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Uebergewicht #1 Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:23 PM

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A question that popped into my mind. I never actually tried it or saw it done, but this might be something that saves my behind one day. If anybody has any experience here, please let me know :)

dead1egs #2 Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:25 PM

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no i tried it, but should 100% be a thing

brumbarr #3 Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:37 PM

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Just think for 5 secs:
Where is the water?
Outside the tank
Where is the fire?
Inside the tank
What would happen if the water got inside the tank? You drown.

Mimos_A #4 Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:40 PM

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View Postbrumbarr, on 04 October 2017 - 11:37 PM, said:

Just think for 5 secs:
Where is the water?
Outside the tank
Where is the fire?
Inside the tank
What would happen if the water got inside the tank? You drown.

 

But you wouldn't burn.

 



brumbarr #5 Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:48 PM

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View PostMimos_A, on 04 October 2017 - 11:40 PM, said:

 

But you wouldn't burn.

 

Well, true, but that feature is already in the game, the moment water enters the tank the fire is out! Your crew drowned aswell but whatever. 

 

 



Jigabachi #6 Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:54 PM

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I kinda doubt that it works that way...

Edited by Jigabachi, 04 October 2017 - 11:55 PM.


WindSpIitter1 #7 Posted 05 October 2017 - 01:08 AM

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Tank fires are oil fires. You'd need to completely submerge your tank in water until all the oxygen is burnt out for water to not just make the fire worse. Plus the oil leaking into the water may just create burning water above the tank and reignite it should it drive out despite the now asphyxiated/drowned crew. 

 

Basically why it wouldn't work is this: 



Phobos4321 #8 Posted 05 October 2017 - 01:19 AM

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still burning to death in game is better than drowning  since drowning counts as all crew dead all modules destroyed giving you the maximum of repair costs

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View Postbrumbarr, on 04 October 2017 - 11:37 PM, said:

Just think for 5 secs:
Where is the water?
Outside the tank
Where is the fire?
Inside the tank
What would happen if the water got inside the tank? You drown.

But why crew drown open top tanks too? 

Oh yeah, they do not know how to swim.



Homer_J #10 Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:40 AM

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View Postdead1egs, on 04 October 2017 - 11:25 PM, said:

no i tried it, but should 100% be a thing

 

Only if it wrecks your engine and drowns your crew.



Uebergewicht #11 Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:22 AM

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... how about, alternatively, you do a barrel roll to put the fire out? Isnt that what they teach in schools?

Igor_BL #12 Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:28 AM

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it reminds me of this scene

 



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View PostMeetriX, on 05 October 2017 - 01:59 AM, said:

But why crew drown open top tanks too? 

Oh yeah, they do not know how to swim.

 

They are under strict orders to go down with the tank, to discourage traitorous tank commanders from scuttling their tanks.

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View Postbrumbarr, on 04 October 2017 - 11:37 PM, said:

Just think for 5 secs:
Where is the water?
Outside the tank
Where is the fire?
Inside the tank
What would happen if the water got inside the tank? You drown.

 

 

View PostHomer_J, on 05 October 2017 - 07:40 AM, said:

 

Only if it wrecks your engine and drowns your crew.

 

not straight away.

 

any soldier would probably be able to keep his breath for at least 90 seconds.

 

and engines do work ok under water. just the air intake needs to be above water level.

 

currently, we have a timer of 10 seconds of time until a tank drowns.

 

I think if a tank in the game gets into water, it should put out the fire. sounds ok. not very useful, but ok.


Edited by HassenderZerhacker, 05 October 2017 - 09:25 AM.


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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 05 October 2017 - 09:24 AM, said:

 

 

 

not straight away.

 

any soldier would probably be able to keep his breath for at least 90 seconds.

 

and engines do work ok under water. just the air intake needs to be above water level.

 

currently, we have a timer of 10 seconds of time until a tank drowns.

 

I think if a tank in the game gets into water, it should put out the fire. sounds ok. not very useful, but ok.

It takes 10 secs for the water to enter the tank, so then its also everywhere, which means all electrical circuits are fucked, the engine is fucked etc.



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View Postbrumbarr, on 05 October 2017 - 09:27 AM, said:

It takes 10 secs for the water to enter the tank, so then its also everywhere, which means all electrical circuits are fucked, the engine is fucked etc.

 

not much is fucked.

electronics only get fucked by water in modern cars.

old-style electrical circuits continue to work.

I bought an old car on purpose - no electronics and any mech can repair it easily. usually costs less than 15 dollars to fix ;-)

 

I live in an area where flash floods are frequent and I sometimes drive my car and motorcycle through 80 to 90cm deep water. the only thing that matters is the air intake for the engine. the rest functions normally.


Edited by HassenderZerhacker, 05 October 2017 - 09:34 AM.


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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 05 October 2017 - 08:32 AM, said:

 

I live in an area where flash floods are frequent and I sometimes drive my car and motorcycle through 80 to 90cm deep water. the only thing that matters is the air intake for the engine. the rest functions normally.

 

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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 05 October 2017 - 09:24 AM, said:

 

 

 

not straight away.

 

any soldier would probably be able to keep his breath for at least 90 seconds.

 

and engines do work ok under water. just the air intake needs to be above water level.

 

currently, we have a timer of 10 seconds of time until a tank drowns.

 

I think if a tank in the game gets into water, it should put out the fire. sounds ok. not very useful, but ok.

 

A diesel engines work, but gasoline(petrol, benzin)-engines not so much.

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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 05 October 2017 - 08:24 AM, said:

 

and engines do work ok under water. just the air intake needs to be above water level.

 

 

So why, for example, did the Panther have a water tight engine compartment?

Igor_BL #20 Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:51 AM

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Which car

View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 05 October 2017 - 09:32 AM, said:

 

not much is fucked.

electronics only get fucked by water in modern cars.

old-style electrical circuits continue to work.

I bought an old car on purpose - no electronics and any mech can repair it easily. usually costs less than 15 dollars to fix ;-)

 

I live in an area where flash floods are frequent and I sometimes drive my car and motorcycle through 80 to 90cm deep water. the only thing that matters is the air intake for the engine. the rest functions normally.

 

probably a diesel engine... With gasoline it wouldnt be possible that easy...

 

on your topic, no, it is not simply possible... because you would have to submerge your engine or fuel tanks into the water to kill the fire. plus - you would probably get fireball on water surface before you do that, because of oil and diesel spilling.

 

 


Edited by Igor_BL, 05 October 2017 - 09:52 AM.





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