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MaximumSomething #281 Posted 30 March 2016 - 02:35 PM

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That's not an AC4 turret, that's an experimental turret mounted on the E1. The basic design is probably AC4ish, when a mockup (possibly that one) was inspected the ammunition stowage displeased the army, they wanted it redesigned to allow for 18 rounds to be stored in the turret bustle to ease loading.

 

Wiki in this point is correct [citation needed], the AC4 was to have a 70 inch turret ring as compared to the M4's 69, and the AC1's 54. You are right in that a ring that size won't fit a Sentinel or Thunderbolt hull, which is why the AC4 hull design was different yet again. The ring makes use of the air vents and should actually overhang the hull slightly.

 

Not that any of that matters as the abomination WG are going to put in the game is something of their own creation and it's therefore can be anything WG like.



Otakubouzu #282 Posted 30 March 2016 - 02:47 PM

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Well, seems WG make their ACIV from this picture.

 

Wikipedia refer this as AC E1 with test turret and 17pdr, looked like ACI hull there. 

 

 

 


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_WMD_ #283 Posted 30 March 2016 - 03:05 PM

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View Poststruth, on 27 March 2016 - 01:26 AM, said:

 the JIN marines on Kokoda, the most hardened jungle fighters in the world

 

No that is a Myth, Japanese were not prepared for jungle warfare, they just were able to adapt and exploit allied weakness.
Japan went to war with leather belts and shoes which rotted away, munitions were not seal correctly, metal food cans rusted away, heavy machine guns were not suitable for the climate would fail, shortages of every kind. The Japanese were able to an extent were able to pass though dense jungle, live somewhat off the jungle, carryout risky encirclement, but most of the time primitive tactics learnt in China were eventually disastrously employed against strong opposition meant with defeats.

 

Not that everything they had was inferior, sniper used smokeless powder cartridges and employed special camouflage equipment, Knee mortars were very accurate and small light weight artillery deployed well forward. Light tanks were ideal for the jungle and caught the allies off guard with no anti tank weapons.


 


Edited by _WMD_, 30 March 2016 - 03:06 PM.

Shad0: You know that time when there was a King Tiger on 2 HP and another King Tiger on Full life ? And the King Tiger rammed uphill in slow motion, for 1 HP and then kept fail ramming until he was killed by the a 1 Hit point tank. Was the stupidest tank ever
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MaximumSomething #284 Posted 30 March 2016 - 04:12 PM

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View PostOtakubouzu, on 30 March 2016 - 02:47 PM, said:

Well, seems WG make their ACIV from this picture.

 

Wikipedia refer this as AC E1 with test turret and 17pdr, looked like ACI hull there. 

 

 

 

 

Yep, and yet it differs in almost all details, early production suspension in place of the E series, a non-standard 1 piece hull, an M3 Medium driver's hatch in place of the Australian cruiser E series type, and so on. The overall impression is of that vehicle, but the WG tank is really very odd in its details.

Otakubouzu #285 Posted 30 March 2016 - 04:33 PM

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At this point, discussing Sherman variants can be far easier than AC permutation :teethhappy:

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