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Choctaw111
12-27-2005, 04:05 PM
I accidentally put this topic in General Discussion so I thought that I would move it here. Ivan, if you want to erase one please get rid of the General Discussion one. Thanks...
Posted Tue December 27 2005 12:19
The Germans had many different types of ammo for thier machine guns and cannon. Does anyone know how many of these different types will be offered in BoB? They had armor piercing, day tracer, night tracer, mine shells, high exposive, burning phosphorus, self destruct, and combinations of these put together. The Germans seemed to have a lot of specialized ammo for just about every purpose. Since we are going to be able to choose our ammo loadouts (which is really great by the way ) I would like to know which types for which calibers are going to be available. Maybe Oleg himself doesn't even know this yet but a little information would be nice.
I was just doing a little research and found that the Germans actually had mine shells with a tracer element in it. Before today I never knew that these existed. Here is a link to a website about the different types of 30mm MK108 ammo. http://www.xs4all.nl/~robdebie/me163/weapons15.htm

Here is another website on the loadouts and ammo types. http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/8217/fgun/fgun-am.html

There is some very interesting reading here. I hope that you all enjoy.

Choctaw111
12-27-2005, 04:05 PM
I accidentally put this topic in General Discussion so I thought that I would move it here. Ivan, if you want to erase one please get rid of the General Discussion one. Thanks...
Posted Tue December 27 2005 12:19
The Germans had many different types of ammo for thier machine guns and cannon. Does anyone know how many of these different types will be offered in BoB? They had armor piercing, day tracer, night tracer, mine shells, high exposive, burning phosphorus, self destruct, and combinations of these put together. The Germans seemed to have a lot of specialized ammo for just about every purpose. Since we are going to be able to choose our ammo loadouts (which is really great by the way ) I would like to know which types for which calibers are going to be available. Maybe Oleg himself doesn't even know this yet but a little information would be nice.
I was just doing a little research and found that the Germans actually had mine shells with a tracer element in it. Before today I never knew that these existed. Here is a link to a website about the different types of 30mm MK108 ammo. http://www.xs4all.nl/~robdebie/me163/weapons15.htm

Here is another website on the loadouts and ammo types. http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/8217/fgun/fgun-am.html

There is some very interesting reading here. I hope that you all enjoy.

Choctaw111
12-28-2005, 03:19 PM
Doesn't anyone out there think this is some good information? Don't you want to see this stuff in BoB? Well, let's hear about it...

Xiolablu3
12-29-2005, 08:10 AM
Those links have some great pictures of the inside of cannon rounds, thanks for posting!

If you are wanting to be able to choose the make up of your ammo then this sounds a nice idea, maybe ask in Olegs ready room.

Choctaw111
12-29-2005, 11:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Those links have some great pictures of the inside of cannon rounds, thanks for posting!

If you are wanting to be able to choose the make up of your ammo then this sounds a nice idea, maybe ask in Olegs ready room. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have posted this in Olegs Ready Roon twice and both times this thread was moved by the moderator into General Discussion. I do not know why. I want Oleg to see this.

Ruy Horta
12-29-2005, 11:47 AM
One reason might be the choice of weapon, since it has no use for a strictly BoB game, but what you've posted should be familiar to Oleg's design team - that is the variety and use of Luftwaffe ammo - however I personally doubt that we'll see a very flexible use of ammo type in a future BoB release.

MC202zipper
12-29-2005, 12:03 PM
Great link, thank you... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

S!

MC202zipper

Friendly_flyer
12-30-2005, 03:53 AM
It's a great site, but I would like to see year of production on thetse shells. Not all of them was possibly available in 1940.

Choctaw111
12-30-2005, 07:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Friendly_flyer:
It's a great site, but I would like to see year of production on thetse shells. Not all of them was possibly available in 1940. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You are right. Many of the ammunition types were not available till later in the war. I will see what I can come up with as far as dates are concerned.