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explosivestealth #1 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 22:18

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What ammo should I use on the T49?

Rin_ #2 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 22:21

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No reason to use normal HE over premium HE. I'm not sure about HEAT.

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Andrewlik #3 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 22:22

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IDK, but if you can afford it, premium 80% premium HE 20% Heat

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Well depending on any tank, I would carry AP, mainly and have a stash of 20 or so shells in either HE or Premium. T49 should be no exception, just look at the stats for the gun you have mounted and if it's got higher pen than damage, then use AP/APCR, but it's got higher damage than pen use HE/HEAT.

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Gold rounds. Always shoot gold rounds in EVERY tank.

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kihew #6 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 22:56

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Is premium necessarily the best round in all situations?

Gunadie #7 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 23:09

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View Postexplosivestealth, on Mar 20 2017 - 13:18, said:

What ammo should I use on the T49?

 

Run premium on all your tanks or you are letting not only your teammates down but also War Shaming!

Mudman24 #8 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 23:20

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I shoot almost all regular HE out of it but apparently I'm doing it wrong.

panzerkampfwagen9991 #9 Posted Mar 21 2017 - 00:20

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Prem HE doesn't do more damage on a non penetration with the T49. People have their misconceptions about HE mechanics. Higher penetration doesn't ever lead to higher damage on a non pen. What it does mean is that you have higher penetration and will actually penetrate the target to do your full damage more often. 

 



OldFrog75 #10 Posted Mar 22 2017 - 19:35

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View PostMad_Dog_Seabee, on Mar 20 2017 - 22:25, said:

Well depending on any tank, I would carry AP, mainly and have a stash of 20 or so shells in either HE or Premium. T49 should be no exception, just look at the stats for the gun you have mounted and if it's got higher pen than damage, then use AP/APCR, but it's got higher damage than pen use HE/HEAT.

 

Before I add this to my notebook of actionable ideas, is this a "real thing" or just your opinion?  :popcorn:

Ikanator #11 Posted Mar 22 2017 - 23:08

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View Postkihew, on Mar 20 2017 - 13:56, said:

Is premium necessarily the best round in all situations?

 

That depends. Different tanks have different sorts of premium. For relatively low tier "standard" tanks where you're choosing between AP, APCR, and HE then while the premium APCR will penetrate better it may not be the all around best choice. There's always going to be a case to be made for having a few HE rounds (I normally carry 3) on hand to deal with lightly armored targets and for potential use in trying to reset cap. When I go to figure out what sort of split that I want to have between the AP and APCR rounds that I'm carrying the most important factor is the base performance of the gun with standard ammo. Some guns have good penetration with their standard AP ammo, so you only need to have a few APCR rounds available (maybe 5 to 10 or so) to deal with exceptional/tough circumstances. There are other tanks that have guns with weak for tier penetration on their standard ammo (American T25/2 being a classic example)  and you'll probably want to carry about half your ammo or more as premium APCR. The thing is that the premium APCR is so expensive that you really don't want to use any more of it than you actually have to.  So by all means if standard ammo can get the job done, use standard ammo. If you need to use HE, use HE. Both of those rounds are relatively inexpensive. If God forbid you have to spam premium, then spam premium, but that should not normally be your first choice unless you have a tank with a really weak for tier gun going up against higher tier targets.

Edited by Ikanator, Mar 22 2017 - 23:09.





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