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Nuttah @ Artwork: Inferno

You'd basically have to be right in the large version of the production render to actually notice that there are some sort of ribs on the indent of each tank.

Of the six images on the C&C wiki on it, this is the only one where you can actually see it:
Vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net

So yeah, either you'd have to be actively working on it, or a pretty big loon to notice.

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Nuttah @ Distant Thunder

Same. Got more resources off the mainland than the island.

UNLESSS the bulk of the resources is actually still underground, and the surface deposits are just indicative of the fact.

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Nuttah @ Panther Jack-in-the-box Effect

Ooooooh, shiny!
Guess it would be a bit of a pain to make a hull blowout vent that doesn't risk cooking the underside of your turret bustle.

Makes sense as a sacrifice, though. From what I've gathered, incoming fire tends to mostly come in above a certain height...mostly.

Quick bit of digging: The Leclerc seems to share this approach.

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Nuttah @ Panther Jack-in-the-box Effect

Nit: Isn't most turret popping more of a factor of how the ammo storage is configured, rather than where it's located?
(Well, and whether your mechanical loading system is terminally opposed to the separation of storage and fighting compartments, I guess.)

Not that I mind the occasional turret dance, regardless of non-modeled details. :P

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Nuttah @ Shell Map Preview 2

Johnny Horton Intensifies.

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Nuttah @ Shell Map Preview 2

Minor request, if I may; Please don't go the Petro route where you had to blow out every little subystem to actually destroy the things.

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Nuttah @ Type 33-4 class Dreadnought

All that description's missing is a set of spotter drones that bombarded ground troops could surrender to.

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Nuttah @ Battleships

Of course, the very existance of the thing means someone's going to be investing heavily in particularly large anti-ship missiles.

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Nuttah @ Battleships

Sssso...178% of a Yamato just as the main armament...that's going to be one fun firework show.

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Nuttah @ Map: [6] Close Quarters

Well, the name is "Close Quarters."
Generally implies messy, violent encounters with little wiggle-room.

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Nuttah @ "Cleansing Fire!"

That's kind of the problem with flamethrowers, though; People tend to like to shoot them first if they notice them.

Maybe axing the external fuel tanks on all the other tanks, and only have them on this one?

I mean, from what I've noticed, the core gameplay already revolves around naval engagements over relatively small islands, unless the cans are for potable water instead, I don't exactly see operational range as being an immediate necessity.

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Nuttah @ West Germany

Eeeh, don't have the right, when I can't be arsed half the time myself.

The war was pretty much lost the moment it was decided that the Soviet Union really ought to be invaded, so you can pin it as early as 1923.
There's really just no better way to get a bunch of angry Slavs to drop their grievances than a band of Reiching Germans yelling about racial purity.

Frankly, while there's tank historians that go with that position on the Panther, I'm personally skittish on the matter, between its reduced HE performance, continued Pz.IV production, and its mechanical issues, which they really didn't get to the bottom of at all.
The French used them after the war, until about 1949, and they never managed to get their final drives to last past 150 kilometers without needing refurbishing, on a tank with at least 200 in its "operational range."

The British also had two Panthers and Jadgpanthers built for trials after the war, and, with a fifth captured (Berge)Panther, came to the conclusion that...they couldn't finish limited trials because they ran out of tanks.
One had its brakes fail snapping a torsion bar into the gearbox, the other four caught fire and burnt down.
Tankandafvnews.com

The tank had its teething problems, sure, exacerbated by being rushed into service without proper trials, but they also had serious design flaws as combat vehicles. The turret was top-heavy, the gun was completely imbalanced, owing to its length, the gunner's optics are horribly limited, and routine servicing often meant taking half the tank apart.

As for comparisons, I think the closest US equivalent is the M26 Pershing. Less muzzle velocity, but more balanced (even stabilized!) gun, HE capacity, and there's little case to claim it as a first generation Main Battle Tank.

But as soon as you start talking about actual post-war universal tanks, the Panther


Fiddling with radio control was nothing new: The Soviets were at it for the entire preceding decade actually using them in Finland, and then...not much else.
Brits, I think also did some work with their infantry radio stations, with no practical application.

Americans had a little project involving remotely guided aircraft jam-packed with explosives, but most it did was kill a Kennedy, however, they were quite prolific in guided bombs, putting together both a radar-guided and a fire-and-forget weapon before the war ended! The former actually sank an escort-ship, though post-war testing found it easy to jam, and the latter was too slow for the war.

They also returned to remote-controlled tanks the first, trying out cameras in an M48 Patton in 1956. It lagged, didn't see much, and they got it stuck a lot.
It may have also bulldozed a wall.

Pretty much all of these were failures. Your examples too, by the way. Just because the technology is there, does not mean it's robust enough to work on a battlefield.

Soviet tanks couldn't do much, American planes and bombs were shot down or plain fell out of the sky in the wrong place, you could take out a Goliath with some brass and a well applied pair of cable cutters, and their missiles were a stillbirth, with the effort made, and the product not delivered. Or worse, made with more casualties on the continent than the island.

Yeah, further replies are probably gonna be personal instead. These are getting...long.

Also, for the love of Kruppstahl, people, if you're gonna disseminate downvotes, at least have the spine to back them out with some facts of your own, will ya!?
Can't be just me doing the work.

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Nuttah @ West Germany

Sure, but there's hypothetical, and then there's "If only the Mongols had aircraft carriers!" type scenarios that simply don't fly because of how far-reaching everything relating to them is.

Helped, maybe, but they were fairly far away from instrumental. The US still had an extensive industrial base, engineers that could make it happen, and testing going on.

Let's leave the politics, both external and internal alone, and just go for the Panther example:

It's a request for a 30 tonne tank, which is the most of what its drive train is designed to handle, while actually weighing 45, leaving it second to both Tigers and, barely, the IS series tanks.

That thing was never going to be reliable. Not with that much weight on it. And without designing a whole new tank, there's just no way to actually make it decently serviceable either. Especially not as befits a piece of military equipment.

Unless you dropped a third of its weight, I guess...for a start. There's just nothing particularly remarkable about the tank when you get to it. Except maybe that they mass produced them in their state.

Personally, I think swapping out the armament for something with a heftier calibre and a more balanced gun by the third rework of the 75mm projectile and shell would have done them good as well.

...but so would have focusing more on trucks, or just plain not trying to **** off almost every major and superpower on the planet.

And as for the chemical arsenal...it's pretty worthless when using it would mean effectively forfeiting their logistics. As if that needed any help whatsoever.
And 'Jewish Physics' were just around the corner. Cheaper than anything Wernher was cooking at the time, too.

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Nuttah @ West Germany

At that point, you might as well have them riding flying pink unicorns into battle, though.
The tanks would break down and strain their already notorious logistics chain, while sacrificing general versatility for stationary tank-busting, their missiles carried a pathetic warhead a shorter range than contemporary bombers, and couldn't hit a target smaller than a city, and no, there was nothing that could be done about that, with each V2 needing 30 tonnes of potatoes to fly, which would be ******* idiotic even if their farmers were at home and there wasn't famine everywhere.
Just because you're dragging your immature prototypes into battle before they're ready because you're getting the ever-loving **** beat out of you doesn't mean they were ready for deployment.

There are absolutely massive differences in entering a city, and seizing it. See: Stalingrad.
By the time they crawl out the eastern end of Moscow, the last of their experienced combat troops are dead or crippled, and everything of strategic value has long since been evacuated.

A "Successful U-Boat campaign," by itself is enough cans of worms to feed a front, especially since the US isn't just going to sit idly by for it.

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Nuttah @ West Germany

Iiiiintahdasting. Now all we need is an alternate-history Weimar Republic for...whatever reason.

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Nuttah @ West Germany

Bundeswehr only starts existing in 1955, and their Air Force in 1956. For reference, the Korean war ended in 1953, so you can pretty easily say the 262 would have been worse than worthless.

Unless you instead think up some Unthinkable-type scenario, where the Allies rapidly rearm their half of Germany for war with the Soviet Union in 1945 for whatever reason, in which case, the plane probably isn't worth the effort in face of far more cost-effective Allied jets being readily available.
(And probably just plain overall better, but I'd have to check.)

And then the Soviets eventually take a mighty reaming courtesy of US and British air fleets, so all that's left to do is strafing and bombing, which definitely isn't worth the pricetag that comes with the plane.

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Nuttah @ Tigers of the world

Why not Otto Carius? :(

And as a special ability, he could heal nearby infantry!

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Nuttah @ Tigers of the world

Actually, War Thunder is calling it that too, now that they finally added Japanese tanks.
Though, I think the majority of their Archive Spelunking was done by the same person anyway.

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Nuttah @ Tigers of the world

Ah, figures.
Would've assumed the Japs would've went by the year they bought one, since they probably wouldn't have built them either way, but I guess that works too.

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Nuttah @ Tigers of the world

Well, that's gonna be a silly mess of tigers.
Still, for the Japanese vehicle, what is the "Type 4" name based on? Best I can gather, Japanese type designations for equipment go off their Imperial calendar, which, if bought in 1943, would have been year 2603, at best no?

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Nuttah @ magrini

Pretty much nobody has in almost a hundred years. And frankly, the photos are grainy as ****.

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Nuttah @ magrini

Italy, no! Italy!
Stahp!

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Nuttah @ Italian harbour

I suddenly got a feeling that I can only describe with the words:
"Drive me closer, I want to hit it with my sword!"

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Nuttah @ Mission

Which brings us back to an Allied force, using mixed Soviet and Allied equipment, and a yellow-ish camo, likely sometime after the Second World War. :P

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Nuttah @ Mission

Lest you got their **** by right of conquest, Stavros probably ain't gonna like you much, either.

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Nuttah @ EU Munitions Bunker

Awwww. So no more dinky wooden boombox? :(

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Nuttah @ Amphibious Assault

Das Z├╝ber.

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Nuttah @ Mission

Oh, I'm gonna blame that to the weirdness censor of usually not having seen Stavros around much.

Though, worth noting, I doubt Stavros would be doing much work with a Soviet force in the first place, what with Greece and stuff.

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Nuttah @ Twisted Dawn: Landing Craft

Ah, figures. Guess it would be somewhat annoying to basically delete half to get a decent fit with a few ships.

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Nuttah @ EU Munitions Bunker

They'll probably want to stand well back.

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