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Indeed, AP round just cut straight through the armor and the vehicle. HEAT etc may go through armor and get the whole crew inside.

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On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 11:15 PM, LugNut said:

Go to the range and I'll give you a dollar for every vehicle you can hit after sprinting then popping around a corner at 400m. I play LAT a lot in game and it's rare that you'll even want to take the chance on a 200m shot. I'd venture that most AT hits are well under 100m. Distances in game are far shorter than they appear. I'm happy with the rocket mechanics ATM, I hope when we see more localized damage in game, we'll see vehicles react more realistically when hit, not just two shots and *BOOM*. Damaged drivetrain, or weapons, or localized armor damage. 

no you're right 400 meters is too much i have to correct that. but even in reality firing at about 200 meters takes a considerable amount of time. you will miss alot of shots just barely from my experience but what i would like to see is a breathing mechanism just like the snipers because in real life you also have to do the same with a rocket launcher as with a sniper rifle. that way popping around corners a split second while you're aiming down iron sights and standing will be eliminated because that is just pretty hard. even at only a few hundred meters. the damage is nothing you hear me complaining about that is some other issue

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3 hours ago, TzeAzzazino said:

no you're right 400 meters is too much i have to correct that. but even in reality firing at about 200 meters takes a considerable amount of time. you will miss alot of shots just barely from my experience but what i would like to see is a breathing mechanism just like the snipers because in real life you also have to do the same with a rocket launcher as with a sniper rifle. that way popping around corners a split second while you're aiming down iron sights and standing will be eliminated because that is just pretty hard. even at only a few hundred meters. the damage is nothing you hear me complaining about that is some other issue

 

You still can't see the target when shooting at 200+ m. It's literally covered by your gunsight. And you will very much have weapon sway after running. And your chances of actually hitting even a static target are not great, unless you can zero in with ranging shots and/or perfectly estimate distance.

In short, AT weapons in Squad are less effective than IRL because even RPG-7 is supposed to easily hit stationary vehicles out to 200m+ (and this reduced capability is OK, because vehicle crews in Squad tend to be much more reckless than IRL).

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On 1/8/2018 at 9:31 AM, TzeAzzazino said:

I personally think that the anti tank weapons currently are way too overpowered seeing how fast you can get killed if you are in a vehicle. anti tank weapons are heavy and are not easy to keep still for a longer period of time. I personally would like to see improvement on it, perhaps adding more weapon sway which you can stabilize briefly (like a ''really'' heavy sniper rifle), or giving missiles the chance to bounce off would solve this problem

If anything, they're not powerful enough. 4 hits to kill a Striker? 3 for a BTR? Don't be an idiot with them, and you can last the entire game. Played a round on Chora2 last week as the striker (soloing it). Took out 3 BTRs and 3 30mm BTRs as well as a ton of infantry... never died once. It's all about positioning and how aggressive you are in the vehicle. Having help goes a long way, but most of it's on you and what you do and do not do.

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On ‎08‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 6:55 PM, tatzhit said:

. The vehicle crews in Squad tend to be unrealistically incompetent too. When used properly (sniping from 200m out in a hull-down position, with friendlies providing overwatch), a vehicle in virtually invincible. Unfortunately, most vehicle crews simply YOLO them into the midst of enemy lines, then cry about AT being overpowered.

This 

 

what you see is 90% of the time a vehicle rushing into close contact and I mean within 150 - 200 metres with enemy, fully in the open or along a street with no infantry cover at all.

 

its range is your friend... 

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On 1/8/2018 at 8:02 PM, tatzhit said:

 

Wait, who the heck does AT hits at 400m? I've been playing for a long time and I don't think I've EVER seen anyone hit at that range. Heck, on many maps, that's beyond render distance. Can you even aim that high? The vehicle would probably be below your view at that point. I'm thinking you're vastly exaggerating. Realistically, shooting beyond 100m with AT is very hit and miss in Squad, even for competent users

I had a 600m moving vehicle hit and kill. I was in one of the tallest type building in Al Basrah near outskirts, the HMMW (back then not MRAP) was in Village beside a building, that is how I measured the distance. I often hit static targets at  300m. Just practice few hours in the shooting range and you will be able to do it too. Moving vehicles are tricky though, that is just mostly luck.

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14 minutes ago, kisbiflos said:

I had a 600m moving vehicle hit and kill. I was in one of the tallest type building in Al Basrah near outskirts, the HMMW (back then not MRAP) was in Village beside a building, that is how I measured the distance. I often hit static targets at  300m. Just practice few hours in the shooting range and you will be able to do it too. Moving vehicles are tricky though, that is just mostly luck.

Be honest, how often does this actually happen? Because more than once my AT guys fail to hit a stationary armored 100m (one hundred) away....

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42 minutes ago, kisbiflos said:

I had a 600m moving vehicle hit and kill. I was in one of the tallest type building in Al Basrah near outskirts, the HMMW (back then not MRAP) was in Village beside a building, that is how I measured the distance. I often hit static targets at  300m. Just practice few hours in the shooting range and you will be able to do it too. Moving vehicles are tricky though, that is just mostly luck.

 

Exception that proves the rule, eh?
I've even been killed by mortars in this game - true story!

 

EDIT: Also, at 600m the target has to be way below your screen. Were you just doing Hail Mary shots because of the infinite ammo in old versions?

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