M19 AA GMC has a completely different upper hull. But the tracks and suspension can make a M24.
M24 should not replace M4 Shermans, M24 Chaffee was a llight tank that replaced the M5 Stuart light tanks. It was not common IIRC til early 1945.
I think the US tanks used should be what was used historically. My philosophy in a map is every weaon on a map has to have a counter, if the US gets Shermans the Japs have to have a weapon to counter the Sherman to neutralize its threat otherwise the Sherman can dominate.
Comrade0Red.... It's interesting, but I don't appreciate you suggesting Russians are very good at throwing their bodies in the way of lead. Also your statement that the Germans could maintain fighting strength and unit cohesion when down to 20% is utter lies. They are humans too, racist.
wtf? It's a board, and subtlety can get lost, so you are joking, right?
SkipsterKiss my Grits !!! (not flaming your post, just saw your avatar and couldn't resist :D )
"stow it,dingy!!".....hahaha,somebody finally recognized Mr.Tayback! I remember hearing Ian V.Hogg mention that the reason the Japanese fighting man had to make due with inferior equipment was his superiors had a"if a bolt action rifle was good enough in my day,it is good enough for you"mentality,that and his fighting spirit(I think seishin is the word for it?) could compensate for firepower.I have been killed so many times trying to knock out a sherman using the variety of Japanese AT devices,it is difficult.For me,it is not too bothersome as I think FH gives you a good idea of what Japanese troops had to go through,and that is the fun part of it,for that brief amount of time I am in the game,I become a SNLF trooper...I do not get that feeling if I am driving around in a mammoth tank,killing everything in sight.Yes,I know it does suck getting killed and I would like to be able to average better than 10-15 kills.I guess the trick is using the equipment like they would have and getting everyone on your team to work together.
A cool Japanese map is the "new" Tulagi. Wolf played it a couple of nights ago and it was great. Plenty of vegetation, good sound ambience, hills up and down, plently of toys to drive around in, well laid out bunkers and buildings. The Allies were "borrowing" the Nissan katanas and a good time was had by all. Some complained of lag but I didn't have any. But with a new rig I shouldn't...
Replace Shermans with M3s? NO! How many times do you see Stuarts in Pacific footage? And then how many times do you see Shermans in Pacific footage? A lot. But, I do agree they should be given some AT rifles or AT statics and a Ho-Ni and if they have any other decent tanks. And for an Okinawa map,we can have the Pershing rape the Jap armor. :lol: Let's just face it, the Japs had crap for land fighting.
just put in more suicide kits
And for an Okinawa map,we can have the Pershing rape the Jap armor.
I don't think a sane being would try to face a Pershing with a Ha-Go :uhm: . The Pershing would probably get killed by : A. A friendly battleship shelling B. A friendly n00b pilot C. Japanese suicide bombers exploding on top of the engine. I just remembered the neat turtle mines that were shown in an update some time ago, do you think this will help the japanese?
Komrad_BI don't think a sane being would try to face a Pershing with a Ha-Go :uhm: . The Pershing would probably get killed by : A. A friendly battleship shelling B. A friendly n00b pilot C. Japanese suicide bombers exploding on top of the engine. I just remembered the neat turtle mines that were shown in an update some time ago, do you think this will help the japanese?
Well, when magnetism works in FH2 i'm sure they will. You can hide in the bushes waiting for a tank to drive by, stick a few on it, run for cover and blast it.
About the Light M24: It was used from the beginning of '45 on. I don't think it'll balance out tank combat though: it was faster, much more powerful gun, low silhouette, and the 25 mm front armour was sloped at 30°, resulting in effective 50 mm armour, which suddenly doesn't seem that little anymore. Oh, and the main gun was actually derived from the 75 mm gun some Mitchell bombers carried, as was mentioned in some other thread around here. So I'd say it would be nice to have in, but it was superior to a Sherman in most ways and therefore would be more interesting to have in Europe. 4371 were built from 1944-Aug. 1945
Actually, the Japanese didnt have 'crap' land fighting equipment. They were actually very advanced and extremely well equipped armour wise during the 1930's and early 1940's, compare Japanese tanks such as the Chi-Ha and Ha-Go to early European tanks of it's time (Panzer I, II, M2 and Vickers for example) and you'll see how more advanced it was. It wasnt the fact that Japan had poor weapons, it was the fact that the Americans and British/Commonwealth had to evolve their armour drastically to at least cope with the Germans overseas. The only reason the Sherman came into production is because the Americans were having a hard time with their 37mm's and the British/Commonwealth with their 2lbrs in Africa. Just look how releved troops and tank crews in Africa were when they found they had the M3 Grant in their arsenal. It's simply a case that the American evolution in armour was also shipped overseas to the Pacific, at which time the Japanese were having a hard time finding raw materials, most of which went towards plane and ship building. You've got to remember the vast difference between the Americans and the Japanese at the time, even though the Japs had resource in Manchuria and Indo-China etc. it still wasnt enough to keep up with America's production of weapons and armour, which was constantly upgrading to keep up in Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe. The Japanese did try to keep up, but looking at their armour production numbers and all the different models you can see they didnt do very well.
Sorry for the long post, I get carried away sometimes. Especially when it comes to talking about tanks.