Bug #19297

TOW ground mount elevation limits too low

Added by Alderman almost 4 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:04/30/2011
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:VKing % Done:

100%

Category:Config
Target version:1.11
Component: Affected Version:
Close Reason:

Description

When placing the TOW on an elevated position, its almost impossible to target anything under your. The mount always is level, regardless of the surface, and it doesn't appear the weapon can aim below 0 degrees horizontally. Please change this, as it should be able to do so.

Associated revisions

Revision 00e753e7
Added by VKing almost 4 years ago

~Fixed: M220 TOW Elevation limits, fixes #19297

History

Updated by VKing almost 4 years ago

Do you happen to have any specs for the mount?

Updated by Trips almost 4 years ago

This is true for mounted weapons generally. I've specifically noticed the Metis.

When you place it on a slope it will always be layed horizontally, not at whatever the terrain angle is.

Updated by Alderman almost 4 years ago

It being set horizontally or not, I am certain that it can aim lower, and even if it normally could not, given the limitation of tripod deployment and the way it functions with ACE Mod, this solves a lot of pain. We can almost ever employ the tow, especially in takistan. Either way good luck finding specs on the tripod that will tell you that specifically. It would be very stupid if such an expensive weapon system was limited significantly like that over something that is a insanely stupid design flaw.

Updated by jealco almost 4 years ago

the TOW should be able to achieve approx. 20 deg depression. (personal experience, not actual documentation.)

Updated by Alderman almost 4 years ago

jealco wrote:

the TOW should be able to achieve approx. 20 deg depression. (personal experience, not actual documentation.)

Well its always nice when someone with the experience is around. I am an MP, so my gunnery experience is with Mk-19, 50cal, M240bravo, M249.

Updated by rocko almost 4 years ago

  • Category set to Config
  • Target version set to Planned (Needs Contributors)

Updated by VKing almost 4 years ago

  • Subject changed from TOW and Mount to TOW ground mount elevation limits too low
  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to VKing
  • Target version changed from Planned (Needs Contributors) to 1.11

Confirmed +30/-20 degree elevation limits from TM 9-1425-450-12.

Updated by VKing almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Updated by rocko almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

Available in the released ACE 1.10 Update 1

Updated by rocko almost 4 years ago

Available in the released ACE 1.10 Update 1

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