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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 21-11-2019, 03:11:04 »
The first American tank mounted flamethrowers were modified M1A1s mounted in the bow machine gun ports of light tanks.

"Due to ignition problems with the M1A1 flamethrower, there were experiments on New Caledonia in March 1944 to mount the flame gun under the .30cal bow gun, using tracer fire to ignite the fuel."

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 16-11-2019, 05:11:24 »
Stug III with MG151/20.

Bonus! of a different tank :D

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-11-2019, 02:11:36 »
@Von Mudra, ask in discord, far more active there. I'll ask Cpt Bou or Seth, they have many good French photos.

Gaming / Re: Battlefield V
« on: 24-10-2019, 00:10:41 »
Muuuuuch better trailer that time. Much less Mad Max style customization and some fun action scenes. Feels a bit more like WW2 in that one.

I’m sure one gripe people will have is the content. It sounds like only 3 maps so far (Iwo Jima, Paracel... aka Pacifc Storm  :P and Wake). And only a few new weapons to start; M1 and a Type 99, but having to wait some time before other things like the BAR and such. Wish they had more than just a Sherman for the Americans and a Ha-Go for the Japanese. The British and Germans get 3 each afaik. At least they have amphibious vehicles, that’ll spice things up. No big Ship vs Ship or moveable aircraft carrier stuff tho, which is what I was hoping they go for. But with the game being in as bad a state as it is, I’m not surprised they don’t have time for that stuff.

I hope this trailer and the eventual resurgence of the game doesn’t make people forget that DICE made a ton of mistakes during the pre launch and launch of the game that should be taken into consideration when the next EA/ DICE title rolls around.

Btw, people are much more active on the Discord if you wanna join there.

General / Re: Nerf Panzer III!
« on: 16-09-2019, 05:09:55 »
First off, lets not call each other trash or suggest people read a book. ::) No one's a complete idiot just because they don't know how a Boys AT rifle performs against a Panzer III Ausf F, that's not something I'd consider common knowledge :P

Second: The Boys AT rifle is unfortunately pretty useless against 'bigger' tanks like a Panzer III. This is a reflection of real life as you can read in the 1942 Boys Training Manual.

When shooting at German tanks of the Pz. Kw. Mk. III and larger tanks, fire should be aimed, if it is possible, at vulnerable points, especially on the junction point of turret and hull and gun mantle to cause burring over of working surfaces and thus produce jamming.

i.e. the manual basically told you that penetration of the tank was unlikely and that your best bet at disabling it was via more 'unorthodox' means.

The Panzer III Ausf F may have had a minimum 10mm of armor, but that was only on the turret top afaik. The rear hull had 20mm of armor sloped at 10 degrees minimum (30 degrees if you're shooting at the lower part), so slightly thicker in practice. Either way, our Boys AT rifle in-game doesn't penetrate the Ausf F because it's unlikely that a penetration would've happened & caused a significant amount of damage to disable the tank in that area with that weapon. FH2 isn't a simulator, but the COL Meshes and damage/ angle modifiers do an okay job of replicating likely outcomes.

The best bet is to use the Boys AT against softer targets and find other ways of attacking the Panzer III, with an AT gun, other tanks, planes etc...

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 11-09-2019, 16:09:54 »
Looks like a T-28

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 05-09-2019, 00:09:02 »
Nice photo. More of the Malta Camouflage Pattern


General Discussion / Re: Conspiracies Thread Mk II
« on: 02-09-2019, 16:09:42 »
No Char B to use.... yet

Announcements / Re: Duck Hunt - A Forgotten Hope 2 Update
« on: 02-09-2019, 06:09:33 »
Love doing Finnish armor camo and markings. Always interesting to see that in a game.

Modding / Re: Thompson m1a1 reload animation
« on: 31-08-2019, 04:08:02 »
Chad join our discord man;

Suggestions / Re: NEW TANKS
« on: 30-08-2019, 03:08:20 »
Gotta hop on discord, the community is active there

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 26-08-2019, 16:08:29 »
Panhard & BT-7 Alytus, Lithuania 1941

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 22-08-2019, 15:08:12 »

That’s a nice photo of 6th Armored Division’s 15th Tank Battalion “Wolfpack.” You can see the red, blue and yellow triangle with a wolf’s head marking towards the rear. And they always seemed to use large white numbers on their vehicles.

Suggestions / Re: NEW TANKS
« on: 19-08-2019, 05:08:41 »

If you make a fictional Kummersdorf map where we bend history and say the Maus fought against the Russians then I’d love to see one. It can have it’s top speed of 8mph and be a slow moving pillbox until an IL-2 ends it 8)

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 09-08-2019, 17:08:07 »

Soldier’s of the US 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division and 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division inspect a Vichy French FT-17 named “Le Lorraine” in Safi, Morocco after taking the city on the 8th of November, 1942. Part of Operation Torch.

Some more images of the tank here

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