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KFAJ #41 Posted May 03 2011 - 02:44

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View PostTupinambis, on Apr 06 2011 - 05:04, said:

You're not using it right then.
EDIT: Wait, you've never even owned a B2. Maybe you should try it before saying that it sucks.
No it's pretty obvious that all premium tanks suck. Once in a T-28, I killed the prem German heavy tank in one shot when it was at 21%. Of course I was using the ZiS-4

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wow what a surprisse that tank is AMX50 FOCH in that video
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Tupinambis #43 Posted May 03 2011 - 05:16

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View PostKFAJ, on May 03 2011 - 02:44, said:

No it's pretty obvious that all premium tanks suck. Once in a T-28, I killed the prem German heavy tank in one shot when it was at 21%. Of course I was using the ZiS-4

Well... it was at 21%. I've destroyed T-28s in 2v1 matches (only one had the 85mm as far as I could tell). Keep in mind that the T-28 is armored with wet cardboard and, at close ranges, the German premium med and heavy can tear it to ribbons.

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View PostMaximillian, on Jan 22 2011 - 04:06, said:

Ah did not know that, dont read french and it popped up when I did a search :unsure:


This is interesting, the renault UE chenilette anti tank fitted. Seen one of these many years ago, and they are small. really small(tankette):Smile_great:
http://img266.images...renaultue40.jpg
That looks like an su 26 with a 76 on it. I may be wrong though

Atemerus #45 Posted May 07 2011 - 03:52

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View Postkillzoneasian, on Apr 22 2011 - 20:37, said:

AGREEDED :Smile-izmena:

Remember the M3 stuart when it was in the russian tree? It sucked right? But now is on the USA tree and got better. Well now think about the b2 and now process this, it will have better engine, tracks, turret and ofcourse a better gun.

Valkeiper #46 Posted May 13 2011 - 12:46

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View Post2ndPzDiv, on Feb 01 2011 - 13:54, said:

Its certainly going to be interesting to see if French tank Destroyers are going to be typical of their German and Russian counterparts or have something that really makes them unique (aside from the fact that they are French and not German or Russian) For example we know a few of the US tank destroyers are going to be turreted like the Wolverine which will be different. Perhaps the French TD's are going to be alot quicker than the others who knows...

Oh and some of these Td's people are posting pics of are fascinating. I had no idea any of these really existed guess that just shows how under-represented the French are in WW2 videgames but also written history as i have been studying tank production from 1936-1945 and not once did i come across references to the French designs except in passing.

Heinz Guderin devoted 3 full chapters to the difficulties faced by the germans during the battle of france in his book (panzer leader? or panzer general?) He made particular note of 45mm at guns pinging of chars (especially char Bs).

Demaskus #47 Posted May 31 2011 - 20:19

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It's curious to note that everyone in this thread who thinks the B2 740 is a bad tank, doesn't own one.

I own one. It rapes.

Achtung_T_Shirt #48 Posted Jun 05 2011 - 07:21

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Wow French tanks.

Dredhawk #49 Posted Jun 05 2011 - 09:55

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What the French had TD To!!!!!!!!!!!OMG LOL

Steel_Viper #50 Posted Jun 14 2011 - 19:12

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View PostWill_of_Iron, on Apr 30 2011 - 21:04, said:

any chance of an m-10 wolverine?


View PostDeadlyTreadly, on May 01 2011 - 11:11, said:

Why? They're coming before the French Tree is released when the devs bring out the US TDs.

I wonder thou if there will be a variant of it for the French, since the Free French Army used it. Other than that, I do not really know of any tanks they can add to the TD line that actually saw battle.

Chaosticket #51 Posted Jun 15 2011 - 22:32

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Ive only seen 3 french TDs, one was a S35 with a hull mounted 75mm, another with whats looks like a 75mm howitzer shown earlier in this thread, and the AMX 50 Foch, which was abandoned after they made the AMX 50-120mm.

Sparviero #52 Posted Aug 20 2011 - 19:15

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Is there going to be any love for the Somua Sau40

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1937 CANON AUTOMOTEUR SOMUA Sau 40                                                                 Les   premiers projets de canons automoteurs remontent à 1935. Le projet  SOMUA,  dérivé du S 35 est terminé fin 1937. Il attendra un an pour   pouvoir disposer d'un canon et d'un tourelleau. Il est testé en 1939 et   donne satisfaction. 36 exemplaires sont commandés en novembre 1939.
  Le canon de 75 mm APX est dérivé du modèle 1929. Ce canon  devait  disposer d'un débattement latéral de 12° et de -10°  à +30° en vertical.  La portée était de 2000m pour les  tirs direct. L'approvisionnement  était de 102 obus (rupture et explosif).
Des lunettes de pointage grossissement X4 étaient disposées de part  et d'autre du canon avec un champ de 125°.
La cadence de tir était de 10 coups en 55 secondes. En position de route,  le tube était rétracté par un vérin.
Un seul canon étant disponible pour le Sau 40 et l'ARL 40, il en est résulté  des retards pour les essais de ces matériels.
Blindage : Avant : 35 à 40 mm latéral : 30 mm tourelle : 38 mm plancher  et toit : 20 mm
  Le prototype a été photographié en Dordogne aux alentours  du 27 juin  1940. Intégré dans une unité de circonstance,  il a semble-t-il survécu à  la campagne de France mais a ensuite  disparu sans laisser de trace.



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1940  ARL 40  V939                                    Prototype  du canon automoteur ARL 40 construit en acier doux. Cet engin,  véritable  canon d'assaut, était extrêmement sophistiqué. Sa mise au   point fut longue et sa fabrication n'aurait pu déboucher qu'au cours du   second semestre de 1940. L'ARL 40 devait équiper les Divisions  Cuirassées et jouer le rôle d'une artillerie d'accompagnement.
Armement : 1 canon de 75 mm type APX (débattement latéral 6°)
Dimensions : longueur : 5,80 m largeur : 2,57 m hauteur : 2,45 m
Poids : 25 t Blindage : 50 mm Vitesse : 42 km/h Equipage : 5 hommes




Probably failure in searching on my part. These are popular vehicles of discussion in wwiionline.

edit: indeed it was I see now from the tech tree the sau40 and arl39 will be in game.

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View Postjdtherocker, on May 03 2011 - 14:56, said:

That looks like an su 26 with a 76 on it. I may be wrong though




someone told me that the su76 was actually a td 0.o?

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Cant wait for SAU-40, its a turreted StuG, really. Upgrade the 75 and what do you get? long barreled TD.

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View PostSouroy, on Jan 22 2011 - 13:55, said:

German conversion: 3.7 cm PaK 36 Renault UE (f).
The 3.7cm was already (almost) useless during the battle of France, I don't understand why they thought that was a good idea to fit it on a UE (which had no more than 9mm of armor).

http://en.valka.cz/f...ap042ue_129.jpg


I believe it's nickname was the 'Door knocker' being useless, it was used in an infantry support role.  knocking out pill boxes and machine gun nests.

Kroz1776 #56 Posted Oct 27 2011 - 19:02

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Yes there will be love for that tank.  Just look here.

The tank next to it, well two tanks down looks awesome too.  I believe it will be a french premium.

Kroz1776 #57 Posted Oct 27 2011 - 19:06

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My question is, why are the french TD's all called AT SPG's?

XenomorphZZ #58 Posted Oct 27 2011 - 19:20

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Because thats what they are... TD is an informal nickname given by the americans to GMC/SPGs that were used primarily to take out enemy tanks...

CdtWeasel #59 Posted Nov 17 2011 - 22:39

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What tank is this?  I am now in love with the lunch box on tracks.

http://worldotanks.r...1/11/333262.jpg

Ketnix #60 Posted Nov 17 2011 - 23:11

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One thing can sure be said. French tanks are not nice on the eyes.