The HH-d “Peltast” holds one passenger, and houses a crew of three soldiers:
Driver (Seat 1)
Controls the movement of the vehicle, and can see the remaining fuel in the vehicle
Commander (Seat 2)
Capable of directing the crew, as well as giving them a better overview of the battlefield
Can open up the hatch by pressing E, which allows the player to use their secondary, such as binoculars
Gunner (Seat 1)*
Controls the movement, reloading, and firing of the Mortar Tube
Uses the Mouse Scroll Wheel to adjust the firing distance
Switch ammo types by pressing F
NOTE: The seats of this vehicle are separated into two types; interior seats and exterior seats. Depending on where the player enters, they can only access those types of seats. Seats indicated with a (*) represent the exterior seats of the vehicle.
The HH-d “Peltast” is equipped with one main armament:
Mounted on a rotating platform on the back (can rotate 360 degrees, turns 30° per second)
The HH-d “Peltast” has 1350 HP and is disabled under 30% health. It has "Light Armor" resistance: it can soak small arms fire and shrapnel, and it is immune to Flamethrowers. But it won't last long when faced with 12.7mm machine guns, heavy explosives, or anti-tank weaponry. It has subsystems that have a chance to be disabled by heavy explosives and anti-tank weaponry if hit specifically: Tracks: 30% (Anti-Tank Mines always disable them). It has Tank Armor. With it, in best case scenario, penetrating projectiles only have a 75% chance of penetrating and doing damage. That chance goes up quickly if the armor is worn or if it is shot from up close, or on the side or rear from a direct angle, or with ammo that has penetration bonuses. It takes 95 Basic Materials to fully repair it from 1% to 100% health with a Hammer. Its health, subsystems, and Tank Armor can be instantly repaired at a Garage for 100 Basic Materials.
Due to its armament, the HH-d "Peltast" can be used either as a short-range artillery piece, or an infantry support role. The vehicle has the ammo capacity allowing it to provide enough firepower to damage small defensive structures, as well as having enough ammo for anti-infantry tactics, such as attacking them directly, or illuminating their position.
If the crew ever comes into a dangerous situation (either from artillery retaliation, or being flanked by enemy infantry), the crew should rely on the vehicle's mobility to escape. This is especially true if they are equipped with AT weaponry, where the damage to them will either slow it down, disable it, or outright kill it.
Due to being classified as an artillery piece, the rounds are affected by wind and dispersion, so either the Gunner or Spotter needs to pay attention to where their shots are landing (preferably with binoculars) in order to make sure their shots are hitting their targets.
Mortar weaponry, while good, has low High Explosive damage, meaning that a single mortar tube is typically not enough to destroy larger defensive structures, such as bunker pieces. Additionally, due to it able to fire HE rounds, it will get retaliated by bunker pieces with Howitzer Garrisons connected to it. Due it placement in the tech tree, it is more likely the mortar crew will face up against these types of targets.
As such crews will need to choose their targets wisely, or face near-certain destruction. If they are unable to, then an infantry support role is highly recommended.
Despite being used in a support role (i.e. behind the actual frontline), crews should still equip themselves in case they are out-flanked. For the Gunner, it is possible for them to forgo the Basic Materials in order to hold more mortar shells.
The HH-d “Peltast” was the first self-propelled artillery piece added to Foxhole (excluding Gunboats)
According to the game's animation files, the minimum angle for the Peltast's mortar when firing is 35 degrees, and the maximum angle is 85 degrees
A Peltast was a type of light infantry common in ancient Greece
The HH-d "Peltast" from the front
The HH-d "Peltast" from the back
A Tier 2 HH-d “Peltast” (indicated by the light camouflage paint)