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born2lift

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#1 13 years ago

Has anyone else noticed that the M36 Jackson spawns some times wit out the muzzle brake?




Big Lebowski

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#2 13 years ago

yes..




SymZ

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#3 13 years ago

Great thread. :uhoh: I never noticed to be honest though. All I do know about the Jackson is that it's frustrating to sometimes finally get a tank only to be shot while driving it. :rolleyes:




KleenexMan

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#4 13 years ago

I think its supposed to be like that.




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#5 13 years ago
SymptomatiKGreat thread. :uhoh: I never noticed to be honest though. All I do know about the Jackson is that it's frustrating to sometimes finally get a tank only to be shot while driving it. :rolleyes:

In fact, even a lowly panzer II or sdfkz 222 would be able to defeat the Jackson just by spraying mg on the top :D. What is the use of an armor if you can can simply kill the guy inside? Other than that its a great anti-tank vehicule. I never noticed the muzzle brake thing tho.




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#6 13 years ago

its not a tank, but a tank destroyer, the U.S. army stated that its the job of TD's to kill tanks not tank themselves, thus the TD's need the best view. and the muzzle brake, i was thinking maybe the one wit it does more damage? then the one wit out?




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#7 13 years ago

Not all M36's had muzzlebrakes. It sounds like a random spawn feature.

I think the point was that the crew sat in the turret with the top exposed so that anyone with a elevation could fire into the vehicle.

In FH anyone with a weapon can kill the driver of the M36 by shooting his exposed head. Another thread recommended FH lower the players position so he is still exposed inside the turret but is not exposed to fire from outside the vehicle that is not higher than the vehicle.




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#8 13 years ago

Agreed, it takes a burst of MG or SMG fire to kill the driver, and in reality it would have only killed the gunner or loader.




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#9 13 years ago

i agree! lower the driver just enough so no "level or lower" gunfire can hit him..plz! or give us the ability to duck.. lol o.t. does the muzzle brake have an effect on the damage\accuracy or make you more\less visable?




KleenexMan

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#10 13 years ago

The muzzle brake in effect used the released gasses to slow down the recoil. Seeing as how it blows gasses backwards towards the tank or td itsself, if its in a dusty condition it will reveal its position. Otherwise it really dosen't do much. The muzzle flash itsself won't be obscured and firing without one puts greater stress on the recoil mechanism, transmission, and suspension. I think the ones without the muzzle brake would have to stop and put the tank into neuteral in order to fire. I'm not sure. Maybe that was for the heavier tanks when they knew they might get hit. They would shift into neuteral so as to not strip a gear from the impact.