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LpBronco #1 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 13:23

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I was talking to a friend who served in 'Nam in the artillery and we had never spoken much about his actual service. It turns out this was the weapon he was assigned and I'm at a loss to understand why we don't have this vehicle represented in game.

 

https://en.wikipedia...ew_20130302.jpg



Feargrim27 #2 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 13:30

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Wait you want MORE artillery in this game?

 



LpBronco #3 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 13:44

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Yep

 

...especially when it fits within the historical context of the game. My friends unit was assigned to the Marine Corp (1st Battalion 40th Field Artillery - Charlie Battery). He was in one of these vehicles when it was hit by enemy fire and totaled.Round came in on the front engine deck, no one was hurt. The SPG was constructed of aluminum which I wasn't aware was used. I'm sure there are others who have more information and I would like to hear from them.


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Feargrim27 #4 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 13:49

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If it means anything, please thank your friend for his service to our country. 

 

As for more in-game arty. No, please no.



Gbray #5 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 14:17

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Make it a tier 8 premium arty and I'm in!

TLWiz #6 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 14:48

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View PostLpBronco, on Feb 09 2020 - 07:23, said:

I was talking to a friend who served in 'Nam in the artillery and we had never spoken much about his actual service. It turns out this was the weapon he was assigned and I'm at a loss to understand why we don't have this vehicle represented in game.

 

https://en.wikipedia...ew_20130302.jpg

 

It would have seemed an obvious choice to me for the tier 10 US arty, but history is not in the top criteria for vehicles in this game.  There are quite a few actual vehicles which saw service which are ignored, instead we have stuff like the T95/Chieftain, Japan super heavies, and the entire Chinese TD line just to scratch the surface of fake tanks.



jst2gr8 #7 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 14:59

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Because never once, not even a little tiny bit has WG said this a historical tank game. That is why they do not or don't just add any and every tank in the game.

LpBronco #8 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 15:02

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He was talking about a couple of others  - one with a 155 and another with a 175 so it looks like there was a complete line.

 

This is the M107

 

https://upload.wikim...07-latrun-1.jpg

 

WG has always touted the inclusion of historical elements including the production and use histories of some of their models. This looks like something they could explore.


Edited by LpBronco, Feb 09 2020 - 15:06.


AndrewSledge #9 Posted Feb 09 2020 - 16:08

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I'm assuming it's too new, since it didn't see service until 1966.

 

Also, it's a 105mm howitzer, which is pretty small for high-tier artillery.


Edited by AndrewSledge, Feb 09 2020 - 16:09.





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