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  1. T55 commanders sight. TKN-1

  2. T55 commanders sight. TKN-1

    Thanks for the clarification Jartsev. Would you know what TPKU (Or ТПКУ) Stands for?
  3. T55 commanders sight. TKN-1

    Right, slight update. I am now the proud owner of one TPKU-2B Commanders periscope, removed from a T-55 in 1994 during the Yugoslav conflict. This is the most common commanders periscope found in T-54/55 Tanks. Unlike later sights like the TKN-2/3 it is true binocular but has no night or infrared capability. For night ops it would be removed and replaced with a TKN-1 monocular night sight. The only difference I can see in the real sight and the one in SB is that the ranging scale goes up in distance from right to left and takes up almost the full width of the viewing area. Contrary to the description on the Tankograd blog, it is fixed at x5 magnification, there is no x1 option at all. I believe the same sight was used in the BRDM-2, PT-76 & BTR-60
  4. T55 commanders sight. TKN-1

    Sorry Ssnake, i got home and did a little more research.. The sight modeled in SB is the TPKU-1 and it looks pretty good,(three cheers for the modelers!) however in reality it has no night channel itself so for night-ops it is switched out for the monocular TKN-1. Obviously this physical swap out of sights is not modeled in SB, nor would i expect it to be. The wiki uses both terms, This is what confused me and i was looking for clarification of what sight was actually fitted to a T-55 and what it looked like after pondering buying a piece of possibly useless Tank tat on fleabay. I guess this is the minefield of looking for info on old Warsaw Pact gear.
  5. T55 commanders sight. TKN-1

    Ah yes the old figure 8, no this is more about the construction of the sight in RL and it's 3d representation in the T55s interior model in SB
  6. T55 commanders sight. TKN-1

    As modelled in SB, the TKN-1 has two eye pieces, when looking at examples online they only seem to have one, is this a different sight or an error in the SB T55 interior model?
  7. Ad-hoc/Impromptu SB sessions

    Anything going down this Thursday (22nd)?
  8. Beasts on the Prowl

    Hi Mark, I've been out of the SB loop so long I didn't know who was still around to be honest. Ben
  9. Beasts on the Prowl

    Hi, Does anyone have a link or access to the original SB credits music? Pretty sure it was called Beasts on the Prowl by Volcano and may have appeared on early versions of SB ProPE but i might be wrong
  10. BATUS

    Great map, thanks
  11. Exercise Trident Junkture.

    Probably got lost on the way out of an Ikea car park
  12. Rolling Chunder

    I was wondering, as someone who can suffer from moderate motion sickness, how AFV crewmen or passengers deal with motion sickness. Is it something that would prevent you serving in certain vehicles or can it be trained out of you or just controlled with meds?
  13. Any experts on the T34 (early models)?

    Thanks, Jartsev. I had a feeling it was both but had been unable to get any confirmation.
  14. Just a quick one for those who know their WWII vehicles, specifically the 76mm equipped early T34's The Commander/Gunner had a rotatable periscope and a fixed telescopic sight attached to the gun barrel. Each one had basic range and lead markings (with an adjustable range line i believe). My question is; which of these sighting systems did the commander/gunner use for engaging with the main gun and coax?
  15. A little news from Hoggy

    So around the end of September last year some of you will have noticed I dropped off the face of the earth and apart from some brief comms with other members of UKA I disappeared. Well around that time I and my partner Rebecca were expecting the birth of our first child. Sebastian J H Morton was born on the 4th of Oct but things were not perfect. He was born with transposition of the great arteries and needed open heart surgery at 9 days old. All went well and apart from some medication and high calorie food (due to post op weight loss) he is now a happy and healthy 4.5 month old. obviously he will always been under specialist care but things are looking good. As you can imagine all this on top of being a first time parent took its toll and SB was the least of my concerns. It may still be some time before I am back playing but I will be popping in here from time to time to see what you lot are up to. Thanks to all those who did contact me over that time, alas things were hectic and my memory is awful so if i haven't thanked you directly it is no snub I just had a lot going on at the time. Ben P.S. Myself Becky and Seb are planning a trip to tankfest this year, so in the years to come do not be surprised if another tank mad Morton with better gunnery skills than I starts racking up kills in a CR2!