21.12.2010 18:30 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Today we have for you two more German weapons of war: one big, and one small.
But before that, we'd like to make a few quick announcements relating to the MOTY competition. While the results of the Player's Choice - 'Mod of the Year' awards are still unknown, we are happy to announce that FH2 was one of five mods, and the ONLY Battlefield 2 mod to be nominated for the Editor's Choice - Best Mutliplayer Mod award.
Now, for our first item, we have a brand new German halftrack; the Sd.Kfz. 250/3!
The Sd.Kfz. 250 was a lightly armored, open-top halftrack, similar in appearance to the well-known Hanomag halftrack. It was designed and built to accompany tanks into battle, and serve as an observation vehicle, a mobile command post, or an ammunition carrier amongst other things. Although it was adopted in 1939, the 250 did not enter service until 1941 due to production delays. When it did see combat, the Sd.Kfz. 250 was equipped with 1-2 Mg34 machine guns, and was used primarily to carry squads of scouts into battle. In FH2, the 250/3 will be used in its most famous role, as Rommel's personal command vehicle in North Africa. The The Sd.Kfz. 250 was made by Agus.
Up next we have another new German hand weapon; the Model 39 Eihandgranate hand grenade!
The German Model 39 Eihandgranate (egg hand grenade) was a small, egg-shaped grenade that was produced through the entirety of World War II. The color of the dome-shaped cap indicated the fuse used on the concussion-style grenade. The standard fuse had a delay of four seconds, but the Model 39 could also be used as a booby-trap grenade. One way to do this was to tie it to a door, and use an instantaneous fuse. When the door was kicked open, it would explode. The Model 39 Eihandgranate was made by Knoffhoff.