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WindSplitter1 #1 Posted 19 March 2018 - 03:04 AM

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They used to in the game. But do they in real life? Why?

Spurtung #2 Posted 19 March 2018 - 03:18 AM

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Tiger I was famous for this (in-game).

 

In real life, it can happen. If the oil in it gets too hot, it can expand and leak out to very hot surfaces (like hot exhaust components). It burns easily and transmission overheating is surely a "thing".

If that "leakage" is provoked by the damage from a shell penetrating it, it makes it all much easier to happen, and quicker.


Edited by Spurtung, 19 March 2018 - 03:28 AM.


Enforcer1975 #3 Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:29 AM

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A tank is not really a clean environment, there is oil and gasoline / diesel everywhere. Add a "few sparks" from an anti tank shell, even the heat that is generated from the impact is enough and you have a bbq. 

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Frostilicus #4 Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:22 AM

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I remember a hugely long thread on this subject a few years back and I'm sure it was proven that transmission fluid itself will burn with enough energy transferred into it 

DracheimFlug #5 Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:27 AM

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View PostFrostilicus, on 19 March 2018 - 08:22 AM, said:

I remember a hugely long thread on this subject a few years back and I'm sure it was proven that transmission fluid itself will burn with enough energy transferred into it 

 

Most things will burn 'with enough energy transferred to them' (caveat: quickly enough) though... :unsure:

Frostilicus #6 Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:33 AM

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View PostDracheimFlug, on 19 March 2018 - 08:27 AM, said:

 

Most things will burn 'with enough energy transferred to them' (caveat: quickly enough) though... :unsure:

 

Agreed, my aged memory recalled the to and fro-ing over whether transmission fluid would burn , that's all :)

Cobra6 #7 Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:05 PM

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Only in German tanks, not in Russian ones.

 

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Balc0ra #8 Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:13 PM

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View PostCobra6, on 19 March 2018 - 12:05 PM, said:

Only in German tanks, not in Russian ones.

 

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Mostly because before the change to this. The Germans had them right behind the lower plate head on. Russians did not. So the 3601, Tiger, Tiger P etc all burned instantly more or less all the time if you got hit in the lower plate. Almost like most of the Swedish tanks now that gets the engine killed when the tracks take a hit head on at an angle so it goes into the hull. Just as annoying.

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Agent_327 #9 Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:15 PM

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View PostCobra6, on 19 March 2018 - 12:05 PM, said:

Only in German tanks, not in Russian ones.

 

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Isn't that because they have their transmission in the back? It would always be 'the engine' for those kind of tanks. You can actually see it on the tank. If the front most wheel in the belts are like a cogwheel it have the transmission in the front and is sensitive to fires from the front. Eg. M4 and derivatives and most German designs during the war.



Dava_117 #10 Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:18 PM

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IIRC, transmission can't burn anymore. 

lnfernaI #11 Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:26 PM

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View PostDava_117, on 19 March 2018 - 01:18 PM, said:

IIRC, transmission can't burn anymore. 

 

Here we have another example of somebody with reading issues.

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View PostCobra6, on 19 March 2018 - 11:05 AM, said:

Only in German tanks, not in Russian ones.

 

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Iv'e burned in object 430/140 from lfp shots

RamRaid90 #13 Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:39 PM

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View PostDava_117, on 19 March 2018 - 11:18 AM, said:

IIRC, transmission can't burn anymore. 

 

Transmission is not modelling in the game. It is simulated as "engine damage".

 

So yes, when hit through the transmission module you have the same chance of being set on fire as you would with an engine hit.

 

However, if we're talking real life. Indeed transmission fluid can burn.



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View PostSteel_Patriot, on 19 March 2018 - 12:32 PM, said:

 

Iv'e burned in object 430/140 from lfp shots

 

That's because fuel tanks are there.

Dava_117 #15 Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:42 PM

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View PostRamRaid90, on 19 March 2018 - 12:39 PM, said:

 

Transmission is not modelling in the game. It is simulated as "engine damage".

 

So yes, when hit through the transmission module you have the same chance of being set on fire as you would with an engine hit.

 

However, if we're talking real life. Indeed transmission fluid can burn.

 

In reality sure (I missed that part in the OP), but in game transmission has it's hitbox. And hitting there can damage engine, but not set you on fire. Try to shoot a Stug LFP: it will get engine damage but never catch fire.

vasilinhorulezz #16 Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:19 PM

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View PostSteel_Patriot, on 19 March 2018 - 12:32 PM, said:

 

Iv'e burned in object 430/140 from lfp shots

 

Not transimision, those tanks have transmision in the back,

what you shot was their frontal fuel tanks.






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