HE (High Explosive) ammo has low penetration and medium damage. It is great for enemies moving, behind cover, or even far ranges because they can cause splash damage near targets even if it doesn't hit directly. HE rounds are best used against low armored targets (especially those Reactive armor) as it can easily penatrate paper thin armor and inflict massive damage to a vehicles high HP. HE rounds though are second in damage only against HEAT on lightly armored vehicles and HE rounds do poorly against high armored targets. HE rounds have poor accuracy often missing targets at far ranges, also HE has a slow travel time after being fired allowing the target to move out of the way especially fast light tanks.
Pros and Cons
- High damage against lightly armored targets
- Splash damage
- Ignores reactive armor
- Poor accuracy
- Slow travel time
- Ineffective against heavy armor