Jump to content

Something for the Grogs - the Pz IV


Gamer58
 Share

Recommended Posts

I noticed in Combat Mission 2.0 the Pz IVs (seen in CMFI) have a wooden box looking part of the front left upper hull near the side viewing port. It sure looks wooden to me. What is contained in that box and why?

Also, did Pz IVs not have smoke launchers? What is with that?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Germans had trouble with their smoke candles. It was apparently too easy for the smoke round to be ignited by incoming fire, the resulting smoke would enter the fighting compartment and make the tank virtually uninhabitable. After loosing a couple tanks that way they stopped using them. The US used that problem to their advantage, they got into the habit of firing smoke shells at the otherwise unbeatable big cats. At the least they'd blind them, at best they'd force the crew to bail.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

CM models the turret roof Nahverteidigungswaffe, yes. But it doesn't launch S-mines. The S-mines were launched from 5 separate launchers around the hull on Tigers built from December 42 to September 43. The S-mines aren't included that I've seen.

You don't really jack up a tank. You jack individual road wheels, bogies, or torsion bars to do maintenance on the suspension.

As to the original question, I can't anything that shows the Pz IV ever had the smoke dischargers. Early models had ports in the turret roof. The late H and J models, which are what you should see in CMRT, were supposed to have the Nahverteidigungswaffe though supply shortages prevented many of them from being installed.

The Panther D had the smoke dischargers in early 1943, but like on the Tiger they were dropped in the summer of that same year.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got it.

Re the S Mine disharger: Understood, although are any other anti infantry grenades modeled in tanks in CM X2? Did they exist? I recall they did on some tanks. Did they?

Re the Panthers/other tanks without smoke: That would really really suck being in a tank without smoke capabilities.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...