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  1. Hey, guys- This is InchPincherToo and you are about to read an article about Rheinmetall 120 mm Gun, which is one of the standard armaments of few Tanks in PR, such as German Krauss-Maffei Leopard series, U.S.A M1 Abrams series and also seems indirectly used to Israeli Merkava series of tanks as well-! This is just quite sick gun indeed, been widely used as main armaments of few tanks around the world and also have long past history within it-! The Rheinmetall 120 mm gun is a smoothbore tank gun designed and produced by the West German Rheinmetall-DeTec AGcompany, developed in response to Soviet advances in armor technology and development of new armored threats. Production began in 1974, with the first version of the gun, known as the L/44 as it was 44 calibers long, used on the German Leopard 2 tank and soon produced under license for the American M1A1 Abrams and other tanks. The American version, the M256, uses a coil spring recoil system instead of a hydraulic system. The 120-millimeter (4.7 in) gun has a length of 5.28 meters (17.3 ft), and the gun system weighs approximately 3,317 kilograms (7,313 lb). By 1990, the L/44 was not considered powerful enough to deal with future Soviet armour, which stimulated an effort by Rheinmetall to develop a better main armament. This first involved a 140-millimeter (5.5 in) tank gun named Neue Panzerkanone 140 ("new tank gun 140"), but later turned into a compromise which led to the development of an advanced 120 mm gun, the L/55, based on the same internal geometry as the L/44 and installed in the same breech and mount. The L/55 is 1.32 meters (4.3 ft) longer, giving increased muzzle velocity to ammunition fired through it. As the L/55 retains the same barrel geometry, it can fire the same ammunition as the L/44. This gun was retrofitted into German and Dutch Leopard 2's, and chosen as the main gun of the Spanish Leopard 2E and the Greek Leopard 2HEL. It was tested on the British Challenger 2 as a potential replacement for its current weapon, the rifled L30120 mm cannon. A variety of ammunition has been developed for use by tanks with guns based on Rheinmetall's original L/44 design. This includes a series of kinetic energy penetrators, such as the American M829 series, and high explosive anti-tank warheads. Recent ammunition includes a range of anti-personnel rounds and demolition munitions. The LAHAT, developed in Israel, is a gun-launched missile which has received interest from Germany and other Leopard 2 users, and is designed to defeat both land armour and combat helicopters. The Israelis also introduced a new anti-personnel munition which limits collateral damage by controlling the fragmentation of the projectile. - Background: Because of concerns about the inability of the 105-millimeter (4.1 in) L7 tank gun then in use across NATO forces to penetrate new Soviet armor, as proved in German tests on four T-62 Soviet tanks captured by Israel following the June 1967 Six Day War, Rheinmetall was paid for the development of a new tank gun, a project started in 1965, as the Bundeswehr felt a more powerful gun was needed for its new tanks. The first instance of a larger Soviet tank gun was witnessed on the chassis of a modified T-55 in 1961. In 1965, the Soviet Union's T-62 made its first public appearance, armed with a 115-millimeter (4.5 in) smoothbore tank gun. The Soviet decision to increase the power of its tank's main armament had come when, in the early 1960s, an Iranian tank commander defected over the Soviet border in a brand-new M60 Patton tank, which was armed with the British Royal Ordnance L7. Despite the introduction of the T-62, in 1969 their T-64 tank was rearmed with a new 125-millimeter (4.9 in) tank gun, while in 1972 Nizhny Tagil began production of the T-72 tank, also armed with the 125-millimeter (4.9 in) gun. For example, at the fighting at Sultan Yakoub, during the 1982 Lebanon War, the Israeli government claimed to have destroyed nine Syrian T-72's with the Merkava main battle tank, armed with an Israeli production version of the American M68 105-millimeter (4.1 in) tank gun (which in turn was based on the British L7). Whether or not true, the Soviets test-fired a number of Israeli M111 Hetz armor-piercing discarding sabot rounds at Kubinka, finding the 105-millimeter (4.1 in) round was able to perforate the T-72's sloped front section plate, but not it's turret armor. In response, the Soviets developed the T-72M1. This led Israel to opt for a 120 mm tank gun during the development process of the Merkava III main battle tank. This case is similar to the American decision to replace the M68 105-millimeter (4.1 in) tank gun with Rheinmetall's 120 mm gun in 1976; the introduction of the T-64A had raised the question within the armor community whether the new ammunition for the existing gun caliber could effectively deal with the new Soviet tank. In 1963, Germany and the United States had already embarked on a joint tank program, known as the MBT-70. The new tank carried a three-man crew, with the driver in the turret, an automatic loader for the main gun, a 20-millimeter (0.79 in) autocannon as secondary armament, an active hydropneumatic suspension and spaced armour on the glacis plate and the front turret. The new tank concept also had improved armament, a 152-millimeter (6.0 in) missile-launching main gun, designed to fire the MGM-51 Shillelagh anti-tank missile. However, the German Army was interested in a tank gun which could fire conventional ammunition. Although there were attempts to modify the 152-millimeter (6.0 in) tank gun to do so, the process proved extremely difficult, and the Germans began development of the future Rheinmetall 120 mm gun instead. In 1967, the German Ministry of Defense decided to re-open a Leopard 1 improvement program, known as the Vergoldeter Leopard ("Gilded Leopard"), later renamed the Keiler ("Wild Boar"). Krauss-Maffei was chosen as the contractor, and two prototypes were developed in 1969 and 1970. This program grew into the Leopard 2; the first prototype of the new tank was delivered in 1972, equipped with a 105-millimeter (4.1 in) smoothbore main gun. Between 1972 and 1975, a total of 17 prototypes were developed. The new 120 mm gun's ten-year development effort, which had begun in 1964, ended in 1974. Ten of the 17 turrets built were equipped with the 105 mm smoothbore gun, and the other seven were equipped with the larger 120 mm gun. Another program aimed to mount the 152-millimeter (6.0 in) missile-gun was also developed in an attempt to save components from the MBT-70, but in 1971 the program was ended for economic reasons. Instead, the Germans opted for Rheinmetall's 120 mm L/44 smoothbore tank gun. - Design Features/Variants: Rheinmetall's L/44 tank gun has a caliber of 120 mm, and a length of 44 calibers (5.28 meters (17.3 ft)). The gun's barrel weighs 1,190 kilograms (2,620 lb), and on the M1 Abrams the gun mount weighs 3,317 kilograms (7,313 lb), while the new barrel (L/55) is 55 calibers long, 1.30 meters (4.3 ft) longer. The bore evacuator and the gun's thermal sleeve, designed to regulate the temperature of the barrel, are made of glass-reinforced plastic, while the barrel has a chrome lining to increase barrel life. Originally the gun had an EFC barrel life of ~1,500 rounds, but with recent advances in propellant technology the average life has increased even further. The gun's recoil mechanism is composed of two hydraulic retarders and a hydropneumatic assembly. Rheinmetall L/44 120mm Production of the German Leopard 2 and the new 120 mm tank gun began in 1979, fulfilling an order for the German Army. Although the American M1 Abrams was originally armed with the M68A1 105 mm gun (a version of the L7), the United States Army had planned to fit the tank with a larger main gun at a later date, and the tank's turret had been designed to accommodate a larger 120 mm gun. The larger gun was integrated into the M1A1 Abrams, with the first vehicle coming off the production line in 1985. The gun, known as the M256, was based on the L/44 tank gun, although manufactured at Watervliet Arsenal and modified to increase the resistance of the barrels to fracture and fatigue. Tanks armed with versions of Rheinmetall's gun produced under licence include Japan's Type 90 and South Korea's K1A1. The gun had made a huge turn in technological history. Rheinmetall L/55 120mm The appearance of new Soviet tanks such as the T-80B during the late 1970s and early 1980s demanded the development of new technologies and weapons to counter the threat posed to Western armor. The T-80B had increased firepower and a new composite ceramic armor. The T-72 also went through a modernization program in an attempt to bring it up to the standards of the T-80B. In 1985 the new T-72B version entered production, with a new laminate armor protection system; its turret armor, designed primarily to defeat anti-tank missiles, surpassed the T-80B's in protection. The German government began the development of the Leopard 3, although this was canceled after the fall of the Soviet Union. On 29 October 1991, the governments of Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany agreed to cooperate in the development of a modernization program for the Leopard 2. Part of this program included the introduction of a longer 120 mm tank gun, a cheaper alternative to a brand new tank gun, increasing the maximum range of the gun by an estimated 1,500 m (1,600 yd). Although the gun is longer, allowing for a higher 580 MPa (84,122 psi) peak pressure from the propellant, the geometry remains the same, allowing the gun to fire the same ammunition as that fired from the shorter version. The longer barrel allows ammunition to attain higher velocities; for example, with new kinetic energy penetrators ammunition can reach velocities of around 1,800 m/s (5,900 ft/s). The new barrel weighs 1,347 kg (2,970 lb). The longer tank gun has been retrofitted into the Leopard 2, creating a model known as the Leopard 2A6. Both the Spanish Leopard 2E and the Greek Leopard 2HEL, as derivatives of the Leopard 2A6, use the 55 caliber-long tank gun. Rheinmetall 130 mm Gun Rheinmetall introduced a larger 130 mm tank gun at Eurosatory 2016 in June 2016. Development commenced in 2015, financed entirely using internal funding, as a response to the Russian introduction of new generation armored vehicles like the T-14 Armata tank, and the first technical demonstrator (TD) was completed in May 2016. The new 130 mm gun has an L/51 chrome-lined smoothbore barrel with a vertical sliding breech mechanism, increased chamber volume, no muzzle brake, a thermal sleeve, and a muzzle reference system (MRS) enabling it to be bore sighted on a more regular basis without the crew needing to leave the platform. Compared to the 2700 kg 120 mm gun, the 130 mm has a 1,400 kg (3,100 lb) barrel and an all-up weight of 3000 kg including the recoil system. Rheinmetall is developing a new generation APFSDS round featuring a semi-combustible cartridge case, new propellant, and new advanced long rod tungsten penetrator as well as a high-explosive air-bursting munition (HE ABM) based on the 120 mm DM11 HE ABM in parallel with the gun; the cartridges are 30 kg (66 lb) and 1.3 m (4.3 ft) long that, according to the company, with the increase of 8% in caliber results in 50% more kinetic energy over the 120 mm gun. Engineers believe the weapon can only be used with an automatic loader and new turret design. The gun commenced static firing trials at Rheinmetall's proving ground following Eurosatory, while engineers hope to receive a new NATO standard by the end of 2016, although development of the gun and ammunition will likely take 8–10 years. The 130 mm is designed to equip the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS), a joint effort between Germany and France to produce a successor to the Leopard 2 and Leclerc, possibly to be launched between 2025-2030. - Ammunition: A variety of rounds have been developed for Rheinmetall's tank gun. For example, a long line of armor-piercing discarding sabot (APDS) rounds was developed by Rheinmetall. Originally, the Leopard 2 was outfitted with the DM23 kinetic energy penetrator, based on the Israeli M111 Hetz. The DM23 was eventually replaced by the DM33, which was also adopted by Japan, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland. The DM33 has a three-part aluminum sabot and a two-part tungsten penetrator, and is said to be able to penetrate 560 millimeters (22 in) of steel armor at a range of 2,000 meters (2,200 yd). The DM43 is a further development of this round, co-developed between Germany and France. The introduction of the longer barrel came hand in hand with the introduction of a new kinetic energy penetrator, the DM53. With the projectile including sabot weighing in at 8.35 kilograms with a 38:1 length to diameter ratio and with a muzzle velocity of 1,750 meters per second (5,700 ft/s), the DM53 has an effective engagement range of up to 4,000 meters (4,400 yd). A further development, called the DM63, improved upon the round by introducing a new temperature-independent propellant, which allows the propellant to have a constant pattern of expansion between ambient temperatures inside the gun barrel from −47 °C (−53 °F) to +71 °C (160 °F). The new propellant powders, known as surface-coated double-base (SCDB) propellants, allow the DM63 to be used in many climates with consistent results. The new ammunition has been accepted into service with the Dutch and Swiss, as well as German, armies. The United States developed its own kinetic energy penetrator (KEP) tank round in the form of an Armor-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding-Sabot (APFSDS) round, using a depleted uranium (DU) alloy long-rod penetrator (LRP), designated as the M829, followed by improved versions. An immediate improvement, known as the M829A1, was called the "Silver Bullet" after its good combat performance during the Gulf War against Iraqi T-55's, T-62's and T-72 tanks. The M829 series centers around the depleted uranium penetrator, designed to penetrate enemy armor through kinetic energy and to shatter inside the turret, doing much damage within the tank. In 1998, the United States military introduced the M829A2, which has an improved depleted uranium penetrator and composite sabot petals. In 2002, production began of the ($10,000 per round) M829A3 using a more efficient propellant (RPD-380 stick), a lighter injection-molded sabot, and a longer (800mm) and heavier (10 kg / 22 lb) DU penetrator, which is said to be able to defeat the latest versions of Russian Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armor (ERA). This variant is unofficially referred to by Abrams tank crews as the "super sabot". In response to the M829A3, the Russian army designed Relikt, the most modern Russian ERA, which is claimed to be twice as effective as Kontakt-5. A further improved M829E4 round with a segmented penetrator to defeat Relikt has been under development since 2011 and was to be fielded as the M829A4 in 2015. Both Germany and the United States have developed several other rounds. These include the German DM12 multi-purpose anti-tank projectile (MPAT), based on the technology in a high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead. However, it has been found that the DM12's armor-killing abilities are limited by the lack of blast and fragmentation effects, and that the round is less valuable against lightly armored targets. The United States also has a MPAT type projectile, known as the M830. This was later developed into the M830A1, which allows the M1 Abrams to use the round against helicopters. The M1 Abrams can use the M1028 canister round, which is an anti-personnel/anti-helicopter munition, packed with over 1,000 tungsten balls. The United States Armed Forces accepted a new demolition round, called the M908 Obstacle Defeating Round, based on the M830A1 MPAT, but with the proximity fuse replaced by a hardened nose cap. The cap allows the round to impact and embed itself in concrete, then exploding inside the target and causing more damage. The Israeli Army introduced a new round known as the Laser Homing Anti-Tank (LAHAT) projectile (see on the right). Using a semi-active laser homing guidance method, the LAHAT can be guided by the tank's crew or by teams on the ground, while the missile's trajectory can be selected to either attack from the top (to defeat enemy armor) or direct attack (to engage enemy helicopters). Furthermore, the missile can be fired by both 105-millimeter (4.1 in) and 120 mm tank guns. The LAHAT has been offered as an option for the Leopard 2, and has been marketed by both Israel Military Industries and Rheinmetall to Leopard 2 users. Israeli Merkavas make use of a round known as the APAM, which is an anti-personnel munition designed to release fragmentation at controlled intervals to limit the extent of damage. Fragments are shaped to have enough kinetic energy to penetrate body armor. Poland has introduced a series of projectiles for Rheinmetall's tank gun, including an armor-piercing penetrator target practice round (APFSDS-T-TP), a high-explosive round, and a high-explosive target practice (HE-TP) projectile. The ammunition is manufactured by Zakłady Produkcji Specjalnej Sp. z o.o. - Operators: Due to tank sales, Rheinmetall's L/44 tank gun has been manufactured for other nations. For example, the Leopard 2 armed with the 44 caliber long gun, has been sold to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Finland, and other countries. Egypt had manufactured 700–800 M1A1 Abrams by 2005, and in 2008 requested permission to build another 125 tanks; their M256 main guns (the US version of the L/44) were manufactured by Watervliet Arsenal. The M1A1 has also been exported to Australia, while the M1A2 Abrams has been exported to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The American license-built M256 has also been offered by General Dynamics Land Systems as part of the M60-2000 Main Battle Tank which would upgrade older M60 Patton tanks to have capabilities of their M1A1 Abrams at a reduced cost, though the company has not yet found a buyer. The Leopard 2A6 and its longer L/55 main gun have been exported for use by the Canadian Army, and the Netherlands upgraded part of its original fleet of Leopard 2's with the more powerful armament. The British Army has tested Rheinmetall's longer gun, possibly looking to replace the current L30A1 120 mm L/55 rifled main gun on the Challenger 2. Two Challenger 2's were modified to undergo firing trials. Although South Korean K2 Black Panther is equipped with a L/55 main gun and shows similar characteristics as its German counterpart, it is indigenously developed by Agency for Defense Development and World Industries Ace Corporation (WIA), a Korea-based powertrain company affiliated with Hyundai Kia Motors Group. Tank Designer Country Gun Users Leopard 2 Krauss-Maffei Germany Rheinmetall 120 mm L/44 Austria, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey "Obviously not this one above- " M1A1 Abrams General Dynamics Land Systems United States M256 (L/44) Australia, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia Type 90 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Japan Rheinmetall 120 mm L/44 K1A1 Hyundai Rotem South Korea KM256 C1 Ariete OTO Melara Italy Rheinmetall 120 mm L/44 Leopard 2A6 Krauss-Maffei Germany Rheinmetall 120 mm L/55 Canada, Finland, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain Altay (tank) Roketsan, Aselsan, Otokar, Hyundai Rotem, MKEK Turkey Rheinmetall 120 mm L/55 Turkey - Specifications: Type Smoothbore tank gun Place of origin Germany Service history In service 1979–present Used by see the operators section Production history Manufacturer Rheinmetall Specifications Weight 1,190 kg (2,620 lb) Gun barrel 3,317 kg (7,313 lb) Gun mount Length L/44: 5.28 m (17.3 ft) L/55: 6.6 m (22 ft) Barrel length 44–55 calibers Caliber 120 mm Muzzle velocity 1,580 to 1,750 m/s (5,200 to 5,700 ft/s) Effective firing range 4,000 meters (4,400 yd) with DM63 8,000 meters (8,700 yd) with LAHAT *Video Previews (Thanks to @Sausag3 from last posts and video links , being watching those lately): *Since its German-made Tank Gun, so putted in Leopard 2 reviews instead, from relevant sources. *And of course, my country Leopard in action Sources: wikipedia.com, tank-encyclopedia, military-today, army-recognition, Youtube-MatsimusGaming and many other sources Thank you all for reading, hope you guys enjoyed it. Feel free to give impressions, comments and suggestions right below! If there's an error above, please be understand and give corrections- - Inch
  2. Hello everyone, This is the new post about the L21A1 RARDEN 30mm Autocannon, which is also known in PR as the main armaments of British FV107 Scimitar IFV and FV510 Warrior APC. Enjoy-! The L21A1 RARDEN is a British 30mm autocannon used as a combat vehicle weapon. The name is a contraction of the Royal Armament, Research and Development Establishment and Enfield. The Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment (RARDE) and the Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF), Enfield, at the time, were both part of the Ministry of Defence. - Design: The weapon uses a long recoil system of operation, for minimum recoil forces on the mounting and vehicle. Spent cases are ejected forwards. The weapon was also designed for minimum inboard length, allowing for more space in the turret or a smaller turret overall. Another feature is that no gun gas escapes into the turret. The cartridge case used is 170mm in length, and is based on the Hispano-Suiza 831-L round. Unlike the belt-fed systems on most vehicle weapons, Rarden is loaded manually with three-round clips. This limits its capacity to fire in automatic mode to 6 rounds. The Rarden gun does not require an external power source and can therefore remain in action even if the vehicle is disabled. - Manufacture: The RSAF Enfield manufactured the Rarden from the early 1970s. However the RSAF was incorporated within the Royal Ordnance Factories in the early 1980s, in the run up to their privatisation, becoming part of Royal Ordnance. Royal Ordnance (RO) planned to close Enfield and several other sites after privatisation. British Aerospace (BAe) bought Royal Ordnance on 2 April 1987 and the closure of RSAF Enfield was announced on 12 August 1987. Most of RO Enfield's work was moved, prior to the closure of the RSAF, to RO Nottingham. Manufacture of the RARDEN was carried out at British Manufacture and Research Company BMARC from 1985. This company was purchased by BAe in 1992, becoming part of RO Defence; now renamed BAE Systems Global Combat Systems Munitions. - Service Use/Replacement: The Rarden is, or has been, fitted to a number of armoured vehicles in the British Army: FV721 Fox armoured car FV107 Scimitar tracked reconnaissance vehicle (part of the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) or CVR(T) range) Sabre — FV101 Scorpion with turrets taken from Fox Armoured cars (also in the CVR(T) range) FV510 Warrior infantry fighting vehicle, and some of its variants The Rarden was also intended to be retro-fitted to the FV432 armoured personnel carrier (see below), but when fitted with Rarden and its turret there was too little room left to accommodate the necessary infantry. 13 vehicles were fitted with the Fox turret, as an experimental fire support vehicle. There were problems with the long-barrelled weapon fouling external fittings (which meant that the turret had to be mounted on a three inch spacer) and with blast damage to the flotation screen. They were deployed with the Berlin Infantry Brigade. In March 2008, the UK Ministry of Defence announced that a 40mm weapon firing Cased Telescoped Ammunition developed by the Anglo-French firm CTA International had been selected to replace Rarden in the Warrior IFV and to be fitted to the reconnaissance vehicle which would replace the existing range of CVR(T) vehicles. - FV510 Warrior 40mm - CTA International 40mm Autocannon - Specifications: Calibre: 30 x 170mm Overall length: 3.15 metres (10 ft 4 in) Barrel length: 2.44 metres (8 ft 0 in) Inboard length: 430 millimetres (17 in) Complete weight: 110 kilograms (240 lb) Barrel weight: 24.5 kilograms (54 lb) Ammunition: Armour Piercing Secondary Effect (APSE), High Explosive Incendiary (HEI), Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot (APDS) Muzzle velocity: - APSE, HEI: 1070 m/s - APDS: 1175 m/s Range: 2,000 metres (2,200 yd) Sources: wikipedia, tank-encyclopedia, military-today and many other sources Thanks for reading-! Feel free to give comments and suggestions below. If theres an error above, please be understand and give corrections- - Inch
  3. Ok so I made this topic to get assistance with my skills in the PR game 1 - I am good at flying jets,no problem,just a few errors and accuracy problems while dropping bombs 2 -APC and Tanks are not a problem 3 -Helis....well,I am able to take-off and land with the helicopters having the mechanism of jumping forward at take-off The ones that don't,well expect me crash in 30s or 60s at most Also maneuvering is a huge issue for me in Helicopters, I take a sharp turn,I crash I try to interfere with the nosing with my mouse,I crash I try to turn slowly,expect me to go out of bounds and crash/die So I need huge help for that 4 - I also need help identifying my enemies Whenever I go into bots mode and I see a bot around me,I am like "That is a freindly" Then I open up the map to double check,and I am probably dead by that moment So I need help identifying my enemies I cannot check their camo over huge distances Map...well I will probably be dead Also I am very confused whenever I see a guy,I am not that good at spotting camo differences because I never ever needed that skill in other games Also I don't know if I have posted this in the right section or not
  4. Q: What again this time? After all this months... A: Dude, this is all about the 25mm Autocannon, infamous M242 Bushmaster-! Q: What a surprise! Lemme guess... this thing must be in-game (PR) A: Oh yeah, of course! Almost all of U.S and N.A.T.O members using it! The M242 Bushmaster is a 25 mm (25×137mm) chain-driven autocannon. It is used extensively by the U.S. military, as well as by NATO's and some other nations' forces in ground combat vehicles, such as the Bradley fighting vehicle and various watercraft. Originally the weapon was designed and manufactured by Hughes Ordnance in Culver City, CA, which was acquired by McDonnell Douglas (later acquired by the Boeing Corporation); however it is now produced by Alliant Techsystems (ATK) of Mesa, Arizona. It is an externally powered, chain-driven, single-barrel weapon which may be fired in semi-automatic, burst, or automatic modes. It is fed by a metallic link belt and has dual-feed capability. The term "chain gun" derives from the use of a roller chain that drives the bolt back and forth. The gun can destroy lightly armored vehicles and aerial targets (such as helicopters and slow-flying aircraft). It can also suppress enemy positions such as exposed troops, dug-in positions, and occupied built-up areas. The standard rate of fire is 200 rounds per minute. The weapon has an effective range of 3,000 metres (9,800 ft), depending on the type of ammunition used. With over 10,000 units sold worldwide, it is one of the most successful modern autocannons. - History: The Bushmaster project started as an offshoot of the US Army's MICV-65program that was attempting to introduce a new infantry fighting vehicle to replace their existing M113s. Part of this program called for a new scout vehicle to replace the M114, a parallel development taking place under the XM800 Armored Reconnaissance Scout Vehicle. Both the XM800 and the cavalry version of the XM701 MICV vehicles were armed with the M139, a US-built version of the Hispano-Suiza HS.820 20 mm autocannon. During the testing phase, the Army eventually rejected the XM701 and started work on a newer design known as the XM723. Soon after the XM800 was also rejected. This led to the combination of the two programs, moving the scout role to the cavalry version of the XM723. At the same time, the M139 proved to be disappointing and a contract for a new weapon to replace it started as a competitive development in 1972 simultaneously at Ford Aeronutronic Division (self-powered weapon) and Hughes Helicopters Ordnance Division (externally-powered,) under the Summa Corporation as the Vehicle Rapid-Fire Weapons System-Successor, or VRFWS-S. This was essentially a power-driven gun firing similar 20mm ammunition as the HS.820, the power-driven mechanism would ensure operation even in the case of a misfire. Progress on the VRFWS-S was slow, and eventually resulted in a switch to a much more powerful 25 mm round. Similar delays in the MICV program meant the ultimate vehicles descending from their efforts, the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, did not enter production until 1981, by which point the Bushmaster had matured. Since 1990, there have been several enhancements made upon the weapon, resulting in the Enhanced 25 mm gun. To date, more than 10,500 weapons are in service. One of the major reasons for this popularity is the extremely reliable nature of the weapon. It has a rating of 22,000 mean rounds between failure (MRBF), much higher than many comparable devices. XM701 MICV Project XM800T ARSV at Fort Knox M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle M3A1 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle XM721 MICV Project Hispano-Suiza HS.820 Autocannon - Description: Unlike most automatic firearms, the M242 does not depend on gas or recoil to actuate its firing system. Instead, it uses a 1 hp (0.75 kW) DCmotor, positioned in the receiver to drive the chain and dual-feed system. This system uses sprockets and extractor grooves to feed, load, fire, extract, and eject rounds. A system of clutches provides for an alternate sprocket to engage and thus allows the gunner to switch between armor-piercing and high-explosive rounds. The weapon assembly consists of three parts: the barrel assembly, the feeder assembly, and the receiver assembly. The three-part structure makes it possible for a two-person team to install or remove the system (under ideal conditions) despite its considerable total weight. The M242 weapon system has both electrical and manual fire control and can be operated electrically or manually. In doing so, the gunner can choose from three rates of fire: (1) Single Shot Semi-Automatic, in which the gunner can shoot as fast as the trigger can be operated, limited only by the electrical drive speed (it cannot be fired faster than High rate). (2) Low Rate Fully Automatic, in which the weapon fires 100 rounds a minute, plus or minus 25 rounds. (3) High Rate Fully Automatic, in which the weapon fires 200 rounds a minute, plus or minus 25 rounds. - Ammunition: A wide range of ammunition has been developed for this weapon, providing it with the capability to defeat the majority of armored vehicles it is likely to encounter, up to and including some light tanks. The ammunition used in the M242 may also be used in a variety of weapons such as the GAU-12 Equalizer, the French Giat M811, or the Swiss Oerlikon KBA weapon system. It has the capability to fire U.S. manufactured ammunition as well as the NATO equivalents thereof. Primarily though, it fires six types of rounds: - M791 Armour-piercing discarding sabot with Tracer ( M791 APDS-T ) 5.7 million rounds produced The APDS-T penetrates lightly armored vehicles, self-propelled artillery, and aerial targets such as helicopters and various slow-moving, fixed-wing aircraft. - M792 High Explosive Incendiary with Tracer and Self Destruct ( M792 HEI-T-SD ) 5.5 million rounds produced The HEI-T can destroy unarmored vehicles and helicopters and suppress antitank missile positions and enemy squads out to a maximum effective range of 2,200 meters. - M793 Target Practice with Tracer ( M793 TP-T ) 11.5 million rounds produced The TP-T cartridge is a fixed-type, percussion-primed training round that matches the High Explosive Incendiary with Tracer (HEI-T M792) round ballistically. The TP-T's tracer is visible out to 2,000 meters, however, the round has a maximum effective range (accuracy-limited) of 1,600 meters. - M910 Target Practice Discarding Sabot with Tracer ( M910 TPDS-T ) The TPDS-T replicates the flight pattern of the M791 Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot with Tracer (APDS-T) round. The TPDS-T allows units to realistically practice sabot engagements. - MK210 High Explosive Incendiary with Tracer ( MK210 HEI-T ) 228,000 rounds produced Used by the U. S. Navy in their Mk. 38 naval weapon system. - M919 Armor-Piercing, Fin-Stabilized Discarding Sabot With Tracer ( M919 APFSDS-T ) The APFSDS-T round penetrates light armored vehicles, self-propelled artillery, and aerial targets, which includes helicopters and slow-moving fixed-wing aircraft. The dart is made of depleted uranium. - Variants: The M242 is currently in use by the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, the New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Navy, the Norwegian Army, the Spanish Army, the Swiss Army, the Canadian Army, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Navy, the Israeli Navy, Philippine Navy, the Singapore Army and Republic of Singapore Navy as well as several others. The wide usage results in several variations and modifications on the standard M242 weapon system. *Ground Vehicles: The M242 is standard equipment on the U. S. Army M2 and M3 Bradley fighting vehicles, it is also in use on the LAV-25. Before the project was cancelled, the Bushmaster II 30 mm chain gun (a successor to the M242) was used on the Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). The M242 is also a popular choice of primary armament for armoured fighting vehicles manufactured around the world, such as Singapore's Bionix AFVs and as the Rafael OWS-25 mounted on upgraded M113A2 Ultra IFVs. USMC Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle Project Singapore Bionix AFV Singapore M113A2 Ultra IFV *Enhanced 25 mm Gun: Work on an upgraded weapon began in 1990. In doing so, all three major systems and seven minor systems were improved. The modifications began with introducing a chrome-lined barrel, an enhanced feeder, and an enhanced receiver. The weapon systems also received minor upgrades such as quick-detachable link covers, a larger breech assembly, a high efficiency muzzle brake, longer recoil, an integral round counter, an extended life firing pin and spring, and a triple-spring drive clutch. It was first put to use on the M2A3 Bradley, the fourth version of the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. <- M2A3 Bradley *Naval: In 1977, the U. S. Navy realized that it needed a replacement for the Oerlikon 20mm Mk. 16 series of guns. In 1986, this requirement was satisfied with the introduction of the Mk. 38 Mod 0 weapons system. A derivative of the M242 system, the Mk. 38 consists of the M242 chain gun and the Mk. 88 Mod 0 machine gun mount. It provides ships with defensive and offensive gunfire capability for the engagement of a variety of surface targets. Designed primarily as a close-range defensive measure, it provides protection against patrol boats, floating mines, and various shore-based targets. <- Mk. 38 Mod 0 25mm Naval Cannon *Mk. 38 Mod 2: Recently, several US Navy platforms have been outfitted with a newer version, the Typhoon Weapon System designated Mk. 38 Mod 2, which is remotely operated and includes an Electronic Optical Sight, Laser Range-Finder, FLIR, and a more reliable feeding system, enhancing the weapon systems capabilities and accuracy. In 2006 the Sri Lanka Navy added the M242 to its fleet of Fast Attack Craft. The system is also in use by the Republic of Singapore Navy's Formidable-class frigate and Endurance-class landing platform dock ship and were deployed as part of coalition forces' port security efforts in Iraq as well as anti-piracy roles in the Gulf of Aden. Aside from that, the Singapore Police Coast Guard's New Coastal Patrol Craft (NCPC) has adopted the system as its main armament. BAE and Boeing teamed together after a March 2011 contract to add a directed energy weapon to the Mk. 38 Mod 2 gun mount, known as the Mk. 38 Mod 2 tactical laser system. The TLS combines a Boeing-designed solid-state laser with the existing BAE-manufactured Mk. 38 mount to deliver high-precision accuracy against fast surface and air threats including speed boats and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Laser power levels can be adjusted depending on the target and mission objectives. Originally, the system was armed with a 10 kW laser, but in April 2017 BAE announced they had increased power to 60 kW. <- Mk. 38 Mod 2 25mm Naval Cannon *Mk 38 Mod 3: In April 2012, BAE unveiled the Mk. 38 Mod 3 version of the system mount, developed in collaboration with Rafael. It is visually distinctive from previous versions with its stealthy housing, which also protects the gun from weather and allows for easier access to internal components through large access panels. The Mod 3 mounts a larger Alliant Techsystems Mk. 44 Bushmaster II 30 mm cannon for a 500-meter range increase, as well as a coaxial M2 .50 caliber machine gun. Elevation is increased to +75 degrees for engaging UAVs and helicopters, and ammunition storage is greater at 420 30 mm rounds. Other features include a larger manual fire control panel, an offset mode specifically for firing warning shots, and a surveillance mode where the gun can be pointed away from a target but the EO sensor remains pointed in the target direction. Although it has a high degree of commonality and has the same footprint as previous models, the Mod 3 is 20 percent heavier due to greater ammo load. - Operators ( Real Life and PR:BF2 inspired ): Australia - ASLAV-25 Canada - Coyote reconnaissance vehicle - LAV III APC Malaysia - ACV-300 IFV New Zealand - NZLAV Philippines - GKN Simba AIFV - M113 APC Singapore - Bionix 25 - M113A2 Ultra IFV Spain - Army: VEC-M1 United States - Army: M2/M3 Bradley - Marine Corps: LAV-25 - Specifications: Type Chain gun Place of origin United States Service history In service 1972–present Used by See operators Production history Designer McDonnell Douglas Manufacturer Alliant Techsystems No. built 10,500+ Specifications Weight 119 kilograms (262 lb) Length 2,527 mm (99.5 in)[1] Barrel length • Overall: 2,672 mm(105.2 in) • Bore: 2,175 mm (85.6 in) Width 318 mm (12.5 in) Height 373 mm (14.7 in) Shell 25×137 mm Caliber 25 millimetres (0.98 in) caliber Barrels Single barrel (progressive RH parabolic twist) Rate of fire • Cyclic: 200rpm with 1hp or 500rpm with 8hp Muzzle velocity 1,100 metres per second(3,600 ft/s) Effective firing range 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) Maximum firing range 6,800 metres (22,300 ft) Sources: wikipedia, tank-enyclopedia, military-today.com and many other sources Thanks for reading! Hope this helps people who don't really much familiar or understand military, especially those who played PR lately Feel free to give some comments and impressions below-! - Inch
  5. Another Coop Insurgency playtest with the new Gaza_2. ..... and currently working on the killing an civilian Intel. In humans vs. bots mode, i have to change only 1 codeline in the python and it works. In Coop, human/bots vs. bots i have to make a complete specifiec class behaviour setup for the Opfor and Blufor bots, so the Blufor bots only will use the arresting weapons (ziptie, shotgun, etc.) against civies.
  6. Thats Right Ladies and Gentlemen! It has been forever since we have Won on Tad Sae and today marks the first time in ages since we first played and won this round... Well done guys! pictures are down below (Incase you dont belive us.) Suprisingly we managed to finish the round with only 20 people. Kavelenko's squad was the only squad actually doing something on the other half of the round. (Well done mate!) I volunteered to be the commander for the time being and that was what won us the round because Area Attacks can be called every 5 mins (We made use of this on the other half of the round) I think this was a really fun round and we can tell it was because there was lots on the team chat saying that its the best round they have ever been on. (Of course there are some that ultimately rage quitted mid-game *cough cough* squirel Either way. it was alot of fun, hopefully it can be done again at some point in time. - Sausag3 There was some bloopers too (When Kav flipped the jeep )
  7. This Post is Sponsored by Yorkshire Tea - The best tea the United Kingdom can offer Introduction Greating Ladies and Gents. Today I will be giving you in depth information regarding the Infantry of the British Armed Forces. So hold your mugs filled with the delicous tea up high and hold on to your butt cheeks. Its going to be a fun ride. So... Lets get started UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, the United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to its east, the English Channel to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe. It is also the 21st-most populous country, with an estimated 65.1 million inhabitants. Together, this makes it the fourth-most densely populated country in the European Union Cheers Wikipedia! THE BRITISH ARMED FORCES The British Armed Forces or Her Majesty's Armed Forces are the military services which are tasked with defence of the United Kingdom, its overseas territories, and the Crown Dependencies. They also promote Britain's wider interests, support international peacekeeping efforts, and provide humanitarian aid. The British Armed Forces consist of 3 Main Branches: The British Army - Meeeeee Naval Service (The Royal Navy and The Royal Marines) - Shoutout to Blazer! The Royal Airforce The Headquarters of The British Armed forces is The Ministry of Defence, In London. The Commander-in-Chief is Queen Elizabeth II (Our Queen As of 2017 - Expiry Date, Unknown) This means that the Queen is the only person in the United Kingdom to formally declare war against other nations The British Army: Founded in 1660 (Damn thats older than my Grandmothers Farts ) The Roles of the British Army is to Engage in Land Warfare (Duhhh!) Currently There are: 83,560 Active Regular Personel - As of 2017 29,940 Reserve Personel - As of 2017 (I'm one of them ) The British Army Rank Structure: Infantry Ranks: Dont Salute these ranks they work for a living Private - Nothing on Rank Slide Lance Corporal - A Chevron on Rank Slide - Currently Me! Corporal - Two Chevrons on Rank Slide Sergeant - Three Chevrons on Rank Slide - Dont Call them "Sarge" or they will come up with the famous quote "There are Two Types of Sergeants in the Army, Massage, and Sahsarge, If you Massage your Sahsarge, You are calling me a Wanker!" Colour/Staff Sergeant - A Crown and 3 Chevrons on Rank Slide Warrant Officer Class 2 / Company Sergeant Major - A Big ass Crown on Rank Slide - Address them as "Sir" Warrant Officer Class 1 / Regimental Sergeant Major - Some Unicorns and Shit strapped on to the crown - Address them as "Sir" Officer Ranks: Salute these Ranks, Or else they will slap the shit out of you. Address them as "Sir" Second Lieutenant - 1 Pip on Rank slide - Pronounced "Leftenant" not "Leutenant", Bloodly Yanks First Lieutenant - 2 Pips on Rank Slide Captain - 3 Pips on Rank Slide Lieutenant Colonel - A Pip and A Crown - Pronounced "Kur-Nell" Colonel - Two Pips and A Crown Brigadier - Three Pips and a Crown - Address them as "Brigadier" As they will have a hissy fit on you if you don't These are the Ranks that I have seen so far... There are more Officer ranks here but I aint seem them so far as they seem to always be hiding in thier "Man Caves" - The Headquarters Now Lets get to the Infantry Themselves.... The British Infantry: All Infantry Personel will always be Tested and Trained on the L85A2, Making it the Default Rife the Infantry can use The L85A2: The SA80 or L85A2 is an Assault Rife that has been in service since 1985 (With Upgrades of couse) Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO standard issue round Weight: 4.98 kg (11.0 lb) (L85A2 with SUSAT sight and loaded 30-round magazine) Gas Operated, Rotating Bolt Rate of Fire: 610-775 RPM Muzzle Velocity: 940 m/s (3,084 ft/s) (L85A2 & L98A2) 970 m/s (3,182.4 ft/s) (L86A2 LSW) Effective Range: 600 m effective range used by one soldier. Effective at 800 m as a section using the LDS (lightweight day sight) Maximum Firing Range: 1000 m (L86A2) Feed System: 30-round detachable STANAG magazine 30-round detachable polymer Magpul EMAG Sights: Telescopic SUSAT, ACOG and ELCAN LDS scopes, aperture iron sights Type of Assault Rifle: BULLPUP! FUCK YEAH! Description: H&K (A German Company Based in Germany) Has improved the Design and Functions of The Original SA80/L85A1 To make a sack full of shit become a Sparckling Paradise to shoot.. The Accuracy is Great (I've compared it to the M4). Hopefully some people accept the fact that the SA80 Is no longer a Shit Weapon. It got improved by H&K by a fuck ton... Thanks for Taking your Time to read this all and I hope you enjoyed.. Damn all of this writing really hurt my fingers RIP There Will be more parts to this Continuing this on Later on. See ya laters! - Sausag3
  8. There have been some proposed changes by =VG= Double_13 to the Project Reality COOP Maps at VG. Vote here on those changes. Please pass the word to get people to vote. Any questions, feel free to post up. **IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE, YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR VOTE!** This Poll will remain active for over a week, or two, or until we see that we have enough votes to make decisions.
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    Well, every M113 in PR can flip off like this, right? Shit happens.. How about in real-life? My advice, do not ever and ever try to climb the hill/down the ridge with this thing, very hard indeed.
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    Managed to get this beautiful moment, presenting.. BRDM brotherhood LOL - Inch
  11. Q: What is this again? A: Is about the one and only "Beast" of automatic cannon, the 30mm Shipunov 2A42-! Q: Is that also available in PR? A: Hell YES! Basically as main platform turret of BMP-2, BMP-3 and also in gunner seats in Russian-made Attack Choppers, Mil Mi-28 'Havoc' The 30 mm automatic cannon 2A42, also known as the Shipunov 2A42, is a Soviet/Russian 30 mm automatic cannon. It is built by the Tulamashzavod Joint Stock Company. - Teh Design: The 30 mm 2A42 cannon has a dual feed. One is for HE-T and the other for AP-T rounds. The gunner can select one of two rates of full automatic fire, low at 200 to 300 rds/min and high at 550 to 800 rds/min. According to the manufacturer, effective range when engaging ground targets such as light armoured vehicles is 1,500 m while soft-skinned targets can be engaged out to 4,000 m. Air targets can be engaged flying at low altitudes of up to 2,000 m at subsonic speeds and up to a slant range of 2,500 m. In addition to being installed in a two-person turret on the BMP-2 mechanised infantry combat vehicle, this gun is also fitted in the BMD-2 airborne combat vehicle, BMD-3 airborne combat vehicle and BTR-90 (or GAZ-5923) 8×8 armoured personnel carrier. A small number of these have now entered service. More recently, the 30 mm 2A42 cannon has been installed in a new turret and fitted onto the roof of the BTR-T heavy armoured personnel carrier based on a modified T-54/T-55 MBT chassis. The cannon is also the main armament of BMPT (Tank Support Fighting Vehicle). It is also used for various armament projects from various manufacturers. The design bureau for the 30 mm 2A42 cannon is the KBP Instrument Design Bureau. The 2A42 autocannon has also been used on the Bumerang-BM, an unmanned remote control turret on the Kurganets-25 and T-15 Armata. - Teh Ammunition: The 2A42 fires 30x165 ammunition, a cartridge introduced in the 1970s in the Soviet Union to replace previous 30 mm autocannon cartridges. Other weapons using this size of cartridge case include the 2A38 and 2A72 autocannons for various vehicle, helicopter and air defence applications, as well as numerous single-, dual- and six-barrel naval and air force cannons. The 2A42, 2A38 and 2A72 fire percussion-primed ammunition; the naval and aerial cannons use electrical priming, and therefore their ammunition is not interchangeable with the land-based ammunition types, despite the same cartridge case size. Originally three basic types of ammunition were developed in the Soviet Union for the land-based weapons: high-explosive incendiary, high-explosive fragmentation with tracer, and an armour-piercing ballistic capped with tracer. Later a sub-caliber armour-piercing round was introduced, and today also countries other than Soviet Union/Russia manufacture 30 x 165 percussion-primed ammunition. The main types of ammunition are: - 3UOF8 HEI ( High Explosive Incendiary ) - 3UOR6 HE-T ( High Explosive - Tracer ) - 3UBR6 APBC-T ( Armor Piercing Ballistic Capped - Tracer ) - 3UBR8 APDS ( Armor Piercing Discharging Sabot ) - Teh Platforms: The autocannon has been used since the 1980s on the following platforms: *Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV): - BM-2T Stalker (Belarusian-made BMP) - BMP-2 (Mid-Generation of Russian Amphibious IFV, still used along with BMP-3 and widely used by Middle, Eastern Countries) - BMP-3 (Current generation of Russian Amphibious IFV) - BMD-2 (Airborne Version of BMP-2) - BMD-3 (Airborne Version of BMP-3) - BTR-80A (Improvement of BTR-80 from BPU-1 KPVT 14.5mm HMG to BPPU 30mm 2A72) - BTR-82A (Improvement of BTR-80A) - BTR-90 (Russian BTR-80 replacement who's never showed up in-game, in BF2 does) - BTR-T (Russian T-55 Tank based Heavy IFV) - BMPT 'Terminator' (Russian T-72 Tank based Armored Fighting Vehicle, being abandoned in favor of Armata Universal Combat Platform project) - Fahd 280-30 (Egyptian-made IFV based on original Fahd 4x4 APC) - MT-LB 6MB (So-called 'Beast' title, currently in PR ) - Boragh (Iranian Upgraded version of Chinese Type 86 IFV) - T-15 Armata (Next-generation of Russian Heavy IFV, part of Armata Universal Combat Platform project) - Kurganets-25 (Next-generation of Russian Medium APC-IFV, a lighter version of T-15 Armata, this is also part of the project) - Lazar 3 (Serbian-made AFV/MRAV, from Lazar armored vehicles family) *Attack Helicopters: - Mil Mi-28 'Havoc' - Kamov Ka-50 'Black Shark' - Kamov Ka-52 'Alligator' - Kamov Ka-29 'Helix-A' - Similar 30 mm Autocannons: The 2A72 30mm autocannon, designed by KBP Instrument Design Bureau, is a lighter, less complex cousin of the 2A42. While the latter has 578 parts, 2A72 has only 349 parts, allowing it to weigh only 84 kg.Its rate of fire is 400 rd/min. The 2A38 is a 30mm twin-barrel autocannon. It is mainly used on air defense vehicles like 2K22 Tunguska and Pantsir-S1. It weighs 195 kg and has a maximum rate of fire of 2500 rd/min. - Teh Specifications and Variants: Type Autocannon Place of origin Soviet Union Service history In service 1980 Used by Russia Production history Designer KBP Designed 1970s Manufacturer Tula Machine-Building Plant Produced 1980 Variants 2А72 Specifications Weight 115 kilograms (254 lb) Length 3.027 m (9 ft 11.2 in) Barrel length 2,416 millimetres (95.1 in)[1] Cartridge 30 × 165 Caliber 30 mm Barrels 1 Action Gas-operated Rate of fire 200 to 300 rds/min (low) 550 rds/min (high)[2] Effective firing range 4,000 metres (4,400 yd) Feed system Twin feed - Barrels: 1 - Length: 3,027 mm - Weight: 115 kg - Effective range - Light armor: 1,500 m - Air targets: 2,000 m - Ground: 4,000 m - Type: Twin feed, gas operated mechanism - Calibre: 30 × 165 mm - Ammunition: APDS, AP-T, HE, HEI, HE-T, HETP-T, TP - Variants: 2A42, 2A72, ABM M30-M3 (Modern platform made in Sevastopol Impuls 2, for Uran-9 or different armored vehicles) and also Cobra (overhead-mount modular one-man operated turret version of 2A42, explained here) Hope that helps someone who doesn't really familiar with the guns in PR. Thanks for reading-! Source: Wikipedia, tank-encyclopedia, military-today.com and many other sources Regards, InchPincherToo
  12. Q: What is this all about? A: A Soviet-made KPV Heavy Machine Gun-! Q: Is it included/available in PR:BF2? A: YES! In BTR APC series, BRDM-2 and anti-air quad guns (ZPU/ZPTU series) The KPV-14.5 heavy machine gun (KPV is an initialism for Krupnokaliberniy Pulemyot Vladimirova*, in Russian as Крупнокалиберный Пулемёт Владимирова, or КПВ) is a Soviet designed 14.5×114mm-caliber heavy machine gun, which first entered service as an infantry weapon (designated PKP) in 1949. In the 1960s, the infantry version was taken out of production because it was too big and heavy. It was later redesigned for anti-aircraft use, because it showed excellent results as an AA gun, with a range of 3,000 meters horizontally and 2,000 meters vertically against low flying planes. It was used in the ZPU series of anti-aircraft guns. Its size and power also made it a useful light anti-armour weapon on the BTR series of vehicles and the BRDM-2 scout car. *Literally means Vladimir Heavy Machine Gun Now let's go to the main gun topic, KPVT-! The version for use in armoured vehicles is called the KPVT (tankoviy, 'tank'). KPVT is used for armoured vehicle installations, boats, movable and stationary mounts and various anti-aircraft mounts. It features a shorter receiver and a heavier barrel jacket. The KPVT also uses a 50-round belt instead of the original 40-round belt. KPVT's are the primary armament of the wheeled BTR-60PB/70/80 series armoured personnel carriers* and BRDM-2 armoured reconnaissance vehicles*. It is intended for fighting against light armoured targets, weapons systems and light shelters at the distances of up to 3000 m, as well as air targets at distances up to 2000 m. The distance at which the bullet retains lethal force is 8 km. The maximum flight range of the bullets is 9 km. *Which uses BPU-1 Turret, conical-type turret along with PKT 7.62mm Coaxial General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) - Mechanics of KPV Heavy Machine Gun: The development of the machine gun began in 1944. The 14.5×114mm M41 cartridge can be used with High Explosive Incendiary - Tracer (HEI-T) or Armour-Piercing Incendiary (API) bullets, and they have approximately twice the energy of a 12.7 mm (.50 BMG) projectile. The KPV is air-cooled and fitted with barrel with a hard chrome plated bore. It uses a short recoil operation system with gas assistance and a rotary bolt. It can be fed with the 40-round metallic belt from either the left or right side. The barrel can be removed by turning the prominent latch on the forward end of the receiver and pulling on the barrel's carrying handle. - Versions of KPV Heavy Machine Gun: The ZPU** is a towed anti-aircraft gun based on the KPV. It entered service with the Soviet Union in 1949 and is used by over 50 countries worldwide. *Quadruple- (ZPU-4), Double- (ZPU-2) and single-barreled (ZPU-1) versions of the weapon exist. *BTR-40A SPAAG - A BTR-40 APC with a ZPU-2 gun mounted in the rear. Entered service in 1950. *BTR-152A SPAAG - A BTR-152 with a ZPU-2 mounted in the rear. Entered service in 1952. **History of ZPU right here: 1. Precursors: The first dedicated Soviet mount for anti-aircraft machine guns was developed around 1928 by Fedor Tokarev and was adopted for service in 1931. It was a base for mounting up to four 7.62 mm PM M1910 (Russian Maxim) guns. This was also called a ZPU, although the name М-4 was also assigned to it. It served the Soviet armed forces in all major conflicts until 1945. 2. Description: Development of the ZPU-2 and ZPU-4 began in 1945, with development of the ZPU-1 starting in 1947. All three were accepted into service in 1949. Improved optical predicting gunsights were developed for the system in the 1950s. All weapons in the ZPU series have air-cooled quick-change barrels and can fire a variety of ammunition including API (B32), API (BS41), API-T (BZT) and I-T (ZP) projectiles. Each barrel has a maximum rate of fire of around 600 rounds per minute, though this is practically limited to about 150 rounds per minute. The quad-barrel ZPU-4 uses a four-wheel carriage similar to that once used by the obsolete 25 mm automatic anti-aircraft gun M1940. In firing position, the weapon is lowered onto firing jacks. It can be brought in and out of action in about 15 to 20 seconds, and can be fired with the wheels in the traveling position if needed. The double-barrel ZPU-2 was built in two different versions; the early model has large mud guards and two wheels that are removed in the firing position, and the late model has wheels that fold and are raised from the ground in the firing position. ZPU-2 turned out to be too heavy for the Airborne Troops, so a new UZPU-2 (later redesignated as ZU-2) was developed from ZPU-1. The single-barrel ZPU-1 is carried on a two-wheeled carriage and can be broken down into several 80-kilogram pieces for transport over rough ground. Versions of the weapon are built in China, North Korea and Romania. 3. History: The series was used during the Korean War by Chinese and North Korean forces, and was later considered to be the most dangerous opposition to U.S. helicopters in Vietnam. Later it was used by Morocco and the Polisario Front in the Western Sahara War. It was also used by Iraqi forces during Operation Desert Storm and again in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 1974 the Cyprus National Guard artillery batteries used their ZPU-2's against the Turkish air force. In the Russian military, it was replaced by the newer and more powerful ZU-23 23 mm twin automatic anti-aircraft gun. The type has seen widespread use by all sides in the 2011 Libyan civil war and Syrian Civil War often mounted on pickup-truck technicals with plenty of videos showing the gun engaging different targets. The Lebanese Army has mounted the ZPU-2 and ZPU-4 on M113 armored personnel carriers to create armored self-propelled AA vehicles. Literally means Zenitnaya Ustanovka/ZU or Zenitnaya Samokhodnaya Ustanovka/ZSU years later (if you familiar with the assets name, in-game) - Specifications of KPV Heavy Machine Gun: Weight: 49 kg (108.03 lb) Length: 1,980 mm (78.0 in) Barrel length: 1,346 mm (53.0 in) Width: 162mm Height: 225mm Cartridge: 14.5×114 mm Caliber: 14.5 mm Action: Short recoil operation Rate of fire: 600 rpm Muzzle velocity: 1,005 m/s (3,297 ft/s) Effective firing range: 3000m Maximum firing range: 4000m Feed system: 40-round belt Thanks for reading, hope that helps people that unfamiliar with the guns in-game (Project Reality). Please leave any comments below on this thread-! Sources: Wikipedia, tank-encyclopedia and many other sources.. Regards, InchPincherToo
  13. Operation "Red Tide" Part III 6th of May 7pm GMT PASSWORD:rushb With the conflict winding down in Middle - East, all eyes are now turned to Europe, where the conflict between NATO and Russia has escalated even further. All diplomatic effords so far have failed and Russian troops have been spotted massing in their western border. Briefing : Event Info : 1. No signup is required to join the event. It is allowed to gather up people for squads beforehand. 2. The only spawn points will be in the main deployment zones. It is up to the team to build FOBs and deploy rallypoints to assure that key positions can be reinforced with manpower. 3. Logistics trucks are the only assets carrying supply grates. Troop Transport Truck carry 4 ammo boxes. 4. It is not allowed to leave the defence zones ( except Iron Ridge). It is not allowed to go into Russian deployment zones / camp enemy spawn points. 5. Deployable AT/AA launchers and handheld AAs will be disabled. 6. Russians have brought in their heavy artillery units. Make sure to spread out your units. A jamming tower is available to be deployed by the commander which will make it harder for russians to coordinate arty strikes. 7. Maps will be added during the event week, at least 24h before the event Commander Assets : The commander(s) will have additional resources that they can choose to deploy on the maps. To deploy the assets, commander(s) have to post below where they would like to deploy the asset. The choice must be done by 15th of April. After that the assets will be locked. If there's no commander signed up for any of the maps, the event host will choose 1 asset per map and places it randomly. All the assets cost 20 tickets to deploy and are non respawnable. assets available : 3 x TOW launchers 2 x Milan launchers 2 x Static Stingers 1 x Jamming tower Maps : 1. Fools Road - US 101st Airborne vs Russian Spetsnaz & 3rd TankCompany US Assets : 300 tickets 3 x HMMWV Uparmored 2 x HMMWV Support 2 x Troop Transport Truck 2 x Logistics Truck - non respawn Commander : US forces start from the Bluefor Base in the west and must rush to east to set up defences to hold off incoming russian forces. We estimate that we have around 5-10 minutes before the first enemy units arrive. Our supply lines have been cut off by russian paratroopers, meaning that these 2 logi trucks will be the only ones we are gonna get. Protect them at all cost! Objective - Bunker must not fall until reinforcements arrive. 2. Dragon Fly - GER Panzergrenadier 122 vs Russian Spetsnaz GER assets : 300 tickets 4 x Gwagon 2 x Troop Transport Truck 1 x Logistics Truck 2 x Fuchs APC - Non respawn Commander : Russian forces have the city surrounded from all sides except West. Russian airforce have dropped proximity mines north of the city, making our reinforcement access from that side impossible. Bluefor will be deployed from the camp Bushido and must rush to the positions in the city. We estimate that the russian forces will arrive within minutes. The golden stars indicate bridges that our engineers have managed to detonate, blocking russian access to the areas marked on the map with red lines. Our supply lines have been disrupted by enemy paratroopers, which makes it difficult to bring in additional supplies. Protect the logistics truck at all cost as it may take a while until a new one can be brought up. Objective - Camp Bushido must not fall. Secondary Objective - Hold the city until reinforcements arrive. 3. Iron Ridge - FR Commandos Marine vs Russian Spetsnaz & 22th Mech. Batallion FR assets : 400 tickets 3 x Troop Transport Truck 1 x Logistics Truck - non respawn 4 x VAB APC - non respawn Commander : French forces start from the industrial sector at north and must rush to their positions south. Russian forces have already been spotted in the region, giving us next to no time to prepeare our defences. Our supply lines have been cut off, meaning that we are unable to bring in any additional supplies. Protect the logistics truck at all cost! As the russians caught us with complete surprise, we dont have time to set up in the town further south. It is however possible to delay russian reinforcements by sending units to delay the russians getting hold of the city which will also delay their heavier reinforcements. Use caution though, as the Russians will still attack our main positions further north and spreading forces on two fronts may lead some of the units getting cut off and overrun. Objective - The industrial base must not fall Secondary objective - Hold the town for as long as possible. Event Rules : 1. Standard VG COOP server / TS rules 2. Map specific rules Download : CLICK HERE Install Instructions:1) Download the file 2)locate your PR levels directory, (default is C:\Program Files (x86)\Project Reality\Project Reality BF2\mods\pr\levels) 3) Extract the downloaded zip file into pr\levels using winzip, winrar, 7zip etc.4) Run PR 5) Create a local coop game and check that the event maps are in your maplist 6)If they are you're good to go for the event
  14. Melon's Final Revent

    REVENT DATE : SATURDAY the 11th of MARCH 6pm PRT/GMT So let's get this out of the way, my final event for a while. It's aulmination of all 3 events plus a few extra maps. I have tested all maps ticket counts and bleeds and as far as I can tell non are going to end in 5 minutes. There will be no signups, just typical coop fashion join or create a squad on the day. The rules are the same as the last, if you don't remember, here's a recap: Rules are standard =VG= coop rules but the commander has final say in squad movements and attacks, obstructive squad leaders will be resigned. Expect zero tolerance to rule breakage and bending during the event Entry is simple, download the files (LINK). Check the forums on the day for server password. Join the server. Have fun. The files for event 3 and the revent are both included in the same file, it is a large download for this reason (12 maps) In addition there will be changes to the coop gameplay: FOBs, foxholes and razorwire will need to be shovelled Squad leader spawn-point is removed Ticket count will matter 2 minute wait between each kit request. Squadless kick is in effect +Map specific changes Full Details can be found in the Event Post: Click Here for Complete Details THE MAPS IN ORDER OF ROTATION!!!
  15. Hello guys, The long time waiting for the PR update, finally will be come out soon. It's v1.4! Gameplay changes and balances in assets are everywhere! Also, there will be new maps that have Co-Op support, and that's awesome! Falklands War also now returning as well (can't wait to see it in-game) The maps are Kashan (returning to co-op map list), Soul Rebel, la Drang (the intense Vietnam Map in PR, i bet almost everyone wanted to play this map in Co-Op) and the other 2 are brandly new map to me: - Bamyan, Tajikistan ARMA 3 inspired map (Must be awesome ) - Goose Green, a Falklands Map (finally i can play at Falklands Map, maybe like the first time of it ) Some, few maps are also going to be balanced and added new layers, hope that will helps the players dealing with the bots in Co-Op Good to see this new maps coming into lists of PR Co-Op maps, so my question is.. are you guys (admins) gonna add some of these new maps into the list in =VG= Co-op Server soon? I would like to see these new maps also in "OPFOR Week" event too if possible Regards and cheers, Inch
  16. Hey guys, I'm still wondering about how is a BRDM (or the AT version, Spandrel) categorized in this =VG= Co-Op Server. Mostly in a map like Beirut (STD), is it supposed to be: - In a proper squad, like IFV or own make own BRDM/Spandrel (armored jeep) squad? (I'm not saying this one is good enough for APC, since it's light armored) - Used by Mech Infantry squad? - Freely used for everyone (both IFV/Mech's)/just leave it alone? From what i saw in recent or old games, BRDM pretty vulnerable and easy to kill with HAT kit (one hit in every side and done), but it's still had to hit more twice with LAT kit (so, what my opinion is, BRDM looks the same (cause in the PR guide says, it's an armored jeep) or equivalent as the Humvee (Up-Armored, only the gun emplacement are different (BRDM has AP/HE rounds, rather than Humvee has Browning 50 Cal/Mk.19)) I'm still looking for the right answer for this, it's just a small problem that needs to be solved.. Btw, what happened to my post in VG Co-Op forum? Did someone deleted it? (Sorry, if it's annoying and long post in this forum) Regards, InchPincherToo
  17. Behind the scence of a poor modder life This Blog is dedicated to the new pr coop player base that joined the game, after the standalone version of Project Reality 1.3.0 was released. I play Project Reality since version 0.8 (2010), the version before BF2 vanilla patch 1.5 came out and Project Reality introduced the deployable mortars. Since them, i stick to this old lady game and also with Veterans-Gaming. I learned here all the basic of the gamemechanics, tactics, helo - tank handling and the key elements how to lead a squad. I started with coop and switched later to deployment, where i had a nice time but the funny gameplay of prcoop (the coop magic) with nice people got me back to the coop gamemode. Since than, Project Reality offered many gamemodes for deployment but only one gamemode for coop - conquestmode or called AAS4. The AAS4 (Assault and Secure) gamemode : Get control of a certain area (controlpoint), that unlocks another area and allow the attacking team to capture it. The attacking team has now to coordinate the next attack and also a strong line of defense (setting up defense parameters). When you are new to PR you will have fun for a longtime with PR's coop map arsenal but one day, its getting old. Each round is the same, same areas that must be captured, same action in the same spots, some parts of the map are totally unused and some part of the maps are totally overused. Conquest lacks on dynamic gameplay. What is Coop Insurgency Gamemode It's an objective based gamemode, where the BLUFOR team is forced to capture INTEL to reveall hidden ammocaches on a random location of the map. The Blufor team has to destroy those ammocaches. The dynamic of the random spawning ammocaches, makes 90% of all rounds unique. All ammocaches never spawn at the same locations. It can happen, that a ammocache like to spawn often at the same position but not all 10 ammocaches that must be destroyed. You will fight in areas where you never been before.
  18. Here an overview, part of Sbeneh Outskirts Insurgency in the BF2 Editor. The tiny blue boxes are possible ammocache locations. The big blue boxes (sorry but is same color in Editor) are non-controlpoint related StrategicAreas. Such area's are needed to tell the BF2 ai where is an interresting area or important area on the map. In this case, the important area's are possible ammocache locations. Non-controlpoint StrategicArea's have no capture timer and get instant captured by entering it. Those areas working like alarmzones. The bot ai notice that a enemy entered a important area (doesn't matter if a cache is spawned or not) and will recapture it. That's the way to force the bots to defend a area. Simple explained: The bots want to recapture occupied StrategicAreas, where the humanplayers hanging around.