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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 22-11-2018, 23:11:26 »

British soldiers in liberated southern parts of the Netherlands (1944) dressing up as 'Zwarte Pieten' (Black Petes) to help the Dutch celebrate 'Sinterklaas'. It's a yearly Dutch tradition when a Santa Claus like figure (in the center of the UC with the mantle, staff and big hat) visits the Netherlands for about 3 weeks and gives presents to all the children.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 16-11-2018, 19:11:51 »
Marder probably got hit by artillery as Matthew said. Note the blown up tree on the left side of the picture and explosion damage on the vehicle's right side (left for us). There's a big orange/black charred spot on the casemate and above the front hull/track you can see pieces of the armor that are torn up.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 07-11-2018, 13:11:19 »

Marines driving their Sherman around with a captured Japaneze tankette on the back, apparently.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 26-10-2018, 09:10:07 »

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 22-10-2018, 18:10:40 »

Thought for a second that was German rambo dual wielding pistols, lol.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 19-10-2018, 08:10:57 »

It must've been such a surrealistic experience for some regular German soldiers. Enlisting with pride to serve their fatherland and being hailed as heroes and mighty conquerors during the first years of the war, only to slowly start realising their leader is a madman that is leading the nation into its defeat and that they are actually serving an evil party that is exterminating people by the millions.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 16-10-2018, 07:10:49 »

American DUKWs in the canals of Venice 1945

Nice pic! What's the story behind this? Did the unit that liberated Venice just happen to have DUKWs or was this some kind of R&R?

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 29-09-2018, 15:09:10 »
What do you mean ?
Is it because the logs in world of tank was badly coded ? or something like that ?

Nah, it's because every other Soviet tank has one and they look like spoilers. Especially because in WoT the Soviet tanks tend to have go-kart mobility for 'non bias' reasons. In War Thunder some logs actually have armor value (100 or 150mm) in the armor viewer, not sure if it's a bug or the devs are joking around.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 28-09-2018, 21:09:49 »
First time I've ever seen a German tank with the legendary 'log' on the back that so many Soviet vehicles carried. The Stalinwood spoilers are a meme in World of Tanks  and War Thunder.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 23-09-2018, 22:09:01 »
The fake visors were an attempt to draw away from the weakest part of the front of the vehicle from what I’ve read. Don’t know for sure tho

Visors are primary targets for infantry small arms fire, as it's their only way to disable (or make it less effective at least) a tank without AT weapons. I don't think there's much to be gained in tank combat as I don't think WWII gunnery was accurate enough to aim for visors anyway.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 16-09-2018, 16:09:30 »
The hell is going on with blue dude's hat.  It's like a rogatywka on steriods.

I think it's a regular pilot/officer hat (one that is flat on top), but he is tilting his head and the cap edge has faded because of the colors/quality so you can't differentiate between the top part and the side part.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-09-2018, 23:09:00 »
Yes true, but even the Marder I made it to WoT while the II is nowhere to be seen. I literally don't know one game that has it - not even FH2 iirc.

It is actually the Marder II that is in World of Tanks.
Although this is the Sd.Kfz. 131 version as opposed to the 132 version in nysä's picture.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-09-2018, 12:09:29 »
Marder I: 170 built
Marder II: 863 built
Marder III: 1736 built

So while there were fewer Marder IIs built, it is definitely not that much rarer than the III variant.

It could have to do with their service times. Generally speaking late war vehicles are much more well-known (everyone knows about Tigers and Panthers but not about Panzer IIs and Panzer IIIs) and most games depict the last years of the war. Marder IIs were in service between 1942 and 1943 before being replaced by Marder IIIs which served from 1942 untill the end of the war.

Gaming / Re: Battlefield V
« on: 11-09-2018, 16:09:08 »
There is supposed to be full character customization, but I can't confirm any details since customization wasn't enabled in the open beta.

However this customization has been taken way too far and while traditional uniforms and equipment is available, there's also lots of (IMO) stupid stuff like pilot helmets, leather jackets, prostetic limbs, blue face paint, Asian women fighting in the British army, Allied soldier with a katana on his back, etc. Besides completely ruining immersion it's basically impossible to tell who on earth you ran into and in the beta I basically could only tell the teams apart at first glance because friendlies have a 3D HUD icon above them and enemies don't.

Vehicles will also be customizable with upgrades changing their appearance (long barrel or side skirts for the Panzer IV for example) and with cosmetic items such as flags, mascots, camo nets, improvised armor such as sandbags, etc.

Gaming / Re: Battlefield V
« on: 06-09-2018, 22:09:24 »
Just like BF1 the server browser is completely FUBAR. Filters don't work properly, the browser isn't up to date at all (shows empty spots and when you join you suddenly become 8th in line). It's a mess. I can't believe it's 2018 and they can't even properly implement a server browser.

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