Jump to content


Ferdinand Weak Spots


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
22 replies to this topic

Highlighter #1 Posted Jul 16 2011 - 23:13

    Staff sergeant

  • Players
  • 4416 battles
  • 306
  • Member since:
    05-17-2011
Can anyone suggest where to shoot a Ferdinand from the front?  I don't notice any obvious viewports or machine gun outlets.  Is the lower hull the only place to target?

Thanks!

robdillard #2 Posted Jul 16 2011 - 23:22

    Staff sergeant

  • Beta Testers
  • 7955 battles
  • 326
  • [A-A] A-A
  • Member since:
    09-11-2010
There is a little waffer weakpoint  if you mouse over it you will see the armour pen indicator change.that and the the lowerplate.


Hope this helps,

Robdillard

Sadukar09 #3 Posted Jul 17 2011 - 00:15

    Major

  • Beta Testers
  • 19454 battles
  • 3,299
  • [-G-] -G-
  • Member since:
    02-20-2011
The area where the two headlights are located, lower glacis.

Lophat #4 Posted Jul 17 2011 - 00:42

    First lieutenant

  • Players
  • 61392 battles
  • 937
  • Member since:
    05-25-2011
LIARS!!! Ferdi has no weak spots.  Ferdi rules all.  All bow to Ferdi!!!

:Smile-izmena:

SkttLes #5 Posted Jul 17 2011 - 12:51

    Captain

  • Beta Testers
  • 16989 battles
  • 1,976
  • [OTTER] OTTER
  • Member since:
    09-26-2010
shoot it anywhere and you have a good chance at hitting a weak spot there are so many...

cptnknipples #6 Posted Jul 18 2011 - 16:57

    First lieutenant

  • Players
  • 4858 battles
  • 789
  • Member since:
    07-16-2011
by the time you find one your dead  :o

RioAlex #7 Posted Jul 18 2011 - 20:52

    Corporal

  • Players
  • 11067 battles
  • 33
  • [442ND] 442ND
  • Member since:
    04-30-2011
I just close my eyes and shoot, and hope that he doens't blow my track off so I can run away.  I hate Ferdies...can't wait until I can own one.

Baske_74 #8 Posted Jul 19 2011 - 14:48

    Sergeant

  • Beta Testers
  • 0 battles
  • 110
  • Member since:
    09-03-2010
the lower glacis is a know weak spot but, it's also the business end of the Ferdinand namely the 128L55 so not a good idea. shoot the tracks and flank or hit the sides or rear.

Driven one in CB and it's back in my garage and its by far the most fun TD i own.

the lower plate is also a very smal target to hit at range, or when in CQC i just ram the enemy and he can only shoot the gunshield or 200mm casemate  :Smile_honoring:

BrixentalSepp #9 Posted Jul 19 2011 - 16:49

    Corporal

  • Players
  • 1730 battles
  • 90
  • Member since:
    06-20-2011

View PostLophat, on Jul 17 2011 - 00:42, said:

LIARS!!! Ferdi has no weak spots.  Ferdi rules all.  All bow to Ferdi!!!

:Smile-izmena:


How does this get positive rep....


View PostSkttLes, on Jul 17 2011 - 12:51, said:

shoot it anywhere and you have a good chance at hitting a weak spot there are so many...


and this gets negative rep...?


When in fact, a tier 3 can penetrate the hull in numerous places. This was tested and posted in this very forum no less than a month ago.  <_<

SkttLes #10 Posted Jul 19 2011 - 18:56

    Captain

  • Beta Testers
  • 16989 battles
  • 1,976
  • [OTTER] OTTER
  • Member since:
    09-26-2010
My Pz38NA has a ferdinand kill.

Dreadnought13 #11 Posted Jul 20 2011 - 07:38

    Sergeant

  • Players
  • 4007 battles
  • 109
  • [RXR] RXR
  • Member since:
    03-04-2011
Straight from Mother Russia

Posted Image

1streich #12 Posted Jul 22 2011 - 19:32

    Sergeant

  • Players
  • 7937 battles
  • 162
  • [STEED] STEED
  • Member since:
    05-06-2011

View PostSkttLes, on Jul 19 2011 - 18:56, said:

My Pz38NA has a ferdinand kill.

That really means nothing. It could have been at 2% for all we know ;)

1streich #13 Posted Jul 22 2011 - 19:36

    Sergeant

  • Players
  • 7937 battles
  • 162
  • [STEED] STEED
  • Member since:
    05-06-2011

View PostDreadnought13, on Jul 20 2011 - 07:38, said:

Straight from Mother Russia

Posted Image

That is really cool! Where did you get that poster?

Baby_Burrito #14 Posted Jul 22 2011 - 19:46

    Corporal

  • Players
  • 4654 battles
  • 63
  • Member since:
    04-14-2011

View PostDreadnought13, on Jul 20 2011 - 07:38, said:

Straight from Mother Russia

Posted Image



kill it fast kill it!!!!!  shoot the sides!!!! make fires on it!!!


lol russians

SkttLes #15 Posted Jul 22 2011 - 20:02

    Captain

  • Beta Testers
  • 16989 battles
  • 1,976
  • [OTTER] OTTER
  • Member since:
    09-26-2010

View Post1streich, on Jul 22 2011 - 19:32, said:

That really means nothing. It could have been at 2% for all we know ;)
From the stats, it shouldnt be able to pen it at all, from any side. But I could. Every single shot.

Battlecruiser #16 Posted Jul 24 2011 - 06:52

    Major

  • Players
  • 18584 battles
  • 5,651
  • [VILIN] VILIN
  • Member since:
    04-16-2011

View PostHighlighter, on Jul 16 2011 - 23:13, said:

Can anyone suggest where to shoot a Ferdinand from the front?  I don't notice any obvious viewports or machine gun outlets.  Is the lower hull the only place to target?

Thanks!

keep in mind the the angle of the armor to your gun is important, 220 pen is enough to dick a ferdi anywhere in the hull, 220+ and you can shoot it pretty much anywhere you want except the gun mantle. and if you can't hit anything but the top plate, and cant penetrate it, and you can't get away. he them right in the gun or if you're feeling daring, try to set them on fire with a frontal he shot., you'll make their life tougher after they're done with you

Posted Image

B4BYR4C3R #17 Posted Jul 24 2011 - 11:21

    Captain

  • Beta Testers
  • 6652 battles
  • 1,640
  • Member since:
    09-06-2010

View PostDreadnought13, on Jul 20 2011 - 07:38, said:

Straight from Mother Russia

Posted Image

I've had quite a few matches where it felt like this was happening all at once  :blink:

Chrazel #18 Posted Jul 24 2011 - 12:17

    Staff sergeant

  • Beta Testers
  • 5330 battles
  • 417
  • Member since:
    01-11-2011

View PostBattlecruiser, on Jul 24 2011 - 06:52, said:

keep in mind the the angle of the armor to your gun is important, 220 pen is enough to dick a ferdi anywhere in the hull, 220+ and you can shoot it pretty much anywhere you want except the gun mantle. and if you can't hit anything but the top plate, and cant penetrate it, and you can't get away. he them right in the gun or if you're feeling daring, try to set them on fire with a frontal he shot., you'll make their life tougher after they're done with you

Posted Image

Oh Thank you. :)

Highlighter #19 Posted Jul 24 2011 - 20:04

    Staff sergeant

  • Players
  • 4416 battles
  • 306
  • Member since:
    05-17-2011

View PostBattlecruiser, on Jul 24 2011 - 06:52, said:

keep in mind the the angle of the armor to your gun is important, 220 pen is enough to dick a ferdi anywhere in the hull, 220+ and you can shoot it pretty much anywhere you want except the gun mantle. and if you can't hit anything but the top plate, and cant penetrate it, and you can't get away. he them right in the gun or if you're feeling daring, try to set them on fire with a frontal he shot., you'll make their life tougher after they're done with you

Posted Image

Thanks a ton for this picture.  Like I said, I didn't see any obvious viewports or anything, so I wasn't sure where to shoot.  And, since I'm usually sniping from extreme ranges, I don't always have a clear shot.  But now I know!

Thanks!

(Ferdis are something I see fairly often when I'm playing my Tiger and Panther, and I'm actually afraid of them since I can't easily flank them, unlike in my T-44. lol)

FreedomFighterEx #20 Posted Jul 26 2011 - 14:30

    Staff sergeant

  • Players
  • 2913 battles
  • 448
  • Member since:
    03-24-2011
There still 1 problem left, will your shell go where you aim for?

my gun got habit to went off circle alot  <_<