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    This was brought up in commander chat last night on EJOD, when everyone ignored and rejected my CO orders and suggestions. What effect, if any, do artillery strikes have on tanks? I was under the impression that even a direct shell hit would do negligible damage to a tank, but one of the SLs insisted that they were effective. I've personally never seen an arty strike disable, much less destroy, a tank.
    |TG-6th|Belhade
    "I am actually looking forward to watching Jon and Kate plus 8." - Dirtboy





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    Re: Arty vs. armor

    i dont know what to tell ya, Belhade, lets try it out some time ;)
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    • #3
      Re: Arty vs. armor

      Unless its a direct hit, arty does nothing of value to a tank. APCs are far more vulnerable, but it still needs to be hit in order to be destroyed.

      Soft targets (humvees/transports) are much more vulnerable as the splash damage of arty will effect them.
      |TG|Switch

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      That noob who ran over the mine.
      That noob who TK'd me with a sniper rifle.
      That noob who hit that APC at 300m with light AT! Our APC...

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      • #4
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        Well if you were on the US side last night, that was our arty killing ya. Belhade, I think you are correct in assuming that the strike must be a direct hit.
        "Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results." Gen. George Patton

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        • #5
          Re: Arty vs. armor

          Originally posted by ikill4aliving View Post
          i dont know what to tell ya, Belhade, lets try it out some time ;)
          Definately. We should request use of the private server some time, get a handful of people on it, some observers and a CO, test this out.

          Switch, I figured this was the case, which is why I was baffled when told otherwise. An arty strike on a lone tank hiding behind a rock is pointless, unless at that moment someone decides to dismount and repair.
          |TG-6th|Belhade
          "I am actually looking forward to watching Jon and Kate plus 8." - Dirtboy




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          • #6
            Re: Arty vs. armor

            Direct hit will destroy even a full health tank I think


            If you find yourself in a fair fight, then you have obviously failed to plan properly.

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            • #7
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              Yep I have been in a freshly repaired tank and got creamed by Arty.

              One direct hit will toast you.
              doYouEvenLuftwaffe

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              • #8
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                If it doesnt kill ya it'll sure rattle ur sphincter..............

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                • #9
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                  Does anyone know or could roughly guess at the odds involved in whether an arty strike will result in a direct hit?

                  EDIT - If the arty marker was smack on the tank, I mean.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Arty vs. armor

                    vanilla bf2 artillery will play a very small role in upcoming versions of PR, as its not possible to edit to make it anymore realistic.

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                    • #11
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                      20% Ming

                      Shame about the arty, it is massively powerfull when used which it isnt usually


                      If you find yourself in a fair fight, then you have obviously failed to plan properly.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Arty vs. armor

                        Originally posted by fuzzhead View Post
                        vanilla bf2 artillery will play a very small role in upcoming versions of PR, as its not possible to edit to make it anymore realistic.
                        Why not remove the silly static artillery and give artillery vehicles? Indirect fire is as realistic a part of the battlefield as men carrying guns are.

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                        • #13
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                          I think the objections are to its power and accuracy


                          If you find yourself in a fair fight, then you have obviously failed to plan properly.

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                          • #14
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                            Wouldn't an artillery vehicle using the "old" spotting mechanic's deal with the problem on both counts?

                            Arty should be strong, but it shouldn't be as strong as it is considering how "dumb" of a weapon it is. I don't think anyone would mind an artillery vehicle that either was used for direct fire and thus could be easily taken out, or indirect fire via spotting that required actuall "skill" to use correctly.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Arty vs. armor

                              I just wish the arty blast produced the blur effect you get when standing next to a firing APC. That way arty has a role in disrupting defense even if it doesnt actually kill. The blast radius is unrealistically small as it is. Might as well shake some vision up.
                              |TG|Switch

                              Better known as:
                              That noob who crashed the chopper.
                              That noob who ran over the mine.
                              That noob who TK'd me with a sniper rifle.
                              That noob who hit that APC at 300m with light AT! Our APC...

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