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100kg for camo net, really?


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classicnoob #1 Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:33 AM

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so i was gona mount camo net and just realised that it was 100kg :sceptic: like dafaq WG? that makes no sense as to why or how a camo net can weigh that much :facepalm:

K_A #2 Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:41 AM

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Well, tanks are big-[edited]machines and would, in real life, probably require multiple overlaying camouflage nets along with other camouflage accessories for them to have any effect in breaking the contours of the tank.
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EDIT so what I'm saying is that it's not like they'll just pull a table cloth over the tank and say it's hidden.

Edited by K_A, 20 October 2013 - 10:42 AM.


Panzer_Fenris #3 Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:46 AM

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Speaking from experience, 20ish kg's worth of camo net will easily cover a Leopard 1. Could easily see it ballooning up to almost a 100 kg to cover something like a Maus or a GW E-100.
Given that the weight doesn't differ from tank to tank, one might as well leave it at 100 kg. You're going to have a pretty loaded up tank if your weight limit won't allow even that anyway.

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View PostPanzer_Fenris, on 20 October 2013 - 10:46 AM, said:

Speaking from experience, 20ish kg's worth of camo net will easily cover a Leopard 1. Could easily see it ballooning up to almost a 100 kg to cover something like a Maus or a GW E-100.
Given that the weight doesn't differ from tank to tank, one might as well leave it at 100 kg. You're going to have a pretty loaded up tank if your weight limit won't allow even that anyway.

Several tanks don't allow the mounting of even a camo net with the stock suspension, but I really don't see that being enough of an issue to necessitate lowering the weight.

Skee #5 Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:41 AM

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View PostPanzer_Fenris, on 20 October 2013 - 10:46 AM, said:

Speaking from experience, 20ish kg's worth of camo net will easily cover a Leopard 1. Could easily see it ballooning up to almost a 100 kg to cover something like a Maus or a GW E-100.
Given that the weight doesn't differ from tank to tank, one might as well leave it at 100 kg. You're going to have a pretty loaded up tank if your weight limit won't allow even that anyway.

Yep, but those 20kg wouldnt include any framework to elevate the camonet. I seem to remember that the crate we had with camonet and suspension frame was quite heavy. Long time ago though.

anonym_kL7qtn3e52MB #6 Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:08 PM

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They didn't have carbonfiber back in those days.
The poles we used to put up the camo nets around our Landrover were made of carbonfiber (used to be a Stinger Operator back in the early 90's)

Also, todays fabrics don't weigh as much as they did back then.

100kg sounds about right to me

Panzer_Fenris #7 Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:22 PM

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View PostSkee, on 20 October 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:

Yep, but those 20kg wouldnt include any framework to elevate the camonet. I seem to remember that the crate we had with camonet and suspension frame was quite heavy. Long time ago though.

We used some plastic tubing we brought with us for that, and sometimes nearby branches.

krazypenguin #8 Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:34 PM

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Quibbling over the weight of a camo net....but not that the crew manage to disembark from the vehicle and erect it within 5 seconds of stopping or turning, whilst also continuing to perform their other tasks (spotting, loading, radioning, shooting, etc...), often repeatedly in the same minute without ever seemingly getting tired and thus taking longer, etc, etc...  

...right...  ;-)




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