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#1 14 years ago

As I understand, towards the end of the war the Stug IIIG and Stug IV were starting to get co-axle MGT-34s to go along with their 75mm cannon.

Is this true? And.. If so, any plans to implement this in the future?




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#2 14 years ago

"During the production, modifications were made to Ausf G. They included introduction of 80mm cast Saukopf (also known as Topfblende) mantlet in February of 1944; the coaxial MG in early 1944, installation of Nahverteidigungswaffe (90mm NbK 39 close-in defense weapon) and roof mounted remote controlled MG (Rundum Feuer) in late spring of 1944. In addition, vehicles produced since January of 1943 had the fighting compartment fan mounted on the rear superstructure wall instead of the roof. Two kinds of "Saukopf" mantlet were produced and mounted on Stug III Ausf G, one housing only the gun and other housing the gun and coaxial machine gun (from September of 1944). Original "boxy" gun mantlet was made of 50mm (front) and 30mm (sides) armor plates. Ausf Gs were also mounted with 5mm Schurzen since mid 1943."

Could be done, but I don't really see the use of it ingame, the difference between the normal StuG and this would be minimal...




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#3 14 years ago
'LIGHTNING [NL'] Could be done, but I don't really see the use of it ingame, the difference between the normal StuG and this would be minimal...

Huh? you call a top MG impervious to small arms fire minimal? You ever man the top MG on a StuG? Not for long I bet.:D No other FH vehicle has this, it would be a huge improvement IMO.




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#4 14 years ago

Isn't a coaxial machinegun the machinegun mounted inside the turret, next to the barrel? I really don't think it's worth adding since the StuG had a very limited view and can't turn fast at all. Besides, the article doesn't say how many StuGs were modified.




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#5 14 years ago

ok i dont mind the idea BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PUT SOME SIDESKIRTS on the stug and a new camo scheme (the stug we have now is black) PLZ PLZ FIX




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#6 14 years ago
Von Baumok i dont mind the idea BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PUT SOME SIDESKIRTS on the stug and a new camo scheme (the stug we have now is black) PLZ PLZ FIX

:agreed

The Stug we have now is IMHO a very good model, and alot better to scale if you have seen the moster Stug in RtR. Some new skins would be nice. I dont cionsider it a rush job but Stugs were used a great deal in Italy.




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#7 14 years ago

Actually after a certain date, all were made with with coaxles. But, the bombing of the Alkett (sp?) factory halted production of the StugIII.

IMO: Something I'd love to see is the StugIV, but not for a long while.




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#8 14 years ago
'LIGHTNING [NL']Isn't a coaxial machinegun the machinegun mounted inside the turret, next to the barrel? I really don't think it's worth adding since the StuG had a very limited view and can't turn fast at all. Besides, the article doesn't say how many StuGs were modified.

Never mind the coax, put a party favor there instead (although considering the limited splash of the main gun rounds, it might be more useful vs. infantry), I'm talking about that Rundum Feuer remote MG, which I didn't even know existed until you mentioned it.... :D Also, what type of weapon is that 90mm close defense thing? Another highly useful item vs. satchel dudes?




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#9 14 years ago

The Hetzer used a remote MG as well. Ahh, the Hetzer...




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#10 14 years ago

The 90mm thing was basically a grenade strapped to the side of the vehicle. If infantry got all up in their shit, they could set them off and waste them. Might be neat for a alt-fire for the remote MG gunner.. if its added. :)