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.1.89.1.120

Smoke Shells

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USA
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Germany
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USSR
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Britain
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Japan
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Italy
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France
M3 GMC
M1 Abrams
IPM1
M3 Lee
M4
Calliope
M4A1 (76) W
M4A1
M4A2 (76) W
▀M4 748 (a)
M4A2
M4A3 (105)
M4A3E2 (76) W
M4A3E2
Cobra King
M4A3 (76) W
M8 HMC
M8A1
M18 GMC
M18 "Black Cat"
Super Hellcat
M24
M24 (TL)
M26
M26 T99
M36 GMC
M41A1
M46
M46 "Tiger"
M47
M48A1
M56
M60
M60A1 (AOS)
M60A1 RISE (P)
M103
Magach 3
MBT-70
Merkava Mk.1
Grant I
T14
T20
T25
T30
T95E1
XM-1 (Chrysler)
XM-1 (GM)
XM-803
Jagdpanzer 38(t)
Jagdpanzer IV
KPz-70
▀KV-IB
▀KV-IB 756(r)
Leopard I
Leopard A1A1
mKPz M47 G
M48A2 G A2
Nb.Fz.
Pz.Bfw.IV
Marder III H
Pz.III N
Pz.IV C
Pz.IV E
Pz.IV F1
Pz.IV F2
Pz.IV G
Pz.IV H
Pz.IV J
Maus
E-100
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
▂MK-II "Matilda"
KV-1 (ZiS-5)
KV-1E
KV-1S
▂M3 Medium
▂M4A2
SU-76M (5th Gv.Kav.Corps)
SU-76M
SU-100
SU-100P
SU-122
T-34E
T-34E STZ
T-34-100
T-34 (1941)
T-34 (1st Gv.T.Br.)
T-34 (1942)
T-44-100
T-54 (1947)
T-54 (1949)
T-54 (1951)
T-55AM-1
T-55A
Achilles
Achilles (65 Rg.)
Cromwell V
Cromwell Mk.V (RP-3)
Challenger
Avenger
Churchill Mk I
Churchill Mk VII
Excelsior
Black Prince
A.C.IV
Centurion Mk 1
Centurion Mk 3
Strv 81 (Rb.52)
Sho't Kal Dalet
Challenger Mk.2
Challenger 2
Challenger Mk.3
Charioteer Mk VII
Chieftain Mk 3
Chieftain Mk 5
Chieftain Mk 10
Caernarvon
FV4202
Grant I
Sherman II
Firefly "Scorpion"
Sherman Firefly
Archer
Valentine Mk XI
▅M4A3 (76) W
▅M24
▅M41A1
ST-A1
ST-A2
STB-1
Ho-I
Chi-Nu
Ho-Ni I
Ho-Ni III
Type 16
Type 61
Type 74
Type 74G
Centauro
Centauro ROMOR
AUBL/74
M26 "D.C.Ariete"
M26A1
M36B1
M47 (105/55)
M60A1 "D.C.Ariete"
OF-40
OF-40 Mk.2A
OF-40 (MTCA)
75/18 M41
75/32 M41
M4 Tipo IC
AMX-10RC
AMX-13-90
AMX-30
AMX-30 (1972)
AMX-30B2
AMX-30B2 BRENUS
AMX-30 Super
Lorraine 155 Mle.50
▄M4A1
▄M4A3E2

Smoke launchers

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USA
Germany flag.png
Germany
USSR flag.png
USSR
Britain flag.png
Britain
Japan flag.png
Japan
Italy flag.png
Italy
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France
M1 Abrams
IPM1
M1A1 Abrams
M3 Bradley
▀M4 748 (a)
M4A3 (105)
M24
M24 (TL)
M60A1 RISE (P)
M60A2
M247
M551
M901
Magach 3
MBT-70
Merkava Mk.1
Grant I
T18E2
XM-803
Gepard
FlaRakPz 1
▀Pz.Kpfw. Churchill
Jagdpanzer IV
JPz 4-5
KPz-70
Leopard 2A4
Leopard 2A5
Leopard 2K
Leopard I
Leopard A1A1
Leopard A1A1 (L/44)
mKPz M47 G
M48A2 G A2
Panther II
Bfw. Jagdpanther
Jagdpanther
Jagdtiger
Panzer IV/70(V)
Panzer IV/70(A)
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
Maus
Tiger II (H)
Tiger II (10.5 cm Kw.K)
Tiger II (H) Sla.16
Tiger II (P)
Tiger E
Tiger H1
␠Tiger
Panther A
Panther D
Panther F
Panther G
E-100
RakJPz 2
RakJPz 2 (HOT)
Ru 251
Sd.Kfz.234/2
TAM
▂MK-II "Matilda"
ASU-85
BMP-1
BMP-2
IS-3
IS-4M
IS-7
Object 268
SU-122-54
T-10M
T-34-100
T-44-100
T-54 (1947)
T-54 (1949)
T-54 (1951)
T-55AM-1
T-62M-1
T-64B
T-72A
T-80B
T-80U
Tetrarch Mk I
Cromwell I
Cromwell V
Cromwell Mk.V (RP-3)
Challenger
Tortoise
Matilda Mk II
A13 Mk I
A13 Mk.I (3rd RTR)
A13 Mk II
A13 Mk II 1939
Churchill Mk I
Churchill Mk III
Churchill Mk VII
Excelsior
Comet I
Iron Duke IV
Black Prince
AEC Mk.II
Centurion Mk 1
Centurion Mk 3
Strv 81 (Rb.52)
Centurion Mk.5 AVRE
Centurion Mk 10
Sho't Kal Dalet
Challenger Mk.2
Challenger 2
Challenger Mk.3
Charioteer Mk VII
Chieftain Marksman
Chieftain Mk 3
Chieftain Mk 5
Chieftain Mk 10
Conqueror
Crusader Mk II
Crusader Mk III
Daimler AC Mk.II
Striker
Caernarvon
Swingfire
Warrior
Conway
FV4202
Grant I
Firefly "Scorpion"
Sherman Firefly
Stormer HVM
Valentine Mk I
Valentine Mk IX
Valentine Mk XI
Vickers MBT
▅M24
STB-1
Type 16
Type 61
Type 74
Type 74G
Type 87
Type 89
Type 90
Ha-Go Commander
Centauro
Ariete
Ariete (P)
FIAT 6614
AUBL/74
M60A1 "D.C.Ariete"
OF-40
OF-40 Mk.2A
OF-40 (MTCA)
OTOMATIC
P40 "G.C. Leoncello"
P40
AMX-10RC
AMX-13
AMX-13 (SS.11)
AMX-13-90
AMX-13 (FL11)
AMX-13 (HOT)
AMX-30
AMX-30 (1972)
AMX-30B2
AMX-30B2 BRENUS
AMX-30 DCA
Roland 1
AMX-30 Super
AMX-40
AMX-50 Surbaissé
Char 25t
Leclerc
M4A1 (FL10)

Exhaust Smoke System

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USA
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Germany
USSR flag.png
USSR
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Britain
Japan flag.png
Japan
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Italy
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France
ADATS
M1 Abrams
IPM1
M1A1 Abrams
M3 Bradley
Shturm-S
BMP-1
BMP-2
IT-1
Object 906
PT-76B
T-10M
T-55AM-1
T-55A
T-62
T-62M-1
T-64B
T-64A (1971)
T-72A
T-80B
T-80U
Challenger 2
Challenger Mk.3
AMX-30 DCA

History

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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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