1^a Compagnia motociclisti - Italian Police armored motorcycle squad

During the Fascist Era the Italian Police was demilitarized just to become a military branch again with the Second World War.
Battalions of the Italian Police were equipped with a mass production armored motorcycle Guzzi Alce with a side cart and two shields: one for the driver and the second for the gunner.
It was mounted a LMG made by Isotta Fraschini, using a 25 rounds 6,5 Carcano calibre magazine and could fire 400 rounds per minute (Like the similar Breda Mod. 38). The basic armament of the two crew member would be the Beretta Mod.34 pistol.

What do you guys think?

Pictures of the Motomitragliatrice blindata Guzzi
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Isotta-Fraschini LMG
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Data about the Isotta Fraschini-Scotti LMG
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Seems wild UwU. I would love to see them in Tunisia.

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can their armor prevent the penetration of regular rifle cartridges?

I presume it can

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It seems cool, but seeing as it looks to be worse than all of the existing motorcycles, and with those being considered fairly weak, I’m not sure it would be viable in game.

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Worse?

This one would allow you to gun things down while being invulnerable to small arms fire… what annihilate current “bikers” the most rn are… bolt action rifles. I’d prefer that one replacing the r75 (identical to the premium one anyway) even if the lmg on it isn’t as good as the mg34.

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You’d still be easy to flank and I feel like since the shields are small, you’d always have some body part sticking out, even at fairly low angles.
Meanwhile you have to deal with a 20r magazine and the smallest squad in the game of only 2 people.

the shield could protect from rifles and machine gun fire, still 20 rounds doesn’t mean it’s bad, it just needs to reload earlier

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looks at 2nd Italian tank in Tunesia that reloads 20 round mag for half a minute

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No. Not really. It would be a definite advantage over existing bikes, I really don’t see how you think it’s worse. We already use the existing ones from so far away that flanking it, something so extremely mobile to add, would be very difficult if the driver is only half as smart as the average player. I know I’d make a killing with such tool; I’m used to piss off the opposite team so much that it’s very common for them to call out arty strikes on my position alone instead of the bulk of my team…

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It’s sad when you look at brens or the second lmg in Moscow/ Tunisia with them taking around 3 seconds only while having similar configurations :sweat_smile:

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i want the “carro armato veloce L3” with the flamethrower, max speed max destruction

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I want this so bad.

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It actually seems like a good compromise: resistance to small arms fire in exchange for a small magazine on your machine gun, and a two man crew. As long as the reload isn’t too long it sounds pretty fun to me, maybe as an event reward

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And as you can see from the photos, the legs would be easily hittable from the front. And maybe also the head, as Enlisted likes to have the people in vehicles stand/sit as straight as possible (M8 scott commander for example)

Looking at the front, I could easily snipe the legs from the front with a regular enfield, at a low angle of only like 10-15 degrees.

@61133313 Same reply basically. It would in theory, but it’d be easy to snipe you off, just like what happens to the commanders of open-top TDs like the scott or M10.

@85260803 Again, I bet the dudes will be easily hittable at low angles.
Though as an event reward it would be cool. It’s a very cool, but niche vehicle, so either event or premium would be nice. Just don’t make people grind it.

Look at the photos again, closely. There’s a straight shield for each leg :stuck_out_tongue:

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Yet that’s just a flat piece of metal, with the leg pretty far behind it. If you were to look at a 3D model and tilt it by a few degrees, then basically the whole leg would be out in the open.

That’s not really the gotcha you claim it is. The current motorcycles are 100% exposed to small arms fire; so a motorcycle that is only 60% exposed from the front is still a huge improvement, while still not being an overpowered mobile pillbox.

If a mg gets into a good position with cover from flanking fire, it should be hard for anyone to get a clean shot at them without exposing themselves. This motorcycle would be less vulnerable than existing examples, and more importantly it would give is an Italian motorcycle when there are already two German motorcycles in-game.

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Where it wouldn’t be an improvement is that you can still die quickly and easily, so it’s barely any more useful than the exposed ones in game, it has an mg which would have to be reloaded every 2 seconds, and that reload most likely wouldn’t be that short, and on top of that, you only get a 2-man squad, which is kinda crappy.

Could replace the stupid German non premium one in Tunisia

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