Hi Guys, I was just wondering how reactive Armor actually works. As far as i know it completely blocks an AT Shell from each side (left and right) and the back but not the front. And it has some kind of recharge time. So my Question is: Does it completely block 1 hit and how long takes it to recover. Can an Engineer repair it faster?
Thank you for any hints.
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Last Edit: Nov 24, 2011 11:18:04 GMT -5 by dertyyp
Post by saddaminsane on Nov 24, 2011 13:02:05 GMT -5
i don't even had it unlocked, but i started youtubing it out of curiousity
apparently it's strapping on explosive plates to your tank, which blow up once an RPG hits them. The force of the explosive plates prevents the rpg from penetrating too deep into your tank, thus protecting the crew. "recharging" explosive plates seems too unrealistic for DICE's tastes
I know how the real reactive armor works its an interresting approach i'd say^^ Saw the vid where they showed how an RPG really works and what it does to armor and how reactive Armor affects it. Since in reality there a many pods attached to the outside of the tank that explode seperately when hit, i think the recharge version isn't that unrealistic. They can even be reattached on the field if i got it right. But nevertheless if it didnt recharge wouldnt it be kind of pointless?
1hit and the whole perk lost its sense... I'm not quite sure though i just read it takes about 2-3min to recharge... would be nice if someone could just tell me anything specific.
Unlocked it a few minutes ago eventually will update this post tomorrow if i got some infos
Yes. You are protected from every side except the front for one hit. That means if you can turn your tank in a 1v1 vs another tank to the sides and keep it frontal the meantime you might not even get disabled but still score the kill. Doesn't recover by time but can be repaired if your tank is at 100% health and you repair it for about 4sec from the side you want to protect again. It is just awesome How many times you get ambushed and rockets come from all directions and youre down within no time? That'll save your ass countless times. Sure you still need a soldier on your rooftop HMG but you're nearly unstoppable with the combo:
Thermal Sight / Canister Shell / Reactive Armor
Enemy Infantry drops in no time and when there is a hit from the back you dont expect, you just turn your main gun shoot that sucker and dont even lose 1% health.
Will try the combo Reactive Armor / Guided Shell / Thermal sights though. I'd love to see how it works with a good teammate on the CITV....
Last Edit: Nov 26, 2011 10:41:01 GMT -5 by dertyyp
Your vehicle has to be at perfect health -> 100% You need to have the reactive armor perk The reactive armor panel on the side you want to repair has to be destroyed.
Then you just repair your vehicle for about 4sec from the desired direction -> TADA!
But you have to be careful... there are so many idiots that just steal your tank when you repair it without a visual reason -.- Then they usually go for the next enemy mines and blow up everyone in the vehicle
There are so many people that should not be allowed to drive tanks^^ Tanks are a huge force in the right hands but yet so many idiots waste the potential and completely screw everything up...
maybe someone with the perk has to remain in the tank for it to work? i can't imagine the perk "sticking" to the tank when you're not in it.
If it's just you in the tank and you get out the armour will disappear, but you can still repair it and it will appear when you get back in the tank. The HUD indicator is a bit fussy though and may show you don't have armour on a side when you do, just use 3rd person to check.
If you're repairing a tank and the driver has armour you will actually see the plates pop back into place when you repair after 100%.