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Firefly VC british model why Radiobox

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rr1774 #1 Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:47 AM

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Did Anyone realise that they completely forgot to model the armoured Radiobox on the VCs turretback? :facepalm:

Please fix that WG, it looks just weard without it.



THE_JACK_OF_HEARTS #2 Posted 30 June 2018 - 12:44 PM

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Its there on mine,. Do you have your graphics set to commodore 64 ????

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View PostTHE_JACK_OF_HEARTS, on 30 June 2018 - 11:44 AM, said:

Its there on mine,. Do you have your graphics set to commodore 64 ????

 

Actually it not part of the hit-box as on the regular Firefly, as well as being smaller. Check on tanks.gg.

As to which is supposed to be correct, I have no idea.



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View PostTHE_JACK_OF_HEARTS, on 30 June 2018 - 12:44 PM, said:

Its there on mine,. Do you have your graphics set to commodore 64 ????

 

That's just a stowage box (took me quite a while to recon that), which usely was attached to the back of the radio box. Here it's just attached to the back of the turret, missing out the armoured radio box, which is wrong.

 

Although a picture of a model, the usual stowage box/radio box setup is nicely visible.

 

 

Ingame they just have the stowage box without radio box.

 

I needed to google "commodore 64"   :D



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View Postrr1774, on 30 June 2018 - 08:47 AM, said:

Did Anyone realise that they completely forgot to model the armoured Radiobox on the VCs turretback? :facepalm:

Please fix that WG, it looks just weard without it.

 

That does look a bit wrong.

Balc0ra #6 Posted 30 June 2018 - 01:54 PM

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The tech tree Firefly does have the armoured radio box. iirc it was meant to be a counterweight for the longer 17 pdr barrel. And 17 pdr shells were longer then the 75mm, and thus took up more space in the tank. And the radio had to be moved anyway. Again... if iirc. 

 

Even the early variants had that radio box. And I can't find a single Firefly image without it. Tho... here it seems they have placed the radio the old way.. fitting for a 75mm. Tbh I never did notice that on the few I've seen. I thought it was the armored radio box. 



Tom_Deekanarry #7 Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:38 PM

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So is there any difference between this VC and the tech tree model?

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View PostBalc0ra, on 30 June 2018 - 01:54 PM, said:

The tech tree Firefly does have the armoured radio box. iirc it was meant to be a counterweight for the longer 17 pdr barrel. And 17 pdr shells were longer then the 75mm, and thus took up more space in the tank. And the radio had to be moved anyway. Again... if iirc. 

 

Even the early variants had that radio box. And I can't find a single Firefly image without it. Tho... here it seems they have placed the radio the old way.. fitting for a 75mm. Tbh I never did notice that on the few I've seen. I thought it was the armored radio box. 

It wasnt needed to be a counterweight.

But it was needed to store the radio because the gun was so much larger inside the turret than the 75mm.



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View Postrr1774, on 30 June 2018 - 09:47 AM, said:

Please fix that WG, it looks just weard without it.

 

 

According to Avalon304 (NA Modder),

"Also speaking of things from WG... Ive heard that they will indeed be fixing the Sherman Firefly VC's turret, with an estimate for around the end of August."

 

So it's apparently atleast been acknowledged, but it'll be a good while before we see it since they're most likely prioritising things like finishing the Polish tech tree models and whatnot over this.

 



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View PostDesyatnik_Pansy, on 30 June 2018 - 07:00 PM, said:

 

 

According to Avalon304 (NA Modder),

"Also speaking of things from WG... Ive heard that they will indeed be fixing the Sherman Firefly VC's turret, with an estimate for around the end of August."

 

So it's apparently atleast been acknowledged, but it'll be a good while before we see it since they're most likely prioritising things like finishing the Polish tech tree models and whatnot over this.

 

 

Thanks for the Info, thats great news.

 

View PostTom_Deekanarry, on 30 June 2018 - 06:38 PM, said:

So is there any difference between this VC and the tech tree model?

 

Well the tech tree one is a IC Hybrid so an M4 hull and the VC is based on the M4A4, so the hull is just different.

Not shure if you ment that with your question.



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View Postrr1774, on 01 July 2018 - 10:14 AM, said:

 

Thanks for the Info, thats great news.

 

 

Well the tech tree one is a IC Hybrid so an M4 hull and the VC is based on the M4A4, so the hull is just different.

Not shure if you ment that with your question.

 

Thanks, I understood the differences in the actual tanks it was the game stats that I was wondering about as I have the tech tree Firefly and other than the crew was a bit baffled why anyone would pay for this tank?

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View PostTom_Deekanarry, on 01 July 2018 - 10:20 AM, said:

 

Thanks, I understood the differences in the actual tanks it was the game stats that I was wondering about as I have the tech tree Firefly and other than the crew was a bit baffled why anyone would pay for this tank?

 

Well the VC is slightly more mobile and has a little more DPM, nothing to get really exited about. I guess most people buying it, are either collectors or people who take great interest in the firefly in general (like me).





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