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CaptainGelo
04-05-2006, 09:11 AM
..compared to pilots and planes....it have been bugging me since il2 came out, I'v tried to fly low, and pause the game, tried to land next to tank and eject and look pilot run by it, and there is no way even 1 can fit there...


or maybe I need some glasses?

Skycat_2
04-05-2006, 10:35 AM
I thought so too for a long time but fighter planes are surpisingly large compared to cars and trucks, and early tanks weren't much more than armored cars. The scale might be off but maybe not as much as you think?

http://cipres.cec.uchile.cl/~bebustos/jpg/fw190f.jpg

http://www.swampy.net/bww2tank.jpg

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-05-2006, 11:59 AM
Yes, It's off a bit. But considering no vehicles are driveable, somewhat irrelevant.


TB

FritzGryphon
04-05-2006, 12:13 PM
I've measured about a dozen tanks in the FMB.

The size of almost all was exactly correct. For one or two it was off by less than a meter of length.

The tank scale is very good in general, and they should look small next to an airplane. For example, a panzer II is only 4.9 meters long, panzer III is 5.5m and panzer IV is 5.9m. Fighter planes are 9-10m or more.

The only objects I've found to be very wrong size is some buildings. For example, the Reichstag is much too small.

I suppose with some buildings, dimension information might not be easy to find, and the modeler might have to guess. But for tanks, that information is easy to find. Same for ships.

Skycat_2
04-05-2006, 01:09 PM
http://www.adiutor-mars.com.pl/mars/mars_12/foto_3.jpg
http://jagdtiger.de/GermanTanks/PzIV-05.jpg
http://www.warfoto.com/0000KO'DSH~1a.jpg
http://www.worldwar2aces.com/tiger-tank/tiger-tank-images/tiger-tank-27.jpg

Skycat_2
04-05-2006, 01:28 PM
http://www.aikensairplanes.com/images/Gaby_Gabreski__Crew__P-47_Thunderbolt.jpg
http://www.82ndfightergroup.com/webreadyphotos/Kirtley%20email%20PH%20web%20ready/Kirtley%20109%20aa.jpg

GreyBeast
04-05-2006, 01:43 PM
You don't have to go through the pain of trying to land next to one. Why not set them up, side by side, in the Full Mission Builder?

georgeo76
04-05-2006, 05:16 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/georgeo76/armorsize.jpg

looks pretty close to me

BBB_Hyperion
04-06-2006, 06:26 AM
Dont forget considering the fisheye view of il2 .)