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Well, it's not always that way, for example, the BATUS CR2 in this picture is similar but for the fact that it doesn't have the SB Pro uparmored side skirts.

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These are not BATUS tanks but are used in the Demo Sqn at Warminster on salisbury plain.

There are some signifficant differences between them and BATUS markings.

Irish

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Well with regards to the C/S things have changed. You are correct in saying the TAC symbols are triangle for A Sqn, square for B Sqn, circle for C Sqn and a rectangle for D sqn.

However the C/S matrix used by all Sqns are identical and they differentiate by use of a daily changing C/S prefix.

This would mean 32 is the third troop corporals tank with 30 being the Troop Leader and 31 being the Troop Sergeant.

Hope this helps

Irish

It does indeed. Thanks. :)

So you’ve dropped the trailing letter but added a unique prefix (at least on the radio)?

So I presume the vehicle marking remains constant 30 in Triangle = Tpr Ldr, 3 TP, A Sqn but the radio call sign changes (otherwise the boys would never stop painting)?

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These are not BATUS tanks but are used in the Demo Sqn at Warminster on salisbury plain.

There are some signifficant differences between them and BATUS markings.

Irish

Thanks for the info.

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So taking Irish Hussar's perspective as a guide, it looks as though BATUS units have most markings on the side hull identified by black boxes with white numbers and letters. Unfortunately, because I can't edit the decal files, I'd have to apply any symbols directly on the CR2 skin. This means markings would be reversed and mirrored on the flip side, kind of messing things up. That's why I couldn't add markings on the hull with my method.

I guess I can look for and learn a free paint program as an alternative if that improves things.

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The Gimp is free.

With a plugin you can open and edit .dds files.

Your experience with Elements should give you a leg up on learning it.

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Gimp 2 you mean? :)

Yes, it is an Open Source Image Editing Tool

Nicer user interface than photoshop, but slightly less functionality.

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You might want to consider investing in Corel Photoshop, and downloading an nvidia DDS plugin. Ive found that works quite well for editing DDS files, albeit in another simulator.

BTW, very nice work on that Challenger skin. That looks very similar to what I saw at Larkhill in 2002. Seems a million years ago now.

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Thanks for the comments-

I've started looking at the way Gimp works with alpha channels and how the decal files are arranged, so hopefully it's pretty straightforward from here on.

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This is the end result- I've bypassed the decals system, this required a compromise that wasn't 100 % accurate, but still generally retained the look. Again, because the side hull is mirrored on both sides, I couldn't add everything I wanted, or there would be a reverse image on one side.

SS_23_16_02.jpg

SS_23_15_02.jpg

SS_22_59_42-1.jpg

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Tanks, y'all.

I did try uploading a third desert version, if this didn't go through I can do it again later.

Upload it again. I had like 6 identical uploads with the same name on it. so I deleted the other 5. (the upload without thumbnail or pic)

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At the risk of being a bit cheeky, is there any chance you can do a Warminster scheme that overwrites the woodland scheme? Might be easier to use it with the Salisbury plain map then.

Awesome work anyway.

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Yes the 2 tone european scheme.

I may have some photographs somewhere, but in the interim this give the general idea of what the Demonstration Squadron used to look like. I assume its not been disbanded. I hope not because that was the worlds first tank unit. :(

Not disimilar to what you have done, Im just wondering would it as stock (if yo altered the file name) be compatible with that particular environment skin.

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