M9A1 Bazooka's in Normandy -1 reply

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The Last Unknown Soldier

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#1 10 years ago

First off id like to appluad the superb moddeling job of the M1A1 Bazooka, it will do wonders in the North Africa campaign. I would just like to make it clear the variant that was used in the Normandy and European Campaign from 44' onward was the M9A1 foldable bazooka, with flip down optics that measured in 50 yd increments from 50 to 750 yds. as well as a 2 piece fold system for airborne deployment. image019.jpg A picture of the M9




hockeywarrior2

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#2 10 years ago

hmm, good to know. I'm sure they'll include a historically accurate version.




emonkies

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#3 10 years ago

Can you explain to me exactly what effect if any this will have on gameplay?

The penetration is no better, it has a trigger powered magneto instead of a battery to insure there is always enough electricity to fire the rocket.

BUt except for the ability to break it down into two pieces I see no compelling reason the devs need to rush out and make this.

The animation to take it out and assemble it in combat would be painstaking and time consuming so if we assume it spawns in game assembled then whats the advantage to having it?




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#4 10 years ago

I guess some people would propose rare weapons just to show how they're aware :p "Oh let's make a M1941 Johnson rifle, I know only 3 000 were used once by the USMC, but..."

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Although I would like to see an Enfield Pattern 14 with or without scope =p

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Meadow

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#5 10 years ago

I think some Free French units got P14s or P17s (same gun).




21stPz-Montandon

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#6 10 years ago
'[79thSgt-D;4293608']I guess some people would propose rare weapons just to show how they're aware :p "Oh let's make a M1941 Johnson rifle, I know only 3 000 were used once by the USMC, but..."

The M1941 has already shown up in FH1, in the FH version of the Liberation of Caen (no idea if it was in vanilla).




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#7 10 years ago
21stPz-Montandon;4294790The M1941 has already shown up in FH1, in the FH version of the Liberation of Caen (no idea if it was in vanilla).

Nay.. That was the LMG version of the M1941 Johnson... family

The M41 Johnson Sgt-D is talking about is the Semi Auto Rifle version, that competed in the race for the US Standard Infantry Weapon and lost, for it's more complex and expensive design, to the Garand.. If my memory serves me right.

What I'd love to see, more than the M41 Johnson or the P14.. is the No1 MkIII rifle.. how can North Africa theater exist without one?! D:

anyway "it will do wonders in the North Africa campaign."

I don't think the Bazooka saw any action in North Africa.. Which is why it's not in yet :P




Meadow

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#8 10 years ago

No, FatJoe, the Bazooka saw some action with the Americans in Tunisia - it is there the Germans first encountered it.

The PIAT however was not seen until Sicily.

EDIT: And yes, the No1 MkIII is long overdue for the Brits.




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#9 10 years ago

Yes FatJoe, the M1941 lost agnst the Garand, even if it had a larger capacity (ten rounds), could be loaded with single cartridges even if not empty, and feeled more accurate during the tests. But its design ain't no sexy like the Garand :) *€dit* Almost, IIRC, the M1941 revolving magazine was not very reliable About the P14, yes french troops were issued with, but mostly with M1917, the US version of the P14, made under license by Winchester and Remington (it has a US caliber, .30, instead of the UK .303). Nationalist Chinese used it too, and US artillery and mortar teams in North Africa. And until 1943, and the n°4 Mk I (t), british snipers were issued with n°1 Mk III SMLE, or Enfield Pattern 14. The advantage of the P14 for sniping was its Mauser bolt system. @Montandon : the Johnson LMG on Liberation of Caen is DICE-made. And yeah, yeah, yeah we need the SMLE, ANZACS and Indian troops used it througouth the whole war, and so did canadian snipers, with an added pistol grip.




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#10 10 years ago
'[79thSgt-D;4293608']I guess some people would propose rare weapons just to show how they're aware :p

I want a MP3008 please. I'm getting really angry if I don't get it! (just googled and found a MP3-player of that name. You think it has semi-automatic play mode?)

And a StG45 of course. I know it was never delivered to any troops, but ... Maybe it could be a pickup-kit that would ideally spawn directly beneath the Maus. The Maus itself could be on a lafette, anyway...

Um, oops, wrong pills.