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Akula971

Pain is a sensation. Enjoy it

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9th February 2004

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#71 15 years ago

Nice pictures, and what is even better is the fact that they are all restored to running order. The French had some really good tanks and outnumbered the Germans 3:1 in 1940, just lousey tactics lost them the battles.

My favourites are the Comet, StugIIIG and MatildaII. Yes the German tanks where good, but way over engineered. Reading the US army's engineering evaluation of the Tiger1, Panther and TigerII. Just makes you realise how over engineered they where. You could get 2 Panthers for the cost of a Tiger 1, or 25 T34's! Quantity has a quality all of it's own (Joseph Stalin)




LeopardSeal

Back in the "Good old days"...

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20th December 2003

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#72 15 years ago

Britain all the way (alot built in Canada, and we did fight with them).

Probably already been said, but Cromwell, Churchill, Firefly, Crusader: all great. Would also love to see the Valentine and the Churchill variants, the AVRE and the Crocodile.




Artie

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28th September 2003

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#73 15 years ago

Akula971Nice pictures, and what is even better is the fact that they are all restored to running order. The French had some really good tanks and outnumbered the Germans 3:1 in 1940, just lousey tactics lost them the battles.

My favourites are the Comet, StugIIIG and MatildaII. Yes the German tanks where good, but way over engineered. Reading the US army's engineering evaluation of the Tiger1, Panther and TigerII. Just makes you realise how over engineered they where. You could get 2 Panthers for the cost of a Tiger 1, or 25 T34's! Quantity has a quality all of it's own (Joseph Stalin)

"Quantity has a quality all it's own" - V. I. Lenin




Nurenig

FH Xlite

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#74 15 years ago
Acomba MikeOnly scenario I can think of off the top of my head is if the Mat II is being driven by a four year old child who has accidentally shot his rear a few times (annoyingly easy to do actually) and you're directly above him shooting into the hatch. And even then I wouln't bet on the Pz II. The fact is, the Matilda, and most British desert tanks in FH are more or less one shot kill weapons. Of course, if their driver is an idiot and you're an expert, you may take them down, but they only have to be lucky once, by and large, while the German tanks have to be lucky three or four times at least, often more. IMO in FH desert maps the dominance of Brit tanks like the Matilda II are on a par, comparatively speaking, with King Tigers on later war maps. It may just seem that way because of my experiences in game, but even on the Wolfserver, when I'm in a Matilda in Gazala I get a score a Tiger camper would be envious of. And it's not all that deserved. :)

Well on maps like Gazala, I have taken out some real good tankers with the Pz II, Now unless im a Expert I think the use of the Pz II depend son its deployment I suppose, I always try get to to high ground in african maps with the Pz II an prefect example is on Gazala in the Diber area. Them Matildas get owned every time, both them Matilda get owned :tooleet: This is Kummel on my other PC




The Bells of Hell

Give war a chance. Seriously.

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#75 15 years ago

First of all, I'd love to visit that tank museum. Looks awesome. Would really love to see a KT in all its glory. German tanks are my favorites in FH, naturally. If the BF1942 took into account reliability, my opinion would change. The german heavy armor were kinda like Rolls Royces on the battlefield; ie. way too expensive to produce, ridiculously difficult to maintain, and damned well better be superior considering their inferior numbers. Germans overengineered everything (and still do :-). The purpose of a tank is to win a war. Economics is a hellish huge consideration here. I rank the ruskies with the t-34 series #1. Cheap as hell to make, excellent idea using diesel (fuel economy, safety, reliability, torque, not sure about cold weather), sloped armor, many other details. #2 is the sherman series. Even was able to stack multiple buick engines IIRC, easy to mop out and rebuild after being killed. Innovation, cheapness and simplicity win wars. Those are the best tanks IMO, but my favorites in FH are german. my $.02




Forrest Hump

The Internet ends at GF

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#76 15 years ago

:rolleyes:




emonkies

I'm too cool to Post

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#77 15 years ago
tvihBut gotta say, almost certainly the best tank of the war was the T-34/85. I'm sure many will contest that statement, but they should know better ;)

So should you. But thats OK, I will chalk it up to your inexperience. Tank for tank everyone knows the Panther was better.

You go ahead and pick tanks for looks, I'll choose mine for their lethality and survivability.

Best T-34 version was the T-34 model 1943 with the welded turret. Almost no shot traps and it kept the good ballistic shape.

T-34/85 lost alot of its protection when it went to the almost flat sided taller turret. Sure it had 60mm front hull armor but then amny T-34/76's had applique armor added to the front hull and turret sides. Most got 20mm applique armor but some had as much as 30mm panels.

The gun was an improvement but for T-34 fans to say the 85mm L/51.5 gun is as good as the German 88 is sheer lunacy.

The 85mm guns performance was more along the lines of the German 75mm L/48 firing PzGr39 ammo.

As for Finland, it would be cool to see a Mannerheim line map and also see a map with some Finnish T-26's, T-34/76 and a StuGIII with the log or concrete add on protection.