IL-2 developer diary shows off the big guns of Tank Crew

It’s the Su-152 assault gun and the Sd. Kfz. 184 “Ferdinand” that are getting the limelight this week for 1CGS latest developer diary update showcasing the big guns of Tank Crew as well as talking about a few new mechanics for this type of assault gun vehicle. These are all about the big booms!

Big guns, big booms

Tank Crew has featured a variety of medium and heavy tanks for much of its line-up, however, the Sd. Kfz. 184 and the Su-152 are a little different than the norm with their guns mounted on the chassis rather than in a turret and with the emphasis on creating some very big explosions.

Although work on the Ferdinand is still ongoing, my favourite part of the update is actually in the silhouette of the vehicle showing off the difference in size for the mounted gun. The main gun is the Pak43, an 88mm anti-tank gun considered the most powerful to be fielded by the German Army in WWII. Check out the size comparison!

A little further along is the Su-152, a more indirect fire unit featuring the massive 152mm ML-30S howitzer. Although the Su-152 was designed to provide a mobile artillery piece, it was used successfully in anti-tank operations as the 152mm HE shell was effective against a variety of tanks – not to mention fortifications.

Changes coming with 4.005

Tank Crew will also be seeing some updates with 4.005 which I will let Han, 1CGS Project Manager, to speak to:

The coming update 4.005 will bring a dozen important improvements for Tank Crew and the commander binoculars we showed you earlier. Later we plan to implement the indirect fire capability for self-propelled guns (by inputting the distance and traversing angle) and new quick mission types for the tank commanders. It should be also noted that a lot of the damage calculation changes that are prepared for 4.005 also affect the detailed tanks, this is important for the quality of their damage modeling.

Han on the IL-2 forums

4.005 sounds more and more interesting especially when it comes to those damage models which, for tanks and aircraft, are so critical in a combat simulation. Looking forward to that! In the meantime, check out the latest update for more information and screenshots of the work in progress tanks.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Novice-Flyer says:

    Looks like they’re using new WIP 3D models.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      So these are coming from DigitalForms and their own artists rendering so it definitely looks a little different.

      They do great bump mapping even in their renders.

      Liked by 1 person

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