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I was playing a quick battle, and I moved one of my Jav teams up to spot and take out enemy vehicles. He spotted the one I was hoping to take out and started aiming, but somehow lost the target and then spotted an enemy vehicle probably more than 1000 meters away and fired at that one. I'm wondering how he lost the target as he was aiming at it with a Javelin, while it was stationary and out in the open, and then somehow spotted a vehicle farther away than the one he lost visual on? Is this a bug or is it a flaw in the spotting system? Here's a video of what happened: https://streamable.com/en4n7
... in response to Russian APS. Must say I'm surprised - and equally intrigued by its replacement: "Should Russia's new Armata T-14 tanks worry Nato?" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40083641 "A Russian innovation in armoured warfare has pushed Norway to replace many of its current anti-tank systems. Active protection systems (APS) are being built into Russia's new Armata T-14 tank, posing a problem for a whole generation of anti-armour weapons, not least the US-supplied Javelin guided missile, used by the Norwegian Army. The warning comes from Brig Ben Barry of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. He says this is a problem that most Nato countries have barely begun to grapple with. APS threatens to make existing anti-tank weapons far less effective, and there is little real discussion of this among many Western militaries, he says. Some countries are conducting research and trials to equip their own tanks with APS. "But they seem to miss the uncomfortable implications for their own anti-armour capabilities," he says. Norway is one of the first Nato countries to grasp this nettle. Its latest defence procurement plan envisages spending 200-350m kroner (£18.5-32.5m; $24-42m) on replacing its Javelin missiles, "to maintain the capacity to fight against heavy armoured vehicles". "There is a need for [an] anti-tank missile," it says, "that can penetrate APS systems"."
I recently commanded a squad of US engineers in possession of a Javelin to engage a Russian T-90. All squad members with small arms fired on the tank, giving away their position before the soldier with the Javelin could fire. Does this happen with a normal infantry squad as well? If so, it is a design glitch. If not, it is a sort of clever way to penalize players who choose to have their engineers acquire Javelins from the AFVs of mechanized infantry battalions.
If I split off my anti-tank specialists from the main body of a squad and that squad has AT-4s, then all of the AT-4s go to the Anti-tank team not allowing them to acquire the Javelin CLU. However they are able to acquire the spare Javelin missile. The only way around this is to leave the AT specialists attached so the missile load can be spread around. It seems all rifle squads are stuck with an AT4 or two as a default load out which the AT specialists are stuck with when split from the squad. This is reasonable since they ARE AT specialists. How about not automatically giving a rifle squad AT4s and leaving the AT4s in the Bradley? Why not leave the AT specialists attached to the squad, you ask? Im glad you asked! Because Id like to leave the Javelin toting team out of harms way until they are needed.