HE or AP for taking out stationary gun enplacements? -1 reply

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wjlaslo

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#1 10 years ago

HE. If you hit, you'll not only kill the crew but the gun as well. If you miss you at least kill the crew. AP, you have to be exact. They have just about no splash damage and I think it takes more than 1 hit to kill a PaK38 using AP.




J_Fin

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#2 10 years ago

HE. If it doesn't hit, it should confuse the gunner for a while.




Solo4114

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#3 10 years ago

Always HE. As has been stated, the blast will kill the gunner most of the time and likely will take out or severely damage the gun itself.




Propugnator

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#4 10 years ago

Never use AP on anything other than vehicles, as it's not worth it. HE will always take out gun emplacements if u hit, if it falls short it creates a nice pile of smoke and dust which prevents him from seeing you. Also, smoke shells work well in combination with HE, as you blind him, meaning you can fire away.




bizness

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#5 10 years ago

I use HE to destroy stationary emplacements and it works well. AP needs a direct hit while HE usually destroys the gun and/or gunner. Same with using arty either 25pdr or lefh18 I don't think I ever use AP unless the spot is a stationary tank which is sometimes hard to dial in.




Real-BadSeed

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#6 10 years ago

AT-rifles also make short work of emplacements. HE is what i always use when tanking though, unless ive run out.. hehe




Cheomesh

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#7 10 years ago

HE followed up with an MG.




General_Henry

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#8 10 years ago

HE is very enough since the blast could destroy the gun as well, this is my lesson learn from combating those crazy 6 pdrs.

don't MG them it just reveals your position, always make your shot count!




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#9 10 years ago
Real-BadSeed;4113459AT-rifles also make short work of emplacements.

Yes AT-rifels are very effective, it only takes 2 shots (if I'm not mistaking) to take out an 88 with it. and you can also hide easier than with tanks, thus preventing to be spotted by the gunner.




Siberian Soldier

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#10 10 years ago

Thanks for the feedback. I've also learned that it is e[COLOR=red]m[/COLOR]placements and not e[COLOR=red]n[/COLOR]placements.