07.05.2006 20:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Once again the Forgotten Hope Team would like to present some of the new models and skins we've been developing for the first release of Forgotten Hope 2! Today's update features two of the most common items from the German arsenal. But before giving any details we would like you to draw your attention to some interesting news.
The Forgotten Hope for Battlefield 1942™ minimod Norwegian Resistance has been quiet lately, and had no homepage for a little while. The team has restored their homepage and forums, and they are currently working on a new version of their minimod introducing several new maps, vehicles and stunning effects.
Furthermore, Norwegian Resistance has also started the development of a new FH2 minimod for Battlefield 2™. As a little appetizer we have two screenshots out of their latest update showing the remake of the battle at Ulsnes. You should definitely stop by their site to check out more screens and read about their latest progress!
Along with this good news it's time to unveil the first new item for FH2. The 20 mm Flugabwehrkanone 38 will help the German troops fulfill the motto of their anti-aircraft artillery "Wir bringen Licht und Wärme ins Cockpit!" ("We bring light and warmth into the cockpit!"). The Flak 38 was designed in 1939 as the successor to the Flak 30 and entered service in 1940. It quickly became the most common light anti-aircraft gun of the German armed forces. To enhance its mobility it could be either towed or mounted on a vehicle. The Sonderanhänger 52 and the Flakpanzer 38 (t) are only two examples. The Flak 38 was modelled and skinned by jodonnell.
Furthermore we'd like to present the German Opel Blitz 3 ton S (Standard) truck, which was by far the most common truck of the Wehrmacht. Designed as as a civilian commercial truck, its production started in 1937. The Blitz was powered by a 3.6 liter, 6 cylinder engine that produced 75 hp. It was soon discovered by the Wehrmacht that this popular truck was very dependable. More than 80,000 had been produced by 1944. The one we show off today was manufactured by Mange, who built the body, and Jimbob, who was responsible for the nice paintjob.
That's all for today, but be sure to come back next week for another Forgotten Hope update. And don't forget to join us on IRC. Feel free to visit our public forums to discuss this update or other news.