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Rear turret tanks vs front turret tanks


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Who__invader #1 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 15:31

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It seems like a rear turret tank would be a huge disadvantage im about to grind through some tier 6 7 and 8 Russian tanks and should I even bother with a rear turret tank? how would you have gun depression? are there advantages I don't know about? I heavy r medium rear turret would makes me think poking around corners would be suicidal? Isnt the spotting port on the gun mantlet and top of turret only? 

Devils_Scorpion #2 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 15:46

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They are great for side scrapping

WaywardChild #3 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 16:09

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tell that to the 705.....

 



dunniteowl #4 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 16:31

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On rear turret tanks I try to find ways to back that a$$ up and get reversed.  In short, use your rear turret from the rear of your tank.  Get in a position to have to back out to fire, exposing less of your unit (note, most rear turret tanks have their engines -- in the front) and reverse side scrape.

 

This seems counter intuitive, but there are several advantages at that point:

    1) You expose less of your tank's profile by doing it like this with a rear turret tank

    2) Backing up is slower than moving forward, so your "bloom" will be smaller as you move, giving you a smaller overall reticle/aim in

    3) Getting back into cover means going forward, which is faster, thus getting back into cover during a reload is faster, reducing your exposure time.

    4) If you decide you have to extricate, you can do so faster as you are already positioned for a speedier retreat by being turned around already

 

The Cons to this are:

   1) Your rear and flanks are generally the weakest in armor terms, meaning angling is important

   2) It's easy to 'forget' you are in a rear positioned tank and might press W when you should press S and vice versa, making mistakes like that can cost.

   3) You really have to pay extra attention to your positioning (and this might not actually be a con, situational awareness is a thing)

 

Hope that is at all helpful.

 

 

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ShookYang #5 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 17:22

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View PostDevils_Scorpion, on Apr 17 2019 - 06:46, said:

They are great for side scrapping

 

Obj 416 would say otherwise.

ChaseR392 #6 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 20:47

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Rear turreted tanks can be a ton of fun if you can get used to backing into battle...

 

My STG is awesome, and my Steyr WT is one of my favorite TDs...



redjkent #7 Posted Apr 17 2019 - 23:06

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since the mm changes the chrysler k is able to play way better, the frontal armor allows for great bounces

Waarheid #8 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 23:56

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As mentioned, sidescraping. That technique allows you to hold off multiple tanks at a choke point, while your friends move to flank. Generally rear-turreted tanks trade worse side and rear armor for better frontal and turret armor, which gives you a situational advantage that you must learn to exploit in order to do well with them. 

As for gun depression, you use the terrain to make more gun depression (or elevation). Rear turret tanks are a different sort of bird, and can be challenging to play, but are worth having if you like variety in your gameplay. 



Waarheid #9 Posted Apr 19 2019 - 23:57

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View Postredjkent, on Apr 17 2019 - 23:06, said:

since the mm changes the chrysler k is able to play way better, the frontal armor allows for great bounces

 

It's my favorite heavy for cappng in Frontline. 




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