While Reto.Mato is working on German RZ parachutes, reto.dave has been working on an allied item related to air. In the future we of course want to have different drop canisters for each faction as well as let airdrops of supplies be player controlled. – Reto.Robotron3000
I’m currently working on a CLE drop canister, it is going to be used for the supply depots. They look a bit boring at the moment; so we put a bit of effort into making them a more interesting.
Closed CLE canister front view above & back view below
When I began working on the canister I imagined that Google would be flooded with images of drop canisters, but that was not really the case so we have been scouring the internet for collectors’ images and images from militaria auctions. After some more research I found, to my surprise, that not only did they use the canisters for weapons and such but they even made a small… well motorcycle I guess it is, but looks more like a scooter for kids :-D I, for one, would like to see those in the game at one point, I believe it will be just as fun as the bicycles ;-) I’ve included an image of one of them below (it was developed for another type of canister though).
This one is exhibited at the RAF Museum at Cosford.
But back to the game, so far I have only made the highpoly model for the drop canister, and in my next blog post I’m hopefully done with the ingame model :-).
Here are 2 views of an open canister.
As always comments and questions are more than welcome!
Signing off Reto.dave