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Xlucine #5881 Posted Jan 09 2015 - 19:57

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Chally was getting embarrased

TwixOps #5882 Posted Jan 10 2015 - 13:25

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I have watched most of The_Challanger's videos, but I really much prefer The_Chieftans'... I guess I just like watching him attempt to wedge himself into Russian tanks.  

Walter_Sobchak #5883 Posted Jan 12 2015 - 21:14

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Hey Chieftain, I thought you might find this interesting.

 

Interview with Steven Zaloga



The_Chieftain #5884 Posted Jan 12 2015 - 21:43

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A little fuel on the fire from there:

"The Germans had the same kind of problems with the Panzer IV and the Panther.   In fact the Panther had a bad reputation for being a fire trap partly from fuel line leaks and partly because of the nature of the transmission"



Xlucine #5885 Posted Jan 12 2015 - 22:13

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Is that a pubbie tear dispenser on facebook?

Rosha_ #5886 Posted Jan 12 2015 - 22:36

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I am curious if the USSR's 57 mm was that much more accurate then the British 6 lber (57mm)!    In game the T-34 has .34 dispersion while the Crusader/Black Prince/Ram and now the Grant have dispersions of 41-43.  I understand the Germans having low dispersions due to optics, but the Russians? While there designs were good if not advanced they were very basic so I doubt they had the best optics.  Oh and they due more damage with their 57mm kinetic rounds then the British 57mm kinetic rounds.  Why is this historical, play balance or regional player base driven?

 

Again just wondering why the Russian premium Valentine is the Mk II with the 2 lber (47mm)?  The Mk 6 with the 6 lber (57mm) was built specifically for them in Canada when the British were discontinuing production.  This was the 'Russian Valentine".



ket101 #5887 Posted Jan 12 2015 - 23:34

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2 pounder was 40mm.  The Valentine Mk II in the game carries the Russian 45mm gun.

Xlucine #5888 Posted Jan 13 2015 - 00:06

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View PostRosha_, on Jan 12 2015 - 21:36, said:

I understand the Germans having low dispersions due to optics, but the Russians? While there designs were good if not advanced they were very basic so I doubt they had the best optics

 

APG specifically said that the sights on T-34 were the best in the world

Rosha_ #5889 Posted Jan 13 2015 - 00:40

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APG?

Walter_Sobchak #5890 Posted Jan 13 2015 - 00:44

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View PostRosha_, on Jan 12 2015 - 18:40, said:

APG?

 

Aberdeen Proving Ground.

 

 


Edited by Walter_Sobchak, Jan 13 2015 - 00:47.


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View PostRosha_, on Jan 12 2015 - 13:36, said:

I am curious if the USSR's 57 mm was that much more accurate then the British 6 lber (57mm)!  

 

Dispersion is entirely a game balance thing. 

 

 

View PostXlucine, on Jan 12 2015 - 15:06, said:

APG specifically said that the sights on T-34 were the best in the world

 

Which was of German origins, so same thing.



Blackhorse_Six #5892 Posted Jan 13 2015 - 01:06

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View PostRosha_, on Jan 12 2015 - 18:40, said:

APG?

 

Not looking to upstage Walter's post, but here's a thumbnail history of the role APG plays in the development of equipment within the purview of the Ordnance Corps, and why ...

 

http://en.wikipedia...._Proving_Ground



allenmark00 #5893 Posted Jan 21 2015 - 23:51

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I saw the chief!!!

 



Walter_Sobchak #5894 Posted Jan 23 2015 - 17:21

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Hey Chieftain, I thought you might find this video clip interesting, if you haven't already seen it.  APG footage of early TD equipment (37mm guns on jeeps and M3 motor carriages.)  There is also footage of a Christie chassis being tested.

 

War Dept Film Bulletin 3: Tests Of Gun Carriers Etc., 1942

 

 






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