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Prof.Wizard
07-14-2004, 10:39 AM
LOL, sorry for bringing back an old story but I recently moved all the missions (single and campaign) from the original IL2 to the FB folder and flew the last mission of the Sturmovik campaign in Berlin when you hunt down a fleeing Hitler (or other high-ranking brass) in the North-Western parts of the city while he tries to surrender to the (Western) Allies.

It was cool to hunt down the darn dictator (although the mission is dated 2 of May 1945 so I guess he had already killed himself) but I was wondering of something... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

The two command columns you try to destroy are escorted by a column of KingTigers. I cracked these behemoths with a single pass (since they are on the road) by releasing 96 PTABs over them.

My question is: were these PTAB bomblets really so powerful or the Panzer VI.B is a little bit undermodelled from the top (or the bomblets too beefed up)?


PS. Seeing the officers' limo burn gives a sense of revenge being completed for all the havoc they created. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
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Me-163's HWK 109-509 Rocket Engine
http://www.mihailidis.com/images/HWK109509.jpg

Prof.Wizard
07-14-2004, 10:39 AM
LOL, sorry for bringing back an old story but I recently moved all the missions (single and campaign) from the original IL2 to the FB folder and flew the last mission of the Sturmovik campaign in Berlin when you hunt down a fleeing Hitler (or other high-ranking brass) in the North-Western parts of the city while he tries to surrender to the (Western) Allies.

It was cool to hunt down the darn dictator (although the mission is dated 2 of May 1945 so I guess he had already killed himself) but I was wondering of something... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

The two command columns you try to destroy are escorted by a column of KingTigers. I cracked these behemoths with a single pass (since they are on the road) by releasing 96 PTABs over them.

My question is: were these PTAB bomblets really so powerful or the Panzer VI.B is a little bit undermodelled from the top (or the bomblets too beefed up)?


PS. Seeing the officers' limo burn gives a sense of revenge being completed for all the havoc they created. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
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Me-163's HWK 109-509 Rocket Engine
http://www.mihailidis.com/images/HWK109509.jpg

horseback
07-14-2004, 12:15 PM
Generally speaking, the top armor of most tanks is fairly light to save weight, so they're rarely stronger than that necessary to protect against HMGs or shrapnel from air bursts. If they were thick enough on top to protect from direct hit from stronger weapons, the things'd be too heavy to move.

cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

Prof.Wizard
07-14-2004, 05:00 PM
So I guess it can happen. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
Well, to be totally frank it was rather sad to see 8 King Tigers in ruins just after a single pass but you may rightly tell me it was their fault to take the road in a column.

Perhaps the command column never expected an aerial attack and just wanted to run westwards to safety (Allies). Their bad, the Sturmoviks were there. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Me-163's HWK 109-509 Rocket Engine
http://www.mihailidis.com/images/HWK109509.jpg