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Horrorsh0w #1 Posted Sep 04 2011 - 21:51

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Does this get better with the upgraded turret or should I start planning to buy a wet ammo rack ASAP?

I swear I get racked every other round.

XTRMN8 #2 Posted Sep 04 2011 - 21:55

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Happens to me all the time in the VK3001H. Strangely enough, no one else has the problem.

Peppr_Onei #3 Posted Sep 04 2011 - 23:51

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The ammo rack for the Panther is on the side of the hull below the turret.  You have to use a much shallower angle than you would with other vehicles if you want to keep it from getting knocked out.

KillingMeSoftly #4 Posted Sep 05 2011 - 00:46

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Buy a wet ammo rack.

Cygone #5 Posted Sep 05 2011 - 09:28

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I had to buy the 'Wet' ammo rack, this was driving me insane. You will need it for the P2 as well,

FRlTZ #6 Posted Sep 05 2011 - 11:06

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This is mostly due to players not challenging themselves, and use skins with hit-zones on them...sad, sad, sad :(

Embiggener #7 Posted Sep 06 2011 - 02:34

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Don't waste a slot on the ammo rack, just square up more on the enemy

BlackPaw #8 Posted Sep 06 2011 - 08:55

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View PostEmbiggener, on Sep 06 2011 - 02:34, said:

Don't waste a slot on the ammo rack, just square up more on the enemy


what's that mean? square up

batara #9 Posted Sep 06 2011 - 09:01

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View PostBlackPaw, on Sep 06 2011 - 08:55, said:

what's that mean? square up

Yeah, what's that? i need more tips to encourage me to drive this ridiculously ultra-retarded tank.
Btw, ATM im mounting Vent Class 2 + Rammer + Telescope on my panther.
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Cygone #10 Posted Sep 06 2011 - 09:19

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'Square Up' means face the enemy face on so he cant get a clear shot at the side of your tank and ammo rack you.

Peppr_Onei #11 Posted Sep 06 2011 - 17:17

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View Postbatara, on Sep 06 2011 - 09:01, said:

Yeah, what's that? i need more tips to encourage me to drive this ridiculously ultra-retarded tank.
Btw, ATM im mounting Vent Class 2 + Rammer + Telescope on my panther.
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Nose Forward instead of at an angle.  The sides are so thin that if you expose them its an auto-penetrate.

I run Stabilizer/Optics/Rammer.  

I just personally think there is something borked right now with spotting and you have to give yourself as much view range as possible.  On the test server I tried moving from optics to vents on my E-50.  I'm sitting in a bush with a clear view of the new map just figuring out the layout.  All of a sudden I lose 10% of my health.  First thinking I got shot, I look at the mini-map when all of a sudden a red dot appears on top of me.  At that moment a Tiger 2 appears on the screen on my nose.  He seriously didn't become visible until after he rammed me.

Embiggener #12 Posted Sep 09 2011 - 01:20

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Yes, what they said.

The only exception is when you have a rock that lets you show only the front of the tank while peeking around it, with the side covered - in that case, angle away and let them bounce shots off the front.  

Usually with a rock like that the turret will be poking over the top and the front poking out a bit... the advantage to sticking out instead of being directly behind it with no hull showing is that angling allows you to move back and forth to hide the turret/hull behind another, taller part of the rock, instead of having the turret out all the time and nowhere to go when they start shooting at you.