04.06.2007 21:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope 2.
First up this week are ingame shots of the German light armoured reconnaissance vehicle Sd.Kfz. 222. Driven by a Horch 3.5 petrol engine its 90 horsepower allowed a maximum cruising speed of 80 km/h and a cross-country speed of 40 km/h. The Sonderkraftfahrzeug 222 was armed with a 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 autocannon and a 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34 machine gun. It was modelled by Lude, Rad and AceS, who did the skinning and created the old SdKfz 222 for the BF1942 version already. And last but not least it was deployed into the game by ctz.
Some people wonder about the name seeing the size of the Universal Carrier. But size does not always matter. Often referred to as the Bren Gun carrier (although not always carrying a Bren) this small vehicle showed as very reliable, multirole vehicle. Wether you needed a troop transport or just a machine gun platform - this vehicle could deliver and in the end it was the most numerous armoured fighting vehicle in history with more than 113,000 built! Usually it came along with a 0.303 Bren Gun or 0.55 in Boys anti-tank rifle. Its maximum speed was 48 km/h. The Universal Carrier was modeled by OMNI and Toddel, got its set of wheels from Rad and was coded into game by ctz.
Our last subject is the AEC 4x4 Armoured Command Vehicle. Nicknamed the "Dorchester" after the luxurious London hotel, it had a maximum speed of 60 km/h with a total weight of 11 tons driven by a AEC 187 6 cyl diesel engine delivering 95hp.
This vehicle will serve the commander as another access point to his special abilities. He will only be able to make use of these features being seated inside the Dorchester or at a radio, which were shown before in a previous update.
Today we present the original British version and additionally one of the three captured by the Germans, who called the vehicle Mammut ("giant"). Two of them, named Max and Moritz (which you see here), were employed by Rommel and his staff throughout the campaign. The Dorchester was modelled by ctz and Toddel, skinned by Toddel, and the wheels were created by Rad.