Yes, but that is a different from what mobius and myself are saying.Contender wrote: ↑29 Mar 2020 15:23German & british (I am uncertain about us or soviet but I expect they could as well) HE shells within Afv's could be switched from impact to a timed fuse.
You are speaking about delay on fusing. Most nations had HE with this. Impact fusing is a 'super-quick' action that is mechanically driven and results in something nearly instantaneous. Delay allows things like penetration into buildings/structures, and then detonating. A good use is to have a ricochet shot. It bounces off the ground, and then effects an air-burst.Some nations stored rounds in one or the other setting is my reading.
But, having a tracer on a HE round is not something my reading shows in WWII, may not have been available to the large warrior nations. The tracer shows the trajectory in real-time. Almost essential for most antitank weapons. It is needed to see how you missed, and how to adjust. A feedback system if you will.
For as weapon like the Soviet 152mm and 122mm weapons, that can absolutely have positive effects with HE; I would want a tracer!