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Niles[DK]

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#1 13 years ago

Wasn't mineclearing tanks and such used in WWII. In one of the first mission in MOHAA Breakthrough, you have to protect a mineclearing tank through Kasserine Pass I think. It could be used to clear APC-mines and the minefields on Supercharge. It could also be used on Arnhem (if Allies had a minekit of course ). I'm sure you tanknerds (yes you USMA smilie.gif ) know what i'm talking about. Found this thing, though it isn't what I had i mind (German mineclearing vehicle NK-101):




Ohioan

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#2 13 years ago

Yeah. That was a prototype. It looks cool as hell, but it was never used. Had as much front armor as a Tiger, had a Panzer II turret on top, and had nearly 400mm of armor underneath to save it from mines it was exploding.




Niles[DK]

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#3 13 years ago

Looks like a George Lucas design, just add a stormtrooper. Since it was never used, it could be something for Alpenfestung.

The tank in MOHAA has some spinning thingy with wires attached to the front - otherwise it's a normal tank - as far as I remember.




Arisaka

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#4 13 years ago

if it was never used, then don't bother modeling, skinning and coding it, model one of those that actually did see action, such as flailing tanks (brits used flailing churchills, americans had a flailing sherman [crab])

minefields in supercharge should be so big that they can't be destroyed (it's probably just an instant death area anyway). it would also be nice with proper sappers, by reducing the amount engineers can heal, so that it's practically impossible to fix anything but jeeps and small installations, and to pick up mines.




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#5 13 years ago

Well, the laid minefields are so small and ineffective a mine clearing vehicle is wasted work in the form the mines currently exist in, especially when an engineer doesn't even have mines.

Maybe if they did, for example a mineroller Sherman, the kind of with a flail, would be useful.




Niles[DK]

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#6 13 years ago

There are minekits on Arnhem, they're just on the wrong team. Sometimes Allies get their hands on one of those kits and mine the bridge, the APC-mines on El Alamein are also being used a lot to defend the bases. So there are some uses for a mineclearer (or whatever they're called).

I know it's not important as the mod is right now, but later maybe. I for one would like the engineer to have mines instead of satchels.




silian

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#7 13 years ago
Arisakabrits used flailing churchills, americans had a flailing sherman [crab]

Actually the Sherman Crab was British. Churchills were not fitted with Mine Flails, they were equipped with either Minerollers or mineploughs. As far as i know the Americans didn't use them, they were offered them before D-Day, but they turned the offer down, the Americans used Minerollers the most, like the T1E1 Earthworm Mine Exploder, seen here attached to an M32B1 ARV: m32_szaloga2.jpg




Alkali

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#8 13 years ago

hehe, that thing looks cool - but it would be a modellers and skinners worst nightmare :D




Arisaka

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#9 13 years ago
silianActually the Sherman Crab was British. Churchills were not fitted with Mine Flails, they were equipped with either Minerollers or mineploughs. As far as i know the Americans didn't use them, they were offered them before D-Day, but they turned the offer down, the Americans used Minerollers the most, like the T1E1 Earthworm Mine Exploder, seen here attached to an M32B1 ARV:

you're probably right about those shermans. i just thought i read something about it, but now i can't find the page again.

churchills were however also fitted with flails. 2023.jpg2024.jpg




emonkies

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#10 13 years ago

IIRC the first mineclearing vehicle was the Matilda II Scorpion flail tank used to clear mines at second battle of El Alamein. GB-Infantry-Matilda-Scorpion.jpg

The Churchill came with rollers, and as seen above flails. GB-Churchill-AMRCR-number1mark1.jpg

And with plows. GB-Churchill-OACmark2-plough.jpg




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