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Frank Pittelli <frank-at-rctankcombat.com>
Re: Maus? [TANKS]
Tue, 09 Oct 2007 10:53:22 -0400
Stacy Hilton wrote:
> AND, I simply cannot believe that you think I'll buy off on the idea
> that it's just as easy to hit a 36" X 14" target as a 72" X 28" one. It
> flies in the face of logic.
Sure it's easier to hit something 6 feet long, but it's also possible
for most gunners to hit something far smaller, so there is no real
difference. A paintball marker controlled by servos and/or motors is an
amazingly accurate system in the hands of even a novice. In fact, when
novices attend battles, we usually hand them the controls of the
Navarone Gun at some point and they have no problem hitting tanks at
normal ranges (50-75 feet) that are stationary or moving during the battle.
You may want to consider the following facts:
1) Battlers had very little problem hitting the tiny mule (less than 2
feet long and 1 foot high) on numerous occasions during the battle on
2) Battlers consistently and successfully hit 1:6 scale "soldiers" in
the head from a distance of 20-30 feet when attacking fixed artillery.
Keep in mind, a soldiers head is less than 1 cubic inch.
3) Skilled gunners consistently aim at and hit small exposed items on
tanks (such as gas tanks, mufflers and sloped sides of turrets) at
ranges of 50 feet and beyond if the target is not moving.
4) A number of veteran battlers have "increased" the size of their next
generation vehicles to be longer than the minimum 36" length to gain
internal volume for systems.
You can certainly believe whatever you want about small vs. large, but
the battlefield crucible tends to grind lots of myths into dust.