I didn't make it!
at least people won't be able to do the mg42 pistol trick. rofl
Eh? Care to elaborate?
He's saying that the dreaded knife exploit won't be present in FH2. Although I fail to see the point in this thread, also this guy needs to work out how to formulate a discussion.
No really, look!
(Just my attempt to re-vamp this thread, and formulate any kind of discussion.)
Then try to complete the thread title. (preferably with facts)
...German Panzers will get raped at the Ostfront untill they get upgunned to at least a 50/L60 gun. ...the KV-1/KV-2 tanks will be driving roadblocks untill German tanks mount a 75/L43 gun or better. ...Shermans will get raped by almost any German tank. ...Japanese tank forces are screwed. ...the Tiger turret will take a minute to fully rotate. ...the Königstiger will be able to fully rotate its turret in 17 so seconds. ...will feature even better projectile physics. Look at those ricochets go! An angled tank is a tank that'll live longer... "
And the list goes on.
Shermans won't get raped in the first release of FH2 ;). They're up against Panzer IIIs, AT guns and Marder IIIs - time for the sherman to have a bit of quality time with Mr 75mm gun.
75mm low velocity gun.
They will still get raped.
At least a good Marder III gunner will still be able to rape the Shermans from a long distance with pinpoint shots. What gun did a Sherman mount again? 75/L38?
/EDIT: I wouldn't categorize the Sherman M3 gun (619m/s) as a low velocity gun. Just compare it with the German 75/L24 which only had a muzzle speed of 385m/s (all figures used here are for AP[CB] ammo).
I'd say it's a medium speed gun. And it's more than enough to take out anything the Germans had in Africa with a frontal shot. Except for the Tiger that is... :)
Right, but it's side armour is still weak. It's got a huge silhouette which really isnt good for the African-style landscape, and it's got no AA defence from the provided screenshots.
No doubt it'll be a heavy hitter and quite a shock to the Germans, but I'd rather be racing around in Grant myself. 75mm gun + 37mm AP = Bliss.
I used to go hull-down with a Grant in XWWII. Must of got something like 35-1 every time. Great tank.
Raped by whom? By the way, calling the 75mmL40 a low velocity gun isn't entirely fitting. Sure, it's no high velocity at specialist like the 88L71 for example, but neither is it a 75L24 howitzer type... The criticism of Sherman tanks may be applicable in late war, but in africa the Sherman was at least equal to any tank other then the Tiger. Most axis tanks even were clearly inferior to the combination of armour, firepower and mobility the Sherman offered. The PanzerIII for example was seriously outgunned, even with 50mmL60 it couldn't match the range or firepower of the Sherman. Also the PIIIs armour was weaker, only just the speed is better then the shermans. PIVs initially couldn't hope to defeate a Sherman, not until they got the 75L43 cannon. Still, even after they got that gun, they suffered from worse armour and cross country speed.
/Ups, somewhat late...