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Forum: TO&Es December 7th, 2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 47,746
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

Israelis just declared IOC for the first squadron of their F-35, which is currently at 9 aircraft operational.

Meanwhile, Canada cancelled it's F-18E/F Super Hornet Purchase which in turn was...
Forum: Mods December 4th, 2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,979
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Modder's Toolkit?

Here's a early incomplete version for MBT in Excel 97-2003 format.
Forum: Mods December 4th, 2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,979
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Modder's Toolkit?

I can make specialist sheets like that; but only for specific nationalities.

Reason for this is I don't have time to constantly update the sheet with each release.

One thing I can do is the...
Forum: Mods December 2nd, 2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,979
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Modder's Toolkit?

Here's a Modding chart for the WinSPBMT Modder's Icons/LBMs attached to this in Microsoft Excel 97-2003 zipped up.

Random statistics from within Excel:

150 Turreted Icons (Tanks, Helicopters?...
Forum: Mods November 21st, 2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: T26E4 Super Pershing Icon set 1.0

I recently found a booklet on flame weapons issued 2 June 1945 that shed some light on the Flamethrowing Pershing and why it had so many options considered -- internal gun, external pack; trailer,...
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps November 19th, 2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,401
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Ts4EVER scenarios

Some more backstory regarding them in this operation:

a. Twenty 57mm recoilless guns and two 75mm recoilless guns were dropped with the airborne operation around Wesel. Preliminary reports have...
Forum: TO&Es November 13th, 2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 140,404
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: MBT's

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/security/1358839/five-ukraine-tanks-on-way-to-thailand
Forum: TO&Es November 1st, 2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 140,404
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: MBT's

That feeling when someone uses your website in a debate you're in. :D:angel

I really do need to update that page; clean it up a little bit and do another round of Russian Prefixes from what's...
Forum: TO&Es October 28th, 2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: another project for someone

It appears that it was originally built as:

Raketenjagdpanzer 2 armed with SS-11 and in service 1967 to 1983ish with 370 built.

After the HOT missile was developed, they converted 316...
Forum: TO&Es October 11th, 2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 140,404
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: MBT's

They also apparently killed efforts to acquire M1 Abrams to pay for this as well. :(
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps September 16th, 2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,017
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Campaign Scenario Setup Help - France

Ever thought about compiling all this into a campaign for us others when you're done?
Forum: Mods September 11th, 2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By MarkSheppard
M38 Wolfhound

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M38_Wolfhound

Designed by Chevrolet, but Ford was assigned mass production -- 1000 were to be produced, 2 in 1945 and 998 in 1946; broken down as (see attached for...
Forum: Mods September 7th, 2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,249
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: US Heavy Tanks Icon set 1.0

According to

OFFICE, CHIEF OF ORDNANCE - DETROIT
1945-1946 PRODUCTION SCHEDULES AND ESTIMATES
SECTION I
FULL TRACKED VEHICLES

Which I found today at the US National Archives II in...
Forum: Mods August 28th, 2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: T26E4 Super Pershing Icon set 1.0

Here's the information on it from one such document:



You can see that the photo shown earlier is from the early 1945 phase, due to this phrase in the text above:

Consideration was given to...
Forum: Mods August 27th, 2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: T26E4 Super Pershing Icon set 1.0

Actually, there's nothing in Hunnicutt's book on the T35.

Most of the information is from documents in the National Archives.
Forum: Mods August 26th, 2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: T26E4 Super Pershing Icon set 1.0

I know you probably hate me about now, but I just remembered ANOTHER flame tank prototype. :doh: :p But this should be easy to do; it's basically a M26 Pershing with a greeble added to the turret.
...
Forum: TO&Es August 21st, 2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 140,404
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: MBT's

Pat,

I think it is very important to keep in mind HOW China's Military-Industrial Complex works.

There's a lot of prototype kit produced each year by China's MIC; like the ST2:



The...
Forum: Mods August 17th, 2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: T33 Flame Tank

S'okay. Muzzle Brake / no muzzle brake is easily fixed; it's like literally a few pixels here and there; and the M17 is a pretty obscure gun.
Forum: Mods August 16th, 2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: T33 Flame Tank

The gun used on the T33 (in the initial wartime order) was the 75mm M6 gun from the M24 chaffee. Weight-wise, this weighs 400~ lbs vs the 890~ lbs for the 75mm M3 gun on the "traditional" Sherman;...
Forum: Mods August 16th, 2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: T33 Flame Tank

Most excellent.
Forum: TO&Es August 16th, 2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 50,574
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: APC Development and related topics.

Chinese are working on a modular HIFV which is at least at the prototype stage.

Probably a tech demo jointly funded by NORINCO and the PLA(N) to try out the HIFV concept to see if it can be made...
Forum: TO&Es August 16th, 2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 140,404
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: MBT's

NORINCO has also unveiled the new "GL-5" APS that might be installed on the latest block production of ZTZ-99s -- I wouldn't go putting it in until we see ZTZ-99 photos with APS installed.
...
Forum: TO&Es August 16th, 2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 140,404
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: MBT's

NORINCO shows off the first VT-4 MBTs ordered by Thailand:

http://defence-blog.com/army/norinco-shows-the-first-batch-of-new-vt-4-tanks-ordered-by-thailand.html
Forum: Mods August 9th, 2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By MarkSheppard
C-54B Skymaster, OD

C-54B Skymaster in Olive Drab; recolored from the stock SPCAMO icon in WinMBT.

Reason I did this is that I was looking at C-54 paperwork in the US National Archives a day or so ago, and one of the...
Forum: Mods July 31st, 2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By MarkSheppard
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