Rorschach wrote:Republic3D wrote:trineroks wrote:I originally edited my post to have this, but you might've missed it so:
The solid blue line is the "effective" range of the gun against the tank's armor (KE weapons have AP increase by 1 per every 175m closer you get to your target). The reason why this solid blue line is so short is probably because you are targeting the T-55AMV from its front armor (which iirc has a frontal armor value of 11). So in order for the Bushmaster to do damage, it would have to be within 1750/(175*8)m from the target (the existing 3 AP + 8 increments of 175m will match the target's armor value and penetrate it).
The formula for determining KE weapons' AP values is MAX_RANGE/(175*x), where "x" is the amount of AP you need on top of the weapon's AP value in order to match the target's armor value.
The faded light blue line just shows how far the weapon can target given its max range.
The dotted light blue line means there was a break in LOS, which in this case was the bridge.
The Norwegian CV9030N has 4 AP, so you're saying that the max range for it to fire on the 11 armor T-55AMV is 1750m max range minus 175x7? 175x7 = 1250, so 1750m max range minus 1250 m is 500 m. It needs to get to 500m to fire?
If you take the Swedish CV9040 with 3AP but 1925m range.. it would be 1925m minus 175x8? 175x8 = 1400, so the max range to fire would be 1925-1400 which is 525m?
Makes sense, but I wish I could force them to open fire before that, so that the tank would get stunned while they moved closer to finish the kill. It just doesn't make any sense to be a sitting duck and not fire until you're sure that you can penetrate the armor of the tank. The CV series is a beast.. its got hundreds of rapid firing armor piercing rounds.. waiting until you're so close you can damage the armor of the tank with a single round is just insane, and a game mechanic that is ruining the use of these weapons. In my humble opinion.
Maybe you have a point, but this is not a bug.
Eugen made a game-wide decision to ban all autocannons from firing outside of their effective range, even if they would panic the enemy. It applies equally to all countries, so there is no real disadvantage or unfairness here.
Besides, you can always tell your autocannons to FIRE POS on the tank; they will spray rounds in that direction and probably stun the tank anyway.
Trialled this with 4 Strv 104 against a T-72BU. No damage, but it got paniqued.