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  1. Particular info about bridge destruction can be found here: https://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php?title=Bridges
  2. Note that on the M1A2 you can move the CITV and designate targets while unbuttoned, but neither the CITV screen or turret clocks are functional from the unbuttoned position, so you kind of have to take a swag (based on where the physical CITV is pointing) at where you're actually looking. Alternatively, using the override to place the target between the MRS (end of the gun tube) and the left side of the GPS housing (dog house) will roughly center the target in the gunner's view.
  3. I want to know this as well as how to shift the console from the commander to gunner so I can update the wiki.
  4. Yeah, that's due to the change from MICLICs being a dedicated vehicle to being an attachment for a given vehicle.
  5. Shift+C toggles the ASU' Moving/Stationary Switch, indicating the the cant unit is functional in sim. Honestly this is all in the wiki...but I agree on being able to zero the azimuth indicator and having a functional quadrant.
  6. I'm working on that...just waiting on a particular manual to arrive.
  7. Yeah, the "Strength points" section is obtuse, but the "Setting up a score" section explains the concept about as clearly as possible. I'll take a stab at clarifying the relevant text this weekend.
  8. Well, they both evolved from the same design criteria, so...
  9. AFAIK it's the year of issue based off of my own research for the wiki, so the latter.
  10. That's a UCOFT (Unit Conduct of Fire Trainer) enclosure. My question is if you (GI Joe) will try to use the original IR sensors at each sight to mange the various screens or try to reflex the sights to a single screen.
  11. If it's the really expensive stick I think it is he can adjust his response curves to minimize any deadzones, but will probably require different profiles for various vehicles. Personally, I've not noticed any issues with either my TM Cougar or Warthog when it comes to deadzones, but I'm not running an FFS or anything crazy like that.
  12. The "n" key is the generic magnification/zoom key for almost all views.
  13. All right, upon further testing the wooden bridge can be affected by HE arty, but such damage is caliber specific (152mm and up) and it can take quite a few rounds to cause damage (average 12-18 rounds to drop one section). Note that this was not the case prior to 4.163 (weeks ago when I did the bulk of my testing), so something changed there, but it works now. Unfortunately the ICM problem still persists.
  14. I used all available platforms including both on and off map arty, from MLRS down to 60mm mortars. In the interest of thoroughness I can rerun the HE tests tomorrow (Monday) once I get to my work laptop [it should be a slow day 😉].
  15. A continuation of this topic, prior to rev. 4.156 all bridges could be damaged during runtime by IEDs and airstrikes, and the wooden bridge (449) by IED, airstrike, HE arty strikes, and main gun HE/HEAT direct fire. Currently all bridges can be damaged by IEDs and ICM arty strikes; all except heavy bridges (ID 443, 444, 445, 446) can be damaged by airstrikes {this seems appropriate]; and the wooden bridge by IED, airstrike, ICM arty strikes, and main gun HE/HEAT direct fire. All bridges are immune to HE arty (including 449) and a 20x20m ICM strike (regardless of delivery platform) will always drop three spans. Although my methodology involved battery-six ICM strikes from six-tube batteries, smaller densities still resulted in bridge destruction (typically dropping the spans on the second volley) and linear strikes (20x100m or 20x200m) could drop an entire bridge. In conclusion, the big take away is that ICM is capable knackering every bridge in the sim and the wooden bridge no longer takes HE arty damage.
  16. I am actually working on updating the wiki for this, but 2x2000lb bombs should drop a single truss bridge section, while a single 2000lb bomb should suffice for the larger concrete segments.
  17. Roger that. I already have the data on IEDs, but arty strikes will take a couple more days. I'll roll the whole thing up and post it Saturday.
  18. Well I did some experimenting and I can confirm ICM being very effective against bridges, in fact too effective. Additionally I've discovered that the wooden bridge (ID 449) is impervious to HE artillery fire (but not main gun HEAT/HE, ICM, or IEDs). I'll continue to test with other bridges before posting in the support thread...
  19. Which I need to experiment with now that we can tailor IED size and possibly update...it never ends.
  20. Not really. Without access to the firing tables you don't know the round's super-elevation, standard deviation, time of flight, maximum ordinate, time of flight to maximum ordinate, angle of fall, or most importantly remaining velocity at a given distance. Sure, eSim could guess at those numbers, but that leads to inaccurate modeling which I thought we're trying to avoid here.
  21. I don't know, but I've done a lot of testing while working on the wiki articles for the T-14 and its kin and honestly, I don't see the issue. Sure, as modeled the the T-14 is tough, scary tough, but even with Afghanit it's flanks aren't any thicker than other tanks and it's turret is thin; it's easily de-fanged. I think everyone is butthurt because they can't rely on having a 3000m ballistic overmatch and actually have to use solid combined-arms tactics to defeat it (and all of the new Russian kit), especially in the defense. Personally I see it as a (re)learning experience.
  22. Wishful thinking, but I wouldn't mind seeing that bus factory in the PE version...
  23. Best bet is to contact Sean and start from the ground up.
  24. Actually, bringing up the MILAN is a good example. I didn't know about firing from the caret because I've never used the MILAN, don't have access to any manuals, and open-source information on the system is incredibly vague, despite its popularity. Now that I have this nugget I can update the wiki appropriately, but points up the general issue: a lack of institutional knowledge. There's plenty of pages I want to update or flesh out (CV9035, Leo AS1, and the a fore mentioned Samson-mini) but I just don't know enough about them, and trial and error will only take you so far.
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