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Andreas the Great

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#1 12 years ago

For a long time, since the release of 0.65, I've been wondering if there is any function at all connected to the searchlights in the observation posts. Or are they really just meant to be deathtraps with a sentry standing up there looking goofy? Btw before i forget it, how do you post smilies? Cheers /Andreas




FlyGuy45

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#2 12 years ago

1. No and they do make a nice vantage point and are fun becasue people will look goofy,or kill you! 2. "Go Adavnced" and boom,56k hell! :p




Scope02

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#3 12 years ago

Yah, why is the searchlight manable? Can we have them in BF2? not necesarily moving but make it so it looks like its showing light? Would be great in a remake of Bombing the Reich :p




Polska

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#4 12 years ago

Actually it would be pretty sweet to have moving Searchlights, you could have a dark level with lots of clouds, and then have the Searchlights spot out the bombers for the 88 to fire at.




Suckyshot

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#5 12 years ago

Well in BF2 SF, they have nice dynamic lighting on the night maps (though no searchlights), so I think we'll be seing them on maps like BtR, especially since there were no NVG's in WWII




Tas

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#6 12 years ago
'[21PzGraf']Well in BF2 SF, they have nice dynamic lighting on the night maps (though no searchlights), so I think we'll be seing them on maps like BtR, especially since there were no NVG's in WWII

The germans had them.. sorta, if i recall correctly. Some panthers were outfitted with them.




cc.

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#7 12 years ago

yeah its just a little halfsy easter egg. nothing important. It would be a cool feature in bf2 tho.




Oldschool

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#8 12 years ago

it would probably be the most useless feature too, in the sense that no one would really use it, other then maybe blinding your foes.




Tas

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#9 12 years ago

Static seach lights would be usefull on pacific maps where the japs rush out of the jungle to kamikazi bomb an allied base...




"Trench-Raider"

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#10 12 years ago

germans had a type of night vision...not sure how it worked but was very primitive.I will post info and pics.

geocities.com/desertfox1891/nightfightingpanthers/nightfightingpanthers.htm *(add "www.")

"In WW2, the U.S., Great Britain, and Germany each worked on basic night vision technology involving an infrared sniper scope. This early version scope proved cumbersome and marginally effective."

"Some reports tell of a late-war combat involving IR Panthers that were equipped, which encountered a British armoured division. A British unit equipped with Comet tanks was engaged in April 1945 (at night) by some solution B-type IR Panthers. In a short one-sided firefight, the entire platoon was annihilated.

Some farsighted officers of the Fallingbostel armour school formed basic tactics for equipped tank units. They planned to establish special night task forces. Panthers fitted with triple IR devices formed the core of these units. These tanks had three huge armour plates welded on the engine deck, thus offering protection on the sides and rear for three infantrymen. These troops had to protect "their" Panther with MP 44 assault rifles, which could be fitted with IR devices in its final version.[Vampir].

The IR Panther would be followed into combat by Sd.Kfz. 251/21 "Falke" vehicles carrying a number of infantrymen armed with MP 44s. The attack would have been backed, whenever possible, by Sd.Kfz. 251/20s fitted with 60 cm "Uhu" IR search lights. Units that were equipped in this manner would surely have had an enormous impact on enemy units that lacked IR devices.

In the Spring of 1944 about 1000 IR aiming devices were ready but army officials rejected their use. The ready and working devices were stored in a salt mine in the Harz mountains. A general was quoted as saying, "We don't need any stuff like this, our soldiers will win the war chivalrously".

Extract from Panther by Thomas Anderson & Vincent Wai.

i cant post urls so search google with follwing terms

-1229 Vampir(google images) -infrared vampir