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  1. There are "Random," "Random Red," and "Random Blue" service selections.
  2. Not able to reproduce the force selection issue. Are you sure the service was not set to random?
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    CMSF2 Release Update

    Here is a short write-up: https://thesovietarmourblog.blogspot.com/search/label/T-80#smoke
  4. This is actually helpful to the player. If you were making tactical decisions based on the incremental difference between M1A1HC and M1A2s front turret armor, you would be making poor tactical decisions.
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    Seems to be just the FAC team from the Specialists menu. All other Dutch FOs have radios. But this has no effect on their ability to act as a spotter. On the Fenneks, the way individual vehicle purchases are set up, they cannot have both a crew and a passenger team, so the individual purchase Fenneks have 2x crew to be fully functional when purchased by player or AI.
  6. Seems to be a bug with some on-map mortars. Suggest setting them to off-map for now.
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    Hijacked Uniforms

    Where did you see this?
  8. I think the only case where giving passengers a fire order results in them firing is if they are in an "air guard" position that allows them to use their personal weapons. For CMSF2, this may only be applicable to the Stryker.
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    Demo Feedback

    AFAIK, there is no default 7-man squad with a 3-team structure. IIRC, UKR has a mountain motor rifle platoon with a 10 or 11 man squad which would require the 3-team structure to still be capable of a 2-man split off (1 team cannot have more than 7 men, and the total number of teams is hard-coded to the squad). Such a squad that is understrength or has taken casualties might appear as 7 men in 3 teams. Personally I'd prefer that US squads did have a 3-team structure, with the SL in his own team alone and 2x 4-man fire teams, but I believe Steve does not like putting only 1 man into a team. (He really worries about his pixeltruppen creations getting lonely and lamenting their creator.)
  10. US should have Avenger mobile AA platform, but it would not make much of a difference compared to the man-portable Stingers. Might argue that it could at least shoot at Russian small UAVs with its .50 cal.
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    Reads like ad copy, but offers some details: Russian PKP Pecheneg 6P41 gunfire is twice more efficient than PKM Posted On Thursday, 06 September 2018 13:57 Despite outstanding characteristics of Kalashnikov machine gun and its upgraded PKM option Russian weapons producers faced a problem. The Afghan campaign exposed the necessity to arm platoons with additional heavy machine guns. The decision to replace post-war RP-46 by RPK (Kalashnikov hand-held machine gun) was not very successful, the Zvezda broadcaster said.PKP Pecheneg machine gun (Picture source: Russian MoD)RPK is built with Kalashnikov rifle units and lacks firepower. The army preferred to have PK. A similar situation was reported during the Chechen campaign. The focus on PK as a hand-held machinegun produced new requirements to the weapon. It was necessary to engage in intensive fire without pauses to cool the barrel. There is no time to cool or replace it battle.Tsniitochmash Institute began to deal with the problem in 1995.Several R&D were necessary to determine the factors which decrease machinegun fire efficiency. The problem was the incorrect temperature balance of PK barrel. Uneven heating displaces the center of impact. The designers changed the barrel contour and made it heavier to promote even heating.The prospective Pecheneg machinegun has a barrel jacket and finning to improve heat discharge. It allows the gun to fire 600 cartridges non-stop. The machinegun can fire up to 1,000 cartridges per hour without losing its characteristics. None of the same class weapons enjoys such a capability. The replaceable barrel is no longer necessary. The barrel jacket performs additional functions. It increases the rigidity of the construction and decreases barrel fluctuations. It rules out any contact of the barrel with the legs which promotes close grouping of shots. The jacket has a handle to carry the gun which bars heated air that triggers blaze from sighting devices.Pecheneg fire efficiency is 1.7-1.9 times higher than PKM although it has up to 80 percent of PKM units. The production tools are compatible and simplify the transition of the army to the new gun.Despite good characteristics Pecheneg upgrade and introduction dragged because of a lack of finances. Production was launched at the mechanical plant in Kovrov in 1999 and the machineguns were supplied to the army and police engaged in the counterterrorist operation in Chechnya. Pecheneg was accepted into service in 2001 under 6P41 index. The Russian military engaged the gun in the armed conflict in South Ossetia in 2008. The process of rearming units with modern “Pecheneg” machineguns of various modifications has finished in the EMD’s combined-arms army, located in Amur, Jewish Autonomous region and Khabarovskiy Krai.Pecheneg upgrade is ongoing. In 2013 an assault modification appeared for commandos. The gun is designed by bull-pup operating scheme with Picatinni rails to mount various sights, a light, laser ranger and other devices, the Zvezda reported.
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    Russian army under equipped?

    It didn’t show up until after the game was long-finished. The version in the game is still the dominant version in service. I think maybe the obr. 2016 version has been seen with one unit on parade, and only just this year. The version with CITV (“B3M”) still hasn’t made an appearance in service, only in tank biathlon.
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    No onmap Mortars for red forces?

    I believe the 2B11 is a placeholder or substitute for the PM-43 120mm mortar that would be used in Syria. It is an improved version of the same mortar, and I think Syria has received some 2B11s from Russia in recent years. But yes, Syria has on-map 82mm and 120mm mortars.
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    In Texas, anything can be fried. Anything... http://mentalfloss.com/article/31488/25-deep-fried-foods-texas-state-fair
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    Sure on that Bil? At one time during CMBS development the decals were basically the same diameter as the penetrators, but this was clearly wrong.