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Rotareneg

SB 4.019 - Manual fire control disables smoke grenades

I'm not sure if this is working as intended or not: Selecting manual fire control disables smoke grenades. Tested on M1's, Leo 2's, and Bradleys.

Edited by Rotareneg

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Might make sense, actually, as the turret is without electrical power in manual mode (at least on the Leopard 2), therefore I'm not sure if mashing a smoke discharger button will generate the necessary spark to ignite the propellant charge.

 

Maybe it isn't like that on the other vehicles that you tested. In that case it would be a bug.

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As for the m1’s, as long as master power is on the smoke grenades will discharge. Doesn’t matter what the FCS mode is set to. 

Edited by Assassin 7

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Don't know about M1s but M60s turret power switch only disabled the power traversing mechanism.  All other electrical devices needed the master battery to be on.

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5 minutes ago, TSe419E said:

Don't know about M1s but M60s turret power switch only disabled the power traversing mechanism.  All other electrical devices needed the master battery to be on.

M1’s with the TNB needed Turret Power on for the Smoke Grenades to work and of course for power to the traversing mechanisms. The M1A1 SA and the SEP’s only need Master Power on for the Smoke Grenades to operate, but would need Turret Power on for the Traversing Mechanisms to operate and other FCS systems. In manual mode, you loose all signals to your Traversing Power Valves, while your sight follows the gun but all other electrical devices are still activated. For the SA and the SEP’s, The only 2 FCS systems that will work with the Turret Power off are the Salvos and the Manual Firing Device ( Master Blaster). 

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And what’s really cool, is that the Main Gun will still fire with Master Power off only Using the Master Blaster. On the SEP’s you have to arm the gun using the lever but on the M1’s the gun could be in safe and would still fire. So total lost of power and could still fight, all manual tough.

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While we're on this subject, in the SB Pro PE M1A1 apparently the master blaster will cause single shots from the coaxial MG if "COAX" is selected instead of firing the main gun...

 

Is this......Correct?

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Master blaster only goes directly to

the Breech contacts on the M1’s and on the SEP’s goes through the arm/safe lever loop and then to the breech contacts.

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In RL if your Coax solenoid fails the

gunner can use his finger or attach a lanyard to the ball trigger to pull.

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Thanks, we will look into the smoke grenades not firing in manual mode on the M1.

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