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[[Image:BMW R75 01.JPG|right|300px|BMW R75 Motorcycle]]
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{{Infobox vehicle
''"Motorcycle reporting!"''
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|title = [[File:Motorcyclenoveterancy.png]]<br>BMW R75 Motorcycle
''"Let´s find some Amerikaners."''
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|image = [[File:Axis motorcycle.png|300px]]
''"Recon on the move."''
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|caption = Let's find some Amerikaners!
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|army = [[Wehrmacht]]
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|role = Light reconnaissance vehicle
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|unit_cost = {{Manpower|180}}<br>{{PopCap|2}}
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|upkeep = {{Manpower|-2.688}}
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|prereq = None
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|production_struc = [[Wehrmacht Quarters]]
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|primary_weapon = 1x MG42 light machine gun
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|secondary_weapon =
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|garrison =
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|health = {{Health|125}}
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|armor = None
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|speed = 7.2 m/s
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{{cite|Motorbike, recon.}}
   
The '''BMW R75 Motorcycle''' or '''BMW Assault Bike''' is an [[Axis]] light [[Vehicle|vehicle]] featured in [[Company of Heroes]]. It is used for scouting and surprise flank attacks.
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The '''BMW R75 Motorcycle''' or '''BMW Assault Bike''' is an [[Axis]] light [[vehicle]] featured in [[Company of Heroes]]. It is used for scouting and surprise flank attacks.
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
The BMW R75 Motorcycle is a BMW with an MG42 machine gun fixed to the sidecar. This vehicle is fielded extensively by the [[Wehrmacht]] because of its low cost and high speed. It is an effective vehicle at the early stage of the battle. It has good speed and mobility even in rough terrain. Its nimble size also allows it to move into tight spaces such as between buildings. Armed with an MG42 light machine gun, it is used as a raiding unit in the early stage of the battle.
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The BMW R75 Motorcycle is a BMW with an MG42 machine gun fixed to the sidecar. This vehicle is fielded extensively by the [[Wehrmacht]] because of its low cost and high speed. It is an effective vehicle at the early stage of the battle. It has good speed and mobility even in rough terrain. Its nimble size also allows it to move into tight spaces such as between buildings. Armed with an MG42 light machine gun, it is used as a raiding unit in the early stage of the battle.The motorcycle is a very useful addition to Axis arsenal.
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[[File:Axis_motorcycle.png|thumb|250px|Motorcycle]]
 
   
 
== Strengths ==
 
== Strengths ==
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The Motorcycle's main combat role is hunting down [[Sniper (American)|snipers]] because they detect hidden units in a large radius, are fast and the MG42 on the Motorcycle does extra damage to them. Because of their speed and mobility, they are also good for flanking [[M2 60mm Mortar Team|60mm mortar teams]]. Though they can never fully replace infantry(at the very least because they can't capture strategic points), the motorcycles can also be used in regular combat. The enemy infantry will always prioritize the Motorcycle over other targets and it can be used to push enemy out of cover.
   
Its good speed also allows it to hunt down elusive [[Sniper (American)|snipers]] and flank [[M2 60mm Mortar Team|60mm mortar teams]] Its low cost also allows it to be deployed large in numbers; which can be an effective raider group that can take on most [[Infantry]] unit at Tier 1. The motorcycles can also be used in regular combat for infantry support, they are valuable in infantry wars since enemy units without an assigned target will automatically fire on the motorbike so instead of reinforcing lost soldiers that costs a lot of manpower, the bike can simply be repaired back to full health.
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Use it to save flanked MG42s from riflemen, kill snipers, support volksgrenadiers in combat or hunt down enemy engineers capturing strategic points. Wehrmacht players may use such groups to raid strategic points and take on incoming enemy infantry units. Throughout the game it can also serve as a light reconnaissance unit for identifying enemy strategic location and a spotter for artillery unit.
   
Use it to save flanked MG42s from riflemen, kill snipers, support volksgrenadiers in combat or hunt down enemy engineers capturing strategic points. Wehrmacht players may use such groups to raid strategic points and take on incoming enemy infantry units. Throughout the game it can also serve as a light reconnaissance unit for identifying enemy strategic location and spotter for artillery unit.
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== Veterancy ==
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The'''BMW R75 Motorcycle''' is a light vehicle and receives veterancy through researching vehicle veterancy upgrades available at the [[Kampfkraft Center]]. Each vehicle which is already on the battlefield or will be built, receives proper upgrades. These bonuses are cumulative to each other:
   
== Weaknesses ==
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It is one of the poorest vehicles in terms of armour protection. Even small arms fire can badly damage it. Conventional light AT weapons such as Anti-Tank Recoilless Rifles, Bazookas, and PIATs can destroy it quickly with minimal casualties. A [[M1917 Browning Heavy Machine Gun Team|Browning 30. cal MG team]] can wipe out a BMW R75 Motorcycle in seconds if the motorbike doesn't flank it quickly. The motorbike is extremely vulnerable to anti-tank and tank fire. Most of these motorcycles will be replaced by better armed and armored vehicle such as [[SdKfz 251 Half-track]] and [[SdKfz 234 Armoured Car]] during Tier 2 and 3. They are rarely seen and deployed during Tier 4.
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[[File:Motorcycleveterancy0.png|left]]
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| style="vertical-align: top;"|'''No Veterancy:'''
==Details==
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*Unit is at normal combat efficiency.
[[File:BMW_R75_02.JPG|thumb|left|300px|BMW R75 Motorcycle in combat action.]]
 
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 256px; height: 116px;"
 
|'''Role'''
 
|Scouting
 
 
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|'''Weapons'''
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|MG42 light machine gun
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[[File:Motorcycleveterancy1.png|left]]
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| style="vertical-align: top;"|'''Level 1 Veterancy:'''
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*Damage received decreased by 15%.
 
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|'''Requirements'''
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|Wehrmacht Quarter
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[[File:Motorcycleveterancy2.png|left]]
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| style="vertical-align: top;"|'''Level 2 Veterancy:'''
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*Maximum health increased by 15%.
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|'''Manpower'''
 
|'''Munitions'''
 
|'''Fuel'''
 
|'''Pop Cap'''
 
 
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|180
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|0
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[[File:Motorcyclevetrancy3.png|left]]
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| style="vertical-align: top;"|'''Level 3 Veterancy:'''
|2
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*Received penetration decreased by 25%.
 
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== Weaknesses ==
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It is one of the poorest vehicles in terms of armour protection. Even small arms fire can badly damage it. Conventional light AT weapons such as Anti-Tank Recoilless Rifles, Bazookas, and PIATs can destroy it quickly with minimal casualties. A [[M1917 Browning Heavy Machine Gun Team|Browning 30. cal MG team]] can wipe out a BMW R75 Motorcycle in seconds if the motorbike doesn't flank it quickly. The motorbike is extremely vulnerable to anti-tank and tank fire. Most of these motorcycles will be replaced by better armed and armored vehicle such as [[SdKfz 251 Half-track]] and [[SdKfz 234 Armoured Car]] during Tier 2 and 3. They are rarely seen and deployed during Tier 4.
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== Quotes ==
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{{cite|Their armor is like toys!}}
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{{cite|Faster! Don't let them make a target!}}
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{{cite|We are in battle!}}
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{{cite|We gotta move!}}
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{{cite|We must move!}}
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{{cite|Can't you drive any faster, Klaus?}}
   
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery position="center">
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Relic00713c.jpg|A motorcycle armed with MG.
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</gallery>
 
==Tips==
 
*With low health but good damage, it is a good sniper hunter.
 
*Motorcycles are a good combination with HMG42s, as they can push enemy troops trying to flank your MG, buying you some time to pack and set up your MG in the right direction. Also, you can push enemy squads out of cover, letting your MG suppress them properly.
 
*Be carefull when it gets low on health, since it has to turn around before fleeing and thus has a good chance to get a damaged engine, almost always spelling doom for your beloved bike.
 
 
[[Category:Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Wehrmacht Units]]
 
[[Category:Wehrmacht Units]]

Latest revision as of 19:59, March 4, 2020

Motorcyclenoveterancy
BMW R75 Motorcycle
Axis motorcycle
Let's find some Amerikaners!
Role Light reconnaissance vehicle
Unit Cost 180Icon Manpower Small.png 180
2Icon PopCap Small.png 2
Upkeep per Minute -2.688Icon Manpower Small.png -2.688
Prereq. None
Produced By Wehrmacht Quarters
Primary armament 1x MG42 light machine gun
Health 125Icon Health Small.png 125
Armor None
Max. Speed 7.2 m/s

The BMW R75 Motorcycle or BMW Assault Bike is an Axis light vehicle featured in Company of Heroes. It is used for scouting and surprise flank attacks.

Overview Edit

The BMW R75 Motorcycle is a BMW with an MG42 machine gun fixed to the sidecar. This vehicle is fielded extensively by the Wehrmacht because of its low cost and high speed. It is an effective vehicle at the early stage of the battle. It has good speed and mobility even in rough terrain. Its nimble size also allows it to move into tight spaces such as between buildings. Armed with an MG42 light machine gun, it is used as a raiding unit in the early stage of the battle.The motorcycle is a very useful addition to Axis arsenal.

Strengths Edit

The Motorcycle's main combat role is hunting down snipers because they detect hidden units in a large radius, are fast and the MG42 on the Motorcycle does extra damage to them. Because of their speed and mobility, they are also good for flanking 60mm mortar teams. Though they can never fully replace infantry(at the very least because they can't capture strategic points), the motorcycles can also be used in regular combat. The enemy infantry will always prioritize the Motorcycle over other targets and it can be used to push enemy out of cover.

Use it to save flanked MG42s from riflemen, kill snipers, support volksgrenadiers in combat or hunt down enemy engineers capturing strategic points. Wehrmacht players may use such groups to raid strategic points and take on incoming enemy infantry units. Throughout the game it can also serve as a light reconnaissance unit for identifying enemy strategic location and a spotter for artillery unit.

Veterancy Edit

TheBMW R75 Motorcycle is a light vehicle and receives veterancy through researching vehicle veterancy upgrades available at the Kampfkraft Center. Each vehicle which is already on the battlefield or will be built, receives proper upgrades. These bonuses are cumulative to each other:

Motorcycleveterancy0
No Veterancy:
  • Unit is at normal combat efficiency.
Motorcycleveterancy1
Level 1 Veterancy:
  • Damage received decreased by 15%.
Motorcycleveterancy2
Level 2 Veterancy:
  • Maximum health increased by 15%.
Motorcyclevetrancy3
Level 3 Veterancy:
  • Received penetration decreased by 25%.

Weaknesses Edit

It is one of the poorest vehicles in terms of armour protection. Even small arms fire can badly damage it. Conventional light AT weapons such as Anti-Tank Recoilless Rifles, Bazookas, and PIATs can destroy it quickly with minimal casualties. A Browning 30. cal MG team can wipe out a BMW R75 Motorcycle in seconds if the motorbike doesn't flank it quickly. The motorbike is extremely vulnerable to anti-tank and tank fire. Most of these motorcycles will be replaced by better armed and armored vehicle such as SdKfz 251 Half-track and SdKfz 234 Armoured Car during Tier 2 and 3. They are rarely seen and deployed during Tier 4.

Quotes Edit

Gallery Edit

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