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#1 10 years ago

Is the 17 pounder AT piece already in-game? If not will it be included in the next update and will we have APDS as a selectable ammo type?




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#2 10 years ago

17 pounders weren't used in North Africa, they were first used in Italy. Might be in the Normandy patch, though.




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#3 10 years ago

death to axis tankers :(




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#4 10 years ago

General_Henry;4380973death to axis tankers :([/quote]

Yay! ;)

[quote=Captain Pajama Shark;4380964]17 pounders weren't used in North Africa, they were first used in Italy. Might be in the Normandy patch, though.

Ah yes you're correct, I thought they were used at the end of the North African campaign but they first saw action in Feb 1943 in Italy. Ah well, will just have to wait to give those Tigers some 17 pounder APDS love. =p




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#5 10 years ago
Tanked;4380983Yay! ;)

noooo i am too scared of even just a 6 pdr. but hopefully 17 pdr got lower reload rate and is less deadly that way :p...

but i think it would be fair, you got 17 pdr, we got Pak 40




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#6 10 years ago
Tanked;4380983they first saw action in Feb 1943 in Italy.

The first allies landed in Sicily in July 1943. :p




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#7 10 years ago
'LIGHTNING [NL;4381001']The first allies landed in Sicily in July 1943. :p

Correct, I misread the wikipedia page on the 17 pounder, however my initial assumption that they were used in North Africa was kind of correct, from the Wikipedia page:

A prototype production line was set up that spring, and with the appearance of Tiger tanks in North Africa, the first 100 prototype 17-pdr anti-tank guns were quickly sent off to help counter this new threat. So great was the rush that they were sent before proper carriages had been developed, and the guns had to be mounted in the carriages of 25-pounder gun-howitzers. These early weapons were known as 25/17-pounders and given the codename Pheasant. They first saw action in February 1943.



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#8 10 years ago

Sometimes wkipedia lies.




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#9 10 years ago

So is the above quote incorrect? Were the 25/17-pounders never used in North Africa?




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#10 10 years ago

I don't know that... We'll have to wait till vM wakes up.