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Real-BadSeed

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#1 13 years ago

dunno if this has been mentioned before , i did a search and came up nil but how about some flak towers for around airfields. im actually suprised they arent in the game already! both sides (allies\axis) used them extensively for protecting their airfields.




Creeping Death

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#2 13 years ago
Real-BadSeeddunno if this has been mentioned before , i did a search and came up nil but how about some flak towers for around airfields. im actually suprised they arent in the game already! both sides (allies\axis) used them extensively for protecting their airfields.

Can you provide some pictures of these towers? What weapons did the flak towers have? 37mm, 88mm, 105mm etc




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#3 13 years ago

British/US forward airfields in the ETO tended to use 40mm bofors..and lots of them.

Germans had flak battalions that has double and quad 20mm's and single and double 37mm's and some 88's for high flyers.




silian

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#4 13 years ago

They should have the 10.5cm Flak 39 and the 3.7cm Flak 43 in the mod, with the Flak 43 they could make the Mobelwagen and the Sd.Kfz.7/2. I think if the 10.5cm Flak 39 was in the mod it should only fire anti-air, i'm not sure if it was used against ground targets.




silian

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#5 13 years ago

What about a twin 12.8cm Flakzwilling 40 Flaktower:

12.8 cm Flakzwilling 40 (Two 12.8 cm Flak 40 putted together to arm the Flaktowers erected in many German cities in place of the proposed 15 cm antiaircraft guns designed for them. About 34 produced)

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AussieZaitsev

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#6 13 years ago

damn..imagine leveling that beauty and firing it at oncoming allied armoued divisions :|




MR.X`

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#7 13 years ago

Ohh, pretty fireworks!

Flak towers were used to defend industrial regions and cities, not foreward airbases like in FH and BF42 in general. Might be an interesting idea for a B17/Lancecaster v. Rhine-Ruhr region city though.




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#8 13 years ago
'[11PzG USMA2010']Ohh, pretty fireworks! Flak towers were used to defend industrial regions and cities, not foreward airbases like in FH and BF42 in general. Might be an interesting idea for a B17/Lancecaster v. Rhine-Ruhr region city though.

they may 'function' as forward airbases on most maps, but they are also often representative of just a regular bases. Also, on bor and and btr all there is indeed 'industrial regions' and back airbases. FH maps are not all 1:1 but scaled down, which not only makes it possible to inlcude lots of eqpment, but results in scaling, reduced distance and means that things in game are only normally going to be 'representative' despite what they actually are on the map. I could see the towers going on btr, or probaly some other maps too that take place outside of a urban area. A map like provh. but only germans defending and the russians still have bombers.




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#9 13 years ago

BTR? Maybe...

That air control tower gets in my way enough. Last thing I want is a huge tower filled with 88s and Verlings.




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#10 13 years ago

this is what i was talking about, this tower was 1 of 4 protecting a german airfield in france. what exactly it had for armaments im not sure. multiple Mg's and some flak cannon i would think. but ive seen these in numerous photos and the movie PEARL HARBOR had 1 in it for instance