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Major Hartmann

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#21 14 years ago

IIRC the Sherman was developed because the Brits wanted a tank with the 75mm of the Grant in a rotating turret. I don't think it was meant as inf support tank, the armament and armour indicates that it really was meant as main battle tank, but then the different nations had pretty different doctrines for tank combat. The brits probably had no real classification for it, since it's neither a Cruiser nor an Infantry tank.




Neighbor Kid

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#22 14 years ago
Mp5-KillaShermans 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.

I like your thinking there buddy lol.




snotvod

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#23 14 years ago
Major HartmannIIRC the Sherman was developed because the Brits wanted a tank with the 75mm of the Grant in a rotating turret. I don't think it was meant as inf support tank, the armament and armour indicates that it really was meant as main battle tank, but then the different nations had pretty different doctrines for tank combat. The brits probably had no real classification for it, since it's neither a Cruiser nor an Infantry tank.

It's a heavy cruiser, like a Cromwell. And BTW, will a pzb 39 be able to penetrate the armour of a Sherman or Crusader or is it more intended to kill "soft" vehicles?




Mp5-Killa

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#24 14 years ago
Major HartmannIIRC the Sherman was developed because the Brits wanted a tank with the 75mm of the Grant in a rotating turret. I don't think it was meant as inf support tank, the armament and armour indicates that it really was meant as main battle tank, but then the different nations had pretty different doctrines for tank combat. The brits probably had no real classification for it, since it's neither a Cruiser nor an Infantry tank.

I'd clasify it as a 'heavy-cruiser' tank; the nearest British equivilent to the Sherman is probably the Cromwell and that's how the Cromwell was clasified. Both had similar armour (Sherman has 'more' armour on the front due to sloping), same gun (Once the 6 pounders had been bored out into 75mms) and similar speed. So yeah ...

But anyway, Shermans should be pretty effective in FH2 ...

EDIT: Haha, snotvod you beat me there :P

I'm pretty sure that the pzb 39 will only be able to penetrate Crusaders, Vickers Mk VIs, A10s, A13s, Trucks, Carriers, Dingos, Daimlers - I doubt that it could penetrate the later African tanks (Sherman, Grant, Valentine, Churchilll) or the Matilda II.




Coolguy

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#25 14 years ago
snotvodIt's a heavy cruiser, like a Cromwell. And BTW, will a pzb 39 be able to penetrate the armour of a Sherman or Crusader or is it more intended to kill "soft" vehicles?

As far as I know, the Panzerb├╝chse 39 won't be able to penetrate the Shermans armour anywhere.




FatJoe

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#26 14 years ago

hmm.. I think this thread turned out all right after all :)




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#27 14 years ago

YOU BASTARDS HIJACKED MY FRIGGIN THREAD!!!!11 seriously tho i cant wait for fh2, pkm/g36e insta prone spam is gettin borin real quick. will insta prone be taken out in fh2?




Mp5-Killa

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#28 14 years ago

There wasn't really anything to hijack ...

Anywho, I guess that 'insta prone' won't be in FH2. Plus machine guns used in WW2 were very different to modern day support MGs.




FlyGuy45

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#29 14 years ago

Hijack?He saved it... BTW FH2 is WW2 no PKMs..




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#30 14 years ago

MG-34/42, DP-28, .30, Bren, etc. spam instead. :)