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12Alfa

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  1. I am using the term "LAVIII" for a production AFV, the Canadian Light Armoured Vehicle program_ 1996 MOWAG Piranha 3 MK3 LAVIII CDN _. ( prime area to cause confusion) I merely posted the time line (best est). Which gives the estimated contract production time frame. You may deduct your own interpretation at will , if Strikers (a family of veh's ) fit the time line to make you happy, if so I'm happy, if it does not, I'm still happy. However... Comparing RL production contracts vs SB AFV's ie " "The Piranha IIIH, which led to the LAV III, which led to the Stryker only seats 8 in game, while the Stryker seats 9 or 10 in the world "...is problematic.
  2. My point to be clear, to avoid confusion. "I feel like this is where we started and this is where my previous post ended." I concur.😊
  3. I was once given some good advice on my analyst course, To see, one has to look. As for the mitigating question ........test and report back here on your finding in regards to Armour,speed,acceleration so others can learn. Again, AFV data is never back and white (think opsec), LAV's info is no different.
  4. Mowag , GDL (Canada) sites mostly, for timelines. https://www.mil.be/nl/materiaal/piranha-df90 http://www.military-today.com/artillery/piranha_IIIc_df90.htm http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com http://www.warwheels.net AS for length, its a free for all, some count storage boxes, some don't. Best go with hull length in its bare state. I have no illusion on they having conflicting data to be clear. As a operator/ trainer of the series II and II , I can only go on by what data I was provided on course, and through personal research into this AFV's history. LAV 6.0 length-7.62 LAV 700-8.2 Each child is getting bigger it seems, note the Saudis have the 700
  5. 1972- MOWAG Piranha 1 4x4 APC 1972- MOWAG Piranha 1 6x6 AVGP Cougar, Grizzly & Husky 1972- MOWAG Piranha 1 8x8 LAV-25 (production 1990) ------------------------------------------------------- 1980 - MOWAG Piranha 2 1990- MOWAG Piranha 2 8x8 Bision 1996- MOWAG Piranha 2 Coyote armored reconnaissance variant Canadian Light Armor Vehicle (LAV) Series ---------------------------------------------------------- 1996 MOWAG Piranha 3 base model not fielded 1996 MOWAG Piranha 3 MK3 LAVIII CDN 2001 MOWAG Piranha 3H CRV Cav Recon Veh (Ireland) 2001 MOWAG Piranha 3H APC Denmark/Ireland 2002 MOWAG Piranha 3C Striker variants ( 2002 = Flat Bottom Hull Variants) 2003 MOWAG Piranha 3C NZLAV 2008 MOWAG Piranha 3C 8x8 DF30 / DF 90 2008 MOWAG Piranha 3H MRV Mediun Recon Veh 2011 MOWAG Piranha 3C Striker Double-V Hull (DVH) Variants ) 2016 MOWAG Piranha LAVIII 6.0 CDN Upgrade CDN 2017 MOWAG Piranha LAVIII 700 Saudi Arabia The C model is the platform used for the latest Veh's due to its longer hull, H was used at first, then dropped for a larger capacity hence the CDN LAV III, NZLAV, and Striker Veh's. 6.0 and 700's have a larger hull, greater capacity.
  6. I think you may be mistaken on the LAV family. The first Mowag ( which I operated) was the 2/3 wheel version in N America, then the LAV, then the Striker (which is really a LAV ) were built here in Canada . http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar/Switzerland/Mowag_Piranha.php...........shows the history
  7. Already done, select in AAR the map view, then roll the AAR and sit back and watch the battle below you for what ever height you pick, one can pan around while sitting still on the point of ground selected. It's fun to watch the events this way I find.
  8. It's been there from the start this option I believe.
  9. Also the ability to print the map out. I use my IPad as a map screen, small, but works.
  10. I can ask some of my Dragoon friends that were there, this was the regiment that I deployed under in 74, great unit. so long ago. It will take a bit of time. This may help.......https://www.facebook.com/groups/canadianarmytrophy/
  11. yes arma, as I'm told by those who use the game.
  12. https://www.facebook.com/425693074621816/videos/1234005213445053/?t=174
  13. Well, as this is a "wish" list, and, sometimes wishes do come true.....I like to see all vehicles have at least a F7 view, and the unbuttoned view at a minimum (vision ports). This would make a lot more playable AFV's with (dare I say it) very little effort (runs for cover). We have a lot of cool AFV's that we can't use....but would like too. As for the "specifically if your tank die", can that user just be transported to the map in the CO's veh? This way, the CO knows a player is without a veh, and the player has the map to follow the mission. Just a few thoughts on the issues, not criticism in any way.
  14. Don't think it can be disabled, V will set us straight. That being said, I also would like the F7 view option (on/off) . My thinking is...it's all one has a a TC in RL if the scenario call for it.
  15. We had the same thing happen here with our "we don't require " MBT's any more (pre Afgstan}. War gaming the MGS , which was to be bought to replace our Leo1's. They tried many times in simulation to make it work as a tank, making the enemy less realistic (armour value) to make the MGS win, they never got it to a reasonable tank/inf support AFV. In the end they had to come to the conclusion the MGS was NEVER going to fit our doctrine. Its a case of ..We will buy this AFV , and write a doctrine to fit it, rather than the other way around...Our doctrine requires a AFV with these requirements. So a little brew-up in a far away desert changed our Leo1's fate, and the Leo2 entered the great white north. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/the-myth-surrounding-canadian-leopard-tanks-in-afghanistan-driving-away-decommissioned-tanks-used-as-monuments-and-shipping-them-to-war-never-happened
  16. The TUA turret could be added, as a option to sooooo many AFV;s in the sim as the RWS has...just saying.:)
  17. TUA/TOW died from neglect between the Armour and Infantry Corps during Afghanistan, we still have the TUA turrets and ITAS systems stored in Montreal, but though there has been some discussions about the state of Anti-armour in the CA, TOW Ptls have been removed from the ORBAT also.
  18. Catch the callsign on the first LAV in pic in the GDL link?
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