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I've seen some games that had built in voice communications and simulated this pretty well.

 

Their message would get cut off suddenly, or occasionally simulate an open mic for a brief period at the location of their death broadcasting whatever was going on there.  Which could be anything from "cough sputter cough choke" to angry foreign yelling, continuing gunfire, or just crickets.

 

In Pro PE terms, I guess players should work on the honor system in big multiplayer matches.

If you're in a Red vs. Blue match with humans on both sides and your tank was "destroyed" by a hit, but appears to be entirely intact without any smoke or fire, it might be realistic for you to broadcast "I'm hit!  Ambush!  Troops in the trees!  Bailing out!"

 

If you've got smoke or fire, maybe "Bailing out!" or "Help!" is all that would be realistic.

 

But if your turret went flying in a ball of flame, it might be best to just take your finger off the talk key, go get a cup of coffee, and then move over to the channel specifically for dead players to talk to each other.

 

Oh, wait this is a wish list...

 

I wish for the Leopard 2A4M-CAN....Because it seems to be the 'redheaded stepchild' of the Leopard 2 family that couldn't get enough donations to get upgraded to at least 2A5 status.

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1 hour ago, Gibsonm said:

 

Perhaps, but just because its in some gadget store doesn't mean its in service with a Infantryman.

 

 

Those phone mount TIs are impressive for what they are, but they aren't remotely close to weapon sight resolution. Thermal individual weapon sights definitely are in military service and have been for some years, although I suspect it will be some time until TI (or the more capable fused TI +IIR solution) is anything like universal issue. I already posted the British MoD's choice. Here are a few more.

 

http://defense-update.com/20110216_tws.html

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/PAS-13

 

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/news/a18445/the-goal-is-faster-more-accurate-shooting-at-night/

 

http://www.baesystems.com/en/product/thermal-weapon-sights-tws

 

http://www.baesystems.com/en/product/oasys-thermal-imaging-and-aiming

 

http://www.atneu.com/thermal-scope-mars-hd-384-1-25x-5x

 

http://www.safran-electronics-defense.com/land-defense/infantry/portable-optronics-infantry/weapon-sights-infantry

 

 

 

 

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I used TI as a kiln engineer 20 years ago.  A handheld unit that weighed about 5 pounds.  But was very short-ranged...about 10 meters at best.  And its resolution was about 100 degrees.  It couldn't tell the difference between a person and a wall on a warm day.  For industrial use, its better today, but the range is significantly less than the light intensification available on a consumer camera.

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10 hours ago, ChrisWerb said:

I'm not sure this is even doable given that teamspeak is a separate system, but is there some way to lock someone whose vehicle has been killed out of chat for say the next ten minutes? A lot of the time watching videos that are otherwise realistiic/believable representations of warfare, the commander of a vehicle that has just blown up gives a detailed description of what blew him up and where it is located from beyond the grave This is fine in WoT, but it shouldn't happen in SB. Presumably it's disabled in the military training versions.

Easiest way to manage this in TS is to have a rule set that discourages this behaviour. Then move to a waiting area channel or equivalent. Or mute yourself.

and then play honestly. 

 

Alternatively, accept it as a reality of simming - if you want to maintain immersion, you could always go with the notion these  "voices" represent the tactical knowledge and experience that a good tank commander would have ("my teammate on the right is down, fire must be coming from that suspected enemy battle position at 2 o'clock!")

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12 minutes ago, thewood said:

I used TI as a kiln engineer 20 years ago.  A handheld unit that weighed about 5 pounds.  But was very short-ranged...about 10 meters at best.  And its resolution was about 100 degrees.  It couldn't tell the difference between a person and a wall on a warm day.  For industrial use, its better today, but the range is significantly less than the light intensification available on a consumer camera.

 

Yes I know things have moved on from say the ANTAS 6A I saw on a tripod, etc:

 

http://dspace.dsto.defence.gov.au/dspace/handle/1947/9918

 

But if you want something that detects things at say 2,000m and will run for hours then it isn't going to sit in the palm of your hand. :)

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9 minutes ago, Apocalypse 31 said:

Ive used these before. They are impressive. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/PSQ-20

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGXbgWqpiUw

 

We've had some nice binocular sized TIS systems in 2006. Where good out to ID things at 1000+ m

Downside was they had a sterling-engine for cooling. So many times we could not use them(too loud)

 

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42 minutes ago, Apocalypse 31 said:

Ive used these before. They are impressive. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/PSQ-20

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGXbgWqpiUw

 

 

Yes! I would take one of those to every field problem I did as a PL. The capabilities it provided more than made up for having one more item to verify prior to sending up a Green 2.

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DARPA is now looking to take the latest Tracking Point system (sans automatic triggering when on target) and add fused TI and II to it along with a daylight channel. I can't find a video of the prototype being tested yet, but this improved Tracking Point scope will give you some idea of the accuracy possible.  Before someone says it, I'm not a "Future Weapons" Fan Boy. I have never served in the military, but I have spent a lot of time in the outdoors with rifles and shotguns for over three decades, so know enough about shooting to be impressed by this.

 

 

 

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