. . . thats a messed up story
Disgusting...imagine how it smelled after those "few" days....ugh...
SilenT AssassiN. . . thats a messed up story
I'd put driving a tank right above crewing a submarine as some of the most horrible ways to die. Especially for US tanks. Before the wonderful shermans arrived on the front, the US riveted stuarts together rather than welding. A round didn't even need to penetrate the hull for the rivets to get knocked inside and turn the crew into ground meat :(
At least it was probably quick.
But if it went through you leg...ouch. Actually reinhold I think submarine deaths would be worse as they were most likely slower with drowning and such. And if you didnt drown your body would be crushed by the pressure as the sub went down.
MkH^Hahaha! That is so true. The tank is more lethal dead than alive.
It also moves faster :)
EglaerinionTurrets being blown off doesn't seem very common.
Turrets being blown off was very common !
It happens when a tank is pentrated by an armour penetrating explosive grenade like the Panzergranate 39.
After penetrating the armour, a small exlosive charge in the back of the grenade explodes inside the tank, igniting the ammo stored all over the place in the fighting compartment. The following internal explosion of the stored ammo igniting is so violent and powerfull, it blows the tanks turret off like a cork.
Panzergranate 39 was the most used anti tank round of the Germans, for tanks aswell as PAK field cannons and tank destroyers or self propelled assault guns. Even artillery had Panzergranate 39 type rounds in case they were attacked by enemy armour behind the lines.
Russians, british and Americans no doubt had a similar anti tank grenade.
Germans used only Panzergranate 40 ( kinetic heavy core, non explosive ) to take out very problematic thick armoured Rusian tanks, as these grenades were many times more expensive then Panzergranate 39 and less available aswell.
You could better be hit by a Panzergranate 40 then by a Panzergrante 39 though......Panzergrante 40 only wrecks the tank, maybe kills some crew by spalling internal armour at place around impact or direct contact........but with Panzergranate 39 the whole crew is killed by an internal ammo explosion.
It'd be a neat little feature to randomize turret blow-offs. Just so it doesn't get get repetitive.
On that note: Is it even possible to randomize "death animations" for tanks? Seems like it would be in the same group as the infantry deaths. Although I'm betting it's hard-coded.
I once watched a Chieftain tank fire and hit a towed target during a live firepower demonstration at Warcop. The target which was difficult to make out in the distance, some armoured car chassis or something, did actually seem to jump at the impact. The submarine death would be the quickest, as the pressure needed to crack the hull at depths of 250m or more, is going to flatten the soft pink human body in an instant. You would not have time to drown. German U-boats where known to have very little in the way of reserve bouyancy and would sink like a stone before the compartment was anywhere near full. The Russians, after WWII did not want to use any captured kit for this very reason. Although type XXI boats where used for training.
D_Day_DawsonSo you're saying because of the magic pink jelly inside, that tanks bounce.:eek: I'll go along with that explanation, you're usually right on everything else. :)
It strangely reminds me of Ghostbusters 2. :lookaround: