Tank MG's -were they that good? -1 reply

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Stienmetz

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#11 13 years ago

Tank mgs still in operation, remote ones. Post war armor had to be air tight for NBC. Nuclear,Biological,Chemical. Two little droplets of nerve gas through an open MG or pistol port kills all the crew in seconds.




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#12 13 years ago

Bear in mind that people tend to run in front of enemy tanks in FH far more than they probably ever did in real life.




LordKhaine

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#13 13 years ago

Yeah in real life you'd hide from that Tiger. In FH You'd run out into the open and try placing a satchel on it ;)




wjlaslo

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#14 13 years ago

LOL so true




Grahf

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#15 13 years ago
spartanlegendThe Gun was found to be near useless in a battle environment and was scrapped in post war designs. Not because it didn't hurt people that it hit, it was just hard for it to hit people.

That's completely incorrect. They were *NEVER* scrapped. Tank MGs are still used...and in fact are *heavily* relied on with American AFVs used in Iraq for example. Hull and coaxial MGs on AFVs were EXTREMELY useful in WWII, anyone who doubts that doesn't know what he's talking about.




D-Fens

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#16 13 years ago

Also the difference between a machine gun in real life and in a game is that it has a surpressing effect, people don't swarm around the tank in the open with satchels and antitank weapons because they'll be ressurected in 20 seconds..




Fuzzy Bunny

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#17 13 years ago
D-FensAlso the difference between a machine gun in real life and in a game is that it has a surpressing effect, people don't swarm around the tank in the open with satchels and antitank weapons because they'll be ressurected in 20 seconds..

Very good point. This is sort of along the same lines as people saying "only noobs shoot randomly at bushes". Well, frankly, the more lead between me and you, the better for me, even if it's not actually _hitting_ anything. Just the fact that it might, will be fine.




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#18 13 years ago

Sometimes assorted small arms were used. The Panther D, for example, just had a slit where a weapon could be poked out. Could be a P38, a K98, hell even an MG42 if they got lucky. Wasn't until later models that the MG34T was built in.




Frenkan

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#19 13 years ago
D-FensAlso the difference between a machine gun in real life and in a game is that it has a surpressing effect, people don't swarm around the tank in the open with satchels and antitank weapons because they'll be ressurected in 20 seconds..

I´ve mentioned this in other threads, but this is something I really would like to see in FH2, suppressing fire. The blureffect caused by artillery and shells in BF2 could be used to an extent if a heavy machinegun was fired close to you (you being on the recieving end). It would bring a whole new level to the deployable MGs.




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#20 13 years ago
ANZACSASso people just used what ever gun they had? wow thing of the all the options

yea if you have play close combat ww2 rts it you can hear soldiers shooting walthers out of their immobilized tanks. God i love the realism of that game.