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The Sherman E2: Hulldown always?


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a_cookie #1 Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:31 PM

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It might be obvious, but I’m trying to rehab with it and get my stats to good in it, suggested playstyles? And do I always hulldown with it?

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mehliveat #2 Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:50 PM

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Nah, the frontal armour is good against most AP rounds.  They need about 160+ to reliably go through it.  So you can be more aggressive with it.  Hulldown but push in the open if required.

Richard8786 #3 Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:53 PM

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Theres a reason you use the first turret. It has more armor.

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Hull down is the best bet, but you can show your upper front armor pretty safely if you are 1) high tier, and 2) no ARLs are lurking nearby.  As with most tanks keep your lower hull hidden.  Also, don't angle your sides more than a tiny bit.  You can also fairly reliably show your upper hull if you are going up a slope relative the enemy.  The already good angle on your hull is increased further. 

 

 

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SanguinaryDan #5 Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:17 AM

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It is amazingly good with even a bit of angle.  The armor profile is odd in that the upper glacis is much weaker than the lower.  So even if you go hull down be sure you’ve angled to the biggest threat.  You never know when the reds can see a bit of that upper plate under your tomato of a turret.

 

And it can survive in the open if you have good situational awareness and get your angle set before they pop out and shoot you.  I’ve bounced pretty much everything from Tier VII at one time or another.  I’ve also screwed the pooch and lost half my hit points to a single shot.  Regardless, the first slot you fill with spares is the armor upgrade.  At that point your armor makes a Tiger I look like a Cromwell.


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goog1967 #6 Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:49 AM

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I use weaker turret with the top gun and play very aggressive in it,especially when top tier.

Dan_Deerso #7 Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:57 AM

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View PostRichard8786, on 10 October 2017 - 05:53 PM, said:

Theres a reason you use the first turret. It has more armor.

 

I use the DPM turret. You know, for DPM. Did I mention that DPM is life?

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Red_October_Moon #8 Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:05 PM

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The E2 is pure godly when stock turret and hull down and top tier, the cupola is to small and bouncy to reliably pen and if you use the 105 with stock turret and top tier and hull down your just unstoppable and you a freed to feed on as many tears and screams as possible.

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Ericmopar #9 Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:03 AM

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In addition to what others said, watch out for T-34-85s. The top gun on those can pen you pretty easily from the front even when angled, not to mention they are faster than you.

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NWasabi #10 Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:05 AM

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Yes, the thing is a hulldown monster. In my opinion using the stock turret isn't even necessary, because you will almost never be penned from the front with the second turret. Though the armor is good, you should be brawling with mediums and not against heavies, because you don't have the pen to do so.

CollectedTooth5 #11 Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:02 PM

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View PostDan_Deerso, on 15 October 2017 - 07:57 PM, said:

 

I use the DPM turret. You know, for DPM. Did I mention that DPM is life?

 

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SanguinaryDan #12 Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:24 PM

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I’ve got to admit I’ve switched to the top turret/gun combo and have no regrets.  I don’t seem to be bouncing any fewer hits, but the better gun is paying dividends.  

 

Mind you, mine is fully equipped all the way to Vertical Stabilizer so YMMV.


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