(06-10-2017, 12:30 PM)Weasel Wrote: Will and can a created AA unit be used as anti-tank? I build several of these (PVO AA) around Leningrad under the impression that they would serve the same as an 88, but a search of the manual did not show that they could or would engage tanks.
The only way I know of to verify is the combat message. Rule 3.3.4.User Preferences - Combat Resolution Message Level. Rule 184.108.40.206. Combat Resolution Window & Rule 220.127.116.11. Combat Resolution Message Section
Even at level 7 you do not see everything (Shots that can't hit). Not to mention it can take a long time.
If you want to see if a certain "device" can even damage an AFV you can go to the editor, find the device and see if it has anything under Penetration, Heat, or HVAP. If it can't hurt the target, you probably will not see it in the combat message.
I remember a thread about this a while back, it was about 88mm AA and they do shoot tanks, but the thread was about a Soviet machine gun shooting the 88 and it should not have been able to because it is in a different range band.
This question can go real deep into the engine, one of the Developers or long time vets over on the Matrix forum can give detailed answer.
I build the AA to shoot down planes, if they shoot some tanks too, I consider it a bonus. Your best defensive at Leningrad is Level 5 Forts and luck. Hopefully you can delay till the Blizzard.