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#1 10 years ago

Alright, in-game we know the Dorchester. The command vehicle. Allies have it, Axis have it, as a captured vehicle.

BUT

Doesn't Axis their own Dorchester? While reading "Panzer Commander" by Hans von Luck he says that he's sitting inside his "Mammoth" during one of the chapters that take place during the North Africa campaign.

I've tried to find something on this "Mammoth" but I have found ZERO

Anybody care to fill me in on this?




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#2 10 years ago

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#3 10 years ago

I would guess 'Mammoth' was the nickname given to one of the captured Dorchesters the Germans refitted. Rommel had two 'Max' and 'Moritz'. These are the ones in game.

Other than that, if the Devs ever remodel the lost command 251 that could be an option.




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#4 10 years ago

Alright!

Thanks alot guys




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#6 10 years ago
Flippy Warbear;4192649http://forgottenhope.bf1942files.com/imagesfh2/vehicles/AEC%20Dorchester%204x4%20Mammut/big.jpg :)

For later war years when we don't have Max and Mammut and Moritz, I was thinking of the Kfz68 radio truck. It was used mostly as a coordination base between artillery batteries, but I would bet that it was used in the simple command role as well. So why not have it as the Western/Eastern Front command vehicle? GE490.jpg&IW=100




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#7 10 years ago
wjlasloThe2nd;4192754For later war years when we don't have Max and Mammut and Moritz, I was thinking of the Kfz68 radio truck. It was used mostly as a coordination base between artillery batteries, but I would bet that it was used in the simple command role as well.

Actually, it was used in the general role of commmunication, not as a coordination point between artillery batteries. The sdkfz 251/6 would be somewhat better suited for the commanding role i'd say. Either that or we could one of the Panzerbefehlswagens (command tanks).




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#8 10 years ago
wjlasloThe2nd;4192754For later war years when we don't have Max and Mammut and Moritz, I was thinking of the Kfz68 radio truck. It was used mostly as a coordination base between artillery batteries, but I would bet that it was used in the simple command role as well.

Actually, it was used in the general role of commmunication, not as a coordination base between artillery batteries. The sdkfz 251/6 would be somewhat better suited for the commanding role i'd say. Either that or we could one of the Panzerbefehlswagens (command tanks).




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#9 10 years ago
Pietje;4194558Actually, it was used in the general role of commmunication, not as a coordination base between artillery batteries. The sdkfz 251/6 would be somewhat better suited for the commanding role i'd say. Either that or we could one of the Panzerbefehlswagens (command tanks).

The problem with the Sd.Kfz.251/6 and Pz.Bef.Wg are that they were issued only to mechanized units, not to the run of the mill Infantry units etc.




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#10 10 years ago
silian;4194651The problem with the Sd.Kfz.251/6 and Pz.Bef.Wg are that they were issued only to mechanized units, not to the run of the mill Infantry units etc.

What kind of a vehicle, if any, do you propose then? Its not as if most maps are going to be infantry only so i really dont see the problem here. Even then the Opel Blitz radio truck would be entirely unsuitable as they where not used for commanding purposes, a more appriotate vehicle would be the kfz.15, which could be something like the Steyr 1500. :)




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