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#1 NavySnipers

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:01 PM

After seeing this:

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I thought I'd make a post for the new/learning players how to deal with these buggers.


AT-2:

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AT-8:

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AT-7:
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AT-15/AT-15A
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Tortoise:
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#2 SHISHKABOB

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:09 PM

Yeah seriously, the Brit TDs have such humungo cupolas. I never seem to have a problem penning them, even with my KV-5.


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#3 NavySnipers

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:13 PM

Spoiler, y u no work? :(


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#4 HibachiSniper

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:15 PM

Spoiler, y u no work? :(

 

It seems to eat the ending tag if you use caps.  Try making all the spoiler and /spoiler tags lowercase.


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#5 Jonuts

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:18 PM

For the record, the cupola still has 102mm of armor. So really, the people that need this thread most don't even have the guns to pen it. Nothing worse than getting into a fight with an AT 2, and you can't even pen it's weak spots. Also, the machinegun is another good spot to aim for if you're stuck shooting at the front of an AT. The AT 2 is, by far, the best of the series. After that, the weak spots get bigger and more numerous. Such a pointless line when being a steel wall is all it has going for it, and half it's front is a weak spot.


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#6 NightmareMk9

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:24 PM

LOL.

 

I was cornered in my AT2 by a Pz4, T28 and something else.  I figured I was dead.  Then the PZ4 bounced 2 shots off me (NO DERP GOLD!).  I got all 3 of them :)


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#7 Shackram

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:26 PM

AT-15 is even easier, just shot the gun.

 

175mm pen gets thru' the mantlet easy and there's a big unarmored hole behind it.

 


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:30 PM

There are large weak points on the hulls though, the odd hatch on the at2 and gun on basically all of them.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:31 PM

I got it! Shoot front armor on Tortoise. :) Good guide!


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#10 wa_biker

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:35 PM

British TD's made me feel better about my SP


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#11 Mizar_Panzer

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:59 PM

The fake gun (and everything around it) on the AT-8 is also a very large weakspot.

 

However, don't try it on the AT-7.......


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:03 PM

Bonus for killing a noob in his AT2: they scream at you for cheating/using gold.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:02 PM

Bonus for killing a noob in his AT2: they scream at you for cheating/using gold.

 

Tracking them usually causes them to repeatedly insist you are a coward.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:25 PM

Where am I 'sposed to shoot 'em, again? :doubleguns2:

 

Tracking them usually causes them to repeatedly insist you are a coward.

 

Oddly enough, I've encountered this ...


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#15 Tigermate

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:04 AM

The fake gun (and everything around it) on the AT-8 is also a very large weakspot.

However, don't try it on the AT-7.......


I've always gone for the smaller gun, I'll adjust my aim for the AT8.
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#16 Zdude1858

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:37 AM

Navy, you have obviously not played Brit td's. at 2's mantlet is weak. At8’s secondary gun is 75mm and that side of the tank is 50mm. At7 is just the cupolas. At15/at15a gun mantlet. And tortoise has the cupola. On the at 8 and the at7, the top machine guns are loader hit boxes.

Tl;dr, cupolas aren't the only option.
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#17 Lazar_Lyusternik

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:51 AM

Mantlets are also weak.

If you want to really hurt an AT, go around the back and hit the rear of the casemate. It's an Ammorack hitbox.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:13 AM

Navy, you have obviously not played Brit td's. at 2's mantlet is weak. At8’s secondary gun is 75mm and that side of the tank is 50mm. At7 is just the cupolas. At15/at15a gun mantlet. And tortoise has the cupola. On the at 8 and the at7, the top machine guns are loader hit boxes.

Tl;dr, cupolas aren't the only option.

You shouldn't question Navy, he's a forum mod and therefore knows what he's talking about. They check content very carefully to ensure it's quality content before being posted.


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#19 NavySnipers

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:46 AM

Navy, you have obviously not played Brit td's. at 2's mantlet is weak. At8’s secondary gun is 75mm and that side of the tank is 50mm. At7 is just the cupolas. At15/at15a gun mantlet. And tortoise has the cupola. On the at 8 and the at7, the top machine guns are loader hit boxes.

Tl;dr, cupolas aren't the only option.

 

 

While this is true, the fact remains that cupola's are generally the easiest place to hit.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:43 AM

You shouldn't question Navy, he's a forum mod and therefore knows what he's talking about. They check content very carefully to ensure it's quality content before being posted.

 

Are you for real? That's not how it works. Being a mod doesn't make you infallible.

 

Zdude is correct in pointing that there are other viable weakspots besides the cupolas.


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