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The Type 3 Chi-Nu Kai: Easy to Learn, Hard to Master


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Content_WG #1 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 20:37

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Firsthand impressions of the medium tank that's a highlight of the new Japanese line.

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Daigensui #2 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 20:44

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Interesting review of my daughter.

 

Aspects that I cannot agree with: "Chi-Nu Kai's high level of hit points for a medium", "excellent gun depression". Are you kidding me? Her sister Chi-Nu has the same health and better depression.



cwjian90 #3 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 20:46

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-6.5 degrees of gun depression is considered good?

DanielA13 #4 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 20:47

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{lang:macro__view_post}Daigensui, on Dec 16 2013 - 13:44, said:

Interesting review of my daughter.

 

One thing that I cannot agree with: "Chi-Nu Kai's high level of hit points for a medium". Are you kidding me?

 

I laughed



Jaguaratron #5 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 20:52

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Its nothing like a tiger, thats a complete fallacy and will be exceptionally misleading. It lacks the premium HP boost that other tanks have, is slow, its not maneuverable and has paper armour. Think of it as a t49 with a broken engine and a dead driver and you are on your way to mastering it. Get the camo crew skill, a camo net and binocs and find a good bush to hide in.

 

 



Red_Raven_168 #6 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 21:01

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{lang:macro__view_post}cwjian90, on Dec 16 2013 - 12:46, said:

-6.5 degrees of gun depression is considered good?


have you ever tried the soviet line?



blackbird402 #7 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 21:07

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The power-to-weight ratio is excellent

 

lololololol have you ever actually driven this tank?



rivereagles999 #8 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 21:15

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{lang:macro__view_post}Red_Raven_168, on Dec 16 2013 - 15:01, said:


have you ever tried the soviet line?

Have you ever tried the Chinese line?:tongue:



Tyben #9 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 21:32

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What was not mentioned about this tank is that it regularly see tier 7 tanks.  A Tiger 1 destroys the Chi-Nu-Kai in ~7 seconds.  It takes about (minimum) 45 seconds to kill a Tiger 1.  Meaning that it can kill you over six times in the period you have to kill it.  Even a VK3601H takes about 20 seconds to DPM down.  (It can kill you in less than 12.)  The KV-1 can destroy a Chi-Nu-Kai in less than 8 seconds, while the reverse is twice as long at over 16 seconds.

 

Overall, the tank does not have the survivability to engage enemy targets with its DPM.  Unlike many flanking tanks, it also does not have the speed or maneuverability to rely upon.  Further compounding this is that the tank has normal matchmaking, allowing it to see some rather deadly tanks.  The only reason for this tank is that it is the only Japanese tank.  The puff piece published on the front page, is mainly disinformation.


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Seraphil #10 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 21:35

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More like Hard to Learn, Never Mastered going by this review...

Crisis7 #11 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 21:41

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Wow this write up is complete garbage. Mostly just lies and crap that shows the writer has never played the tank at all. 

Life_In_Black #12 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 21:46

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The article doesn't even have the right number of hitpoints listed. Seriously, how did this article make it through to be published on the site?

imoody #13 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 21:55

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It's actually almost all wrong. He even acknowledges it (or it's shitty editing, WHO CAN SAY?).

 

"high level of hit points for a medium" + "Decent maintained acceleration" = "450 HP is a bit low for a slow medium"

 

"slower, slightly better-armored Wolverine" -- Wolverine has better armor

"utilize good turret traverse ... to provide second-line support" -- wat?

"Excellent gun depression" -- ...

"High-seated gun" -- ????????

 

"I played two rounds in this tank, and here is my incredibly informed and informative review. Note that I am an idiot."



raywood #14 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 22:08

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My thoughts:

 

Its a gimped T-25. 



cool22hero #15 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 22:15

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{lang:macro__view_post}Life_In_Black, on Dec 16 2013 - 21:46, said:

The article doesn't even have the right number of hitpoints listed. Seriously, how did this article make it through to be published on the site?

no i say other wise it doesnt mean 450 hp it means 450 horse power my god look at the stats and compare.



Daigensui #16 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 22:17

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{lang:macro__view_post}cool22hero, on Dec 16 2013 - 13:15, said:

no i say other wise it doesnt mean 450 hp it means 450 horse power my god look at the stats and compare.

 

Chi-Nu Kai has a 240 hp engine.



Life_In_Black #17 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 22:20

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{lang:macro__view_post}cool22hero, on Dec 16 2013 - 16:15, said:

no i say other wise it doesnt mean 450 hp it means 450 horse power my god look at the stats and compare.

 

That's an even worse mistake then as it only has 240hp in-game. And really, you should be directing your annoyance at Wargaming not me. I was at least giving them the benefit of the doubt for a lesser mistake.

 

Can we get WellingtonBoot in here to actually clarify why he signed off on such an article?



StranaMechty #18 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 22:38

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Wait, so a crappy article making a mediocre tank (that just so happens to cost money) look better than it is?

 

Wargaming would never do that. Cash grabs are for less principled companies.



Brummiger_Konig #19 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 22:52

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So when did WG turn into sleazy used car salesmen? The article is extremely misleading and in several cases outright bald face lies.

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I was impressed with how quickly the Chi-Nu reached it and even maintained it on hills and rough terrain. The power-to-weight ratio is excellent

No way this is legit. The Chi-Nu Kai is very sluggish on hills and rough terrain and has a terrible power-to-weight ratio.

Owenstv #20 Posted Dec 16 2013 - 22:52

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I enjoy the tank...