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Cromwell British Tank Gun

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SgtSlaughter7 #1 Posted Jan 09 2013 - 05:08

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Wondering if the 3 inch howitzer for the cromwell is worth it or not. Kinda getting tired of the 6 pounder as i grind to the top guns.

All input is appreciated!!  :Smile_honoring:

edwin009 #2 Posted Jan 09 2013 - 05:10

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no its not

_Putin #3 Posted Jan 09 2013 - 05:14

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it's not even good with HEAT rounds, you need the long range edge given by the other guns.

King_Of_Chaos #4 Posted Jan 09 2013 - 05:42

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The 76mm and 94mm Howitzers are not worth it. Their shells may hit hard and have a nice trajectory to them, but they have very slow travelling shells because they shoot at a higher angle in comparison to other howitzers of the same tier and probably use less of a propellant charge to speed loading. I find that they are useable within a distance of 150 meters. Even then, people can actually dodge the shells. I had a Cromwell fire at me when I was in a Wolverine, I had time to turn a bit and drive out of the way of a shell that would have killed me. Unless you intend on burying your gun into the enemy, stick with the 57mm guns and you'll do just fine.

Also, for those of you who wonder why I am referring to the guns in milimeters, it's because I'm used to it and if you don't know what "pounder" means, I'll tell you. "Pounder" relates to the weight of the shell used by the gun. For example, a 25 pounder is the 87mm field howitzer used by the British and mounted in the Canadian Sexton. The 6-Pounder is a 57mm gun. 17 Pounder is a 76mm/77mm gun. If you want to know why or how the weight of one 76mm/77mm shell changes from another it's quite simple. Either the the casings are lengthened and hold more powder, or the shell itself has a thicker penetration cap on its AP shells.

The British often mixed inches with "pounders" and it can all be some confusing stuff. Hope I helped man.

Edited by King_Of_Chaos, Jan 09 2013 - 05:44.


mrvwbug #5 Posted Jan 11 2013 - 12:00

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I tried the 3-inch derp gun when I was grinding my Crom.  I went back to the 6lb gun after 2 games.  horrible accuracy, VERY VERY VERY inconsistent damage (like 10x worse than derp guns usually are with the HE randomness).

AUS_Rashman #6 Posted Jan 15 2013 - 06:21

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All i know is that this one Cromwell scared the crap out of me in my T28 P. i could barely hit him, in fact i didn't hit him at all, and he had the howitzer. he did around 500hp in a few hits