Molotovs should be in, if its possible...and historicaly correct, then why not?
They should work similar to how damage is inflicted on players by barbed wire, instead of instant death it slowly drains health. We have good fire and smoke effects when a Bazooka round hits the floor (a burst of flame, then it dies down) so Molotovs should look ok ingame.
Having said that, I dont think flamethrowers would work. They dont really suit the Bf engine very well and as stated they're pretty useless ingame compared to what they were really used for.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
27th April 2003
'[11PzGmatyast']I have read some books....and I think it was the 6th panzer army's division....well General Raus rarely mentions strong enemy airforce presence until very late...
Not from what I have heard, the Soviet air force was very strong in 1942 to the end of the war. The only problem for them was that not until the last monthes of the war whenever the Luftwaffe showed up the Soviet aircraft where quickly destroyed or dispersed. Look at it this way, only one jet aircraft was ever recorded shot down by enemy fire on the Eastern front.
As well as the PTRD for the Russians, I would like to see much more variety in vehicles (preferably in FH BFV) such as the German Elefant Tank Killer, or the Russian ZIS-3 76.2mm L54 divisonal field gun, which was also used as an anti-tank gun, and could penetrate the side armour of a Tiger at 300 yards. There should definietly be a greater variety of vehicles though, especailly self-propelled tank killers and artillery.
PTRD >16kg >205cm, PTRDS >20kg >210cm, M35 >9,5kg >175cm, The polish at-rifle was an excellent weapon for its time. The russian rifles were stronger but also larger. To me the russian at-rifles seems to heavy and to encumbersome for one person to use. Maybe having them as deployable at-kits just like the german mg-kit on gold beach. Anyhow those rifles would never be fired standing nor kneeling, only after deploying them on ground. /Flunken
Yeah that would be possible if the kit actually returned to the inventory.
Wonder if that bug's been fixed in 0.62... Actually, I'd change the LMGs to operate that way as well (except the BAR and the FG42 and maybe the Bren -- definitely not the BAR or FG42, though).
It'd be cool if the AT rifles worked the same way. It'd also be cool if they weren't useless on some maps. :) (IE: Crete)
The russians had that huge number of infantry, so if u haven't seen one russian soldier with a bazooka thats not strange...
There is not one single report of successful Russian use of a Bazooka or PIAT against Axis forces. They never saw combat in Russian hands. The Russians relied on deployable AT guns, Tanks, and yes, Anti-Tank rifles. Surpisingly they were among the only major nations in WWII that did not develop their own Anti-Tank infantry weapon along the lines of the Panzershreck, PIAT, Bazooka, etc Now the Japanese on the other hand DID develop their own anti-tank rocket launcher which I believe was based on the German Panzershreck designs. Type 4 70mm Rocket Launcher Max range- 750m Max penetration- 80mm The Japanese also had the single best AT rifle of any nation in the war- Type 97 20mm ATR It could penetrate 30mm at 350m distance, but was heavy and not as easy to carry as the ATRs of other nations. In the Pacific it was often deployed as a coastal defense weapon, and was among the many weapons responsible for destroying American landing craft in the Pacific.
Cool, didnt know about that rocket launcher, however I'd guess it was very uncommon. The type 97 weighed something like 58kg and also had a shield. If it was the best anti tank rifle I don't know, it was 20mm calibre, wich Finns also used in their Lahti L-39 and Germans, Italians, Dutch, Poles (in some Tks tankettes) and Hungarians (and maybe more) that used the Swiss Solothurn S18-1000.