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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #15 on: 03-07-2010, 18:07:50 »
I think it could penetrate a panther and stug top armor. They had very little armor on top. The shock might have been enough to damage the engine
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #16 on: 03-07-2010, 18:07:59 »
I shot a sherman with LeFH's armoured shell once...it deflected  >:(
I killed German and Allied tanks with mortar. Mostly in africa where the tanks are tincans ;D

 
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #17 on: 03-07-2010, 18:07:48 »
It was big blast, it might just act as a HESH round and cause severe spalling and the crew would be killed or at least wounded by the fragments.
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #18 on: 03-07-2010, 19:07:24 »
well the HESH is just a lumb of explosives in a shell  ;D
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #19 on: 03-07-2010, 21:07:26 »
You have to look at it this way Lainer, it's 81mm HE projectile hitting the 10-30mm top armor of a tank. It might not penetrate but it will probably cause the inside top armor to spall to hell, basically like a grenade going off inside a tiny medal room, just without the pressure wave. This is true especially since they probably didn't line the top of the turret with spall liners.

So in real life its likely possible, just unlikely to happen more then a couple of rare occasions, and in the end is pretty much entirely luck.

In game, if you make contact with the tank directly with a mortar, you can often 1 shot it. Very close hits will often still do a bar or 2 of damage as well, like artillery rounds. Quervo 9the mortar fanatic) did it a few times in campaign 20 and a couple times this campaign over at WaW.

The AVRE in game will actually kill 2 Panthers or FOUR PIVHs if they are grouped together within the splash radius. The Tiger can also kill Greyhounds and Pumas with HE. So HE can definitely kill tanks with direct shots, depending on the size of the round.
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #20 on: 04-07-2010, 18:07:48 »
It's quite common on Lebisey to kill Stugs with mortars, I've done it myself twice even!

Done it also myself. Someone spotted the ground near the gas station, the StuG was going from HQ 2 that spot and luckily stopped there, fired a round, it landed on top where the engine is - WHAM 1 shot kill.
Done it later in the next round, a bit harder since it was moving, but both shots luck. And I'm sure, since the Panther has engine grill on top like the StuG, it can be penetrated or smtg.

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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #21 on: 04-07-2010, 21:07:15 »
Lebisey seems to be just a mortar tank killing map

Shermans, fireflies stugs, pzIV  i killed it all their with it

even a storch :v

And 2 friendly brengun carriers....fully loaded.......
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #22 on: 04-07-2010, 22:07:39 »
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #23 on: 05-07-2010, 08:07:29 »
So it is possible to blow up tank using mortar........sound fun, look forward to try it out!!!

 ;D ;D ;D

By the way, wht's AVRE?

I shot down a Bf109 with Commander Artillery.... Twice.... While BFCO'ing the axis team.....



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Wht do u mean? u shot the bf109 in the sky using mortar???!!!!!   unthinkable........
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #24 on: 05-07-2010, 09:07:31 »
So it is possible to blow up tank using mortar........sound fun, look forward to try it out!!!

 ;D ;D ;D

By the way, wht's AVRE?

I shot down a Bf109 with Commander Artillery.... Twice.... While BFCO'ing the axis team.....



Just thought I'd share.

Wht do u mean? u shot the bf109 in the sky using mortar???!!!!!   unthinkable........
You haven't played in any WaW battles have you? Strange things happen during 11 hours of the same map ;)
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #25 on: 05-07-2010, 10:07:32 »

You haven't played in any WaW battles have you? Strange things happen during 11 hours of the same map ;)
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #26 on: 07-07-2010, 04:07:35 »
Yes you can destroy tanks with mortar in fh2 and they can destroy tanks in real life ( they can destroy tracks, disable turret, start fire on engine and they can even expose tank's own ammunition )

Destroyed m3 medium tank:



You can even kill matildas with 2 shells  ;D
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #27 on: 07-07-2010, 04:07:42 »
Yes you can destroy tanks with mortar in fh2 and they can destroy tanks in real life ( they can destroy tracks, disable turret, start fire on engine and they can even expose tank's own ammunition )

Destroyed m3 medium tank:



You can even kill matildas with 2 shells  ;D

lol direct fire.

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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #28 on: 07-07-2010, 20:07:07 »
I always use mortars for direct fire support. İndirect fire for cowards  ;D
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Re: Can a mortar shell blow up a tank?
« Reply #29 on: 09-07-2010, 17:07:33 »
am not sure was it for KT or just T but two shells to hatch should do the magic, others tend to blow up from one shot on top and 25 pounder just rapes everything else than big cats
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