With update 2.28 “Sons of Attlia” the game welcomes new smoke granade effects. And that pushed me to make this post. Smoke granades in the game deploy on top of the player, making user blind. If a tank of the player is immobilized, player loses ability to look around, while te smoke should obstruck vision in the direction the user deployed it, so enemies from that side have hard time hitting the player, while player can look around and prepare for incomign danger.
This problem is present on most tanks. For reference i will provide footage available in the internet.
Leopard 2A6 deploying smoke granades
And a gameplay footage of Leopard 2PL (the same smoke granade launcher)
Panzerhaubitze 2000 deploys a smoke screen
Here is a section with multiple tanks in one video.
0:00 shows T-90
0:39 shows a Leclerc
0:52 Abrams and i will compare it to the ingame M1 KVT
0:48 Bradley and Abrams
1:18 and 1:42 Challenger 2 but i think it is using a different launcher than in game, i might be wrong, i will put ingame one for reference
It can be seen, that smoke in game obstruct vision greatly, while in real life it provides cover from one direction.
In my opinion smoke screen should be deoployed further from the tank, but that is only my point of view.
So i come here to discuss this potential change with other players, and if even anyone want this to change.