Why the Univ. Carrier not the T-20?

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Nestor Makhno

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I haven't looked too deeply into production figures but I bet there were far more T-20's manufactured than the 2-3,000 Universal Carriers that were given to the USSR thru Lend Lease.

So why wasn't the home-grown version modelled and implemented?

Just curious.
 

Letum

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Heres a pic for peple who haven't seen one!

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It might have been because the T-20 isn't as well known. (altho I love it! [SIZE=-1]Komsomolets ooze style![/SIZE])

It might be because there are problems with shooting people in cargo (Its very easy to do this with the T-20 as there is no protection for the passengers).

It might be to do with balance issues.



Of course this is all wild speculation and I dont really have any ider!
 
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Field Marshal Rommel

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That looks like the Universal carrier without the side walls not much of a difference
 

Letum

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LOL, did they just sit on the edge of that thing? LOL, I'd be like, "**** that comrade, I'm walking!"

YUP!
Heres some germans doing just that on a captured one.
Can anyone ID that gun? it doesnt look like a german 75 or 105. It could be russian as well, but I've never seen one like it. French prahaps?


komsomolets.jpg

 

Jono

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The thing is there isnt really any protection for the passengers of the UC anyway ( well i bloody hoped that got modelled in) as all you needed was an MG42 to open up on it and bye byes.
 
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It looks like an obsolete cannon it must be Russian.
 

Mikser

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The Komsomolet, as already noted, was an artillery tractor. That colour photo, by the way, is of a specimen in the artillery museum here in H
 

Solo4114

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Possibly because the Bren Carrier, however lightweight in terms of its ability to protect vs. small-arms fire, still provides SOME minimal protection which, by the look of it, the T20 doesn't even pretend to provide.

The T20 was, as I understand it, a tractor, not an APC. The Bren Carrier is at least an APC if not necessarily a particularly good one.


And as a side question, why does this seem to happen literally every patch? The devs add something and people start saying "Why'd you do this instead of that?"
 

RedGuardist

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YUP!
Heres some germans doing just that on a captured one.
Can anyone ID that gun? it doesnt look like a german 75 or 105. It could be russian as well, but I've never seen one like it. French prahaps?


komsomolets.jpg


These guys are Finns, not Germans. And I think that gun is French 1875 model cannon. Some might say, wasn`t that already a bit antique piece back then.:)
 

Nestor Makhno

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YUP!
Heres some germans doing just that on a captured one.
Can anyone ID that gun? it doesnt look like a german 75 or 105. It could be russian as well, but I've never seen one like it. French prahaps?


komsomolets.jpg


Those are Finns and in answer to the 'why knock the devs?" question you will see in my original post that I was just curious and have now received a satisfactory answer viz. the Komsomolets was an artillery tractor.

Case closed.