Achtung, minen! or "Can you camo a mine?" -1 reply

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#1 14 years ago

Simple question. Is there any way to camoflage a mine completely into the environment? I do like how they colored the mines to the main color of the map (white for snowy russian maps, light brown in the desert), but it's not good enough. You can still spot a mine from a mile away and just drive around it, unless it's in a bottleneck. So is there any way for the FH developers to actually plant mines so they are completely camoflaged? And what about the possibility of creating 2 types of mines, anti-personel and anti-tank?




-=[G.o.D.]=-Dezibel

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#2 14 years ago

Well i think they did that in several other mods from what heard here in the forums...don´t know if it´s planned for FH though...




emonkies

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#3 14 years ago

for .62 the mines are supposed to be underground with just the trigger showing so there will be no need to cammo them.




Beast of War

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#4 14 years ago

That a mine is visible has advantages aswell......it can make tanks and vehicles stop and choose another route, ofcourse a route that is ambushed or is prepared and can be defended better.

In real life minefields were often deliberatly flagged for all to see, including enemies. That way they were discouraged to attack a certain area, or were forced to go around it through area's where defences were prepared and waiting.....

Ofcourse "invisible" mines will cause more victims, but then again there totally is no defence against them and that is not right......each weapon must have a counter weapon.

If there are to be "invisible" mines, then there must be specialized mine clearing vehicles to defeat this weapon. I think most posters on this forum have seen such tanks, that whip heavy chains on the ground with brute force, detonating mines well in front of the vehicle.




LordKhaine

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#5 14 years ago

I read of one (real life) tactic before of placing mines on a road, and using snipers to cover them. Moment an engineer goes to disarm them...




FactionRecon

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#6 14 years ago

It'll be nice to see them with just the trigger showing. I don't think comepletly camoing them is nessesary though.




Redoubts

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#7 14 years ago

Could shooting them with a tank shell detonate them? I'm sure there's enough force in the explosion to snap the trigger.




emonkies

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#8 14 years ago

Would be cool to have mines as a placeable object and a sign saying "Achtung Minen!"or a "Warning Mines!" sign you can place. Better yet a skull and crossbones would be a universal sign.

This is a sign currently near El Alamein




FryaDuck

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#9 14 years ago
Beast of WarIf there are to be "invisible" mines, then there must be specialized mine clearing vehicles to defeat this weapon. I think most posters on this forum have seen such tanks, that whip heavy chains on the ground with brute force, detonating mines well in front of the vehicle.

Sherman Crab is the name you are looking for.

German experimental version is the Alkett Mine Roller

AlkettMinenrm-02.jpg




shrinerr

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#10 14 years ago

How does that Alkett thing work?