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littlefinger101 #1 Posted 30 November 2018 - 09:05 PM

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Hey guys, 


If you are like me, you probably rarely use HE because you only get a small percentage of the advertised damage. You gave up on it long ago and really never used it correctly.


In this video, I show you how to maximize the damage that you can do with each game with just a few simple steps.

Please take a look and don't forget to subscribe.

TengenToppaPotatoLagann #2 Posted 30 November 2018 - 09:14 PM

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This is great.


Also worth reading through is minitel_na's post: the art of shooting High Explosive [HE]

Edited by TengenToppaPotatoLagann, 01 December 2018 - 01:29 AM.

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ZebraUp #3 Posted 30 November 2018 - 10:22 PM

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Woe is me...


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GentleNova #4 Posted 30 November 2018 - 10:46 PM

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Shooting under a tank and getting splash damage on their (sometimes) weaker undercarriage is really useful when playing tanks like the T49 with its derp gun. Also shooting down on the back engine deck from an elevated vantage point is useful with HE as well.


Your tip about using Calibrated Shells with premium HEAT or using HE primarily to get a +10% pen bonus, really makes this a straightforward decision. Thanks for that!


I_Maverick_I #5 Posted 01 December 2018 - 12:05 AM


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I take the time to memorize my HE pen numbers on the guns that I use the most. I also take the time to more or less know the rear hull armor on most tanks and know if they are HE pennable. You'd be surprised how many mediums you can pen with HE to the rear and sometimes even to the side, if you can get to a 90 degree angle to their armor. This is the tricky part sometimes.

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axewound66 #6 Posted 01 December 2018 - 04:39 AM


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Great video, everyone needs to subscribe, we need to get him to the required subscriber count for a contributor account. 

Whyistheresomanynoobs #7 Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:35 AM


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Just fire HE all the time

it always does damage

richdubz #8 Posted 02 December 2018 - 04:24 PM

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Very good technical info on a subject on which I know that I’m less than well learned.  I realize that the info is applicable to all tanks, but I was nevertheless hoping you’d also use non-derp heavies for your demos, since more people drive them as do those who use KV-2s and the derpy SUs.  Regardless, another very good vid.

Edited by richdubz, 02 December 2018 - 04:26 PM.


littlefinger101 #9 Posted 26 June 2019 - 12:58 PM

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View PostWhyistheresomanynoobs, on 01 December 2018 - 12:35 AM, said:

Just fire HE all the time

it always does damage

ah.....absolutely NO! 

and actually not true.....

there are several examples of HE not doing damage. 


Only shoot HE if 1) you know you can pen, 2) need to reset cap, 3) are facing hull down tank and can't pen

Melissa_Durat #10 Posted 30 June 2019 - 01:36 AM

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When a SPIC or a LTTB tank shows up....It's HE TIME! :justwait:

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