26.09.2005 21:00 GMT
Hello, and welcome back for the latest Forgotten Hope news update. This week, our theme is light armored vehicles. Before we get to the good stuff, I want to make a quick report on the upcoming Fan Map Pack for Forgotten Hope. The following maps will be in the map pack, and the mappers should be reminded that they have until October 14th to complete any tweaks that they would like to see included.
OK, enough business, on to the new goodies! Our first offering is the SdKfz 251/1 Ausf C, which was modeled and skinned by K96. Developed starting in 1937, the SdKfz 251 was destined to become a workhorse APC in support of the Wehrmacht's highly mobile theories of war. Its primary purpose was to carry infantry into battle, but it was adapted for many other roles, including as an antitank vehicle, to carry rocket artillery, and as a prime mover. The basic version carried one or two machine guns and had room for a squad of infantry.
The SdKfz 251/6 Kommandopanzerwagen was a variant equipped to serve as a mobile command post. It can easly be distinguished from the basic version by the prominent radio antenna over the top of the passenger compartment. The SdKfz 251/6 was modeled and skinned by K96.
The SdKfz 251/10 Schützenpanzerwagen carried a 37mm antitank gun in place of the front machine gun, to provide additional fire support. The SdKfz 251/10 was modeled and skinned by K96.
All of the preceding vehicles will first see battle in Forgotten Hope 2, and will not appear in version 0.7 of Forgotten Hope. But as a treat for those that are eagerly anticipating 0.7 we have some in-game images of the new M3 "Stuarts" -- catching air on Gazala, avoiding tigers on Orel, and seeking a path through the jungle on Saipan.
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