Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today we are showing off a render of a vehicle that you might remember seeing back during our Dev Remembrance event. It is of course the T19 HMC.
The T19 Howitzer Motor Carriage was an interim answer to a 1941 request for a mobile artillery piece to equip the expanding US Armoured Force. While it was desired to have a fully tracked vehicle, this would take more time to develop, and work began on adapting the M3 Halftrack to carry a 105mm M2A1 howitzer.
The howitzer in a slightly strengthened version of its normal carriage was mounted on a table in the rear of the halftrack, and a modified gunshield was fitted to provide some crew protection. The vehicle design was accepted as the T19 in October of 1941, and 324 would be produced by the Diamond T Motor Company in the first 4 months of 1942.
The T19 HMC would serve in Operation Torch and the subsequent fighting in Tunisia, with some units continuing to use it through Sicily, Italy and Southern France. Ultimately the T19 was quickly replaced by the fully tracked M7 HMC Priest and would be declared obsolete in July 1945. Ours was made by Stubbfan and Matt Baker using Agus and Rad's halftrack and Darren01's howitzer.
Secondly, while putting together some of the renders for 2.6, CptBocquier volunteered to go back and make a few renders for already existing content that never got made before. The first of these is the venerable 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft cannon, a veteran of 2.0 and originally made by Rad with some recent improvements by Seth Soldier.
That's all for this week, but be sure to come back next time for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our Discord, our public forums, our Twitter, our subreddit, and/or Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.