First of all, love the mod. :bows: Now that the compulsory pleasantries are out of the way... The Puma was one of the most elegant and graceful vehicles in WWII. One of the greatest things about it was that there was no rear on the vehicle. Indeed, because of the placement of the engine at the 'rear' of the vehicle (the opposite side of the turret) techinically, the Puma would normally travel backwards! My point is that the Puma could drive equally well forwards and backwards. Why isn't this represented in the game?
Yeah, I have often wondered this. Also, it seems they slowed it down a bit too. This was the FASTEST armoured vehicle in WW2.
bah no it wasn't, germany even had armored cars that were faster then it. Also thats a oversimplification of fastest, as off road and on road speeds can be dramatically different. For example, armored cars could be often slower then many tracked vehicles when driving in tough off road terrain.
The Puma wasn't quite the fastest armoured car in WWII. The Puma had a top speed of 85km/h for the 231 and 80km/h for the 234/2 (that's 52 and 50mp/h respectively), while the M8 Greyhound and the T17E1 Staghound could both travel at 88km/h (55mp/h). But that wasn't my point. Would it be too hard to make is go at the same speed forwards and backwards? It would make the vehicle feel alot more unique, and even more of a joy to ride than it already is.
Some sites list some version of the puma as haveing 55.. not for most though. I moost point anyway since this would not be the off-road speed and it would have to travel slower. The idea about same speed forwards backwards is decent though, there are bunch of cars that that had this feature. Some even had a whole nother driving position on the other side. The puma, though was harder to drive backwards since it did not have as good a view back.
Possibly reverse speed is coded as some constant fraction of forward speed and cannot be changed (or is too much work for one or two vehicles). That would be ny guess, I can't see the devs missing that, it's a pretty well-known feature.
Well what about four-wheel steering, that would not only make the Puma more maneuverable, but it would be true to real life.
The Puma had 8 wheel steering, ingame is 4 wheel.