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Poll: LTTB gun preference (15 members have cast votes)

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Which gun do you use?

  1. Stock 85 mm ZiS S-53 - I don't know why but someone might. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Middle 85 mm DST-85BM - Give me gun depression! (12 votes [80.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

  3. Top 85 mm D-10-85 - The more DPM and penetration the better! (3 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

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Jonny_applesauce #1 Posted 06 September 2018 - 08:30 PM

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Just got the LTTB and was comparing the middle gun with the top gun on Tankcompare

 

I noticed that although  the top gun has slightly better dpm and penetration, it has a worse aim time and only 5 degrees of gun depression

The middle gun has the same penetration as the Rudy, which I know I can make work. The difference in the reload is only 0.2 seconds longer, and you get a better aim time and 8 (!) degrees of gun depression. The mobility is also a tiny bit better.

 

Anything I'm missing? Seems to me like 8 degrees of gun depression + better aim time > a slight penetration + a slight dpm boost

 

Which gun do you guys run on this tank? Which gun would you recommend?


WoT blitz is better than WoT PC imho because no arty and +/- 1 mm.

 

Jonny Applesauce


Holy_Outlaw #2 Posted 06 September 2018 - 08:43 PM

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I tried both, but ended up using the middle gun the most. Although I'm used to lack of gun depression from the Russian meds, the mid gun just feels more comfortable for me. I bounced some shots with the top gun, it's gun handling felt a bit uncomfortable for me. With a speedster like this, I want to be able to shoot accurately on the move. The mid guns better aim time and gun depression felt better for me. The aim time and gun depression helped me peek a boom and be elusive to hit over hills or ridges.  Usually I would go with the pen and dpm, but the top gun in this case didn't feel as good for me anyway. 

OKA_BOCTOKA #3 Posted 06 September 2018 - 08:47 PM

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View PostAlpha998, on 06 September 2018 - 12:43 PM, said:

I tried both, but ended up using the middle gun the most. Although I'm used to lack of gun depression from the Russian meds, the mid gun just feels more comfortable for me. I bounced some shots with the top gun, it's gun handling felt a bit uncomfortable for me. With a speedster like this, I want to be able to shoot accurately on the move. The mid guns better aim time and gun depression felt better for me. The aim time and gun depression helped me peek a boom and be elusive to hit over hills or ridges.  Usually I would go with the pen and dpm, but the top gun in this case didn't feel as good for me anyway. 

 

I second this

В бой!


Jonny_applesauce #4 Posted 06 September 2018 - 08:51 PM

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View PostAlpha998, on 06 September 2018 - 08:43 PM, said:

I tried both, but ended up using the middle gun the most. Although I'm used to lack of gun depression from the Russian meds, the mid gun just feels more comfortable for me. I bounced some shots with the top gun, it's gun handling felt a bit uncomfortable for me. With a speedster like this, I want to be able to shoot accurately on the move. The mid guns better aim time and gun depression felt better for me. The aim time and gun depression helped me peek a boom and be elusive to hit over hills or ridges.  Usually I would go with the pen and dpm, but the top gun in this case didn't feel as good for me anyway. 

 

View PostLord_of_Balrogs, on 06 September 2018 - 08:47 PM, said:

 

I second this

 

Thanks - I'm pretty sure I'll use the middle gun - I'm used to 8 degrees from my Rudy and this should play similarly just little faster with less dpm and turret armor

WoT blitz is better than WoT PC imho because no arty and +/- 1 mm.

 

Jonny Applesauce


boppinbobby #5 Posted 06 September 2018 - 09:38 PM

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they nerffed the top gun a while back and even before, people who knew, still ran the middle gun. 

Big Gunz and Ammo Rackz.

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Lucasketch75 #6 Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:58 PM

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I like to sting bad when i do. I take the top tier for the sole fact that in the right spot, anything goes. I'm more of a mobile player, so I get immediately uncomfortable sitting in one place too long, with my team or not. Depression doesn't quite matter to me, especially when speeding through a group of five, and harassing them like one huge mosquito. Dipset, reset, repeat.

Plus that 200 is really satisfying to see.

___ez_e___ #7 Posted 29 April 2019 - 08:27 PM

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Middle gun for sure.   I’m currently grinding this tank and let me tell you at first I hated it for the first 20-30 battles.   I wrongly thought all it was a dog.   

 

It took me a while to figure out how to use this tank, but now I know the gun is very accurate and good.   It can also generate some surprising bounces.   I don’t know where it stands in terms of other tier 7, but it’s the most fun tier 7 I own.  

 

Now I love this tanks and I especially love going against tier 8 tanks.  I’d be lower tier all day long if mm let me.  So many tier 8s are just too slow to deal with it.  

 

Just had to share my 2 cents of enthusiasm.  

 

Im having a blast.  



SpartacusDiablo #8 Posted 29 April 2019 - 09:11 PM

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2nd gun is still the way to go.  The last gun is a no go due to the gun depression.  I run and gun.  Having a shot go high because I ran over a anthill is something I can't stand.

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