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Melissa_Durat #1 Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:07 PM

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I had been playing the Tier VII Panther and It have the option of two cannons. One of them (the tier 7 gun 8,8 Kwk) give me more damage but more time to reload. The other one (Tier 8 Gun 7,5 L/100) feels like a permanent autoloader with more piercing power but less damage. I played both of them but somehow Its more rewarding to play with the tier 7 cannon. The tier 8 its of course more fun and really feels like a french auto but really I do not get heavy damage, 

 

Wich of them do you guys play? Wich one do you recomend me?



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It's all about the penetration..

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View PostZebraUp, on 15 May 2019 - 07:22 AM, said:

It's all about the penetration..

 

That's right.  It's not always about the size of your cannon but what you can do with it.


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View Post_Cletus, on 15 May 2019 - 01:27 PM, said:

 

That's right.  It's not always about the size of your cannon but what you can do with it.

 

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ARandomGenieGuy #5 Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:19 PM

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The 7.5 L/100 is the bread and butter of this tank. You have more pen than most heavies at your tier and even more than some TDs. It’s DPM is fantastic only outshined by the comet. However you have way more penetration than the comet and your shells fly faster. Try to play at the beginning as a second line support tank, stay behind your team and pump that damage. In the latter stages of the game use to your advantage your HP pool and begin to play aggressive and bully remaining reds. You can out DPM almost everything except for some TDs at your own tier. It’s 7.5 L/100 is very useful at tier 8 since you will have more penetration than even some tier 8 mediums (about 200mm I suppose). With the short 8.8 you’re almost useless at tier 8. Source: I sit at #189 of the NA server in the panther 1. Not as good as some people but definitely better than most.

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ARandomGenieGuy #6 Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:20 PM

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View Post_Cletus, on 15 May 2019 - 07:27 AM, said:

 

That's right.  It's not always about the size of your cannon but what you can do with it.

 

The 7.5 L/100 is skinny but it’s size is massive, while the 8.8 is wide but short...

RommelTanker #7 Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:21 PM

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View PostMelissa_Durat, on 15 May 2019 - 05:07 AM, said:

I had been playing the Tier VII Panther and It have the option of two cannons. One of them (the tier 7 gun 8,8 Kwk) give me more damage but more time to reload. The other one (Tier 8 Gun 7,5 L/100) feels like a permanent autoloader with more piercing power but less damage. I played both of them but somehow Its more rewarding to play with the tier 7 cannon. The tier 8 its of course more fun and really feels like a french auto but really I do not get heavy damage, 

 

Wich of them do you guys play? Wich one do you recomend me?

 

You're supposed to use the 75mm L/100. If you use the KwK36 L/48 you're playing the Panther wrong.

 

Besides, if you want to use the KwK36 at Tier 7 on a medium tank, get the VK3002D instead.



AdderaII #8 Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:23 PM

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View PostMelissa_Durat, on 15 May 2019 - 08:07 AM, said:

Wich of them do you guys play? Wich one do you recomend me?

 

Go with Glenda. 

She’s the good one. 


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shyw #9 Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:50 PM

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View PostAdderaII, on 15 May 2019 - 04:23 PM, said:

 

Go with Glenda. 

She’s the good one. 

 

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fangs58 #10 Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:20 PM

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75MM/100 for sure. The best pen in a medium at tier 7. You don't want to be front lining with this tank. Work the flanks and the edges of the map. IMHO multi kit, extra repair kit, and fire extinguisher are the way to go. If you get tracked someone will kill you fast and the Panther likes to burn. Your ROF is fast enough that you can skip the adrenaline. 

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I just finished the long slog getting the cat to 60% and what I can tell you is the 7.5 is the one to use. I tried both for 10 battles each before I started the rehab and the 7.5 outperformed the 8.8 easily. Even though it had lower alpha, I was getting more damage a battle due to the ROF and the pen.

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View PostARandomGenieGuy, on 15 May 2019 - 07:19 AM, said:

The 7.5 L/100 is the bread and butter of this tank. You have more pen than most heavies at your tier and even more than some TDs. It’s DPM is fantastic only outshined by the comet. However you have way more penetration than the comet and your shells fly faster. Try to play at the beginning as a second line support tank, stay behind your team and pump that damage. In the latter stages of the game use to your advantage your HP pool and begin to play aggressive and bully remaining reds. You can out DPM almost everything except for some TDs at your own tier. It’s 7.5 L/100 is very useful at tier 8 since you will have more penetration than even some tier 8 mediums (about 200mm I suppose). With the short 8.8 you’re almost useless at tier 8. Source: I sit at #189 of the NA server in the panther 1. Not as good as some people but definitely better than most.

 

I endorse this statement.

I would also like to add that although the armor shouldn’t be relied on, when fighting tanks at distance, as one should in this tank, a lot of bounces can be had by correctly angling the upper glacis. 

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As a T29 player, I suggest the 8.8 for all Panthers.

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View PostRonaldusMaximus_, on 15 May 2019 - 01:22 PM, said:

As a T29 player, I suggest the 8.8 for all Panthers.

 

Care to elaborate?

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JCC_74 #15 Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:42 PM

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View Postdindincf, on 15 May 2019 - 09:29 PM, said:

 

Care to elaborate?

The T29 can bounce 8.8 shells:)



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View Post_Cletus, on 15 May 2019 - 08:27 AM, said:

 

That's right.  It's not always about the size of your cannon but what you can do with it.

 

that's what she said.

 



WrenchThrower281 #17 Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:14 AM

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My gawd, dat pen....wow. it's sorta funny when a tiger p tries to push on you and you are cutting though his front like nothing and you kinda see them starts panicking wondering how they are getting penned.

RonaldusMaximus_ #18 Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:25 PM

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View PostJCC_74, on 15 May 2019 - 05:42 PM, said:

The T29 can bounce 8.8 shells:)

 

Exactly!

_Cletus, on 02 July 2019 - 01:55 PM, said:

 

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