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.
Even as early as 1942 the Soviets considered light tanks to be obsolete, especially compared to the T-34. However, light tanks had the advantage that they could be constructed in small factories that were unable to manage with the larger medium and heavy tanks. In 1942 the T-70 was introduced to replace both the obsolete T-60 reconnaissance tank and the complicated and expensive T-50 light infantry tank.
The first T-70s to roll off the production line were fitted with two engines, each of which powered one track. This was not an ideal setup, and the tank was soon modified to the T-70M with both engines mounted on the right and working together. The turret was also simplified and the mounting moved to the left hand side.
One big drawback of its design was its cramped turret, which was only big enough for one crew member. A version with a bigger turret was produced as the T-80 starting in 1943, but by that time there was enough lend-lease matériel flowing into the Red Army that the light tank was declared obsolete and all production stopped. 8226 T-70s were constructed in total, and ours was made by Toddel.