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Making the AVRE bulldozer work?


So with the new update coming and wrecks staying "as they are" and possibly blocking roads and needing to be towed out the way I had a thought...


Why not give the AVRE (and any future vehicles like it) the power to use the bulldozer on the front of the vehicle for moving wrecks easier IE ability to lift/drop it for get under vehicles and lifting them? It could be used for a couple of things.


1) Moving wrecks out the way while pushing forward, especially useful in urban areas with limited space for possibly getting "stuck" wrecks to move in a way that can then be pushed out the way.

2) Helping allies who are flipped over be "unflipped" again with the assistance of another vehicle. (EG the AVRE lifts 1 side of the flipped ally while a 2nd uses the tow hook to pull it fully over).

3) shenanigans of lifting enemy tanks up so they can't keep shooting at you (we all know this is what it will be used for lol)


I don't know if its even possible or a good idea, but thought I would share it.

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The bulldozer was not intended for moving tanks. I don't believe its hydraulics can take that sort of weight. They were for ramming debris and blockades out the way, not 60 ton vehicles. Maybe it could, if so then its torque should be modelled, but I don't believe it goes that high on the dozer. Specialist recovery vehicles were there for that.

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A tangent on the bulldozer blade...   for those who own the AVRE, does WT seem to model the blade 70 mm thickness as armor and the air gap between the blade and the frontal slope of the armor packs and plate of the tank itself.  I'm thinking the real life physics would make this a really tough pen.  Is that the case in WT land?

 

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41 minutes ago, __RACERX__ said:

A tangent on the bulldozer blade...   for those who own the AVRE, does WT seem to model the blade 70 mm thickness as armor and the air gap between the blade and the frontal slope of the armor packs and plate of the tank itself.  I'm thinking the real life physics would make this a really tough pen.  Is that the case in WT land?

 

yeah, sort of. The Steel that the dozer is made of isn't even close to armour in metallurgy, so it obviously performs quite a bit worse than it's weight in actual RHA

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28 minutes ago, watch_your_fire said:

yeah, sort of. The Steel that the dozer is made of isn't even close to armour in metallurgy, so it obviously performs quite a bit worse than it's weight in actual RHA

Are you entirely sure, it's likely hardened steel and even still a lot of heavier "structural steel" pieces in game underperform quite strongly like those on T26E1-1

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On 20/02/2021 at 05:17, TwitchyTrooper said:

Are you entirely sure, it's likely hardened steel and even still a lot of heavier "structural steel" pieces in game underperform quite strongly like those on T26E1-1

dozer blades especially are hardened steel in order to knock down buildings and rip up concrete

they're definitely not regular structural steel

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