Air and Sea Units?

Real time World War II combat simulation
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Post by Big Red One » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:01 am

TheKangaroo wrote:Actually soldiers of all sides rode on their tanks quite regularly.

True, just play almost any FPS WWII (Call of duty etc.) game and see for yourself.

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Post by TheKangaroo » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:46 pm

Well, those games aren't quite what I'd call a reliable source since a lot of things in them is just done for added effect.

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Post by Legacy » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:14 am

Soldiers really did often ride on tanks, but not generally in the heat of battle, as tanks were always being raked by machine gun fire and the target of many explosives. Beat marching up to the fighting, though, no point dying tired.
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Post by TheKangaroo » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:53 pm

Of course not in the battle! But they didn't stay on their trucks, half-trucks, mules or whatever then, either.

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Post by Legacy » Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:32 pm

Just realized someone said almost exactly what I said already.
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Post by Ezekiel » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:27 pm

I know this forum is a little old,but i just have to say that the differense is that at least in a half-track you have some armor round.If you are on a tank you are exposed and literaly a ''sitting'' duck way out there in the open.considering that a tank could be ambushed,its actually kind of stupid to ride on tank.

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Post by Legacy » Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:55 am

Ezekiel wrote:I know this forum is a little old,but i just have to say that the differense is that at least in a half-track you have some armor round.If you are on a tank you are exposed and literaly a ''sitting'' duck way out there in the open.considering that a tank could be ambushed,its actually kind of stupid to ride on tank.

When your feet are pickled in your boots and your legs ache, riding on a tank doesn't sound bad at all.
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