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 rumor 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 implementation, 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 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 smoke to become effective
  • Screen holding time: Time smoke is effective before dissipating

The smoke screen 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 usage 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-armored vehicles in some cases.

Vehicles with Smoke

As of v.1.77.2.149

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
M41A1 Walker Bulldog
M3 Lee
M4A1 Sherman
M4 Sherman
M4A2 Sherman
M4A3 (105) Sherman
M4A1 (76) W Sherman
M4A2 (76) W Sherman
M4A3 (76) W HVSS Sherman
M4A3E2 Jumbo
M4A3E2 (76) W Jumbo
M26 Pershing
M46 Patton
M47 Patton II
M48A1 Patton III
M60
M60A1
M60A1 RISE (P)
T95E1
M103
MBT-70
M1 Abrams
M8 Scott
75 mm GMC M3
M18 Hellcat
M36 Jackson
M56 Scorpion
T34 Calliope
M26 T99
M46 "Tiger"
M4A3E2 Jumbo "Cobra King"
M18 "Black Cat"
75 mm GMC M8A1
Grant I
Magach 3
Panzer IV C
Panzer IV E
Panzer IV F1
Panzer IV F2
Panzer IV G
Panzer IV H
Panzer IV J
KPz-70
Leopard 2K
Maus
StuG III A
StuG III F
StuH 42
StuG III G
Neubaufahrzeug
Panzer III N
Pz.Bfw.IV
mKPz M47
E-100
T-34 1941
T-34 1942
T-34E STZ
T-44-100
T-54 1947
T-54 1949
T-54 1951
T-55A
KV-1S
KV-1 ZiS-5
SU-76M
SU-122
SU-100
SU-100P
T-34-100
M3 Medium
T-34E
KV-1E
Matilda F-96
SU-76M 5th Gv.Kav.Corps
Sherman VC Firefly
Challenger
Centurion Mk.1
FV4202
Centurion Mk.3
Chieftain Mk.3
Chieftain Mk.5
Chieftain Mk.10
Challenger 1
Churchill Mk.I
Caernarvon
Archer
Achilles
Avenger
Charioteer
Grant Mk.I
Sherman IC Firefly
AC IV Thunderbolt
A.43 Black Prince
Achilles 65th
M41 SDF
Ho-I
Chi-Nu
M4A3 (76) W SDF
ST-A1
ST-A2
Type 61
STB-1
Type 74
Ho-Ni I
Ho-Ni III
M26 "Ariete" M4A1
M4A3E2
AMX-13-90
AMX-30 (1972)
AMX-30B2
AMX-30B2 BRENUS
AMX-30
Lorraine 155 Mle.50

Smoke launchers

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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
M24 Chaffee
M4A3 (105) Sherman
M551 Sheridan
M60A2
M60A1 RISE (P)
MBT-70
M1 Abrams
M24 Chaffee TL
Sd.Kfz. 234/2 Puma
Ru 251
Panzer III E
Panzer III F
Panzer III M
Panzer IV C
Panzer IV E
Panzer IV F1
Panzer IV F2
Panzer IV G
Panther D
Panther A
Panther G
Panther F
Panther II
Jagdpanther
Tiger H1
Tiger E
Tiger II (H)
Jagdtiger
Leopard 1A0
Leopard 1A1A1
KPz-70
Flakpanzer I Gepard
Jagdpanzer 4-5
Raketenjagdpanzer 2
Raketenjagdpanzer 2 HOT
Panzer III N
mKPz M47
Tiger II (H) Sla.16
Panzer IV/70(A)
Bfw. Jagdpanther
BMP-1
T-44-100
T-54 1947
T-54 1949
T-54 1951
T-64B (1984)
IS-3
IS-4M
T-10M
ASU-85
SU-122-54
Object 268
T-34-100
A13 Mk.I
A13 Mk.II
Crusader Mk.II
Crusader Mk.III
Daimler AC Mk.II
Cromwell I
Cromwell V
Valentine Mk.I
Valentine Mk IX
Valentine Mk XI
Churchill Mk.I
Churchill Mk.III
Churchill Mk.VII
Sherman Firefly
Comet I
Centurion Mk.1
Centurion Mk.3
Centurion Mk.10
FV4202
Vickers MBT
Caernarvon
Chieftain Mk.3
Chieftain Mk.5
Chieftain Mk.10
Challenger 1
Conqueror Mk.2
Charioteer Mk.VII
Tortoise
FV4004 Conway
FV438 Swingfire
FV102 Striker
A13 Mk.I 3rd RTR
Cromwell RP-3
Iron Duke IV
Firefly «Scoripon»
Strv 81
A13 Mk.II 1939
STB-1
Type 61
Type 74
Type 87
Ha-Go Commander
P40 "Leoncello" AMX-13 (FL11)
AMX-13
AMX-13-90
AMX-13 (HOT)
AMX-30 (1972)
AMX-30B2
AMX-30B2 BRENUS
AMX-50/120
AMX-30 DCA
AMX-13 (SS.11)
M4A1 (FL10)
AMX-30

Exhaust Smoke System

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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
M1 Abrams T-55A
T-62
T-64A (1971)
T-64B (1984)
IT-1
T-10M
BMP-1

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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