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The most heavily armoured Tier 8 non premium heavy tank

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MaxitheBraixen #1 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 06:39

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Of all the Heavies in the game, what Tier 8 is the most heavily armoured in the game?  Like one where you have to use Premium to pierce its frontal armor and what not.

Noivy #2 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 06:41

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Easily the VK-100P.

 

It's armor holds up pretty well to equal tier opponents. A good tank on frontlines.



ShadowDancer27 #3 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 06:47

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View PostNoivy, on Dec 02 2020 - 23:41, said:

Easily the VK-100P.

 

It's armor holds up pretty well to equal tier opponents. A good tank on frontlines.

This seems to be a function of your opposition.  I am nearing my 400 battlefront points in mine and have been in it a lot.  I've had games where it just melted like a machine gun to butter and others it's been a beast.  Best match in the last week I bounced a T30 three times and killed three of the tier X's...and in the very next match got shredded by Super Hellcats.

So actual mileage may vary - regardless of how you drive actually.



Razre #4 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 07:03

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View PostNoivy, on Dec 03 2020 - 00:41, said:

Easily the VK-100P.

 

It's armor holds up pretty well to equal tier opponents. A good tank on frontlines.

This is probably one of the most heavily armored tier 8's out there, if not the heaviest. If you can side scrape and hide the garish cupola on top of the turret it becomes even harder to pen. While it can even holds up against some tier 9's and will sometimes bounce 10's, it's not reliable, but anything equal tier or below will have trouble penning you. The O-Ho is another that most tanks 8 or below are going to have a hard time with, but will not hold up against higher tier opponents. If you like working ridge lines, the Emil I is also incredibly powerful, and while utilizing it's gun depression, you can sit out in the open against other heavies and take as many shots as you like so long as you're directly facing incoming fire. Each one of these three has their situations they excel in, though the VK and Emil are probably going to be a better choice than the O-Ho. Hope this helps!



power_Donky #5 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 07:35

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Vk 100 but it’s crap because u just get gold or HE spammed to death and the gun is poo poo

Spammy #6 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 07:58

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Not a heavy.. but for frontal armor... su101 is pretty solid.  :)

 



Sam_Sanister #7 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 08:40

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This question implies that any tier 8 HT won't get prem ammo spammed at it, regardless of who's shooting at it.

Brohammer #8 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 09:09

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I would argue that while the VK 100.01P is literally the most heavily armored raw stat wise, it doesn't fare as well as a tank without a sizable cupola to snipe shots through. 

 

And so I'm going to recommend either the T32, or the Caernarvon, as both are absolutely massive if you can find a way to hide the hulls.



coconut2011 #9 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 09:39

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AFAIK, the only heavy without an obvious frontal weakspot is Mutant.  Every other tank has some frontal weakspots, including Chrysler K, Defender, and VK100.01P.



NateRocko #10 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 12:40

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O-Ho is strong against standard ammo but weak against premium ammo, as all the Japanese heavies are. So I'd rate the VK 100.01 (P) as the most heavily armored tank in tier 8.

Tig_Welder_1 #11 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 13:10

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VK 100, just keep turret angled and bounce back and forth when not aiming or shooting. Watch the ammo (even premium) bounce!

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VK100

ShadowDancer27 #13 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 13:45

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View PostTig_Welder_1, on Dec 03 2020 - 06:10, said:

VK 100, just keep turret angled and bounce back and forth when not aiming or shooting. Watch the ammo (even premium) bounce!


The problem with this is your turret is really slow, so folks will load their gold, wait until you stop bouncing around and square up to fire and then shoot you in the face before you are aimed.  Against fools it is a beast but against knowledgeable players that tap 2 it is frustrating.



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Probably the VK 100, but beyond the gold spammed at you, you are also a huge (literally) arty target as well.

Cupujoe #15 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 14:47

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The Vk100 is the star of the line. Playable even vs tier 10s and can be godlike vs lower tiers.

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View PostSam_Sanister, on Dec 03 2020 - 02:40, said:

This question implies that any tier 8 HT won't get prem ammo spammed at it, regardless of who's shooting at it.


That answer implies that any tier 8 anything won’t get prem Ammo spammed at it, regardless of who’s shooting at it. 



Kliphie #17 Posted Dec 03 2020 - 15:04

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View PostNoivy, on Dec 02 2020 - 23:41, said:

Easily the VK-100P.

 

It's armor holds up pretty well to equal tier opponents. A good tank on frontlines.

 

Assuming you make it to the fight before the games 2/3 over :teethhappy:



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View Postcoconut2011, on Dec 03 2020 - 08:39, said:

AFAIK, the only heavy without an obvious frontal weakspot is Mutant.  Every other tank has some frontal weakspots, including Chrysler K, Defender, and VK100.01P.

Chrysler K has no frontal weak spot. Didn't you see Sir Foch's rant about it when it was first released? The machine gun port on the front is only cosmetic. It is pure armor all the way through. Check it out on tanks.gg if you don't believe it. 



gideon_an #19 Posted Dec 06 2020 - 05:40

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No one mentioned the KV-4. It has pretty strong armor and in Frontlines I held with 5 arty drops on me. Also large HP pool.

Jaguarz #20 Posted Dec 06 2020 - 06:22

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View Postcoconut2011, on Dec 03 2020 - 09:39, said:

AFAIK, the only heavy without an obvious frontal weakspot is Mutant.  Every other tank has some frontal weakspots, including Chrysler K, Defender, and VK100.01P.

 

Apart from the cheeks of the turret you mean?







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