The M6A2E1 is making a comeback in World of Tanks after a long hiatus. Originally a pre-order tank the M6A2E1 or “Mutant M6” is being sold again for a limit time. The tank is balanced around its impressive frontal armor profile. Its limited matchmaking also further improves the excellent front armor. Given this tank was released at the beginning of World of Tanks does it still fit in with today’s game? This guide for World of Tanks M6A2E1 weak spots breaks down the entire M6’s effective armor and all relevant weak spots.
World of Tanks M6A2E1 Weak Spots |Video|
World of Tanks M6A2E1 Weak Spots |Frontal|
Frontally the M6A2E1 is a juggernaut for a tier 8 preferential heavy tank. Not seeing tier 10’s means that you’ll only have to worry about upgraded tier 9 tanks and some tier 8’s. Try your best to keep the M6A2E1 pointed straight on the enemies since your side armor and “cheeks” will be easy to punch through otherwise.
Starting on the front hull you have a very difficult hull front for most tier 6-9 tanks to damage. The lower glacis is 257mm effective and deceptive with spaced armor hanging off the bottom part. While there is a small amount of hull armor behind it you shouldn’t aim at this area since it is angled at 75 degrees. Moving up to the upper glacis you are facing with 280mm effective armor. Even for some premium rounds this is hard to get around if you are in a tier 6-8 tank. The weakest area of the front hull can be found on the cheeks where the armor is 216mm – 245mm effective. The triangle shaped sections are the weakest area on the cheeks.
Just above the hull you have the “go to” weak spot on the turret ring. The center is only 195mm effective which most tanks can penetrate with some reliability. The remaining turret front weak spots sit between 229mm-240mm effective armor. These areas outlined in orange are useful if you are being face hugged by an M6A2E1. Finally we get to the weakest bits of the M6A2E1’s front which are the roof and cupola. Given the tank’s height these areas are harder to hit than you would think depending on your tank’s height. Many tier 6-8 tanks won’t see the cupola at brawling ranges.
The turret roof can be overmatched with guns 124mm or larger in caliber. HEAT shells can also penetrate here since they do not ricochet off of the 74 degree angled armor. Keep in mind that if you tank is very short the angle may be over 80 degrees which even with HEAT will cause a ricochet. The cupola is visible is the best bet for penetration since the center sits at 117mm-150mm effectiveness.
Overall the M6A2E1 Mutant M6’s frontal armor is a tough nut to crack for most tanks it faces. If you struggle against the front you should be patient and wait for an opening to flank it.
World of Tanks M6A2E1 Weak Spots |Side|
Once you get past the frontal armor of the M6A2E1 you face extremely weak armor for a tier 8 heavy tank. For the M6A2E1 a good rule to follow is to avoid shooting towards the front of the tank. Some of the thicker front armor wraps around on the hull and turret front. These areas on the front can cause some bounces and trouble if you are shooting here. Keep note that the hull doesn’t extend beneath the side spaced armor. Shooting any lower will only result in minor track damage. The remaining side armor from the side hull to the side turret is easy for most tanks to easily damage.
Lastly, the other side of the turret does have a slightly different armor profile. The outlined area above shows where instead of 89mm thick armor you have 90mm-110mm. It gets thicker as you move towards the rear of the tank.
World of Tanks M6A2E1 Weak Spots |Rear|
The rear of the M6A2E1 is poorly protected on the rear hull. With the rear hull falling between 53mm-116mm any tank that usually faces the M6A2E1 will have no trouble with penetrating it. Avoid shooting at the rear turret since it is much stronger than the rest of the rear. The only areas that are easily damageable on the rear turret are located just above the turret ring.
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