I really like the idea of AVRE in this commander it fits with that "urban" assault theme but it will be a bit OP with Thompson Tommy (complete shut down of Axis infantry).
USF - I say no - this doctrine is lacking that "punch" and jeep is mainly a "hit & run" tactic.
Soviet - LOVE the idea but will this fit the theme?
The Soviet Airborne Forces had separate tank battalions (consisting of 50 tanks) armed with amphibious T-37/38 and T-40 tanks. Of course, some of these tanks will be commanders to control the battalion. Could be T-70 or Valentine commander tank will be more useful.
Again according to the Soviet test it Full auto did not perform good. The AVT the had little differences in production and give an added option that was simply not that good. It could still be used at semi auto MOD but that does mean that its auto mode was good.
I know, I read the test results, and the weapon manufacturers responded to the front-line reports with test results, but the soldiers wanted automatic fire in critical situations and they converted their SVT to AVT in field workshops. The manufacturer put up with this, and began to produce only AVT.
The American M2 carbine has a similar history - when in 1944, US soldiers liberate the Belgian FN factory, they began to convert their M1 carbine into fully automatic M1 carbine. After the inspection of the troops, this fact was revealed and an official set for converting M2 was developed for the soldiers.
According to test contacted by Soviet army it was inferior to SMGs close and semi auto rifles long range.
Personally I am not against the AVT maybe for the new Soviet paratroopers if they can get the animation and sounds right, but I see little reason for it. You can get similar result (or even better) with Assault Guards and the ppsh/SVT combination.
Finally each faction seems to be better oriented to fight a specific ranges and the soviets seem to have units for all ranges thus I see little point in it.
The meaning of why the soldiers demanded more AVT - the density of fire. German artillery shoots the Soviet positions and trenches. Artillery caused serious losses, but the remaining soldiers still have a high density of fire due to AVT, which makes it possible to stop the German attack. Many reports from such a situation came to the plant production of SVT-40, and that is why since 1943 SVT was produced only as AVT.
As far as I remember it wasn't a very successful rifle. The cartridge was too powerful to shoot short bursts like STG would and the gun had no bipod to be used like a BAR. In effect the only point of using full auto was fighting in close quarters. Such characteristics, when transformed into coh2 weapon model would mean very short burst at long to mid range, effectively equal to SVT and big dps increase at short range that would overlap with SMGs. It doesn't sound great, does it?
Btw. honestly, we don't really need assault rifle on every faction. And SVT troops definitely give soviet forces enough mid range oriented firepower.
Look at how pretty controllable the AVT-40 is in short bursts, even the full automaton has a return strictly backward. And M14 - which jumps like a mad bull.
Also about the AVT, the soldiers demanded that they be sent more AVT to the front, the SVTs altered in AVT in the front-line masters. And therefore, from 1943 until 1945, SVT was produced only as AVT. The soldiers liked the automatic fire in critical situations.
For AVT produced 15-cartridge magazine. Like this soldier of the Czechoslovakian corpus:
In 1944, when Tokarev modernized the SVT-40, a reliable 20-cartridge magazine for SVT was developed. Improved SVT was not produced (because in 1943 the military focused entirely on weapons for an intermediate cartridge), but the 20-cartridge magazine was issued in small batches and used on the front.
Concerning the Soviet Airborne Commander:
He is clearly not an OP, but has a number of things that need to be changed:
- Replace three DP-27 with two buff DP-27, DP is the worst machine gun in the game and it is pretty obvious because for good performance you need three machine guns (!). It would be fair for the BAR 1918 - because it is an automatic rifle and to compensate for the lack of power at the end of the war in the infantry platoon there were three BAR 1918. The DP is full-fledged and a good machine gun was enough for one or two DP to support the infantry platoon.
- Abilities of the Airborne Forces do not match their role and armament
- the IL-2 missile strafe is terrible - immovable Kübelwagen lost only 1/4 of health after a direct hit by a rocket.Plus he has a bug that doesn’t correspond to the ability area and actually launched missiles.
And this despite the fact that the German 37-mm anti-tank strafe destroys the full T-34-76 and SU-85 from one pass
Replacing IL-2 missile strafe with IL-2 PTAB is reliable and effective.