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Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« on: 02-07-2010, 04:07:10 »
Just curious, if aim accurately, can a mortar shell penetrate the tank's top compartment and blow it up?

I remember I watched a war movie(can't remember the name) when I was small, in Afrika the german was attacked by a group of crusader, the german use mortar to repel the english and manage to blow up a few, of cuz the english eventually overrun the german. So I was thinking in game is ti possible?

By the way, I also remember tht this movie there was a scene where the a british truck was assulted by a german sdkfz 232. The truck keep driving away while keep dropping mine!!!! :o :o :o The german 232 give chase and when it is about to fire, it halt suddenly then fire. In the end, the truck was blown up(if I am not wrong) and the german 232 drive onto those mine and was too blown up. Anyone have idea wht is this movie name?
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #1 on: 02-07-2010, 04:07:48 »
It's quite common on Lebisey to kill Stugs with mortars, I've done it myself twice even!
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #2 on: 02-07-2010, 04:07:44 »
If I recall, I managed to pull a stunt like this on The Siege of Tobruk. I was on the most southeastern trench, but I can't remember what type of mortar that is there, nor what armor it was (was it a halftrack...? I think it was a tank...).

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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #3 on: 02-07-2010, 04:07:22 »
  Should not be....But I think it is possible.
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #4 on: 02-07-2010, 05:07:57 »
it blows up tanks better than any kind of AT weapons in the game. especially in Leibsey, 3 mortars...

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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #5 on: 02-07-2010, 06:07:19 »
I killed a Sherman with a mortar on Lebisey once. I couldn't believe my eyes, but it happened.

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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #6 on: 02-07-2010, 09:07:42 »
its possible yes. Just as artillery smashed tanks in WW2. The HE blast is sometimes so great it exterior heavily damages tanks and kills the crew inside.


Another example was the AVRE, it had a few tiger kills on his name because of its enourmous blast.
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #7 on: 02-07-2010, 15:07:36 »
My Sherman got tked by our own mortar once :(
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #8 on: 02-07-2010, 15:07:03 »
I shot down a Bf109 with Commander Artillery.... Twice.... While BFCO'ing the axis team.....



Just thought I'd share.
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #9 on: 03-07-2010, 01:07:23 »

Another example was the AVRE, it had a few tiger kills on his name because of its enourmous blast.

And I thought dustbin AVRE's didnt participate in battles outside the landing beaches.

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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #10 on: 03-07-2010, 01:07:25 »
You can kill most german tanks with the 25 pounder :|

But mortar I've only done once on a panther, I thought it was just a glitch or some sort of super special 1 inna million shot trap o_O

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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #11 on: 03-07-2010, 04:07:57 »
I shot down a Bf109 with Commander Artillery.... Twice.... While BFCO'ing the axis team.....



Just thought I'd share.

it often happens when commander arty is landing on kidney ridge and some unfortunate pilots are strafing/bombing it...

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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #12 on: 03-07-2010, 10:07:40 »

Another example was the AVRE, it had a few tiger kills on his name because of its enourmous blast.

And I thought dustbin AVRE's didnt participate in battles outside the landing beaches.
Ofcourse it did. Around the area's of Caen and such. AVRE's where deployed alongst side Crocodile's.

They where send out with the crocodile in front and the AVRE somewhere behind it. First the AVRE fired a round at the house/bocage/Whatever defense position. Then the crocodile moved in, first to intimidate. If the german troops did not abandonded their position (wich they mostly did) it would burn the living crap out the position.

After the bocage battles, AVRE's where used again in the battle of the scheldt. And i think in Holland aswel. But then on the new MKVII chassis if avaible. Crocodiles recieved that update first
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #13 on: 03-07-2010, 10:07:12 »
Oh I thought that was a Company of Heroes fab.

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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #14 on: 03-07-2010, 18:07:00 »
Oh I thought that was a Company of Heroes fab.

  I thought so as well.  In a book I read I remember them talking about accurate mortar fire hitting the tops of some panzers and doing no damage at all beyond scaring the shit out of the crew.  Now an AVRE shell landing on top of a tank I can understand but little shit ass mortar rounds?
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