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Shot and ammo selection with 183mm


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ShadowDancer27 #1 Posted Feb 08 2020 - 18:08

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So I just got the FV on black market.  Situationally what ammo do you use and what do you aim for?  

 

A side scrapping super heavy not giving you the turret face - ammo and aim point?

 

A hull down IS-7 close range?  Mid range?

 

Russian hovertank mediums?

 

Assault TD's?

 

default ammo if you don't know what you will shoot next?

 



Atragon #2 Posted Feb 08 2020 - 18:09

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hesh

destroyerdude2003 #3 Posted Feb 08 2020 - 18:09

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All HESH all the time

Cpt_Zapp_Brannigan #4 Posted Feb 08 2020 - 18:25

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AP and HE if you are on a budget. HESH for the nasty hits and lolz

Edited by Cpt_Zapp_Brannigan, Feb 08 2020 - 18:26.


Artyholics_Anonymous #5 Posted Feb 08 2020 - 18:53

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so basically, its not what you aim for, its what you hit with hesh.

Goat_Rodeo #6 Posted Feb 08 2020 - 19:44

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You don’t really aim for weak points with that tank, you just try and connect your shot. If it’s AP, there’s a good probability of a bounce, and with that reload....just load the HESH. The FV is so glacially slow that you’d better start producing damage, because there is no escaping in that thing. 

Edited by Goat_Rodeo, Feb 09 2020 - 09:10.


Burhead06 #7 Posted Feb 08 2020 - 22:29

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assuming your not playing for credits (which who is when playing 183) and only playing for meme's , load either 50/50 or 20/80  ap/hesh respectively , and always load hesh first. 

if nothing else only for the fun rare times where a medium decides to run infront of you and you 1 shot them first thing in the game.

 

no reason to load he when hesh is just better. not like your playing it and caring about credits.



oldewolfe #8 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 01:11

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I Buck the System because HESH is 2 Things, 1) Unreliable at Best, yes, Guaranteed Damage for the most part of around 600 or so, but, 2) at 8K per Shot, is alot to Waste on Scenery because it WILL Miss....

 

So, I run a 50/50 Mix of AP/ Premium HESH....     310 Pen vs 230 for starters means a Far better Chance to Pen most ANYTHING on the Field, and Yes, you still have to Aim and I go for all the Usual Suspects where that's Concerned....       An Avg Damage of 1150 vs a Typical Non Pen of around 600 if you're Lucky and 1/4 the Cost as well at 2200 per Shell and the 183mm Overmatch Mechanic.....

 

Now, I'm not saying it's a Perfect System, but I tend to Make Credits on an OK to Good Game and it Hurts far Less when it doesn't go Well....         Add to that a Well Placed Turret Ring Shot can, and Has, Decapitated more than a Couple Tanks in a Short Period including a Type 5 Heavy... 



Konigwolfen #9 Posted Feb 12 2020 - 05:23

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Relying on HESH or HE is going to be a bad time if the Sandbox goes through to the live server. They've basically nerfed every derp gun that isnt a Kv-2.



oldewolfe #10 Posted Feb 12 2020 - 11:29

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AP Damage is Upwards of 1800 Points now in the Sandbox....      I just Deleted an IS7 for 1577 where the same Shot in another Game on the Live Server was 1068 I think....

 

Live Server.. 

 

https://youtu.be/BalscVECyPs

 

Sandbox....

 

https://youtu.be/Kp8XyN-JOEc

 

Yah, the Maus still gave me Trouble, but the Lag Spikes were just Complicating things Immensely on the Sandbox...      Even the Test Server I don't see it that Bad....       But I'll be giving it another Go maybe Tonight....






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