From: Dismal Seepage Indiana
Trivia...In real life, the United States even issued AP rounds for the M1 Garand, and they were in use in the ETO in 1944.
They had the ability to punch holes in the German SdKfz 251 (which was why they were issued.
Hitherto, the German armored infantry had been successful in "blitzkreiging" with speed and moving their infantry safe with those halftracks, but when they encountered regular American infantry with "ordinary rifles" capable of ending the charade, it became less a threat for the Allied forces inn Europe.
The rounds themselves were common to obtain,and became very popular after 1943 when the G.I.'s encountered the need for them in North Africa. Before then, the ratio issued was 60% Ball, 20% AP, and 20% tracer. After that, the ratio was 80% AP and 20% Tracer.
Years ago, I mentioned this to friends/fellow gamers in the fantastic SPWAW forums, and while I was able to prove this doctrine, it was pointed out the rounds should not be included in the game due to "game balance" issues.
Like I said...This is listed here as "trivia."...
< Message edited by m10bob -- 12/12/2018 2:57:29 PM >