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Forum: TO&Es February 19th, 2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 69,380
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: APC Development and related topics.

Chinese companies are floating preliminary HIFV concepts:

Concept of NORINCO VT-4 Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle (HIFV) displayed at IDEX 2019. Noticed the shared chassis with VT-4 Main Battle...
Forum: TO&Es February 6th, 2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,903
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: My case for can Venezuela get in before 2020?

42nd Airborne Brigade
42 Brigada de Infantería Paracaidista

The Venezulan Airborne forces trace their lineage to Mechanic 3d Class Manuel Murillo, who executed the first parachute jump (of free...
Forum: TO&Es February 5th, 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,903
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: My case for can Venezuela get in before 2020?

T-2D Buckeye Trainer / Light Attack

In February 1972, twelve T-2Cs were ordered by the FAV; they differed from USN ones by having different avonics and no provisions for catapult/arrested...
Forum: TO&Es February 4th, 2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,903
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: My case for can Venezuela get in before 2020?

P-47D Thunderbolt

Following the Treaty of Rio in September 1947, significant quantities of US warplanes arrived in South America to re-equip South American Air Forces. Venezula received their...
Forum: TO&Es February 4th, 2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,903
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: My case for can Venezuela get in before 2020?

Dassault Mirage

In the early 1970s, Venezula began to study replacing the F-86K Sabredog, and in 1971, the Dassault Mirage family was chosen, with the following aircraft ordered:

10 x Mirage...
Forum: TO&Es February 4th, 2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,903
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: My case for can Venezuela get in before 2020?

Candair CF-5 Freedom Fighter

In the late 1960s, Venezula decided to replace the Vampire/Venom force, along with the F-86 Sabre/Sabredog force. They saw an opportunity when 73 of the single-seat...
Forum: TO&Es February 4th, 2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,903
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: My case for can Venezuela get in before 2020?

Fabrique Nationale Mauser 98 Clones

In the mid 1930s right up to WW2; Venezula ordered several variants of the Mauser 98 from FN, with an initial order of 16,500 Short Rifles/Carbines in...
Forum: TO&Es February 3rd, 2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,903
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: My case for can Venezuela get in before 2020?

Venezulan TOE derived from Wikipedia (Spanish version)

This is pretty rough and broken up since I still need to seamlessly streamline everything as I got it from multiple sources.
...
Forum: TO&Es February 3rd, 2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,903
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: My case for can Venezuela get in before 2020?

Since Venezuela is back in the news:

From another forum:

"The Venezuelan-Colombian border is not all jungle,not by a long shot.

I'm about to blow some minds here but there is even a desert...
Forum: TO&Es February 2nd, 2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 180,173
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: MBT's

The Royal Thai Army seems to have received a good enough quantity of NORINCO VT-4 MBTs to do this promo photo.

The VT-4 is basically a ZTZ-99 turret/gun mounted on a ZTZ-99A chassis and cooled...
Forum: TO&Es September 27th, 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,827
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: SP and SPAA Developments

Japan is showing off a wheeled SP Howitzer that could replace towed guns in JGSDF service

https://defence-blog.com/army/japan-reveals-details-of-new-155-mm-wheeled-self-propelled-howitzer.html

...
Forum: TO&Es September 27th, 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 69,380
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: APC Development and related topics.

China is being unusually active, the Chinese Marines (aka 'Smurfs' for their blue camouflage) have been seen with new or previously Army only equipment in their characteristic blue smurf camouflage...
Forum: WinSPWW2 September 25th, 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Prehistoric SP -- July 1996 Beta

Actually, I think they're from the original iteration of Steel Panthers at 25M/hex.

At some point during development, they changed scale from 25M/hex to 50M/hex, and spent $100,000 on artwork for...
Forum: WinSPWW2 September 25th, 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Prehistoric SP -- July 1996 Beta

Here are some more diggings:
Forum: WinSPWW2 September 25th, 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By MarkSheppard
Post Prehistoric SP -- July 1996 Beta

Recently I learned that a beta version of SP from July 1996 had been leaked -- it got mistaken as a demo -- onto game magazines back in 1996.
...
Forum: TO&Es August 7th, 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By MarkSheppard
Riverine Monitors

This popped up in one of my facebook feeds today:

"In the Soviet Union (mid-1960s) the demand for development of artillery river monitors was triggered by two factors – the existing WWII age...
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps April 12th, 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 224
Sticky: Map: Height Maps
Views: 26,349
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Height Maps

Any progress on water generation for coastlines/etc?
Forum: Mods April 10th, 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,176
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Star Wars?

There was a Slammers' mod years ago. I have it somewhere; not sure if it will still work in the present game.
Forum: Mods April 1st, 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 46,787
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: WinSP MBT: Das Reich

I recently handrolled a ballistics program from a 1983 Applesoft BASIC program I found in a 1983 Warships International issue; and converted it from BASIC to Python 3, and ran some quick tests after...
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps March 29th, 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,248
Posted By MarkSheppard
Scenario Idea: Sweden v USSR, Whiskey on the Rocks 1981

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_submarine_S-363



From a Swedish poster on another forum:



I don't have time right now to do anything involving this idea, but if anyone wants to do a...
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps March 4th, 2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 224
Sticky: Map: Height Maps
Views: 26,349
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Height Maps

This is a 2019-2020 Feature Request

I am just wondering if it might be possible to add more flags to the SP random map generator; so that the RNG can leave the underlying contour map intact, and...
Forum: TO&Es February 24th, 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: SdKfz 250 prototype September 1939

I dug up some information that may be relevant to the use of the 253:


Sources:
"Sturmartillerie: Spearhead of the Infantry" by Thomas Anderson

In May 1940, the following StuG A units were...
Forum: Mods February 23rd, 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Bystrochodnyj Tank (BT tanks story)

Blazejos, would you mind posting a zipped up copy of the graphics in BMP format?
Forum: TO&Es February 22nd, 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 62,830
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

Oh dear, and now looks like Su-57 (aka T-50) is doing an early combat test in Syria:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/22/new-russian-stealth-fighter-spotted-in-syria
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps February 20th, 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,251
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...
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