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.1.93.0.24

Smoke Shells

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USA
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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
Calliope
Cobra King
Grant I
IPM1
M1 Abrams
M3 GMC
M3 Lee
M4
▀M4 748 (a)
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)
M103
MBT-70
Magach 3
Merkava Mk.1
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-IB
▀KV I C 756 (r)
Leopard A1A1
Leopard I
M48A2 C
M48A2 G A2
Marder III H
Maus
Nb.Fz.
Pz.Bfw.IV
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 Mk.2
Challenger Mk.3
Charioteer Mk VII
Chieftain Mk 3
Chieftain Mk 5
Chieftain Mk 10
Churchill Mk I
Churchill Mk VII
Cromwell Mk.V (RP-3)
Cromwell V
Excelsior
FV4202
Sherman IC "Trzyniec"
Grant I
Sherman Firefly
Sherman II
Sho't Kal Dalet
Strv 81 (Rb.52)
Valentine Mk 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
M4A4 (1st PTG)
␗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 Tipo IC
M26 "D.C.Ariete"
M26A1
M36B1
M47 (105/55)
M60A1 "D.C.Ariete"
OF-40
OF-40 (MTCA)
OF-40 Mk.2A
AMX-10RC
AMX-30
AMX-30 (1972)
AMX-30 Super
AMX-30B2
AMX-30B2 BRENUS
AMX-13-90
Lorraine 155 Mle.50
▄M4A1
▄M4A3E2

Smoke Launchers

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USA
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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
Grant I
IPM1
M1 Abrams
M1A1 Abrams
M1A2 Abrams
M3 Bradley
▀M4 748 (a)
M4A3 (105)
M24
M24 (TL)
M60A1 RISE (P)
M60A2
M247
M551
M901
MBT-70
Magach 3
Merkava Mk.1
T18E2
XM-803
SPz BMP-1
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
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
RakJPz 2
RakJPz 2 (HOT)
Ru 251
Sd.Kfz.234/2
StuG III A
StuG III F
TAM
␠Tiger
Tiger E
Tiger H1
Tiger II (10.5 cm Kw.K)
Tiger II (H)
Tiger II (H) Sla.16
Tiger II (P)
mKPz M47 G
ASU-85
BMP-1
BMP-2
BMP-3
IS-3
IS-4M
IS-7
▂MK-II "Matilda"
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-80B
T-80U
T-34-100
T-44-100
A13 Mk I
A13 Mk II
A13 Mk II 1939
A13 Mk.I (3rd RTR)
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 Mk.2
Challenger Mk.3
Charioteer Mk VII
Chieftain Marksman
Chieftain Mk 3
Chieftain Mk 5
Chieftain Mk 10
Churchill Mk I
Churchill Mk III
Churchill Mk VII
Comet I
Conqueror
Conway
Cromwell I
Cromwell Mk.V (RP-3)
Cromwell V
Crusader Mk II
Crusader Mk III
Daimler AC Mk.II
Excelsior
FV4202
Sherman IC "Trzyniec"
Grant I
Iron Duke IV
Matilda III
Sherman Firefly
Sho't Kal Dalet
Stormer HVM
Striker
Strv 81 (Rb.52)
Swingfire
Tetrarch Mk I
Tortoise
Valentine Mk I
Valentine Mk IX
Valentine Mk 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
CM11
␗M24
M60A3 TTS
ZBD86
ZTZ59D1
ZTZ96
AUBL/74
AUBL/74 HVG
Ariete
Ariete (P)
Ariete PSO
Centauro
FIAT 6614
M60A1 "D.C.Ariete"
OF-40
OF-40 (MTCA)
OF-40 Mk.2A
OTOMATIC
P40
P40 "G.C. Leoncello"
AMX-10RC
AMX-13
AMX-13 (FL11)
AMX-13 (HOT)
AMX-13 (SS.11)
AMX-30
AMX-30 (1972)
AMX-30 ACRA
AMX-30 DCA
AMX-30 Super
AMX-30B2
AMX-30B2 BRENUS
AMX-40
AMX-50 Surbaissé
AMX-13-90
Char 25t
Leclerc
M4A1 (FL10)
Panther «Dauphine»
Roland 1

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
ADATS
IPM1
M1 Abrams
M1A1 Abrams
M1A2 Abrams
M3 Bradley
SPz BMP-1 BMP-1
BMP-2
BMP-3
IT-1
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-80B
T-80U
Challenger 2
Challenger Mk.3
M60A3 TTS
␗PT-76
ZBD86
ZTZ96
Т-62 №545
AMX-30 DCA

History

To be Filled

Screenshots and fan art

Videos

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

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