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Everything posted by Marko

  1. http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ Have used this site a couple of times found a few inaccuracies but on the whole a good site.
  2. No worries. It would be interesting to see how much it would improve the T-72 firing accuracy while on the move issues. The T-72 has a lot of upgrades available but they all have the same issues with gun depression and stabilisation.
  3. +1 Was thinking of asking for this again But would probably require an immense amount of work on esims behalf
  4. Cools pics. Is the German WW1 tank a mock up i was under the impression none survived after the war.
  5. Can you link the article please.
  6. Welcome to the community. Hopefully one day Esim will model the Ariete tank for the Italian community.
  7. Now that some tank models have crew members modelled Can we have a new option for commanders The kick the gunner for missing button. In soviet tanks it can be a punch. LoL
  8. I would agree the M1 is starting to show its age a little. But realistically so is the Leo-2 CR-2 etc Upgraded variants have kept them still superior to any eastern designs though The T-14 and type 99s are still a unknown entity and it will be a long time before there be fielded in large numbers. IMO, build a Nato tank and share the massive development costs
  9. Esim have just taken me for a mug. Get it. LoL Well they will tomorrow cant decide which one I want. I will sleep on it.
  10. The big question is who was commanding the marder. And playing chicken with the dismounts lifes. I would have dismounted my milaan team to hunt the target in the tree line and withdrew my Ride four against one is not good odds. LoL Nice video though.
  11. I say no. IMO there is very little difference between modern western tank designs. (This is a follow on from a different thread did not want to derail that thread) I was referring to the three basic design concepts of your modern MBT firepower, mobility and survivability. The M1 may have the edge in Armour but IMO the leo-2 has an excellent/better engine. If what i have read is true even the US army had trouble keeping there M1-HA tanks fueled in operation desert storm due to its very high consumption even for a tank) In a protracted conflict the leo would have the edge in mobility. the CR-2 armour also has a good reputation for being able to withstand multiple RPG hits and even a milan hit i Believe but its mobility in inferior to both the Leo and M1 its riffled gun is out of date. in fairness there is in some cases a decade between some of the designs. Also as an example two of the best modelled tanks in SB are the M1 and leo-2 yet on the virtual battlefield the leo can more then hold its own against the M1. And that's not even using the A6 or the STRV 122. due to the advanced ammo types. i would go as far as saying i cant even say which is the best tank in game M1A2 SEP. is a superb machine but so is the 2E. if the CR-2 had a smoothbore cannon and could use nato 120 ammo that would be my choice.
  12. Thanks for posting lads.
  13. The Cannon may be very accurate but unfortunately the ammunition used by the CR-2 has not kep up with smoothbore ammunition development. The current AP round may have trouble with the frontal armour of the newer T types and would certainly have trouble penetrating modern western designs The UK MOD are idiots they very penny wise and very pound stupid. had they fitted a smooth bore in the first place the CR-2 would have been a far more effective platform. And could have stayed in service far longer. They could have bought or shared the development costs for German and US 120mm ammo designs.
  14. Hi lavictoireestlavie (I am assuming a simulator was built for the leclerc.) Do you have any video footage or pics of the simulator used to train Leclerc crews.
  15. Here's what i think a soviet logo would have looked like.
  16. No i did not have a VIP pass. On the day i went to visit the museum the tiger was not on display it had been used the day before and was in for a maintenance check. I asked the museum staff if i could see it and i had had travelled all the way from Ireland to view the tiger. They took me to the maintenance yard i could and believe my luck when they invited me to sit inside the beast You could mail them in advance of your visit and request the same privilege.
  17. I got to sit in the drivers seat of this tank on a visit to bovington what a day that was.
  18. A JCB fitted with rocket launchers and fifty cals. LoL
  19. Agreed, There are many factors even down to production the Panther and tiger were superior then the T-34 but were far more complex and costly to produce The tiger and king tiger were thirsty beasts as well adding to logistics issues. If the cold war had of went hot and stayed conventional the soviets had the ability to mass produce T tanks and could replace there losses quickly Also i think there werer four other Walsall block countries that could produce T-55/72 as well. The leo/M1 tanks was superior in every way but could the then west germany produce enough of them to replace there and there allies losses. All hypothetical i know but just throwing it out there the best tank is not always the one with the biggest gun or best armour.
  20. But the leclerc turret would look so much cooler. LoL
  21. No poll vote on this subject it would be to emotive I deliberately did not mention the T-14, type 98/99 the new turkish altay K2 black panther to many unknowns. I totally agree with you in relation to crew training even though technology is closing that gap when all you have to do in lase a target and you have a very high percentage chance at a first round hit The whole top ten thing make me laugh i think it was the history channel had a series they rated military hardware in the version shown in europe the The leo-2 won. in the version shown in america the M1 won.
  22. Have started a new thread on the subject. don't want to derail the original post/subject.
  23. I really hope we get a playable version in the near future. I reckon it will become a favourite very quickly i have to say its has excellent design characteristics It has its issues as all Tanks do we all like to think are nations design is the best. But IMO there's very little difference in over all capability between the Western designs.
  24. Depends who's commanding it i have seen it used very skillfully when i was a member of SVU.
  25. Good the hear. fingers crossed they adopt SB A playable updated warrior/ Ajax would be very cool I spoke to a relatively high ranking British army officer via team speak once who thought highly of SB.