25.03.2012 18:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope 2.
We are back after a week-long break with our second update of the month. Today we are showing the Italian Army with two brand new weapons of war, the first of which is the Italian Fiat M11/39 medium tank.
The Fiat M11/39 was an Italian medium tank that saw action in both Italy and North Africa from 1939-1944. While over 100 of these armored vehicles were produced, they did suffer from considerable drawbacks. The first of which were with the armament. The main 37mm gun was mounted in the hull, and thus could only traverse a small amount. The other weapons included dual 8mm machine guns mounted in the turret. While these could be rotated and operated by one man, the turret itself was still very small and had manually-operated controls. While the M11/39 was somewhat successful against the earlier, Mk. IV British tanks, it was largely outclassed by the later, heavier Allied ones. The Fiat M11/39 was made by Sorken and exported by Kev4000.
Our next piece of equipment originally started its life as a French gun, but was eventually adopted by the Italians and became known as the Cannone da 105/28.
The Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider was a French, 105mm artillery gun that saw action in both World War I and World War II. After 1918, France sold many of these guns to other countries, including Italy where it was renamed to Cannone da 105/28 and saw service until 1943. Some of these artillery guns were also produced in Italy, under license.
We would like to give a special "thank you" to the Battlefield 1918 and The Great War development teams for dontating this exceptional piece of equipment to us. The model was created by Regulator and textured by Don Durandal. You can visit their ModDB page here.
Our winner for this week's screenshot competition is DocPerry. You can view the winning submission here.
We are now accepting entries for the week of March 25th. If you think you have the best FH2 screenshot, post them here.
That's all for this week, but be sure to come back next week for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel channel, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.