09.05.2022 18:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today we are moving briefly away from France 1940 content to show off a couple more of the additions to our other factions. Before we get to those though, we thought it might please some of you to know that all four new maps in 2.6 will come with singleplayer support thanks to the work of IvanWazowsky. Ts4EVER has a short video showing the bots (and some of the new content) in action on Flavion.
The T17E1 Armoured Car was Chevrolet's submission to a 1941 request by the US Army Ordinance for a medium armoured car. At the same time, the British had been in contact with the design engineers at Chevrolet, and were optimistic that enough of their suggestions had been accepted to place a request for 300. The US Army would order 2000 a month later but would eventually cancel their order when they standardised on the lighter M8. The British however would increase their order with another 1500.
Powered by two 6 cylinder engines coupled together through independent automatic transmissions, the driver had multiple aids available to him including optional power steering and selectable 2 or 4 wheel drive. The hull of the vehicle was sufficiently rigid enough to not require a separate chassis, saving weight. Named Staghound by the British, they arrived too late for service in Africa. All told 3844 were produced, and they saw healthy post-war careers with multiple armies. Ours has been made by Bonhart, Stubbfan and Matt Baker.
The RPG-40 is a blast effect anti-tank grenade developed by the Soviets in 1940. It contained 760 grams of TNT, and was triggered by an impact fuse. They would be replaced in name by the HEAT effect RPG-43, but in reality would continue to be widely issued up until the end of the war. Maybe 20-30 mm of armour could be penetrated, which would require the thrower to have good aim to hit weak spots. Our RPG-40 was made by Matt Baker.
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