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emonkies

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#101 13 years ago

US bazooka nd Brit PIAT projector were "RATED" to penetrate 100mm.

The reality was penetration was actually around 60mm. Thats why Allied troops actually used captured Panzerfausts when they found them.

Too many people believe that the Panzerfaust 60/100/150/200 are the penetration ratings. It is actually the effective range. IIRC all versions of the Panzerfaust were PROVEN to penetrate about 200mm as Major Hartmann stated.

The differences were the Faustpatrone Klein had a different warhead shape which was changed after too many shots bounced off T-34's. Some later models were also optimized for injuring or killing the numerous Soviet tank riders.

In Belton Coopers book "Deathtraps" he mentions how they were recovering US vehicles from a scene where the coloum had been ambushed by 8 Tiger II's and was annihilated but a couple of Tiger II's were knocked out.

Cooper was curious as to how well a Faust would do to a Tiger II so he wlked up to the Tiger II and walked out 100 paces and fired at the front of the Tiger II.

The round hit the base of the turret front and according to Cooper burned a nice clean hole right through the front plate. After that Cooper said he had no questions as to whether the Faust could penetrate Allied armnor.

The Sherman Jumbo and Pershing both had heavy armor. The Pershing actually weighed the same as a Sherman Jumbo but had the armor better distributed to provide better protection. Unfortunately it didnt recieve a better engine so was as slow as the Sherman Jumbo.




G.Drew (bf2)(cod2)

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#102 13 years ago

hey if the panzerfaust kit gets a rifle, y cant a bazooka kit get a m1a1 carbine or something (the probable answer 2 this is, BECAUSE ITS TOO HEAVY) but so




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#103 13 years ago
G.Drew (bf2)(cod2)hey if the panzerfaust kit gets a rifle, y cant a bazooka kit get a m1a1 carbine or something (the probable answer 2 this is, BECAUSE ITS TOO HEAVY) but so

Early bazooka's could not be broken down and were heavy so you had a two man team with one guy running around carrying a long steel tube and another guy carrying ammo.

By comparison numerous photos exist showing German infantry walking with a infantry weapon such as MP40 or K98 while having multiple Panzerfausts strapped to their backpack. Most I have seen one infantryman carrying was three and IIRC it was actually a video clip.




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#104 13 years ago

hey how heavy is a panzerfaust? I saw a picture in a book that showed a group of anti tank soldiers, they all had panzerfaust, and panzershreks, the guys with the panzerfausts had 2 straped to their backs, and all had an mp40 or k98, so instead of 1 panzerfaust, you can have 2.




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#105 13 years ago
pmbf1942hey how heavy is a panzerfaust? I saw a picture in a book that showed a group of anti tank soldiers, they all had panzerfaust, and panzershreks, the guys with the panzerfausts had 2 straped to their backs, and all had an mp40 or k98, so instead of 1 panzerfaust, you can have 2.

I think giving the German anti-tank class more than one Panzerfaust would be overkill, you can basically KO any tank in the mod with just one of them anyway. Allied Tankers have it hard enough already.




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#106 13 years ago

The figthing ranges in BF are too small to really display the disadvantages of Panzerfausts, so the reduced number is ok.




G.Drew (bf2)(cod2)

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#107 13 years ago
silianI think giving the German anti-tank class more than one Panzerfaust would be overkill, you can basically KO any tank in the mod with just one of them anyway. Allied Tankers have it hard enough already.

no seriously it would be a gd idea because its bloody hard to aim they things! so mybe just 2 would do (3 is just too far)




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#108 13 years ago
silianI think giving the German anti-tank class more than one Panzerfaust would be overkill, you can basically KO any tank in the mod with just one of them anyway. Allied Tankers have it hard enough already.

no seriously it would be a gd idea because its bloody hard to aim they things! so a no bd idea tht is




G.Drew (bf2)(cod2)

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#109 13 years ago
silianI think giving the German anti-tank class more than one Panzerfaust would be overkill, you can basically KO any tank in the mod with just one of them anyway. Allied Tankers have it hard enough already.

its not a bad idea that is, since its bloody hard to aim them things!




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#110 13 years ago

What about ... No? Try not to shoot them from the run, then you should hit pretty good.