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Komrad_B

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#21 12 years ago

I don't know if a Nashorn can use HE shells (probably), but Wespes or Hummels are much better fit for artillery duty. Very high shell velocity is not very good for an artillery gun (the Nashorn's Pak43 was a very high velocity gun). The caliber is also pretty small for an artillery gun, 88mm would fit it in the "light artillery" category. Keep in mind the efficiency of HE shells is pretty much only defined by the size of the warhead (and thus its caliber), so a 105mm howitzer carrier is generally going to be more efficiant than a 88mm anti-tank gun carrier. Thus, a Hummel with a 15cm gun would be great to pixel shoot a mainbase from across the map, because of good shell drop and huge splash damage, but a Nashorn with little shell drop and small splash damage would be difficult to use. All of this, even if the Hummel would be rather uneffective as an tank destroyer ;)




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#22 12 years ago

This thing is pretty cool. I would love to use it!Its seems like a Jack-of-all-trades.




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#23 12 years ago

After googelling Nashorn, as I had no idea what it was, I was rather sure for 5 seconds that this was another "driveable wolves thread" :p

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#24 12 years ago

None of you have lived until you've rushed a Tiger with a Bt7...

Mighty SOVIET armored...bicycle, with it's mighty SOVIET half-a-MM gun. Or, it might as well be against a Tiger. I've rammed the damn thing in er' ass, and NOTHING...

But that still doesn't mean it isn't fun, and it makes me a hero to the SOVIET people..>.>




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#25 12 years ago
RexRaptor;3554340None of you have lived until you've rushed a Tiger with a Bt7... Mighty SOVIET armored...bicycle, with it's mighty SOVIET half-a-MM gun. Or, it might as well be against a Tiger. I've rammed the damn thing in er' ass, and NOTHING... But that still doesn't mean it isn't fun, and it makes me a hero to the SOVIET people..>.>

Oh yeah, well in red orchestra i actually held off a tiger with a T60 for a longer time than i should have lived. i kept going around him and he had so much trouble with the slow moving turret and moving the tiger. however it all came to and end when i backed up and got caught on a building :(




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#26 12 years ago
FlyGuy45;3554092This thing is pretty cool. I would love to use it!Its seems like a Jack-of-all-trades.

A jack of all trades? Thats probably one of the less jack of all trade vehicule in WW2 :p I see one use for the Nashorn : sniping tanks from 2 miles. I wouldn't even drive that thing on an ambush position or engage tanks closer, a BT7 would rape its armor, and a the crew, well protected by its open top crew compartiment, would get knifed by infantry. If you want to see how it would fare in FH, just use the Marder in El Al. Weaker gun than the Nashorn, but weaker enemy tanks than what the Nashorn encountered.




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#27 12 years ago
Komrad_B;3555016If you want to see how it would fare in FH, just use the Marder in El Al. Weaker gun than the Nashorn, but weaker enemy tanks than what the Nashorn encountered.

Yeah but it was more stable than that wobly piece of shit. I've got him in my sights time to stop...woah that's the ground and 0.5 secs later that's the sky...where the hell did he go? 10 seconds later a british tank is eating a shishkamarder after cooking it from its side which it then leaves in the oven rotating by its barrel to make sure the occupants aren't raw.

Best use this little baby near the deserted houses on the middle left side to wait for some unsuspecting brit to peel off course thinking he's all sneaky and going to cap the far left flag.




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#28 12 years ago

you cant compare the marder to the nashorn. mainly because of the main gun. the one mounted on the nashorn more than compensates for its lack of armor and turret. i use tanks like sniper rifles, so i love lightly armored german tank hunters. the simple fact is they work wonderfully if deployed properly: as semi-stationary defensive guns. with that big ol 88 at my desposal i could probably completely dominate several sectors from any adversary. i dun it with the sdkfz or whatever the one with the 88 mounted on it is called so dont be like "teh gun makes no diff".




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#29 12 years ago

enless your a complete idiot or know nothing about about tanking and anti-tanking, im sure anyone can dominate with an 88 simply cause its a freakin 88. In some ways the gun does make a huge difference. like i know that if i had a nashorn in a game even with its weak armor, i can be 98% sure that i would take acouple of enemy tanks down before i died. All you go to do with a tank like that is just sit back and blast away. No like moving up fast where enemy anti-tank soldiers could be.




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#30 12 years ago
'[130pz.Kading;3555263']you cant compare the marder to the nashorn. mainly because of the main gun. the one mounted on the nashorn more than compensates for its lack of armor and turret. i use tanks like sniper rifles, so i love lightly armored german tank hunters. the simple fact is they work wonderfully if deployed properly: as semi-stationary defensive guns. with that big ol 88 at my desposal i could probably completely dominate several sectors from any adversary. i dun it with the sdkfz or whatever the one with the 88 mounted on it is called so dont be like "teh gun makes no diff".

You mis understood. The marder in FH is fighting lightly armored things like a Crusader. The Nashorn in FH would probably be fighting the IS2. So the Marder has similar gameplay in 1941-42 than a Nashorn in 44-45 ;) I know the Nashorn is armed with one of, if not THE, best AT gun of the war (88mm Pak43), but the Marder's 75mm Pak40 was a very good gun too EARLIER in the war (of course its easier to snipe with the 88mm, a child could do it. But the 75mm is just as accurate when you know how to use it. Same thing for 100% of tank guns in FH, I snipe tanks on the horizon with the T34-76). I'd take a Jagdpanther over a Nashorn anytime. Jagdpanther has a similarly huge profile, very thick and sloped armor, its faster, and it has an MG. Since I prefer driving allied tanks I guess I should love the Nashorn tho, perfect target for my M8 or BT7 (or T70, with some luck) :p

Fact is, however, that the Marder is only going to be useful in rare situations : when its possible to sit VERY far while some idiots drive tanks in the open. EVERYTHING can damage a Marder, most axis campers don't realise that armor is what allows uber tank camping in FH, not necessarely big guns. Its easy to camp with a friggin KV1 in Kharkov Winter, for instance, even if the gun is pure crap. IRL the marder thrived when it could outrange enemy tanks, this won't happen in FH.

Again, however, I say the Nashorn would be fun to have in FH2. It just wouldn't pwn everyone like some people are thinking ;-)