Feature #20024

Knock on armour feature

Added by laxentis almost 4 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:Rejected Start date:05/24/2011
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Description

Sometimes a regular grunt needs to say something to the crew of APC/tank. If he has no radio contact with the crew (ACRE) he has to ask someone able to contact the crew, to tell them to turn out. We can easilly add a simple feature of knocking on the armour so that the crew can hear that and respond (basically just like poking another soldier but on tanks/apcs).


Related issues

duplicated by A.C.E. for OA - Feature #24516: Opportunity to knock on the armor Duplicate 09/14/2011

History

Updated by fireship4 almost 4 years ago

good idea

Updated by Sickboy almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to tpM
  • Target version set to 395

Sounds interesting, like tap on shoulder ;)
Any armor-knocking sounds around? :)

Updated by KingHomer almost 4 years ago

Ever tried "knocking" a tank?
Better use the Tank infantry phone (TIP) instead. ;)

Updated by VKing almost 4 years ago

On a car maybe, but I don't see how a tank crew wearing intercom helmets would even notice someone hammering on the hull with a sledge through all that armour.

Updated by Sickboy almost 4 years ago

VKing wrote:

On a car maybe, but I don't see how a tank crew wearing intercom helmets would even notice someone hammering on the hull with a sledge through all that armour.

Fair points, let's TIP it then!

Updated by Xeno almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Rejected
  • Assignee deleted (tpM)
  • Target version deleted (395)

Like already mentioned, the crew won't hear it.

Beside that, in combat the last thing a tank crew would do is opening their hatches.

TIP is not in our hands, that has to be done by the ACRE guys.

Updated by Sickboy almost 4 years ago

TIP with just squeeks we can do though, that would be conform op's request.

Updated by Xeno almost 4 years ago

He is asking because of an ACRE feature which removes the ability to talk to guys sitting in a tank from the outside and that's something only the ACRE crew can solve :)
TIP = like a normal phone attached to the back of a tank for example, where infantry outside the vehicle can talk to the crew inside.

Updated by tpM almost 4 years ago

And I dont think tapping on a tank's armour would be loud enough. The armour is too thick/dense to produce some kind of hollow-metallic "ringing" if you know what I mean...

Updated by Lazyman almost 4 years ago

I thought tanks and other armored vehicle actually have a hammer on the hull so that infantry can grab it and start hammering the hull. I remember seeing it in a documentary, but I can't remember what it was. Someone with actual tank experience should weight in.

Updated by badger over 3 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCdqWdKP_xo&feature=player_embedded

On this vidio (02:00) you can see how the officer knocks on the Shilka driver's hatch, so that the driver opened the hatch and they could talk.

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