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The Nationality of the 105 leFH18B2


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ScaryT #1 Posted Jan 12 2014 - 06:43

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I was leafing through one of my books on German armor during the war and found the aforementioned tank. Reading on (and later in the game description) it was a captured B1 modified by the Heer to help replace the losses it sustained on the Polish and French Campaigns (25% of German armor was lost in Poland, but mostly to mechanical faults.

 

I understand this is very tardy inbeing found by me, but, for accuracy's sake, this move to a special German premium SPG? The only way I know of for the French to use them is for the Free French to have captured them during the Liberation of France in 1944, but it was a German modification (much like the Panzer B2 Heavy Tank) so wouldn't deserve to be a German premium?



Harnisfechten #2 Posted Jan 12 2014 - 06:48

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it really should be. And so should the FCM Pak36, IIRC

 

Not sure why they are french anyways



xstream1 #3 Posted Jan 12 2014 - 07:18

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FCM36 Pak 40 was a German conversion, essentially the Marder I, the leFH18B2 is also a German conversion of which less then 25 where produced. For all historical accuracy, they should be German premiums, like the somua.

Legiondude #4 Posted Jan 12 2014 - 07:23

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View PostHarnisfechten, on Jan 11 2014 - 23:48, said:

Not sure why they are french anyways

Because the French needed something



Crucible #5 Posted Jan 12 2014 - 07:35

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Please don't start lighting torches and raising a mob until I'm done with my French SPG grind! The leF18B2 makes a great little premium trainer.

Necrophore #6 Posted Jan 12 2014 - 07:39

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The Germans will be getting the SU-76i to make up for it, since it uses a Panzer III chassis.

Tpaktop2_1 #7 Posted Jan 12 2014 - 07:41

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They are Vichy units. That explains it. :teethhappy:

Edited by Tpaktop2_1, Jan 12 2014 - 07:41.


Mydragonsfly #8 Posted Jan 12 2014 - 07:42

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View PostLegiondude, on Jan 12 2014 - 00:23, said:

Because the French needed something

 

And also, you know how WG likes his "historical accuracy"... :sceptic:



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There's also an old screenshot of a Panzerjaeger 35R in French colors

ScaryT #10 Posted Jan 12 2014 - 21:32

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I didn't think about the Pak 40, although it's name makes it abundantly clear it was not French. How could I have missed them for so long...

The point is, I joined this game to have fun and test the video game industry in it's historical accuracy. When I joined it wasn't very bad, but here? Now? I think the Conqueror Gun Carriage has far superior accuracy and will hit the mark far more times than WG is now...this concerns me.



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View PostLegiondude, on Jan 12 2014 - 01:23, said:

Because the French needed something

this so much. the french need more Lines, TBH the french should have had a line added instead of the Germans(They didn't need 2 new lines in 1 year, the same can be said for Russia also)






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