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  1. hawes

    Button Boxes

    Also, the U-HID boards can be connected together and assigned their own ID's, up to a limit of 8 board. Potentially 8 x 50 signals. In practice, the ID's in Windows get a bit flakey after 5 or 6 boards, but I'm told this is a Windows issue.
  2. hawes

    Button Boxes

    A simple design using 6 push switches and 6 toggle switches. This will give you 18 signals using 2 position toggle switches. With a custom design, you can choose your own type and quantity of switches and arrange them however you want. Contact AFV Sim if you want the .STL files to 3D print this design.
  3. hawes

    Button Boxes

    We got mechanical low-res encoders to work with the U-HID boards. The boards also support LED's.
  4. hawes

    Button Boxes

    I'd recommend the U-HID boards as these can be programmed to act as a keyboard. The Leo Bodnar boards are good, but are recognised by Windows as Joysticks. Steel Beasts will only allow one Joystick to be used (unless you use third party software which looks like a pain in the arse to set up) Similar switches used in the RealGear RACEpro Button Box can be sourced on eBay for a few dollars each. You can print your own box if you have access to a 3D printer. If you don't have the tools to design your own box, email AFV Sim and we'll send you a few ready made designs. If you want to design your own box, send us a sketch with a few dimensions and we'll design one for you.
  5. It's a shite cut and paste face swop picture, using a stock image of a skinhead on a Vespa. Sorry to have bumped this infantile thread.
  6. hawes

    Button Boxes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Sc4MJ8RPM Good video showing how to make your own.
  7. I knew I had it stored somewhere. My copy of the original M1 Tank Platoon. £14.99 back in 1994!
  8. Thought it odd nobody had mentioned M1 Tank Platoon. Played the original version on my son's Amiga 500 and I remember having to spend a small fortune on a Voodoo 3dfx graphics card to get M1TP II to run on my PC. I was so disappointed when M1TP III was cancelled, but, someone at Microprose sent me an email with a link and said I might be interested in this.............. It was a link to the demo version of 'Steel Beasts'
  9. Yes, these are hydraulic controls and are actually from a Marder, not a Leopard. We have a set in our 'Control Handle Museum' 😊 The same ebay seller has a set of control handles from a Leopard 1A5 https://www.ebay.com/itm/TANK-LEOPARD-COTROLLER-STICK-HANDLE-CONTROL-HYDRAULIC-BUNDESWEHR-BW-GERMAN-ARMY/173552667258?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190129125700%26meid%3D38f8128c774c45f390fcbf5266e578a8%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D172976831998%26itm%3D173552667258&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982 These are much easier to convert to a USB device for Steel Beasts as they use standard potentiometers and switches. We've converted a few of these ourselves.
  10. To compliment the Haynes book/manual on Challenger 2 (https://haynes.com/en-gb/challenger-2-main-battle-tank-manual) I've just ordered this one on Challenger. https://haynes.com/en-gb/challenger-1-main-battle-tank
  11. Yes, these are the approved versions. During the photo session, we had to periodically hand the camera over to security, who downloaded the cameras contents onto their laptop. We never had possession of the original images. Although the image of the open TOGS door was seen as sensitive, the RAC recruiting brochure in 2001 had a picture of a CR2 with the TOGS door open. Our POC at Bovington/Lulworth camp sent us this leaflet along with a virtual 3d tour of the CR2 on CD. This CD was given away at recruiting events and was unclassified. http://www.armchair-travel.com/military/ I still have a copy of the cd, but I can't get it to run. IIRC, the program has an issue with QT, or something similar.
  12. Are you referring to the photo session held at Lulworth in 2001? Images of the open TOGS door and anything that gave an indication of the top armour values were indeed censored, but the rest of the internal and external images complied with the requirements of the security branch. Examples of the censored images attached. Perhaps you are referring to another photo session.
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