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M1127 Recon Stryker spots better buttoned or unbuttoned?


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From what I've read on here, the standard (non-Recon) Stryker is best left unbuttoned to maximise spotting in-game (can't find the threads on this atm).

 

In this thread @Vanir Ausf B lists vehicles better buttoned for spotting http://community.battlefront.com/topic/118276-to-button-or-not-to-button-spotting-the-enemy/?tab=comments#comment-1583995 but doesn't mention Strykers

 

What say you re the Recon-specific M1127 Stryker with LRAS3? Buttoned or no? Is the LRAS3 system best used stationary, and perhaps difficult to use on the move (or not)? I could perhaps see when stationary, M1127 might be best buttoned to use LRAS3 effectively? But TBH I ain't going to be parking a Stryker anywhere as a primary OP: I'll be dismounted the Scout team and doing that on foot, leaving the Styker in concealment (if not cover)......

 

The topic of crew vulnerability when unbuttoned is moot here (and yes, obvious in a modern battlefield): I am solely focussed on (long distance) spotting please.

 

TIA

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All my playing of the game, I still don't know if the LRAS3 box is just 'eye candy' or not. There are few instances where you find yourself sitting and observing 4km down the length of a river valley, where the optics box would come in handy. I have a vague recollection from CMSF1 days that M707 Humvee would provide marginally improved spotting ability if left to sit and observe for an extended period, rather like units with binoculars. Maybe someone's performed actual tests.

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IIRC, regardless of sensor available, stationary infantry cannot be spotted past 800m, which is a bit silly for modern era, I think.  If they move, they can be spotted, and sensors like LRAS3 will spot them much faster.

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7 hours ago, akd said:

In reality, the observer must be unbuttoned to use the LRAS3, and I think it is same in game.

Ahh, that is that contraption on top of the vehicle is! And without a RWS, makes sense that it can only be operated whilst unbuttoned. Cheers!

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