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  1. Despite this, you can choose "cold" and "freesing" temperature
  2. As I said flamethrowers are attaching units. For CMCW time it can be inluded as a squad to motor-rifle battalion task force and be present in the units list as a separate unit (better like a platoon than company - this will be more naturally since a game is more appropriate for battalion level), as well as flamethrower pair should be in specialist teams.
  3. You can see a video of a knocked out BMD-2 at Kramatorsk below. Not knoked out. BMD-2 №768 was broken near Serhiivka village near Kramatorsk during the movement and abandonet by crew. To avoid it capturing, pro-Ukrainain inhabitants of the village guarded it all night with hunter rifles. Next day the helicopter with militaries arrived, but after short investigation turned out there is not possible to repair it just on the place - I don't know why it didn't evacuate by the BREM or heavy tractor at least, but there was assumed decision to disable BMD completely. Further locals partilaly disassembled it on the metal. After this territory passed under firm control of Ukraine the hull of this BMD (already without turret, tracks and wheels) was at last evacuated. The Ukraine an light armor and artillery beat back a counter-attack by the Berkut, killing one, and chased the separatist fighters into the village and back out again, leading the remaining separatist militia to flee for the hills. An allied separatist platoon, issued a faulty map, blundered into the path of the Ukrainian armor and suffered losses. Subsequently, a Ukrainian armored column of the 3rd Company under Capt. Kazak attempted to break out of the village — but had the misfortune of encountering a rebel tank as they advanced. Author of the article confused two different episodes. First took place in Orlovo-Ivanivka village on 1st Aug and the engaging of column with a tank was earlier, on 31st of July directly in Shakhtarsk town. Units of 25th brigade hadn't the task to capture the town, but only to show the intention of assault in order to distract as many enemy troops as posible and clear the way for raid group of 95th airmobile brigade which should launch own advance to the border from the back of 25th brigade positions in order to unblock units of Sector D, trapped there. Some of the crews were part of Cossack mercenary companies with combat experience in Chechnya. One of the new BMD-2s, serial number 275, was later captured by Ukrainian forces at Lutuhyne — near Luhansk — on Aug. 20, withOne documentation onboard showing it came from a company of the 76th Guards Airborne Division stationed in Pskov, Russia. This happened during the battle for Georgiivla, not in Lutuhine. And crews like and vehicles were not cossacks, but of 76th VDV division too
  4. CMBS has RPO-A "Shmel' ", it is not the same the RPO "Rys' " and out of CMCW timeline. RPO-A was in experimental use in Afganistan since 1984 and was adopted in 1988. This is RPO, 1975. It contains of two parts - the launcher with bipod (also shoulder launch possible) and the container with thermobaric rocket, attaching from the back of launcher. Caliber 110 mm, effective range - 190 m, maximum range - 400 m, 1,44 m length, 12,6 kg weight This is RPO-A, 1984-88. More compact and lighter launcher which already contains the rocket. Only shoulder launch. Caliber 93 mm, effective range 600 m, maximum range 1000 m, 0,92 m lenght, 11 kg weight
  5. More accurately, this is a weapon of flamethrower company from the composition of separate NBC-protection battalion of motor-rifle division. Depending of tasks flamethrower squads or even platoons can be attached to motor-rifle battalions, which could have assault tasks. I suppose, there is no problem to include RPO in the next module
  6. Because this is low intensity conflict with some middle-intensity flashes. Mortars, artillery, MLRS do main work. Direct clashes usually of the level platoon-company with support. Engagements battalion vs. battalion or BTG vs. BTG level probably took place only several times (as i can recall now - Georgiivka, Luhansk airport final assault, Mariinka in 2015, maybe some other). There was no solid front line until the mid of 2015. There is no Soviet WWII tactic on both sides - do not count the losses. Soldier's lifes matter from both sides, especially in such "hybride war", when both sides because of political reasons can't recognize belligerency and forced to act in some frames. Modern people have something to lose, unlike their ancestors. You can't now to throw the lines of soldiers on enemy machine-guns, armored vehicles and tanks. In 2014 Russians had not so big losses during invasion on Luhansk direction, but organized and fierce resisstance of Ukrainian troops forced them to stop advance, though they had full superiority. They consider their level of losses and, most importantly, level of motivation falling exceded allowance level, apropriate for current level of conflict. If this was full-scale warfare, maybe they would advance further - who knows?.. Many mobilized poor trained servicemen on Ukrainian side in 2014-2015 (as a rule in mech.brigades only one of three battalions had more of contractors-regulars) -they often had low motivation and couldn't fight under enemy fire (though, much depended on the commanders and contractors/motivated soldiers core of unit). Also the enemy side in 2014 had a lack of heavy equipment and often couldn't withstand directly even with low-motivated UKR army. So, many factors played in the question "when the battle is over?"
  7. You can translate via Google: https://defence-ua.com/weapon_and_tech/ministerstvo_oboroni_ukrajini_vzjalo_pid_zahist_sekretnij_tank_nota-4019.html This is Soviet project of percpective tank, launched in 1980 by Kharkiv design bureau. Main features - unmanned turret and 152 mm gun. During 10 years this project transformed in obj.490 "Boxer", obj.492 "Buntar", obj. 477 "Molot", obj 477A "Nota". Also own vision of this project represented tank design schools of Leningrad and Nizhniy Tagil, but Kharkiv's vision won. After 1990 there was at least 10 experimental tanks were built, part on elements of chassis of T-80UD, part on elements of chassis of T-64B. Six tanks remained in Ukraine, but because of decline of economy and army in 90th-2000th further developing of this project was canceled. Russians, which got 3 or 4 tanks, probably could to use obj.477 developments in own Armata project. Since 2018 some leaks appeared that Kharkiv design bureau renewed works over Nota project. Ukraine also kept experimental 152 mm APFSDS rounds. But there is no any information what exactly they do with Nota tanks.
  8. Even not for parades, just two new demonstartors for potential foreign customers. This is BM Oplot-2, but I don't know what exactly was upgraded. Problems of Oplots - enough big cost and some parts, which produced in Russia. Ukraine to this time couldn't find substitution for its or start own production. There is "Bastion" project exists - modernized BM Oplot for Ukrainian army without Russian parts, but first tank have to be built not early than in 2023. But probably this will not have any sense, because Kharkiv tank design bureau now works over new tank project, based in Soviet project Nota. All information about these works is classified. But several days ago new Ground Forces commander said there is unite armored platform for tanks and heavy IFV in development. Probably this is about "Nota 2.0" project In present time five or six T-84 Oplot mod.2001 (not BM Oplot) are on armament of 92th mech.brigade.
  9. Initially BRAG were created in Ukrainian brigades, Russians just used this experience. Though, BRAG is some enfrorced Soviet artillery regiment... Batteries of BRAG can be attached to battalions (in that case in will "battalion tactical group"), can just support battalion with fire, but not subordinte to battalion commander and can act in interests of brigade. Usually one battalion gets one attached battery. MLRS are only like support, not attached. 1V14 always stands on main command post. It can't be moved because it is "starting point" for spotters and guns. In the game it can be used immediately, but in real it should be deployed (the crew provides a couple of geodesic calculations, transmits the results on other command vehicles, sets equipment etc) during at least 15 minutes (with modern GPS/PDA equipment it will take about 2-3 minutes). So, if you change position of 1V14 (or main command post on foot), there is need new calculations and the battery in this time can fire only at old targets. If spotter team detaches from artillery recon platoon, they acts on foot with infantry (or can be moved on their transport). Usually in such spotter team in Soviet times goes officer (commander of artilelry recon platoon) with binocular, soldier artilley-reckon with PAB-2 artillery compass and radio operator. More modern equipment allows to reduce such team to 2 or even 1 man - enough the modern binocular, which can measure the range and the angle and PDA or small radio. For better results equipment like LPR-1/ -2 (laser recon devise) should be used. During the war in Donbas 1V14 and other artillery FO vehicles used mostly like a transport - they are too big, so mostly main command posts and other spotter positions deployed outside it - all 1V14 equipment allows to set it outside. Both Ukraine and Russia now made upgraded versions of 1V14/13/15 vehciles with modern equipment, but from the point of view of modern artillery such huge sizes make them useless on battlefield. UKR artillerists often equipeed with the help of civil voluntees HMMWV or smaller armored cars like FO vehciles. Can do both. Pre-planned missions are more typical for corps- or army level artillery/MLRS. Though all depends from real situation. During the battle for Donetsk airport corps-level artillery conducted direct call-for-fire missions
  10. About half of vehicles are complete fantazy or with wrong names This picture represents artillery battalion of artillery brigade - this is higher, army level unit, though since Russia returned to divisions, 2S19 are in compositions of divisional SP-artillery regiments for support of motor-rifle regiments. First vehcile 1V14 is for battery commander and artillery recon platoon (spotters+radio operators) deploys on the main observation post together with command post of motor-rifle battalion, to which this battery is atatched. This command post located usually in 1,5-2,5 km from forward infantry positions. 1V14 squad can work together on the main command post or can be detached on two or three spotter teams - in that case battery commander will operate on main command observation post and artillery recon platoon leader with own team will establish forward observation post and will operate together with infantry in their trenches or nearbay. If need, the third - side observation post can be established if some part of battelfield can't be observed from previous two posts. Second vehicle 1V13 is for senior battery officer control squad and it deploys on the firing positions (offmap) Also artillery battalion HQ also has own special vehicles - 1V15 for battalion commander, 1V16 for chief of staff and PRP-4 as artillery recon vehicle and mobile armored FO post, which works in interests of whole battalion or one of batteries if it operate on important direction
  11. Khrizantema or Shturm-S, both are AT-reserve of brigade. According to tactic, they intended to use from long ranges and from ambushes as a shield on tank-hazard directions. Concerning the game, there was known problem of poor spotting of Khrizantema. As well as capability of US troops to spot immediately Russians and Russians to spot almost immediately Ukrainians.
  12. T-34/85 of different plants had light differences in details. This tank assembled from two different machines. The turret is 1946 post-war production of Nizhnyi Tagil plant.
  13. This news would be more appropriate for CMSF2 topic, but potentialy can influence on Russian intentions in Ukraine. Representatives of Taliban movement arrived to Moscow for negotiations despite this organisation officially recognized in Russia as terroristic and prohibited. After negotiations with Lavrov, Taliban representatives arranged the briefing. On the background of Taliban offensive in Afganistan and taking control over borders with Iran, Tadzhykistan and Turkmenistan, Lavrov made a statemant that Russia will not go to war until Taliban will threat Russian allies (to Tadzhykistan first of all). From own side Taliban said they will fight with attempts of ISIS to expand own influense on territory of Afganistan. Interesting that many Russian experts and politics say that Taliban advance agreed with USA in order to distract attention of Russia and involving it to the new war in Afganistan.
  14. Looks like Tigr armored car or some vehicle on its base.
  15. She also keeps her finger on the trigger. And this girl looks too tiny to handle with about 8 kg weapon - like on this video.
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