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    Silver City, NM, USA
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    War Games, WW2
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  1. You stated, and I quote, "Its "might have been" because no one has bought it and no one has used it." I was simply commenting to your comment. As to Germany, we really don't know what they do and don't have. I doubt they would admit the truth if asked. Heck, the USA was even testing the LAHAT. So it's very possible we have at least some of them. I'm not making any requests to eSim. Unless you guys want to include a Merkava III or IV. That would be pretty cool. Or give the current Merkava, whatever model it is, the LAHAT. It IS capable of using it. Although that tank is no longer used AS a tank.
  2. Tanks equipped with the LAHAT DON"T HAVE TO SEE their targets. They can use a laser designator and F&F the missile. And before you say that's not an efficient method, lets not forget the VERY successful Copperhead system that was used to great advantage in Iraq. As to shooting helicopters, that would depend on the helicopters you are trying to shoot. No, I wouldn't like to try and shoot down a moving OH-6 Cayuse. It would probably be impossible to even track it with the turret. But an Mi-26 or a Chinook or maybe even a Sea Stallion would make a nice, fat target. I don't know what country you are from, but budgetary worries really don't come into the picture during wartime. Israel is certainly not a wealthy country, and they are the ones that developed the LAHAT. Plus our recent Tomahawk missilefest on Syria cost a pretty penny and we aren't even at war with them. And your argument about $$ being spent doesn't hold water because Nike-Ajax already gave you the costs of LAHAT vs Javelin. "Its "might have been" because no one has bought it and no one has used it." Hmmmm....I suspect the Israeli Army might dispute that. But getting exact data/information from them is not an easy thing to do, as the lack of Merkava III and IV tanks in SB indicates. Israel is reluctant to blab to the world about everything they do or use in combat. Mainly because it gives ammo (pardon the pun) and propaganda to anti-Israeli forces. No doubt the enemies they face would find some way of twisting the use of the LAHAT to some horrendous act of terror. We also really don't know what is going on in the Ukraine as far as tanks using missiles. Both countries have them and I don't think they would be reluctant to use them if the possibility arose.
  3. Well the Israelis sure got a surprise in their 1973 war when they encountered a crapload of missiles fired by Egypt. They are so concerned that they have developed special anti-missile equipment on their tanks to defeat it. That being the "Trophy" system. They realized from the losses in the war of 1973 that you can't sit back and be reactive to advances in ATGM systems. It's no longer "might have been", but is now "ARE". The US is considering and testing the Trophy and other anti-missile systems for the Stryker vehicles. You can't prepare your tanks for battle based on old technology and Cold War specs. If you aren't up-to-date, you will lose. No country wants to be "surprised" by something in combat. Just because something HASN'T been used often, doesn't mean it WON'T be used in the future. More simply...better to be safe, than sorry.
  4. According to Wiki, the LAHAT uses a laser designator. All they need is a scout vehicle to lase the target and the LAHAT follows it: "The LAHAT is designed to achieve a 95 percent probability of kill under most conditions.[3] It has a semi-active laser guidance system, capable of both direct and indirect laser designation—the target can be laser-designated by the launching platform (e.g. firing tank) or other platform (e.g. another tank, helicopter, UAV, or forward scouting team), requiring minimal exposure in the firing position. With a low launch signature, the missile’s trajectory can be set to match either top attack (armoured fighting vehicle, warship) or direct attack (helicopter gunship) engagements." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAHAT
  5. I did a forum search but couldn't find any info on this. AFAIK, the LAHAT missile started being equipped, or at least available, starting with the Leo 2. Certainly the Leo 2A5 had them available. But I don't see any Leo tanks with them. I see Russian MBTs with missiles, but not the Leo. Any reason for this? LAHAT is a devastating ATGM with a 95% probability of kills.
  6. Well I finally got back to my test scenario and got the bad guys to ACT like bad guys. Thanks a ton for the help!!!
  7. DOH! I knew it was something basic that I wasn't doing. Okay, let me pack up the leftover pizzas and end that party. Thanks guys!!!
  8. If you want, I can send you the scenario to look at, as far as pacifist tankers. It is still in "early development" stage, so it hasn't been totally fleshed out. I am sure I am doing something wrong and just don't know exactly what it is. Ha! Figured out how to attach it on the forum Thanks guys! test.sce
  9. If you want, I can send you the scenario to look at, as far as pacifist tankers. It is still in "early development" stage, so it hasn't been totally fleshed out. I am sure I am doing something wrong and just don't know exactly what it is.
  10. EXCELLENT!!! Thanks a ton for that info! I will do exactly that
  11. I was under the (mistaken) impression that the mods folder covered ALL areas of the game. I now know it doesn't. I installed the desert skin, but if I go into the training area, the woodland skin shows.
  12. Well I got the skin working. I was hoping it would replace ALL the skins in the game for M1A1, but it only replaces what's in a scenario. I'm in the process of making my own "first" scenario. Can't seem to get my pacifist tankers to engage in battle. They drive up to each other and then seem to want to have a pizza party. Nobody shoots, even though they are set to fire at will. Maybe they are waiting for the guy named Will?
  13. Not a good method. Especially in the gunnery practice section. You can pump a zillion rounds into some tanks and they will never smoke or blow up. When I was in the M60A1 our TC was responsible for announcing "Target Destroyed". He did it on the CVC helmet to the whole crew. Wish SB had that feature.
  14. Having a problem using all three of these items in 4.0. Was wondering if none of the previous creations are compatible? For instance, I downloaded M1A1 Desert Storm Skin 1.0, installed it in the correct location, but all I see is woodland camo on the M1A1. I downloaded Desert Patrol 1 scenario and it wouldn't allow access in the mission Editor for me to look at anything. Are there a bunch of compatibility problems with the new version and previously created files?
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