12.06.2006 21:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. First we would like to start with a big thank you to Rexman. He managed to solve a model export problem, which resulted in highly inflated polygon counts for models that had been put in-game. Without this fix, our development would have been much more difficult, without severely compromising performance.We, and the entire BF2 modding community, owe Rexman yet another debt of gratitude
And now to kick off the update, here is a weighty announcement. The British realized even before the 2 pounder anti-tank gun entered service, that it was inadequate. For this reason development of a more powerful quick firing weapon was began in 1938. In 1940 the gun itself was finished and in 1941 British engineers completed the carriage design. The Ordnance QF 6-pounder 7 cwt--or more simply the "6-pounder"--entered service in May 1942. This 57mm anti-tank gun was modeled by Jackalx2k and Rad, skinned by Aaron Ash and Rad, unwrapped by Lobo and coded by ctz.
The 6-pounder replaced the 2-pounder and allowed the 25-pounder artillerists, who had been filling in the anti-tank role, to revert to their intended function. Contemporary enemy tanks were no challenge for the Ordnance QF 6-pounder 7 cwt, but against later, much heavier German designs (Panther, Tiger) the standard 6 pounder shot was insufficient to penetrate the front armour. Although it was still effective against other angles, the development of a more powerful anti-tank gun started 1942. When the 17-pounder gun entered service already in 1943, the smaller and more maneuverable 6 pounder continued to be used by the British Army for some 20 years after the war, and also saw service with US forces.
Now that you have seen the primary British anti-tank gun during the middle years of World War II, we would like to show you some of the effects of its projectile. The PzKpfw II Ausf. C wreck is coming soon, to a 6 pounder near you!