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  • M1A1 Thompson? M1A1 carbine? M18 Recoilless rifle? JOHNSON RIFLE?!?!?!?


    • Originally posted by PoisonStrudel View Post
      M1A1 Thompson? M1A1 carbine? M18 Recoilless rifle? JOHNSON RIFLE?!?!?!?
      Yes, no, no, no.

      M2HB, for my M3. But it will be released on a tripod first.
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      • Originally posted by Twrecks View Post
        Yes, no, no, no.

        M2HB, for my M3. But it will be released on a tripod first.
        1/4 I'll take it. So we're finally getting a .50? I like it


        • Originally posted by PoisonStrudel View Post
          1/4 I'll take it. So we're finally getting a .50? I like it
          PTRS with 10 rounds a second against infantry, anyone?
          Hmm, quick question, could the Sd.Kfz 251 be penetrated by small arms, I know the M3 half-track can.
          Last edited by Beskar Mando; 03-22-2016, 05:30 PM.
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          • The 251 was largely bullet proof.


            • Just a few more details and the 30 rnd mag to complete the hi-poly:
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                • Nice.
                  Though someone needs to animate all of these, lol.
                  --------------------------Beskar Mando-------------------------


                  • Hopefully Heroes of the West can use it


                    • Originally posted by Beskar Mando View Post
                      Though someone needs to animate all of these, lol.
                      Hope so, this awesome 50 cal is going to need to be simplified some, and needs an ammo box and ammo belt:

                      I didn't make the above model (can't even say where it came from), so only using it for reference to build my own versions (tripod and pintal). Don't want to step on any e-toes. Pretty sure it'll punch holes in a 251
                      Last edited by Twrecks; 03-29-2016, 06:18 PM.
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                      • The Sk251 had sloped armor, so it was probably fairly resistant to small arms. The M3 was less so simply because of the vertical sides. But the .50 cal was designed to punch through light armor and did so effectively, particularly if the ammo used was AP. Just as a side thought, the presence of the .50 cal is realistic, but will add a whole new dynamic to the maps. This thing can punch through buildings. Tactics will have to be developed to deal with it. This is probably a good thing, because there is a lot of room for improvement in terms of how players move about and coordinate attack and defense. Still too much running around like irrational chickens.
                        Last edited by G_Sajer; 04-09-2016, 04:09 PM.
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                        • Just as a side thought, the presence of the .50 cal is realistic, but will add a whole new dynamic to the maps. This thing can punch through buildings. Tactics will have to be developed to deal with it.
                          Considering the short engagement ranges, that everyone on the other side will have sniper-esque zoom, and the .50 won't be mobile like a lmg, I think your life expectancy as a mounted mg'er won't be long.

                          If you can sit back at long range somewhere with it, it will be effective at suppression and keeping people on the floor however. Like it should.


                          • Dunno, don't want to rain on the parade, but I foresee that, with the current zoom and the historical lack of any sort of armored shield for the MGers, they'll be slumped down on the hull of the M3 for most of the time when the HT is anywhere near rifle range, not to mention the MGs...

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