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Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps February 20th, 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By MarkSheppard
The Changing Composition of China's AFV Fleet

For Scenario Designers, from the latest IISS; the changing composition of China's AFV Fleet over 20 years (1997-2017).

Still a lot of Type 59s (aka ZTZ-59 in the new designation system) in the...
Forum: Mods February 14th, 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 36,668
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: WinSP MBT: Das Reich

Lockheed L-130: Lockheed 1941 study for long range bombardment aircraft. GTOW of 250,000 lbs, top speed 380 MPH, 8000~ mile range.

Lockheed L-131: 1941 study for a two seat pursuit aircraft; top...
Forum: TO&Es February 11th, 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 49,506
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

China is claiming the J-20 is now in operational service, FWIW.

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2132777/chinas-j-20-stealth-fighter-jet-lines-combat-duty
Forum: Mods February 8th, 2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,162
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: US Heavy Tanks Icon set 1.0

regarding this bit on the T28/T95:

....redesigned the armor scheme to provide frontal protection against tungsten carbide (HVAP / APCR) ammunition.

I found the paper on that today in the...
Forum: Mods January 30th, 2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,162
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: US Heavy Tanks Icon set 1.0

From a book on British Tank production I recently finished reading:



To simulate entry of such a Char B1-Bis in a hypothetical scenario, buy the Char B1-Bis as a captured unit; and then use...
Forum: Mods January 26th, 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,162
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: US Heavy Tanks Icon set 1.0

Some information discovered in the National Archives:

The original proposal for the T28 heavy tank / T95 GMC in 1943 was:

75 gross tons
Frontal: 10" (254mm) basis
Sides: 8" (203mm) basis ...
Forum: Mods January 22nd, 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 36,668
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: WinSP MBT: Das Reich

How's it going?

I recently came into a huge trove of Lockheed drawings over the decades if you want to try your hand at realistic, yet different aircraft for the various powers.
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps January 21st, 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 150
Sticky: Map: Height Maps
Views: 14,585
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Height Maps

Question to dmnt:

I assume that the SP map files are like many other things, RLE (Run Length Encoded) -- I've looked at them myself over the years.

Is there a specific format they follow for...
Forum: TO&Es January 9th, 2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 145,993
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: MBT's

First photos of Thailand's new VT-4 MBTs:
Forum: TO&Es January 9th, 2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,642
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: US OOB 12 very minor comments

Errata in US OB: (SPOB12)

Unit 008, M4A3

Winter icon (3496) does not seem to be a M4A3. Shape of the engine deck does not match summer (1086) and desert (1065) icons for M4A3.
Forum: TO&Es December 7th, 2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 49,506
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: 3,438
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: 3,438
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: 3,438
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: 2,728
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: 5,651
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: 782
Views: 145,993
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: 782
Views: 145,993
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: 1,287
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: 782
Views: 145,993
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: 196
Views: 16,278
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: 349
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: 53
Views: 4,162
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: 2,728
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: 2,728
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.
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