If it is behind the tracks, shoot it (An excellent way to avoid the spaced armor on higher tier soviet heavies)

There's also the lower glacis on almost all tanks. There are rare tanks that have adequate protection on their lower glacis (E-75, don't know the others).

If I don't know the tank, I also usually just aim center-mass:
- On the side, on the center, below the sloped side-armor, about the track area.
- On the side, the center of the turret.

* Had a face-hug encounter with a Type59 with my Tiger, just continuously shot his ears till he died. He kept shooting at my turret o.O

soluuloi #10 Posted May 21 2012 - 07:46

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View PostMabuchi, on May 21 2012 - 05:10, said:

If you use a hitbox skin I can assume that you still have your training wheels on your bicycle.
If he feel happy by burning a KV, then of course he is still a newbie. And there is nothing wrong for a newbie trying hitbox skin. I know many players who are not newbie still use it, but of course, that is a different story.

Revenus #11 Posted May 21 2012 - 10:24

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First up, if you're new and want to use a hitbox skin to at least get into the game and what you should be doing, then by all means. Just bear in mind that hitbox skins tend to be a bit of a crutch later on...

Secondly, when I was a newbie to the game, I was given some advice that I think would be great to share to you as well. Basically, have a look at the entire hull on the enemy for something that sticks out and that isn't part of the flat hull. Then "grab it" and "pull", ie, shoot at it. As someone above mentioned, this includes machine gun ports, driver's hatch, cupola's (the crew hatch on the roof of the turret), lower glacis plate, etc.

Other things that might help, is to get as close to 90 degrees to what you're shooting it. The flatter the angle, the better chance of doing damage. When you're shooting at the side, try shoot between the upper and lower tracks - that way it's got a better chance of hitting the hull behind the tracks.

You'll learn with time that each tank has their own weakspots, but also remember that the majority of the tanks in the game share some weakspots to a greater or lesser degree :)

snobot #12 Posted May 21 2012 - 22:47

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Also, check the settings for your reticle display. You can set it up so that the center indicator is green if your shot is likely to penetrate, yellow if it's possible, and red if it's unlikely you'll penetrate. Then, when you zoom in on enemy tanks, move your reticle around to various spots (like hatches, view ports, and machine gun ports) - when you find a green spot in a middle of a red area, you've found a weak spot.

Holmaan_ #13 Posted May 22 2012 - 00:47

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each tank have their own weakspot, some might be big and hard to hit. some tank might have alot and easy to hit weakspot. it all depend on a  tank.
when your gun fail to pen the hull (or turret) armor, it's natural for us to constantly try to aim for weakspot. which are sometime a very small target. German tank are the master at this, since their gun are the most accurate around. (will come in handy especially when sniping).

I don't have time to point out the weak spot for all the tank, but i'll give you some weakspot that every tank have.

http://img820.images...tweakspotjp.png

http://img835.images...tweakspote8.png

http://img836.images...eakspottype.png

liQUiD8OR #14 Posted Jun 09 2012 - 01:38

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good post pnzrholman

PanzerKriegen39 #15 Posted Jun 09 2012 - 20:42

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I've found the best place is to find it is on youtube. Go to youtube and type in the tank you want to know and type weakspots after the name of the tank and there is usually a video of some dude shooting away on them.