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Forum: TO&Es May 1st, 2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Charles M
US Army Fireflies - corrections to v.15

I am pleased to see that you decided to use some of the information and comments that I supplied in respect of:

US Sherman Fireflies
AEC armoured cars
The Cromwell and Centaur tanks
among...
Forum: TO&Es January 14th, 2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Charles M
Bad use of German

As a native German speaker, I have a real bee in my proverbial bonnet about the bad use of German in books and, sadly, in WinSPWW2. It is no good impressing people with German words if they are...
Forum: TO&Es January 14th, 2022, 03:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By Charles M
Spurious PzKfw IV "F2"

As well as beiong an excellent computer game, WinSPW2 is also - like it or not - an educational tool, and errors such as the incorrect naming of PzKfw IV F2 [sic] unit numbers 024, 373 and 989 in the...
Forum: TO&Es January 14th, 2022, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Charles M
British APDS for the US army

In the WinSPWW2 manual, it states under "SABOT [sic]" that only the British used APDS ammunition in world war two. This is of course incorrect, as the UK supplied 57mm APDS from its 6-pdr stocks for...
Forum: TO&Es January 14th, 2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Charles M
18 and 25 pdr AP capability

At first I wanted to query the absence of any AP capability for these guns, but a closer look of the game specs revealed other issues.

The "18 pounder field gun" is a mystery. Firstly, the icon...
Forum: TO&Es January 14th, 2022, 03:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 163
Posted By Charles M
Soviet smoke dischargers

In ASL, Bob McNamara gave T-34/85 tanks the option of two smoke generators mounted on the rear hull, whereas in WinSPWW2 there is no such capability.

Having researched the subject and examined...
Forum: TO&Es January 14th, 2022, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Charles M
US Army Fireflies

Since hypothetical encounters and weapons systems that never actually saw action can be created in WinSPWW2, I am surprised that no Sherman Fireflies are included in the American OB list, which is...
Forum: TO&Es January 14th, 2022, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Charles M
British Cromwell tank series

One of the real challenges in developing WinSPWW2 must have been trying to unravel the tortuous chronolgy of the British cruiser tanks produced after the Crusader series. The extent of reworking to...
Forum: TO&Es September 5th, 2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By Charles M
AEC Deacon SP

The armour factors of '1' all round are too low. I accept that getting data on this beast is difficult, and when we were researching ASL I even wrote to the Turkish Military Attache in London in the...
Forum: TO&Es September 5th, 2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Charles M
Re: Polikarpov I-15 photos, icon 491

I have been giving you a hard time, which I regret. I have bee working from the encyclopaedia's list of units. Presumably you want me to find a unit within a specific scenario? I am fairly new to...
Forum: TO&Es September 5th, 2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Charles M
Re: AEC Mk I icon 617

Sorry to be a pain, but I have no idea how to get the unit number - some of us are computer-challenged. Please bear with me and advise.
Forum: TO&Es September 5th, 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By Charles M
Re: 15mm BESA and other autocannons

Thanks. My best source is B.T. White's British Tanks and Fighting Vehicles 1914-1945, Ian Allen, 1970, p. 50:
"The Light tank Mark VIC was used in small numbers by the 1st Armoured Division in...
Forum: TO&Es September 5th, 2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 440
Posted By Charles M
AEC Mk III, icon 616

As with the Mk II, the armour factors for the turret are wrong as this version shared the new lighter turret used on the Mk II.

Suggested commentary: The last 200 AECs were fitted with the...
Forum: TO&Es September 5th, 2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By Charles M
AEC Mk II, icon 616

The photo used is a Mk III, not a Mk II. The former had a muzzle brake and sometimes a small counterweight, the latter a counter-weight only. The turret armour factors are wrong. The Mk II and III...
Forum: TO&Es September 5th, 2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Charles M
AEC Mk I icon 617

The photo is wrong - it is of the Mk I prototype. A better photo of the true Mk I can be found in Bellona Print # 16, Bracknell 1968.

Suggested commentary: These white elephants were the result of...
Forum: TO&Es September 5th, 2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By Charles M
AEC Mk I icon 617

Suggested commentary: These were Winston Churchill's white elephants, and a post-war British report on armour in the Mediterranean theatre observed that they never employed an important part in the...
Forum: TO&Es September 5th, 2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Charles M
Red face Polikarpov I-15 photos, icon 491

The photos show an I-152, otherwise known as an I-15 bis. The I-15 was an older type that probably saw little or no action according to most books on Soviet aircraft. Be that as it may, the photos...
Forum: TO&Es September 5th, 2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By Charles M
T-34/85 M1943 icon 80

The brief entry for this vehicle states that it had a two-man turret crew, when it should be three men.
Forum: TO&Es September 5th, 2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By Charles M
Re: 15mm BESA and other autocannons

These Mk VIs used in the Mediterranean were NOT Mk VIc versions. This was thoroughly researched for ASL (unfortunately a long time ago). I will try and get sources for you. Some of mine were lost...
Forum: TO&Es August 28th, 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By Charles M
Re: 15mm BESA and other autocannons

This might not be the appropriate location to post this, but the Mark VIc light tank fitted with the 15mm BESA only saw service in France 1940, although one exmple together with a sample of the...
Forum: TO&Es June 3rd, 2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,167
Posted By Charles M
Re: British OOB7 corrections/suggestions (v.6)

I sympathise with people complaining about inaccuracies, but nit-picking can be taken too far. For example, after autumn 1941 most Soviet aircraft, including some Lend-Lease types, did NOT have stars...
Forum: TO&Es November 26th, 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By Charles M
Re: Various issues

Well, here is a lesson for us all! I thought that I knew the game inside-out; never knew about the '5' key! How humiliating. All fine now... I will crawl into a hole somewhere.
Forum: TO&Es November 26th, 2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By Charles M
Re: Various issues

Thanks, chaps. One of the first things I tried was to go into Misc and set the button to NO. It makes no difference.
Forum: TO&Es November 26th, 2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By Charles M
Re: Various issues

Thank you, gentlemen for replying. When I go into 'Preferences' and pre the ID Tags button it changes from ON to OFF but nothing happens in the game and the ID letters remain on the units.

I will...
Forum: TO&Es November 23rd, 2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By Charles M
Various issues

Anyone know how to get rid of unit ID Tags when 'Preferences' does not work? ID Tags just irritate me! I have consulted customer support and they have never come across the problem!

I note that...
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