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Hedgemus

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#21 13 years ago

Check out this diorama, http://missing-lynx.com/gallery/dio/elalamein_schulz.html it has what I think would be an ideal way to implement the goliath. In game I see it functioning like the Cobra in BF2 does, position 1 drives the truck and position 2 controls the goliath the way the missile on the Cobra works. That way you can drive the truck to any spot on the map where its needed instead of driving the goliath across the map like it is currently.




Frederf

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#22 13 years ago

Do you think it'd be possible to have the wires dangle behind the goliath and possibly tangle on trees? Or is this asking too much?




Fuzzy Bunny

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#23 13 years ago
FrederfDo you think it'd be possible to have the wires dangle behind the goliath and possibly tangle on trees? Or is this asking too much?

Great idea. I'd like to see the Goliath

-limited by range (of the wire--ca. 650 meters) -have an operator less vulnerable to attack (it wasn't controlled from some desk)




silian

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#24 13 years ago

After a quick google search i managed to find some info on a unit sent to North Africa equipped with Goliath's and Borgwards (the unit is depicted in the diorama Hedgemus was talking about).

Another early use of the goliaths was with a unit sent to Africa, Versuchs-Kommando (F.L.) Tropen under the command of Oblt. J. Fischer. They had 3 Panzer III, Ausf Js, 10 BIVs and 12 goliaths. There were difficulties with the radio-controlled vehicles which resulted in the use of the Panzer IIIs for providing escort for supply columns to the front and by late November 1942 the r/c vehicles had their radio equipment removed and the vehicles were blown up. The units personnel were sent back to Germany in January 1943 and the Panzer IIIs were turned over to 9. le.Afrika-Division(mot.) Apparently the radio receivers suffered from interference at long range causing the vehicles to receive further commands and also the depredssions in the desert made reception difficult and the bright sun light created difficulties for the wire control drivers seeing the vehicle and the route to the target.

http://www.feldgrau.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=96508&sid=a0922a2f12de0ed72c4e3ff46894ea0c




thestor

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#25 13 years ago

You DON'T have to let player and goalith move independently. While I support the idea of the operator's POV, he'd still only control the golaith and remain stationary.

Up to the devlopment of Fire-and-Forget missiles, the missile operator had to remain stationary to move the missile into the target, I very much doubt that this was different with the golaith.




Pietje

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#26 13 years ago
thestorYou DON'T have to let player and goalith move independently. While I support the idea of the operator's POV, he'd still only control the golaith and remain stationary. Up to the devlopment of Fire-and-Forget missiles, the missile operator had to remain stationary to move the missile into the target, I very much doubt that this was different with the golaith.

Is it really neccesary to ressurect a three week old thread?




thestor

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#27 13 years ago

Sorry, didn't notice.




oscar989

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#28 13 years ago
PietjeIs it really neccesary to ressurect a three week old thread?

Its better than starting a whole new one.




Pietje

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#29 13 years ago
thestorSorry, didn't notice.[/quote] There is no need to apologize, Thestor. :) [QUOTE=oscar989]Its better than starting a whole new one.

True, but still.




Christian von Schalburg

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#30 13 years ago

Looks interesting mate :)