These things are so vulnerably to damn near everything, cost so much, and you only get two. I've tried using them and found them to generally be a waste of points.
Well, I find it useful as rushing! I sometimes combine force of two people doing a land,build and takeoff sequel in result of good aggressive move.
Why not the Russian line of the recon UAZ? They all cost the same, and you get the option of the AGS-17 version for an extra 10 points.
Sure, Im just too lazy
I don't use the upgraded version at all actually. And German looks cool.
I've actually found the TO-62 generally useless. For 5 more points, you get a tank that--while it has 1 point more of frontal armor and 1 more AP power--is slower and has a shorter range. As a result, I'd suggest using the FlammPz TO-55, since you get more deployments from that TO-55 line than you do from the Russian TO-55.
I totally agree, but in game, I once found myself ran out of flamethrowers! So that To-62 was unlocked just in case of anything.
Have you tried the Kamaz ZU-23-2? While it doesn't have the same ROF, it's a faster vehicle (all the better to respond to chopper threads and keep up with the column), has a greater operation range, weapon range, and better accuracy.
Yes I tried it, the 1 improvent of accuracy doesn't make a great difference. In addition to I use those AA mainly for base defending so speed isn't important for me, higher ROF can stun everything faster killing infantry better.
I've found that its missiles are so terribly inaccurate as to be worthless. I'd prefer to use the Mi-2 US; attack air units with the cannon, and it comes with very good optics to boot.
I agree that accuracy is awful, i use it as a scarecrow mostly. Its unlucky that PACT doesn't have heli with high ROF gatling gun like the Cobra do, meeting Cobra would be suicidal even with Mi-2 US as they have higher ROF even varients with Autocannons not to mention the gatling guns.
What about hte East German armoured scout car with machine gun that costs only 20 points?
I really would wanna pay 10 extra for a better optics and speed, the machine gun is useless either infantry can kill you immediatly