After repeated testing of the Sherman M4A3 (76mm) for the USF using Cheat Command Mods, I realised that this MBT has the highest possible raw reload speed and alpha damage in the game (1.8-1.9 seconds reload speed with 160 damage per shot in the worst case scenario).
As I understand, this is a carbon copy of the Sherman M4C in the soviet Lend-Lease tactics, with the exception of "Radio-Net" replacing "Secure Mode" in Vet 1. I do not know if the developers overlooked how much radio net buffs the M4A3 (76mm) can actually stack up.
Vet 0 - Nil
Vet 1 - Radio Net Unlocked (-10% Reload x 3 Max, +5% Sight x 3 Max)
Vet 2 - +35% Weapon Rotation Speed, -20% Reload
Vet 3 - +20% Vehicle Rotation Speed, +20% Speed, + 20% Acceleration/Deceleration, -30% Reload
Put together, Two vet 1 Sherman tanks near a single M4A3 (76mm) at vet 3 can actually make the 76mm into what is essentially a 76mm autocannon, with up to (-80% Reload Speeds) and reload times of down to less than 2 seconds per shot. This makes it fire even faster than a Vet 3 StuG on hull-down (at 2.13~ seconds per shot on average).
No other Sherman Tank Variant has this ability because most of their reload speed veterancy buffs are capped at -20 to 30% and limited to only 1 veterancy level.
Is this meant to be part of the new USF strategy or is this another bug oversight that wasn't resolved by the prior patch?
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