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Solo4114

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#1 13 years ago

Anyone noticed that, aside from making crispy critters out of infantry (which it should) the Sherman POA is plenty capable of cutting through tanks like a hot knife through butter? I was messing around with the bots yesterday and noticed that the flame Sherman was able to take out a Ha-Go in literally seconds, could kill any plane in a half-second burst of flame, and chewed through a Chi-Ha in probably about two or three bursts.

What's up with that? I know that if you torch a tank or plane or whatnot, the fuel and munitions will eventually light up, but this is happening almost instantaneously. Is this intentional or is it an oversight? It seems to be a little TOO effective at the moment, though I do think that the flames should kill pretty much anything. Just maybe not as quickly as they do currently.

Also, quick question -- I though the flame Shermans typically mounted the flamethrower on either the coax gun or on the hull MG, and the main cannon was left as the standard 75mm? Don't have any hard data for that, I just have this image in my mind of some history channel show where the flame's coming out of the hull, not the cannon.

All that aside, I LOVE the flame effects. No idea how you guys did it, but they're awesome. Now all we need to do is get the mod to where you can set guys on fire and they'll run around for a few seconds before dying. :devil:




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#2 13 years ago

So long as all it is dealing with are Ha Gos and Chi Has, it doesn't bother me. POAs should cook the crews of tanks.




Solo4114

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#3 13 years ago

Yeah, but it blows up uncrewed vehicles in seconds as well. It's not like you're cooking just the crews, it's like the entire vehicle explodes in a matter of seconds. I'd think it'd take at least 30 seconds or so for the ammo and fuel to start cooking off, even though the crew might fry sooner.




MR.X`

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#4 13 years ago

Well, just remember this:

We aren't dealing with Panthers and Panzer IVHs, we are talking about Japanese "tanks". Those should be damaged by a grenade.




Major Hartmann

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#5 13 years ago

The Ha-go and Chi-Ha don't really deserve to be called tanks, pretty much everything wasts them with one shot. Try burning a real tank, and you will see. As for planes, I don't think they tried flaming them IRL, but a burnign plane is a dead plane.




Tas

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#6 13 years ago

Yeah, especially Ha-go's arent really tanks..

The ha-go in the movie (sorry) "windtalkers" was naded to death by a couple of GI's.




Oberst Topgun

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#7 13 years ago

oh yeah windtalkers, very good source of ww2 information ...

:rolleyes:




Winther

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#8 13 years ago

That was the best movie ever, anyone else feel like having a Thompson in each hand, running and killing 500 million japs? Yep, it's realistic




NoCoolOnesLeft

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#9 13 years ago

Well think of it this way, if there were you and about four of your mates in a tin can with hardly any ventilation, no room to move and a few crates of explosives in the back, wouldnt you go up in flames pretty quickly?

I wouldnt even call Japanese tanks, 'tanks' but rather 'upgraded' kubelwagens. I've read somewhere that the under side of some Japanese tanks were made out of wood. Wood for Christ's sake!




Tas

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#10 13 years ago
NoCoolOnesLeftWell think of it this way, if there were you and about four of your mates in a tin can with hardly any ventilation, no room to move and a few crates of explosives in the back, wouldnt you go up in flames pretty quickly? I wouldnt even call Japanese tanks, 'tanks' but rather 'upgraded' kubelwagens. I've read somewhere that the under side of some Japanese tanks were made out of wood. Wood for Christ's sake!

Wood? eekx.gif No but seriously, how do i know the movie is crap and utter BS? ;) But i cant imagine a ha-go taking much of a beating.. even nades :) wood? :deal:




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