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  1. Maybe this will cheer you up... US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was 'unacceptable'
  2. ...and command tanks had an extra one on the right side. Even within production batches there were differences because of shortages of the PT sights early on. WW2 vehicles are very confusing.
  3. The L-11 armed units did not have a effective marked observation periscope.
  4. A history of BMPT http://btvt.info/4ourarticles/bmpt_future/bmpt_future.htm
  5. https://thediplomat.com/2017/01/russia-to-upgrade-tank-force-with-deadly-new-fire-control-system/ This one has a bit more details
  6. Drinking less alcohol than us probably helps. Also, reading 1.3.7 Layering in Armor Basics in the SB Docs folder wouldn't hurt either.
  7. I don't doubt the claim it's a variant. If it was an original design, the Isreali manufacturer would have marketed the hell out of that fact. With the exception of the penetrator, everything else is almost the same designwise. I don't think the M111 has a monoblock penetrator. It looks like it telescopes (rod tube penetrator concept) which would help explain its performance vs T-72 frontal turret armor. Also, the SBwiki entry is incomplete and misleading because they did more than just add 16mm more armor to the T-72 glacis. It doesn't mention the 180mm additional laminate armor under the 16mm plate. From Armor, Sept-Oct 2006: The Soviets decided that the best solution was to redesign the glacis of the T-72A MBT specifically to defeat Hetz ammunition. Up until the testing at Kubinka, the T-72 series tanks were protected by a three-layer laminate glacis with an outer layer of high-carbon steel, 80mm thick, a middle layer of "steklotekstolit" or glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), 100mm thick, and an inner layer of high-carbon steel, 20mm thick, for a total thickness of 200mm. The Soviets decided to maintain this alternating steel-GRP-steel laminate design, but increased the number of layers from three to five. The new five layer glacis design had two outer layers of high-carbon steel, two middle layers of GRP, and one inner layer of high-carbon steel. Additionally, the Soviets added a very hard 16mm thick steel faceplate to the outer layer of the glacis. The faceplate is easily identifiable by the two "cookie-cutout" holes cut into the plate to allow it to be placed over the tank's two tow hooks, and welded directly to the outer layer ofthe glacis. For vehicle identification purposes, the faceplate became the defining feature of tanks fitted with this redesigned glacis armor. In effect, the Soviets had very quickly developed a new variant of the T-72, designated the T-72M1 MBT.
  8. Take a look at Dangerous Waters when you are ready for a more advanced sub sim. It has the features you desire; MP, individual crew stations and a bunch of other things you didn't know that you wanted yet. 688i Hunter-Killer is worthy of a look too. In my opinion, it's the superior sub vs sub MP platform.
  9. Description of events in pictures: https://imgur.com/OKnlpAn´╗┐
  10. It's going to be years before the armatas will be ready for active service. They are also buying upgraded T-90s and 80s.
  11. "Now we don't want them shot at... not by the enemy at any rate."
  12. I guess it was someone else. I avoided the game for a long time because I took his opinion to heart.
  13. Sprint and drift is another viable search tactic. Subs of the Skipjack era used mainly high and medium freq sonar arrays which have detection ranges from 4000 to 10000 yards. 6000 yard sprints (flank speed for 6 mins) followed by all stop and drift to shallow using positive buoyancy would be a good starting point (Six minute rule: yard distance travel in 6 mins = speed x 200). Diesel subs are most dangerous only after they reached their patrol area. If you can catch them in transit to their patrol area, they should be snorkeling and making a lot of noise. Remember they have sonar that is crappier than yours.