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Spitfire155 #1 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 03:45

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Why aren't there any?

A tank that can cross a body of water could be a fun addition to the game.

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Darties #2 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 03:47

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Yeah, but it would take a while to cross...

yournamehere84 #3 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 03:47

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that would result in tanks hiding way off in the ocean where no one could shoot them.  Were amphibious tanks around during the mid 20th century?

partisan1941 #4 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 03:47

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I would take that tank and go for a swim in the ocean, oh wait, that's world of warships :P

Edited by partisan1941, Dec 15 2012 - 03:48.


Yevaud #5 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 03:48

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Has been asked many, many times before.
The answer is no, because apparently they would rather gimmicky.

Also, before you ask: No rocket or flamethrower tanks either.

seekorigin #6 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 03:49

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View Postyournamehere84, on Dec 15 2012 - 03:47, said:

that would result in tanks hiding way off in the ocean where no one could shoot them.  Were amphibious tanks around during the mid 20th century?

They used some on D-day.  Though a bunch of them sank.

Spitfire155 #7 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 03:51

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Amphibious tanks were around during World War 2. However, they probably did not tend to work awfully well. They were generally very slow in the water-- so they could cross, but they have to take risks.

Is there any maps where you can hide a tank far enough out to escape detection?

There may have to be prep times and you may/may not be able to shoot while crossing....

I don't know. This idea just sort of popped into my mind, so I posted it to see the reaction.

EDIT:

Yeah, no doubt this has been asked before. But how long? How deep do I have to dive into those archives?

Well, thanks for giving me your opinions. :)

EDIT AGAIN:

The DD Shermans couldn't fire while they were landing, and they were very, very unwieldly in the water.

Edited by Spitfire155, Dec 15 2012 - 03:55.


HugoStiglitz225 #8 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 03:53

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he BT-SV is amphibious

tank0628 #9 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 03:57

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View PostYevaud, on Dec 15 2012 - 03:48, said:

Has been asked many, many times before.
The answer is no, because apparently they would rather gimmicky.

Also, before you ask: No rocket or flamethrower tanks either.

AWW

SereneHaze #10 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 03:58

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View Postyournamehere84, on Dec 15 2012 - 03:47, said:

that would result in tanks hiding way off in the ocean where no one could shoot them.  Were amphibious tanks around during the mid 20th century?

There would be borders to prevent this from happening.

seekorigin #11 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 04:03

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View PostSpitfire155, on Dec 15 2012 - 03:51, said:

Amphibious tanks were around during World War 2. However, they probably did not tend to work awfully well. They were generally very slow in the water-- so they could cross, but they have to take risks.

Is there any maps where you can hide a tank far enough out to escape detection?

There may have to be prep times and you may/may not be able to shoot while crossing....

I don't know. This idea just sort of popped into my mind, so I posted it to see the reaction.

EDIT:

Yeah, no doubt this has been asked before. But how long? How deep do I have to dive into those archives?

Well, thanks for giving me your opinions. :)

EDIT AGAIN:

The DD Shermans couldn't fire while they were landing, and they were very, very unwieldly in the water.

In general, you'd be a sitting duck on the water and even an near miss would likely send you to the bottom.

If you want to be adventurous, you should try submarining in your tank.  While real tanks would stay submerged permanently if they go in over their heads (engine needs air <snorkels only work so much>), in WoT you can go through deep water if you're fast enough.  Just don't stop moving and full speed ahead.  You can cover quite a bit of distance in the 10 sec if you do it right.  If not, the fish will enjoy their new statue.

Guardsman1426 #12 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 04:04

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View Postyournamehere84, on Dec 15 2012 - 03:47, said:

that would result in tanks hiding way off in the ocean where no one could shoot them.  Were amphibious tanks around during the mid 20th century?
yes the DD sherman and the submersible pz3 are good examples plus the soviets did alot of research into swiming tanks

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View Postyournamehere84, on Dec 15 2012 - 03:47, said:

that would result in tanks hiding way off in the ocean where no one could shoot them.  Were amphibious tanks around during the mid 20th century?
Yeah wwII, DD was one of the more famous spots where they used them

View Postseekorigin, on Dec 15 2012 - 03:49, said:

They used some on D-day.  Though a bunch of them sank.
Because the seas were rough, the allies almost called off the invasion because of it, but good thing we went at that time, otherwise the germans might have won.

Priory_of_Sion #14 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 04:05

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http://worldoftanks....-asap-2-part-1/
fast forward to the 3 minute mark to hear why the amphibious tanks aren't going to see WoT anytime soon. When maps are much larger and there are more strategic value to the amphibious tanks then they will/might be added

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View Postyournamehere84, on Dec 15 2012 - 03:47, said:

that would result in tanks hiding way off in the ocean where no one could shoot them.  Were amphibious tanks around during the mid 20th century?
Yes several countries had them.

The Russian had some amphibians in the  BT series and the Allies had the Sherman DD. The British even had an experimental one in WWI.

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Well a good British amphibious vehicle would be the tog II. Then you can call in airstrikes. XD and i believe the japanese had numerous amphibious vehicles and wasn't the PT-76 in the time period for the game.

Joefess #17 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 04:10

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why do they need amphibious tanks in the game tho ? its fine how it is.

cpm97 #18 Posted Dec 15 2012 - 04:11

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actualy the FCM 50t and many other french tanks were desighned to be amphibious maus had a snorkle to ford (cross) rivers m5stuart sherman cromwell comet and m103 haad snorkles on th in game model of cromwell it has its snorkle so why not make them reserchable moduals in game like teh idea +1