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How to play Medium tanks in WOT
GUIDES, Game tactics
Using medium tanks in World of Tanks can cause some confusion and a sense of discomfort for beginners. The gunsdontdo high damage, thevehicle is destroyed in a matter of seconds. But they are in factthe main hard workers of the war, without which it is impossible to imagine a single battle. It is only necessary to understand how to use them correctly.
The main task
For most MT’s you have good dynamics and maneuverability. But they have to pay for this with rather mediocre guns. You can feel this especially at level 6 and above. Thisresultsin you needing to take one of these options for battle: you need to get behind the heavy tanks of the allies and cover them from the flank. As a rule, the heavy tanks have very powerful frontal armor, and not very protected sides. The enemy can take advantage of this circumstance by going from the side and causing significant damage. This is where the MT is needed to protect the flanks of the allied heavy tanks. The other option is to quickly advance in a dangerous direction, using your medium tank to pin the enemy with fire, giving the heavy tanks the opportunity to regroup, and either continue the offensive or destroy the enemy.
"Hello, enemy's rear!"
There are some actually quite mischievous vehicles in the WOT medium tank class. Some of them, by their dynamic characteristics, could be boldly compared to maneuverable, light tanks. This property - mobility, can be used when RNG throws you on a map with a large area. Throwing your tank (e.g. Cromwell) along the edge of the playing field, the player runs the risk of running into the enemy. But you may be lucky, and may find yourself to the enemy’s rear. And here, as a rule, sits the enemy arty tanks, which, with the right approach, becomes easy prey.
Going first to the front?! Suicide!
Come on, among the rich variety of medium tanks there are really surprising examples! For example, the American tier 6 MT M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo.
An unremarkable tank, which upon closer inspection, amazes in its potential! Stock turret - 152 mm in a circle! She has almost no weaknesses. The one weakness being the firing point on the tracks. Meaning you only need to hide the "body" more securely. Also you should check collection of guns. Is that a HE (high-explosive) gun?! Wow, such tank has no price on the battlefield! You can move up behind the heavy tanks and just rush in the center. And after enemy’sbreak, immediately jump into a suitable hole! Just put the turret out, and set your 105 mm barrel on opponents. Nice! But there are flaws as well. Rate of fire - 7.5 rounds per minute. You won’t want to fight alone here. Allied support is vital. As well as the crew must be skilled and correctly trained. Without foregoing, getting into close range with the enemy will be a big problem.
Choosing the right tactics for MT
Another non-standard case of using medium tanks is as follows. Among the numerous brotherhood of the MTs, there are those whose guns are characterized by increased accuracy. Apparently, the developers were just working late and messed up something, but then were too lazy to redo it. :) But it doesn't matter. The main thing is that your gun can hit a squirrel in the eye. Just pray that the gunner will not disappoint.
Additionally, equipment you can use for these tanks included putting a camouflage net and a binocular telescope. If you have extra silver, then you can spend it on camouflage colors. Because the medium tank doesn't have a camouflage bonus, and after the first shot it lights up in the optics of enemy team, like a diamond under a ray of light.
Do not forget about the position and ammunition
When using medium tanks on any map in World of Tanks, you need to know the best places for position. At Prokhorovka, it’s stupid to try climb the alley, even if the tank destroyers stand behind and fire on the surrounding area. As well as at Himmelsdorf, only a lazy or very cunning one will not go to the hill, where LT, MT, and TD usually have a "party".
To increase the chances of winning, you need to stock up on different ammunition. Any skirmish is unpredictable, and to be head-on against a heavy tank without sub-caliber shells means to feel atleast "naked on a busy street."
Happy hunting, Commanders!
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