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heavymetal1967 #1 Posted Oct 08 2019 - 15:42

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https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/premium-shop/m4-improved-offer-1019/

 

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 M4 Improved: Truth in Advertising!

 

 

The U.S. M4 Sherman is one of the most iconic tanks in history, but the M4 Improved Tier V medium tank is slightly different. It's angled hull and turret armor helps deflect incoming rounds. It also packs a powerful 75 mm cannon with a fast rate-of-fire and is very fast and maneuverable tank with a powerful engine that's perfect to flank adversaries!


Weekly Offer:
M4 Improved

OFFER STARTS:
October 8, 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT |
07:20 ET
OFFER ENDS:
October 21, 04:20 PT | 06:20 CT | 07:20 ET

 

 

 

M3 Lee gun with worse RoF and dispersion than the Lee. 

 

It's a decent tank folks if you play it to it's strengths, but... 

 

powerful gun...? truth in advertising...?  :D



HOTA_CHATON #2 Posted Oct 08 2019 - 15:44

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All that is true but, it has one weakness that kills it.  It can't take much of a punch.  I personally believe the standard M4 performs much better all the way around.

_Tsavo_ #3 Posted Oct 08 2019 - 15:55

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The M4 Improved is actually not hot garbage.  It's not great, but it's basically a tier 5 Cromwell.  It's fast, fairly nimble, and the rate of fire does help make up for the atrocious pen.  You cannot play it like a regular M4 and expect success.

 

Now, the one thing that is blatantly dishonest about that description is the "angled" armor, which deflects nothing, much like the Cromwell.  If you get shot at, if it doesn't miss, it's probably gonna do some dim dams to you. 

 

To do well in the M4 Improved, you need a large selection of premium, as 92 AP pen won't do much at all, and 127 APCR is still not really good, you'll also need to know when to press, fall back, and how to work the fringes of higher tier fights with your rate of fire.  Don't be front line in tier 6 or 7, be a bully at tier 5, and do your best to not get hit as your armor doesn't deflect a gnat's low velocity turd. 



_Ayreon_ #4 Posted Oct 08 2019 - 16:44

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M4 Improved, not great, not terrible. :trollface: 

 

I quite love mine, though I didn't play it much. Friend gifted me 5 XMAS boxes last year and it was in one of them  <3 



PTwr #5 Posted Oct 08 2019 - 16:55

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It certainly is not improvement. 

omi5cron #6 Posted Oct 08 2019 - 17:07

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i got it at first release.did extremely well in it for about 100 matches...had i THINK a 64% WR in it. and i THINK my hit rate was higher than the 64% i have now. but it was new...possibly i was lucky in my MM and how my teams carried me.after that first bunch of matches,things began to sort them selves out and  i was shooting almost all prem ammo. i rarely play it these days.

 

my big wish is that it was realigned to fit in as a regular prem tier 5...it was ORIGINALLY planned as a PREF MM tank, never meant to see tier 7. but the WG HQ dropped PREF MM tanks just before this was released , no changes made to tank itself,but released as reg MM tank, and so really struggles  when down 2 tiers. i know they may never address this tank,but it really deserves some kind of revamp to make it more viable in present MM situations.



Rustic_Ani_Mule #7 Posted Oct 08 2019 - 17:47

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M4  unimproved.

gmotoman #8 Posted Oct 08 2019 - 18:12

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M4-i means go in a group use its speed to flank.  Deliver shots to the enemy's rear then use the mobility of the tank to get out of dodge.  

 

***EDIT***

After reading this post I went and dusted the cobwebs off my M4-i.  Yep still decent IMHOm4improved.gif


Edited by gmotoman, Oct 08 2019 - 18:49.






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