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  1. IMHO

    Who's winning the tank war?

    Are you sure about them not being armor? They look very much like Leclerc/Leo spaced armor modules.
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    Who's winning the tank war?

    @Artkin, you're genius! This is a goldmine!
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    How accurate *is* CMBS?

    I've made a (hopefully ) flame-free topic for talking numbers. I did detection test and posted the results there. And I'm kind of hamstrung by the results
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    How accurate *is* CMBS?

    Hmmm... Are we talking about the same event?
  5. Infantry detection test Objective: To understand how detection capabilities of US and Russian infantry units match against each other. Test setup: 40 isolated lanes of 200m each. Lanes are plain and only grass-covered. TOD is midday, the weather is clear, sunny and dry. On either side of the lane there's a three-man breach team - US and Russian. The teams are veteran, normal motivation and no leadership bonus. Teams are not hiding and facing each other. What we track: how much time each team needs to detect AND identify the opponent. Graph: Axis X is the number of seconds passed after the start of the test. Axis Y - the number of units detected by this time. Surprisingly RU team is almost as good in detection as US This is my first take - feels like more tests at larger distances wouldn't hurt
  6. I believe it would be interesting to discuss how behaviour of CMBS units and equipment compares to their what they demonstrate in real life and how different sides in CMBS match against each other. To keep as far away from useless flame as possible I suggest we argue only quantifiable data that can be traced either to real life sources or comparable in-game datasets.
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    How accurate *is* CMBS?

    Oh my... Turkey shoot
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    How accurate *is* CMBS?

    So we leave this thread for heated discussions and I'll make another one for numbers? @Rinaldi, it was not a military operation at all. Local warlord raised Arab militia for a raid against Kurdish controlled installations and bribed or promised mountains of gold to some Russian PMCs to join in. Russian military command in Syria didn't have a clue what was in the works. So this ragtag party went about their business having done no proper reconnaissance, without air support and having just one howitzer of 30s as an artillery support. This Russian PMC is mostly staffed with wanna-be-tough freaks that served in the Army some decades ago. They are not equipped to the Russian Army standards of today - no vests, no night vision, almost no optics and small arms produced in 60s. Against US reconnaissance drones and full bunch of air support in the form of AH-64s, F-15s (if I'm not mistaken) and AC-130. PMC's low level commanders intentionally didn't speak to Russian HQ in Syria. Have they done so they would have been immediately sent home at best since Russian HQ in Syria could have easily predicted how it would end. They have permanent A-50 coverage of the skies so they would have seen what's coming. When Americans called Russian HQ to ask what the f%ck is going on Russian HQ honestly said they knew nothing and had no idea who's doing this. So the raid party was annihilated. When the truth came out Russian MoD was furious as hell as this meant gross insubordination and a blatant attempt to conduct their own private version of state policy in Syria. The guys in Russia who were looking after this PMC had a swift and painful punishment befell their heads. So no, I don't think it's comparable to a proper military operation of the modern Russian Army.
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    How accurate *is* CMBS?

    Yepp. I'll finish testing some detection in an hour or so and will make another thread as IanL advised.
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    How accurate *is* CMBS?

    I'm sure we all want an accurate representation of reality. So if you believe I'm wrong in my assessment may be you can offer your logic of calculation and input checkable to the actual specifications or tests. Then we can discuss the numbers instead of who wants what...
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    How accurate *is* CMBS?

    Any input on the difference between RL and in-game 2A42 behaviour?
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    How accurate *is* CMBS?

    @Rinaldi, I believe that case is kind of irrelevant. Here we have a fully controlled lab experiment where CMBS demonstrates behaviour that differs from the verifiable real life to the tune of over a hundred if not two hundred percent. Certainly a margin this wide can explain a general sentiment about CMBS that RUS forces are considered unplayable agains US PS I didn't test by I believe UKR BMP-2 results could be even more... Remarkable...
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    How accurate *is* CMBS?

    2A42? Not 2A72? We hit a vertical wall rather than a horizontal plane so we don't have the distance error magnification. AFAIK for HE-I/HEFRAG the accuracy of M242 and 2A42 are comparable. It's APDS that makes M242 1.5-2.0 times as accurate. So for HEFRAG for a vertical wall we're talking about decimetres with lethality radius of 7m if I remember the latter correctly. I don't know about the US philosophy but the Soviet one is exactly you've got as much ammo as you can and then you're on your own. I really don't understand how it explains the 2A42 in-game parameters
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    Stryker vs Bradley

    Like on this pic? Except for the second pic there trees next to roads. My guess it would be even more difficult if not outright impossible to try to break though the forest. Tankers with hands-on experience are welcome to correct me.
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    How accurate *is* CMBS?

    Which one? US decimating tribal/PMC raid party? Does "0 outcome" mean no US casualties?
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