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Blocked Firing Arcs in a Tractor/Trailer Chain
« on: 01 September 2021, 07:21:33 »
Tech Manual, 4th printing, (c)2020, p. 107, Section "STEP 5: ADD WEAPONS, AMMUNITION AND OTHER EQUIPMENT", left column, 3rd paragraph
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Tractor/Trailer units may not fire into any arc that would hit another unit in their “chain”. For instance, a Tractor with a rear-mounted hitch may not fire into its Rear arc while towing Trailers, and armed Trailers with hitches in both the front and back may not fire into either of those arcs if units are attached at both ends.

Does this also apply
  • to indirect fire weapons?
  • to turreted direct fire weapons firing over turretless units of the same size?
  • to turreted direct fire weapons firing over turreted or turretless units of smaller size (large over medium over small SV, superheavy over standard CV)?

Side note: the quoted paragraph is clearly a rule about combat, not construction. Wouldn't it be better placed in TW or TO:AR?

Thanks in advance!
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