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Eriance #1 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 15:33

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I was wondering. Does a damaged ammo rack have a higher chance of exploding than a non-damaged one when hit? Also, since tanks have multiple ammo racks, do I have to hit the same one again to set the tank off, or can I hit any ammo rack and have and cause the damaged one to explode? (if in fact a damaged on blows up easier).

Tactical_Blankie #2 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 15:35

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Good question but idk the answer :p

Mattratt #3 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 15:36

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I was thinking the same thing as well.

Major_Blitzkrieg #4 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 15:37

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I doubt WG will give us the answer to that.

Fenriswaffles #5 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 15:37

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As far as I know, an ammo rack has static HP, so one you've already hit has a higher chance of detonating due to having lower HP on the second hit.

Not sure if ammo racks are connected.

warrends #6 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 15:48

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Always try the wiki first. It is a truly fantastic resource, and I believe is now probably 99% reliable (as opposed to the used-to-be-maybe-50% reliable). This may explain a bit of this for you:
http://wiki.worldoft..._Rack_Explosion

Eriance #7 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 15:54

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Ah cool. But are the ammo racks linked? Or does all the ammo racks on the tank share 1 HP pool?

Lert #8 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 15:57

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Multiple crew (IE, two loaders) are separate entities and can get killed separately, giving increasing penalties to performance.

Multiple modules (IE, two ammoracks) are single entities and can not get killed separately, making it impossible to damage one ammorack and then the other for increased performance penalty.

Eriance #9 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 15:58

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Ah ok, thanks.

Kilroy357 #10 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 15:59

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I think they share one HP pool. I'm not absolutely certain on it but I recall reading that they do.

vitagens84 #11 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 16:19

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based on my limited knowledge of wot

ammo rack have its own HP,

if the damage receive exceed the hp of the ammo rack = it will explode

if not = registered as damage = slow reloading

damage ammo rack = easier to explode since its hp is less.

Edited by vitagens84, Feb 04 2013 - 16:19.


CinnamonHawk #12 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 17:12

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I believe if one ammo rack is damaged, it increases the risk of it exploding. You have to hit the same ammo rack to blow it up I think.

Eschaton #13 Posted Feb 04 2013 - 20:42

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View Postvitagens84, on Feb 04 2013 - 16:19, said:

based on my limited knowledge of wot

ammo rack have its own HP,

if the damage receive exceed the hp of the ammo rack = it will explode

if not = registered as damage = slow reloading

damage ammo rack = easier to explode since its hp is less.

That is how it works.

PG908 #14 Posted Feb 05 2013 - 03:57

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This is useful in explaining why my AT-15A never gets blown up when racked. Happens quite a lot (and kills my RoF...)