Smoke Screen

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Smoke Screen refers to the ability to conceal movement or location by the usage of smoke. This tactic is exclusive to Ground forces.

Development History

For quite a long time, the rumour of the addition of smoke into the game had been tossed around by the community and developers. Depending on the year, it went from a speculated to a denied addition.

The first tease of the smoke screen was in the 2017 April Fool's events, where the tanks in the event being able to deploy functional smoke grenades, creating a smoke screen around the vehicle. The event showcased the usage of smoke to the community, which was met with much optimism and support, as well as speculation that the feature would be coming in a future update.

The feature was added into the game in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica". Smoke screening became a valid tactic through three different implementations, smoke shells fired from the tank's armament, smoke launchers fired from the tank's exterior, and fuel injection into the engine to produce smoke.

Effect of Smoke screen

Using smoke in the game creates a large white cloud at the area of impact. Smoke varies between the application on screen radius, screen time, and screen holding time.

  • Screen radius: How wide the smoke screen is effective
  • Screen time: Time it takes for the smoke to become effective
  • Screen holding time: Time smoke is effective before dissipating

The smokescreen obscures line-of-sight vision rather well once deployed. In addition of concealing movement to the eyes, markers also disappear if obscured by the smoke, granting full concealment to those who could use smoke well. While smoke does indeed conceal a precise position of a vehicle, the presence of smoke is also a good indication for the enemy on the general direction the smoke users are, so its use must be exercised with caution.

Smoke shells are generally not an offensive weapon due to its utility and lower muzzle velocity, however, the smoke shells are treated like explosive shells and could be used to devastating effect on open-topped and lightly-armoured vehicles in some cases.

Vehicles with Smoke

As of v.1.99.0.51

Smoke Shells

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USA
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Germany
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USSR
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Britain
Japan flag.png
Japan
China flag.png
China
Italy flag.png
Italy
France flag.png
France
Sweden flag.png
Sweden
Calliope
Cobra King
Grant I
IPM1
LVT(A)(4)
M1 Abrams
M3 GMC
M3 Lee
M4
M4A1
M4A1 (76) W
M4A2
M4A2 (76) W
M4A3 (76) W
M4A3 (105)
M4A3E2
M4A3E2 (76) W
M8 HMC
M8A1
M18 "Black Cat"
M18 GMC
M24
M24 (TL)
M26
M26 T99
M36 GMC
M41A1
M46
M46 "Tiger"
M47
M48A1
M56
M60
M60A1 (AOS)
M60A1 RISE (P)
M60A3 TTS
M103
MBT-70
Magach 3
Merkava Mk.1
Merkava Mk.2B
Super Hellcat
T14
T20
T25
T30
T95E1
XM-1 (Chrysler)
XM-1 (GM)
XM-803
E-100
Jagdpanzer 38(t)
Jagdpanzer IV
KPz-70
▀KV I C 756 (r)
▀KV-IB
Leopard A1A1
Leopard I
▀M4 748 (a)
M48A2 C
M48A2 G A2
Marder III H
Maus
Nb.Fz.
Pz.Bef.Wg.IV J
Pz.III N
Pz.IV C
Pz.IV E
Pz.IV F1
Pz.IV F2
Pz.IV G
Pz.IV H
Pz.IV J
Sd.Kfz.234/3
Sd.Kfz.234/4
StuG III A
StuG III F
StuG III G
StuH 42 G
▀T 34 747 (r)
TAM
mKPz M47 G
BT-7 (F-32)
KV-1 (ZiS-5)
KV-1E
KV-1S
▂M3 Medium
▂M4A2
▂MK-II "Matilda"
Object 685
SU-76M
SU-76M (5th Gv.Kav.Corps)
SU-100
SU-100P
SU-122
T-34 (1st Gv.T.Br.)
T-34 (1941)
T-34 (1942)
T-34E
T-34E STZ
T-54 (1947)
T-54 (1949)
T-54 (1951)
T-55A
T-55AM-1
T-34-100
T-44-100
A.C.IV
Achilles
Achilles (65 Rg.)
Archer
Avenger
Black Prince
Caernarvon
Centurion Action X
Centurion Mk 1
Centurion Mk 3
Challenger
Challenger 2
Challenger 2 (2F)
Challenger Mk.2
Challenger Mk.3
Charioteer Mk VII
Chieftain Mk 3
Chieftain Mk 5
Chieftain Mk 10
Churchill I
Churchill Mk VII
Cromwell Mk.V (RP-3)
Cromwell V
Excelsior
FV4202
Grant I
Sherman Firefly
Sherman IC "Trzyniec"
Sherman II
Sho't Kal Dalet
Strv 81 (RB 52)
Valentine XI
Vickers Mk.7
Chi-Nu
Ho-I
Ho-Ni I
Ho-Ni III
▅M4A3 (76) W
▅M24
▅M41A1
ST-A1
ST-A2
STB-1
Type 16
Type 61
Type 74
Type 74G
Type 75 SPH
CM11
␗M4A1 (75) W
M4A4 (1st PTG)
␗M4A4
␗M8 HMC
␗M18
␗M24
␗M36
␗M48A1
M60A3 TTS
␗SU-76M
␗SU-100
␗T-34 (1943)
Type 59
75/18 M41
75/32 M41
AUBL/74
Centauro
Centauro ROMOR
▄M4 Hybrid
M4 Tipo IC
▄M4A4
▄M18
▄M24
M26 "D.C.Ariete"
M26A1
M36B1
M47 (105/55)
M60A1 "D.C.Ariete"
OF-40
OF-40 (MTCA)
OF-40 Mk.2A
▄Sherman Vc
AML-90
AMX-10RC
AMX-13-M24
AMX-30
AMX-30 (1972)
AMX-30 Super
AMX-30B2
AMX-30B2 BRENUS
AMX-13-90
Lorraine 155 Mle.50
▄M4A1
▄M4A3 (105)
▄M4A3E2
▄M4A4
Ikv 72
Ikv 103
Sav m/43 (1944)
Strv 81
Strv 101
Strv 103A
Strv 103С
Strv 103-0
Strv m/42 EH

Smoke Launchers

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USA
Germany flag.png
Germany
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USSR
Britain flag.png
Britain
Japan flag.png
Japan
China flag.png
China
Italy flag.png
Italy
France flag.png
France
Sweden flag.png
Sweden
Grant I
HSTV-L
IPM1
M1 Abrams
M1A1 Abrams
M1A2 Abrams
M3 Bradley
M4A3 (105)
M24
M24 (TL)
M60A1 RISE (P)
M60A2
M60A3 TTS
M247
M551
M901
MBT-70
Magach 3
Merkava Mk.1
Merkava Mk.2B
T18E2
XM-803
Bfw. Jagdpanther
E-100
FlaRakPz 1
Flakpanzer 341
Gepard
JPz 4-5
Jagdpanther
Jagdpanzer IV
Jagdtiger
KPz-70
Leopard 2A4
Leopard 2A5
Leopard 2K
Leopard A1A1
Leopard A1A1 (L/44)
Leopard I
▀M4 748 (a)
M48 Super
M48A2 C
M48A2 G A2
Marder III
Maus
Panther A
Panther D
Panther F
Panther G
Panther II
Panzer IV/70(A)
Panzer IV/70(V)
Pz.38(t) F
Pz.III E
Pz.III F
Pz.III M
Pz.III N
Pz.IV C
Pz.IV E
Pz.IV F1
Pz.IV F2
Pz.IV G
Pz.IV J
▀Pz.Kpfw. Churchill
Radkampfwagen 90
RakJPz 2
RakJPz 2 (HOT)
Ru 251
SPz BMP-1
Sd.Kfz.234/2
StuG III A
StuG III F
TAM
Tiger E
␠Tiger
Tiger H1
Tiger II (10.5 cm Kw.K)
Tiger II (H)
Tiger II (H) Sla.16
Tiger II (P)
leKPz M41
mKPz M47 G
ASU-85
BMP-1
BMP-2
BMP-2M
BMP-3
IS-3
IS-4M
IS-7
▂MK-II "Matilda"
▂МК-IX "Valentine"
Object 268
Object 685
SU-122-54
T-10M
T-54 (1947)
T-54 (1949)
T-54 (1951)
T-55AM-1
T-62M-1
T-64B
T-72A
T-72B
T-80B
T-80U
T-34-100
T-44-100
▂T-V
A13 Mk I
A13 Mk II
A13 Mk II 1939
A13 Mk.I (3rd R.T.R.)
AEC Mk II
Black Prince
Caernarvon
Centurion Action X
Centurion Mk.5 AVRE
Centurion Mk 1
Centurion Mk 3
Centurion Mk 10
Challenger
Challenger 2
Challenger 2 (2F)
Challenger Mk.2
Challenger Mk.3
Charioteer Mk VII
Chieftain Marksman
Chieftain Mk 3
Chieftain Mk 5
Chieftain Mk 10
Churchill I
Churchill Mk III
Churchill Mk VII
Comet I
Conqueror
Conway
Cromwell I
Cromwell Mk.V (RP-3)
Cromwell V
Crusader II
Crusader III
Daimler Mk II
Excelsior
FV4202
Grant I
Iron Duke IV
Matilda III
Rooikat 105
Rooikat Mk.1D
Sherman Firefly
Sherman IC "Trzyniec"
Sho't Kal Dalet
Stormer HVM
Striker
Strv 81 (RB 52)
Swingfire
Tetrarch Mk I
Tortoise
Valentine I
Valentine IX
Valentine XI
Vickers MBT
Vickers Mk.7
Warrior
Ha-Go Commander
▅M24
STB-1
Type 16
Type 61
Type 74
Type 74G
Type 87
Type 89
Type 90
Type 90 (B)
CM11
␗M24
M60A3 TTS
T-69 II G
ZBD86
ZTZ59D1
ZTZ96
ZTZ96A
75/34 M42
75/34 M43
75/46 M43
105/25 M43
AUBL/74
AUBL/74 HVG
Ariete
Ariete (P)
Ariete PSO
Centauro
Centauro MGS
FIAT 6614
M4 Tipo IC
▄M24
M42 Contraereo
M43 "G.C.Leoncello"
M60A1 "D.C.Ariete"
M15/42
OF-40
OF-40 (MTCA)
OF-40 Mk.2A
OTOMATIC
P40
P40 "G.C. Leoncello"
▄Sherman Vc
AML-90
AMX-10RC
AMX-13
AMX-13 (FL11)
AMX-13 (HOT)
AMX-13 (SS.11)
AMX-13-M24
AMX-30
AMX-30 (1972)
AMX-30 ACRA
AMX-30 DCA
AMX-30 Super
AMX-30B2
AMX-30B2 BRENUS
AMX-32
AMX-40
AMX-50 Surbaissé
AMX-13-90
Char 25t
▄Crusader Mk.II
Leclerc
M4A1 (FL10)
▄M4A3 (105)
Panther «Dauphine»
Roland 1
CV 90105 TML
CV 90120
Ikv 91
Lvkv 9040C
Lvrbv 701
Pvrbv 551
SAV 20.12.48
Strf 9040C
Strf 9056
Strv 74
Strv 81
Strv 101
Strv 103A
Strv 103С
Strv 121
Strv 122

Exhaust Smoke System

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USA
Germany flag.png
Germany
USSR flag.png
USSR
Britain flag.png
Britain
Japan flag.png
Japan
China flag.png
China
Italy flag.png
Italy
France flag.png
France
Sweden flag.png
Sweden
ADATS
IPM1
M1 Abrams
M1A1 Abrams
M1A2 Abrams
M3 Bradley
M60A1 RISE (P)
M60A3 TTS
SPz BMP-1 BMP-1
BMP-2
BMP-2M
BMP-3
IT-1
Khrizantema-S
Object 279
Object 685
Object 906
PT-76B
Shturm-S
T-10M
T-55A
T-55AM-1
T-62
T-62M-1
T-64A (1971)
T-64B
T-72A
T-72B
T-80B
T-80U
Challenger 2
Challenger 2 (2F)
Challenger Mk.3
Rooikat 105
Rooikat Mk.1D
M60A3 TTS
␗PT-76
Т-62 №545
T-69 II G
ZBD86
ZTZ96
ZTZ96A
AMX-30 DCA

History

To be Filled

Media

Videos
A French Leclerc main battle tank deploys its smoke launchers.
A M1A1 Abrams fire its smoke launchers.

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