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  1. The hull skirts were just hanging on "hooks" and could be removed. The turret skirts were welded on.
  2. Actually, both the T-34s will swing up to 7° degrees either direction (and up/down) to, or in the direction of, the last view the commander/gunner has before closing hatch. If you are already pointing within 7° of the spotted enemy and you center that enemy in the commander's view and close the hatch, the gun will swing to point directly at him. If, in panic or inattention, you swing the commander's view off in some other direction before closing the hatch, the gun will swing 7° in that direction while the hatch is closing. If one thinks about it a moment, one might see an minor
  3. Yeah, I liked this idea then and I like it now, but I'm a rubbish player ... obviously.
  4. And why on earth can't visors be replaced on the fly the way they were on the real battlefield? That's why they were quick-change to begin with.
  5. I'm in agreement regarding vehicle movement. With regard to "dust kick-up" I'm referring to actual dust on the ground kicked up by the muzzle blast. This effect, if modeled (doesn't appear to be) would vary based on terrain type and the worst effect would be from terrain featuring very fine, loose and dry dirt or sand and I'm not seeing any of this. The muzzle blast (at least with the P4), both the flash and smoke, is modeled to reflect a muzzle brake. One could go on for days discussing its accuracy, or lack there-of, of depiction of course, but a muzzle brake is accounted for
  6. We (Yanks Air Museum) have the first P-47M ever made. 227385 (Well, it's the first of four YP-47M's.)
  7. My thoughts about that particular video clip being sped up (I should add "slightly") are that it is likely from the original film, the Germans wanting to show more impressive performance (maybe) to the general public. To the point of the muzzle plume, I've noticed there doesn't seem to be any distinctive difference to plume shape whether there is a muzzle brake or not. There also doesn't seem to be any dust kick-up, but that, too, would probably be an all or nothing feature not taking ground surface (or muzzle) characteristics into consideration so maybe one shouldn't make too mu
  8. The cross country clips mentioned at ~12:30 in the last video seem to be accelerated for dramatic effect. Just the way it looks to me.
  9. Of course, using the steering wheel there were 16 distinct turn radii, two for each gear. In first gear the radii were ~3.5m and ~10.5m and in eighth gear they were ~57m and ~170m. The game doesn't model this or the zero speed turn in place (in reality not recommended). All tanks seem to share variations on the same driving dynamics (as well as the same five speed transmission).
  10. DirectX 10? The requirement is for DX 11 (and 64 bit).
  11. I'm reasonably certain it was on Kuban ... something like 0512 on the beach. Or it could've been 0710 ... I didn't really recognize it as a map problem until it happened the second time and, while I had an idea of where I was when it happened I've since forgotten. I was on the Finnish server both times. It seems like long ago I had a similar experience in the woods somewhere, at the time I had NO clue what had happened as I think I was being attacked, but that location is lost to time if it was even a map issue. I can live with these outliers, though, it's the killer trees that drive me nu
  12. ... and, just to add to the confusion, there is at least one hole in one of the maps. When the tank falls through your view stays at ground level while the tank disappears beneath you (I've gone through it twice). 90% of my gameplay is on multiplayer servers with no minimap and no position shown.
  13. Actually, any crewman's hatch opening will work.
  14. The Russians overboosted the heck out of the P-39 admitting that if they operated it "by the book" it would have been a dog. So the engine life was reduced somewhat, they had a war to fight - lol.
  15. It's almost like the game play manual is an Easter egg. That's what I would think, but it seems there's a sizable community of tank commanders that want to simply give the order to shoot at will.
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