Tank Wars: How to Play the AMX ELC bis and M24 Chaffee

Tank Wars: How to Play the AMX ELC bis and M24 Chaffee

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How to Play the AMX ELC bis



FIREPOWER

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SURVIVABILITY

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MOBILITY

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EQUIPMENT

|

CREW

In 1957, when the French airborne troops required a new vehicle that could be transported by air, the development of the

Firepower

The AMX ELC bis can be upgraded with either


a fast 75 mm gun or a powerful 90 mm cannon


. You might want to try both in a few battles to see which one suits your personal playstyle better, as both have their advantages and disadvantages.

The 75 mm variant has a


faster aiming time


, a


significantly higher DPM


with


a much faster reload speed,


and allows the


turret to fully rotate 360 degrees


. In comparison to the 90 mm caliber, you’ll miss out on


more than double the alpha damage


(110 vs. 240),


higher penetration


,


faster shell velocity


, and somewhat


better accuracy


. However, due to a design flaw, adding the better punch will restrict turret movement, leaving you with only 30 degrees of horizontal rotation range.

Survivability

The best way to stay in a match the longest is to


not get hit by the enemy team


. While this is true for every tank, it is a vital doctrine for the AMX ELC bis. You don’t have any HP to spare, so try to


avoid getting caught in the open


at all costs. Luckily, playing keep-away with your opponents is pretty easy, thanks to


outstanding camouflage values


, a


flat silhouette


that’s hard to hit, and a


decent view range


that allows you to see enemies before they spot you. Teamwork is another key to success, so try to help out where you can, distract opponents with


quick shots from cover


, and use the terrain to your advantage to scout. It is better to passively keep an eye out and report back than to actively engage with faster medium or light tanks.

Mobility

The AMX ELC bis is a light tank but not a particularly fast and agile one.


Top speed and acceleration are sufficient


to get you around the battlefield, but you’re not built to chase other light tanks, and the reduced turret movement with the powerful gun makes it difficult to circle slow heavy tanks. It is best to


advance with caution


and stay out of sight as long as possible for surprise assaults.

Top tip:


Additional Grousers positively impact hull traverse speed, which can be useful, especially with restricted turret movement.

Equipment


Recommended Setup


Alternative Setup


Hover your cursor over the images for more information on each piece of equipment.

The choice of equipment should match your preferred playstyle. All of the recommended pieces work well together and


mitigate some of the tank’s weaknesses


. The recommended setup is best suited to passive scouting and dealing damage reliably. The alternative setup turns your light tank into a fast and stealthy tank destroyer.

Crew Skills


Commander


Driver

With only a commander and a driver, there isn’t much room for experimentation. Focus on


improving the good qualities


like camouflage values, and


mitigating weaknesses


like the traverse speed. Brothers in Arms adds a nice boost, as well.

How to Play the M24 Chaffee



FIREPOWER

|

SURVIVABILITY

|

MOBILITY

|

EQUIPMENT

|

CREW

The

Production began in 1944 under the designation Light Tank M24, and by August 1945, more than 4,500 vehicles had left the assembly lines. Some of them were supplied to the British forces, where it received the addition “Chaffee”, after the United States Army General Adna R. Chaffee, Jr.

Firepower

The stock


75 mm gun


M6 armament of the M24 Chaffee can be upgraded with a slightly less accurate but


overall faster M17 version


. This pushes the


DPM to a solid 1,500


and reduces


the aiming time to the best of its tier and class


. Paired with


10 degrees of gun depression


, the M24 is perfect for


active scouting over ridgelines


as well as flanking maneuvers. Its quick rate of fire means that you usually come out on top when engaging with enemy light tanks.

Survivability

The M24’s armor was intentionally kept thin during development to reduce weight, which affects its longevity in a match. While it is possible to bounce a lucky shot off the gun mantlet, you’re better off


avoiding getting hit


. Generally, there are two different approaches to achieve this: hiding or running. Considering that the camouflage values of the M24 Chaffee are on the lower side, it is best to protect yourself by


staying on the move


.

Top tip:


The SCR 528 radio is shared with several American vehicles from different Tech Tree lines, so you might be able to equip it right away.

Mobility

Mobility and maneuverability are some of the greatest assets of the M24 Chaffee.


A top speed of 62 km/h and a good power-to-weight ratio


should be enough to get you out of any pickle you might find yourself in. Sneak along little-used side routes and quickly traverse the battlefield while keeping an eye on the mini-map for isolated opponents, enemy scouts, and stray tank destroyers. The good view and radio range allow you to


uncover enemy movements and report them back to your team


.

Top tip:


Upgrade to the Wright Continental R-975C4L engine first, since having a powerful engine is vital for this light tank.

Equipment


Recommended Setup


Hover your cursor over the images for more information on each piece of equipment.

The recommended equipment is intended to


mitigate the subpar accuracy


and


boost the reload time


of the 75 mm gun, which should give you an edge over enemy scouts. Adding


Improved Ventilation


is also a valid option for an extra overall boost.

Crew Skills


Commander


Gunner


Driver


Radio Operator


Loader

As a light tank that relies on its mobility, training your crew in


Repair


is the clear first choice. You can then use dedicated skills and perks to mitigate weaknesses and boost your scouting abilities.

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