In the scene below... what would be the appropriate barrel position, up or down? I am pretty sure when they are on the road it's up all the way to help keep out road debris. Correct me if I'm Like if they were in a rear area and there was some time to relax a bit. But it still winter... rain, sleet, snow. my 1st though would be down to keep water from running back into the breach. Probably wrong on both counts.
Post by deafpanzer on Mar 11, 2013 20:07:17 GMT -5
The blue pill lasts only for four hours if I have heard it correctly. Down looks correct but there is nothing wrong about having it up too. I don't think I will ever get tired of looking at your base...
The real answer to your question depends on whether they've been on a road march, are in a combat situation, or somewhere to the rear. Road march = travel lock engaged (or just recently disengaged), so barrel would be down to the travel lock level. If combat situation, slight elevation normal but just a few degrees. High elevations uncommon due to potential for snagging low-hanging stuff like tree branches and other items...have to remember the 'scale' height of these vehicles to begin with, nevermind with that long L70 barrel elevated!
When Chieftains were moving in BAOR,if they were transiting between ranges etc,the gun would be in its travel lock.When on exercise,looking for a contact,generally,it would be facing forward,or rearward on a travel stabiliser,which tended to keep the barrel slightly raised.