Forgotten Hope 2 is an award-winning World War II modification for Battlefield 2TM and is based on the original Forgotten Hope, a modification for Battlefield 1942TM, one of the most popular multiplayer games ever. Battlefield 1942TM featured land, sea and air combat in a way never before seen. It was the goal of the development team to maximize the game experience by adding both a realistic and enjoyable gameplay to FH and now to FH2.

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76mm ZIS-3 Divisional Gun mod.1942
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doom44
doom44 Sep 27 2011, 11:33am says:

Nice!
So it's an AT weapon? I've read some where that it was also used as an artillery weapon, but that's probably not true...

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P3ACE753
P3ACE753 Sep 27 2011, 1:12pm replied:

It was used as AT or Arty. But it was very bad in AT role compared to the 57mm ZIS-2 Model 1943 L/72.9. So it was mostly used as Arty.

The 76mm ZIS-3 Divisional Gun mod.1942 had 3 TIMES worse armor penetration values than the other 76mm At guns like the US 76mm 3 Inch M5 L/50, the German 75mm PaK 40 L/48 or the British 76mm Q.F. 17 Pounder Mk.IV L/55.

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Suribatchi
Suribatchi Nov 4 2011, 10:14am replied:

Im pretty sure that this gun was also mounted onto the Russian equivalent of the British Bren Carrier >>. Not completely sure though >>> But I'm pretty sure there was also a mounted version of this gun or perhaps a more powerfull model !!

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petemyster
petemyster Sep 27 2011, 1:13pm replied:

I believe the zis-2 is the anti-tank gun, the zis-3 had more of an artillery role

edit: beaten to it

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Sgt_Prof
Sgt_Prof Sep 27 2011, 11:39am says:

Russians will come in mod.

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asureka
asureka Sep 27 2011, 11:51am says:

That second (light color) zis is captured and used by germans or just simple camouflage skin?

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Kraetzer
Kraetzer Sep 27 2011, 12:47pm replied:

captured by Germans

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marcinLDZ
marcinLDZ Sep 27 2011, 11:58am says:

Nice

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therealgordonfreeman
therealgordonfreeman Sep 27 2011, 1:45pm says:

eee very nice, will there ever be pacific theatre maps and equipment?

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The 76mm Divisional Gun M1942, or ZiS-3 as it was better known, came about during the initial stages of the Soviet campaign to fill the need for a medium caliber gun that could destroy the German armor at the time. The design was relatively simple with a 76.2mm gun mounted on the carriage from the older ZiS-2. Combat experience showed that the ZiS-3 was largely superior to other Soviet AT weapons, and the gun's extreme reliability and accuracy meant that it was well liked by both the enlisted men and the top brass. In all, from 1941 to the end of the war, production of the gun reached well over 103,000. The 76mm Divisional Gun M1942 (ZiS-3) was made by Kraetzer, with help from Toddel on the wheels.

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