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  1. To be honest, I don't think the different levels makes a huge difference anyway. It's not like things are becoming super challenging at the higher levels, it's mostly about spotting becoming just a little bit harder. So, playing at Elite level should not be a very big deal, at least it isn't for me.

  2. I really don't mind unfinished art  ^_^ why not hand out pre-order (paid - the other way around :lol: ) beta tester keys today? 


    Awesome idea. It seems that early access/beta testing is getting more and more common. Why not give access to everyone that is pre-ordering? Having a lot more testers with different computer systems should help contribute to bugs being found and fixed a lot sooner. As an example, with this system I'm sure that Red Thunder would never have been released with the infamous building entry bug.

  3. The Abrams weighs almost 20 tons more than the T-90, that says it all about the armour. The T-90 is not nearly as likely to survive a hit. And yes, some of the weight difference is because the T-90 is a bit smaller, and have one less crew man. But that also means that the vital areas and systems are closer together, so any penetrating hit will likely do more damage. This was one of the main reasons why the T-72 was shown to have such poor survivability. The T-90 is just an upgraded version of the T-72, and the Abrams have also been upgraded and improved since the Gulf War.

  4. In this wotthwhile T-90 piece on the FOXTROT ALPHA site, which has some very good defense coverage, there is a bit of discussion of how the T-90 has ERA on the turret roof. Does this buy the tank anything with a Javelin in top attack mode?


    The Javelin has a dual warhead to defeat ERA, so this will not make any difference.



  5. I don't know.

    Yes, everyone knows that T-34-76 didn't have commander. But that doesn't mean that it is blind.


    Yes, it does, it was pretty much blind. In combat, the gunner/commander was usually on the gun sight, with the overhead hatch closed. This meant he had no ability at all to scan around for targets. There are plenty of German accounts describing how the early T-34s were just driving straight ahead, completly unaware of what was going on around them.

  6. This totally depends on your Notification settings. You can opt out of email notifications for replies and only leave the daily/weekly digests enabled, for example.


    Yeah, but I like the old way, getting an immediate notification when there is a reply, and then nothing more until I visit the thread, even if there are more replies before I visit the thread. So, there are now only two choices, either an email message for each new reply, or just getting a daily/weekly digest once a day or week?

  7. It seems that with this new forum, there is an email notification sent out with every post of a followed thread. Is there any way to get back the old function, where only one message is sent out until the thread is visited? Kind of annoying to open the email inbox and see 10-20 emails for a single followed thread.

  8. Some examples of A-10 ability to take terrible punishment and still come home.

    Sure, some A-10:s will make it back rather than get shot down, but other than bringing the pilot back, the result will be the same. They will be out of the fight for quite some time, while being repaired/rebuilt.

    It may not be glamorous or effective, but the troops swear by it.

    Yes, like I said it works well enough in a non threat environment like Iraq or Afghanistan, but once the A-10:s start not showing up because they are shot down (or shot up and withdrawn for repairs), they'll start swearing at it instead.

    (I apologize for going off topic, I will not make any more replies on this subject.)

  9. Great threat to low flying aircraft these Shorads, gone are gun runs and dump bomb drops...

    Maybe slightly off topic, but here we see the reason why the US Air Force wants to retire the A-10. It is simply not survivable in the face of modern AA systems. It works great in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, dropping bombs on insurgents that can't shoot back, but the Air Force doesn't want to keep an aircraft that would be pretty much totally useless in a fight against a more modern opponent.

    Some people clearly don't understand this though, as evidenced by the very vocal campaign to keep the A-10 in service.

  10. You can duplicate that now by giving a targeting order and a pause, then a movement order. Just be sure the pause is long enough to give them a chance to fire.


    This workaround is no substitute for a real "shoot and scoot" order. You have no control over the timing, and you are forced to guess how long the unit will take to fire. If your guess is not extremely accurate, the unit is either going to move before firing, or stay in place for several seconds after the shot, with the increased risk of being killed.

  11. We won the battles, we lost the wars. And some would argue our own peoples trust, hearts and minds in the process.

    No argument here, I totally agree. But the point was that Stagler wasn't interrested in bashing insurgents, but wanted some real opposition.

    And we're not getting that from the Syrians in Shock Force, but perhaps we'll get it from the Russians. Maybe.

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