Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Today we have two new renders of anti-tank equipment; the British 6-pounder MkIV and the German Marder I SdKfz 138.

Posted by Fenring on Jul 1st, 2009

The original 6-pounder MkI was made by TheJackalx2k, AaronAsh and Rad and it was upgraded to the MkIV by Toddel.


The 6-pounder MkIV is not just a reskin from the MkI used in North Africa. This gun has an L/50 barrel (meaning the barrel length is 50 times greater than the barrel diameter (57mm), as opposed to the L/43 barrel on the MkI. The 6-pounder was kept in service with the British Army until some 20 years after the end of the war.

Next up we have the Marder I, SdKfz 138, which was made by Toddel.


The German army had captured more than 300 French Lorraine 37Ls in 1940 and, in May of 1942, it was decided to put these artillery tractors to use, by converting 170 of them to tank-destroyers. The new vehicle, called the Marder I, was armed with a 75mm PaK40/1. Although most Marder Is were used on the eastern front, some were also used in Normandy, most notably, by the 21st Panzer Division.

That's all for now, but be sure to come back later this week for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel and our public forums to discuss this update and other news.

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83 Jul 2 2009, 3:00am says:

Thats something I didnt know. I imagined that germans had built all theyre armors.

Cant wait for the mod new version.

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smokeythebear
smokeythebear Jul 3 2009, 5:11am replied:

The Germans had shortages of equipment and tanks on all fronts, so they had to be as resourceful as possible. The frontline needs didn't really communicate well with what was actually being manufactured in Germany though; enter the unreliable heavy tanks.

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Shadowmetroid
Shadowmetroid Jul 6 2009, 11:28am replied:

The Germans put many captured vehicles and tanks from ALL fronts into service with the Wehrmact. If you look around on the web, you will find captured T-34s and Shermans bearing the Panzer symbol- they belonged to the Wehrmact.

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aidas2
aidas2 Jul 2 2009, 3:07am says:

Cool

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0rpheus
0rpheus Jul 2 2009, 11:59pm says:

Beautiful!

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet Jul 3 2009, 8:49am says:

Very nice... yes, in the early days of WW2, invasion of Poland etc, it was not that Germany had better tanks or more of them, infact, they were outdated and most of their tanks and vehicles were not much better than the crountries they invaded. It was their tactics, blitzkrieg or Lighting War and the use of 2 way radios in their armour/vehicles that gave them a distinct advantage, allowing them to better communicate their commands across the various groups, and keeping the momentum.

Thus ends the history lesson.

Great models and textures as always gentlemen.

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lordegern
lordegern Jul 3 2009, 11:16am says:

Nice models! Cant wait to see Jagdpanther!

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Eat_Uranium
Eat_Uranium Jul 3 2009, 1:29pm replied:

You'll have to wait a while for that. There were less of them in Normandy than Kingtigers, and its highly unlikely we'll see this soon.

Pity though. Such a great tank destroyer.

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