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SparkingPot #1 Posted Mar 26 2018 - 03:24

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I have a Kranvagn fully upgraded with 5 skills per crew member. The fastest that I can go is only 45 kmh on flat terrain. Supposedly, it can go 60 kmh but that only happens if I'm falling off a cliff. What's up with that?

Ndtm #2 Posted Mar 26 2018 - 03:28

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There are many tanks that can't reach their top speed on flat ground, it's just that the suspension can handle the load but the engine doesn't have enough power

Gothraul #3 Posted Mar 26 2018 - 03:33

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On common test it was pretty mobile but WG nuked the line so they are pretty sluggish and generally most players won't bother.

Whistling_Death_ #4 Posted Mar 26 2018 - 03:36

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View PostSparkingPot, on Mar 25 2018 - 21:24, said:

I have a Kranvagn fully upgraded with 5 skills per crew member. The fastest that I can go is only 45 kmh on flat terrain. Supposedly, it can go 60 kmh but that only happens if I'm falling off a cliff. What's up with that?

 

Top speeds are determined by the top speed reached when going down hills, not driving on flat ground.

Babu_kun #5 Posted Mar 26 2018 - 04:14

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View PostWhistling_Death_, on Mar 25 2018 - 22:36, said:

 

Top speeds are determined by the top speed reached when going down hills, not driving on flat ground.

 

No they aren't. It is more the case that you cannot pass your top speed going down hill. If this were true light tanks would be a completely different world. Going down hill with a top speed sets the limit not the scale.

PaperArtillery #6 Posted Mar 26 2018 - 04:24

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View PostWhistling_Death_, on Mar 25 2018 - 21:36, said:

 

Top speeds are determined by the top speed reached when going down hills, not driving on flat ground.

 

Not entirely true. There are definitely vehicles that can reach their top speed on flat ground without "gravity assist". It was explained above that top speed simply says the absolute maximum you can move at (in real life, likely the fastest you can move without losing a track pin, road wheel, spring, or hit something hard enough to otherwise damage your tracks and suspension), and how and how quickly you can get there depends on the power-to-weight ratio of the vehicle, so yes, some vehicles need to be going downhill at full throttle to reach their "maximum", others do not, some just take a year and a half to accelerate up to that speed.

Ape_Drape #7 Posted Mar 26 2018 - 17:27

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View PostSparkingPot, on Mar 26 2018 - 03:24, said:

I have a Kranvagn fully upgraded with 5 skills per crew member. The fastest that I can go is only 45 kmh on flat terrain. Supposedly, it can go 60 kmh but that only happens if I'm falling off a cliff. What's up with that?

 

I find the AMX 50 120 to be in the same boat. Can't get it up to 60kph down hill either.

Altwar #8 Posted Mar 26 2018 - 18:09

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While reading this, I've a thought born out of curiousity:  has anyone launched a tank off a cliff of significant height and noticed if the sudden loss of ground contact impacts the speedometer?  Does it speed up or reduce or no impact?  I'm not at home or I'd go to a training room to test this out.

Ape_Drape #9 Posted Mar 26 2018 - 20:35

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View PostWhistling_Death_, on Mar 26 2018 - 03:36, said:

 

Top speeds are determined by the top speed reached when going down hills, not driving on flat ground.

 

Not true. My type 59 boasts a top speed of 56kph. In reality that's about 35 kph flat and 14 going up hill, but can reach a whopping 64 kph going downhill provided the hill is long enough and you had a running start. Only the truly super heavies seem to be maxed out at their advertised top speed going downhill.

QuicksilverJPR #10 Posted Mar 28 2018 - 16:18

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View PostWhistling_Death_, on Mar 25 2018 - 21:36, said:

 

Top speeds are determined by the top speed reached when going down hills, not driving on flat ground.

 

False info, as a generalization.

 

My mediums and lights go their rated speeds on flat ground all the time, as do some of my heavies.  Some (like the entire Sweden line of HTs), do not come close.  Neither does the new line of French HTs, for that matter.



4TheBox #11 Posted Mar 28 2018 - 16:33

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I hoped the same with AMX 40 whose speed limit is 50 km/s.

 


Edited by 4TheBox, Mar 28 2018 - 16:34.


Trakks #12 Posted Dec 03 2018 - 02:07

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Max speed is under ideal conditions. As mentioned above, the AMX 40 has a max speed of 50 but does not have the engine power to move all that armor around at that speed. You can basically free wheel down steep hills on hard ground at 50, but you will rarely ever see it unless you drive over the edge of a steep cliff where it freefalls faster than it moves under it's own power. LoL. 

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View PostAltwar, on Mar 26 2018 - 18:09, said:

While reading this, I've a thought born out of curiousity:  has anyone launched a tank off a cliff of significant height and noticed if the sudden loss of ground contact impacts the speedometer?  Does it speed up or reduce or no impact?  I'm not at home or I'd go to a training room to test this out.

Never looked for that now you are going to make my go jump off a bridge on westfield tonight.  Thanks for killing my tank.  LOL



illumiZoldyck #14 Posted Dec 20 2018 - 21:57

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when it first came out of on the test server, it was a amazing reloading tank

 

had everything armor, good gun and speed

but ofc community started [edited]too much, wg nerfed the living crapout of the tank.






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