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Marko

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  • Birthday 03/28/1965

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  1. Didn't the Iranians and Jordanians fit better engines the Rolls-Royce CV12 engine producing 1200 BHP That would have given the chieftain decent mobility.
  2. I set up a very basic mission chieftains v T-72A's I positioned the chieftains in a forest with the intention of using the trees and foliage as camouflage. But the T-72's were able to spot and engage them at relatively long range had the T-72s been thermal equipped i could understand this. So i jumped in to a couple of the T-72s to see if i could spot the chieftains Using the commanders and gunners sights. i was unable to see the chieftains Admittedly my eyesight is not the best and my monitor is relatively small So i suppose the question i am asking is does, trees and foliage have any effect on the AI commander/spotting targets. Now we have more older generation AFVs and hopefully get some more in the future it would be a great feature to be able to apply camouflage to your AFV relative to the terrain your mission is set in. I know the leo-2DKA5 in game has some thermal defeating covering it would be a good feature to be able to apply the various types available. the Russians developed a product of there own For the T-90. pic below.
  3. The video shows Wichita tankmans builds the guy builds them to 1/3 scale and they fire shot gun blanks. https://www.youtube.com/user/WichitaTankman Its a shame armortek is in difficulties I always promised my self I would get one when I retire
  4. Now that's what I call RC models
  5. Interestingly the chieftain engine was notoriously unreliable The engine was not powerful enough for the weight seemingly the Tank ended up ten tens heavier then originally envisaged
  6. I have always found it interesting the role the Israelis' played in the chieftain design. They gathered a wealth of information from knocked out tanks and passed the info to the UK government. With the intention of sharing data. And working on a joint design.
  7. More prototype AFVs The Black eagle would be good maybe even the MBT-70.
  8. To each his own. But i am pretty happy with what we have got at the moment seems to be running well Of course any update is welcome especially if it has additional vehicles.
  9. Read this story about a guy who must have saved for years to buy his own AFV. http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/tank-man-shane-is-donegals-scorpion-king-442687.html Have meet a couple of AFV owners. If you had the room to store it and the money to buy one would you. They require constant maintenance and cost a small fortune to run But hell yer i would buy one. A BMP would be cool
  10. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'. LoL
  11. Iranian domestically-manufactured Aqareb wheeled battle tank Looks like its from WW1 The mighty Aqareb can take on western design. LoL http://presstv.ir/Detail/2015/04/15/406392/Iran-unveils-new-military-equipment
  12. CR-1 Merkava 2/3 GAZ jeep OT-64 T-80A/BV
  13. Seen this and had to add it to my list. LoL
  14. I remember reading somewhere its hard to shape the materials used in modern armour That's why modern tanks tend to be box slab shaped easier to manufacture.
  15. My IFV choices are. Based on appearance only. CV-90 Warrior BMP-1