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Reduce weight of Handheld Radio and Field Transceiver
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Description

The handheld weighs 2-3kg which is unrealistic. A similar model in RL weighs about 800g

Same goes for the field transceiver which should top out at around 4-5kg as it also needs a car battery, which is incredible heavy as well.

Players using them instead of 3rd party VoIP should not be punished by such a ridiculous amount of weight.

Details

Severity
Tweak
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
Always
Operating System
Windows 7
Category
General

Event Timeline

RoyBeer created this task.Mar 23 2021, 10:50 AM
Litas added a subscriber: Litas.Apr 8 2021, 9:17 PM
Beavis added subscribers: Geez, Beavis.EditedMar 29 2022, 4:03 PM

The personal radio actually weighs 750 grams in-game, but that is still too much - the real world model it is based on (IC-M7) weighs 310 grams with the depicted battery pack. So it still needs to be updated.

I believe the weight of the field radio (14,5 kgs!) is based on its WWII grandfather, I was not able to identify the exact type in-game but the kind we used when I did my service weighed around 5-6 kgs with battery pack attached, can't see why this one would be any heavier - plus the added weight of the car battery is bad enough on its own. There's a reason nobody ever uses those...

@Geez Tickets T157081, T141216, T140028 and T159322 are either duplicates of this or no longer relevant.

Edit: Water absorption of the radio also seems off, it is 50% right now which doesn't matter as long as absorbed water doesn't add weight, but if that is brought back it will be a problem for the radio. Most hand held radios of this type are weather protected so it doesn't really need any absorption at all.

Geez changed the task status from New to Reviewed.
Geez added subscribers: MELKOR_SYN, boydy73, Doc_Jimmie, Spaggie.

Hello everyone.
I will forward this to the devs to go over and consult if this should be correct.
Regards,
Geez

Geez closed this task as Resolved.Apr 4 2022, 3:23 PM
Geez claimed this task.

Hello everyone.
The devs have gone over this and there have been some weight adjustments to both radios. These changes will appear in one of the future updates.
Regards,
Geez

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