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  1. Posting a CLOG file will be immensely helpful.
  2. Thanks. Forwarding.
  3. The team is well aware of this. Speaking as a player, I have not noticed anything adverse to playing naval. Some may be upset at this behavior, does it disrupt the match? Been easy to adjust tactics to compensate.
  4. Add to that the word for green is "midori" which is a relatively new word for Japanese. They have used blue, "aou" for far longer.
  5. Thanks Phil! I find it hilarious this image shows the SC 2000 as shorter than SC 1800. Proves the point how inconsistent the data for the SC 2000 is. With the "He 100 with MG 151" the few bits of information everyone provided supported each other quite well, building a strong support. With the SC 2000, the contradictions nullify the provided data. There is 1 possibility, however.... Unfortunately those bits of information are suspect. What is entirely plausible is the explosive is of a heavier weight. I was not aware nor considered the Germans had another type. It would not take much to make it happen. If the difference explosive was just 15% heavier (and possibly a slightly larger case), it would tip the mass near to 2000kg. As someone proposed, the SC 1800 was actually just over 1800kg, and the heavier explosive would make it just short of 2000kg, So, the "Heavy Explosive" hypothesis is the best avenue to prove SC 2000 did indeed exist. (at which point it helps to have documents to say this was a possible alternative to SC 1800) Meanwhile, the SC 2500 should be primary bomb to add.
  6. Look closer to SD 50, notice the end of the explosive cavity is about 1/2 its total length? This is a real SD 50, the tail fin unit is far longer. http://nebula.wsimg.com/28d69f09d1ee54987697411b9e1e23ac?AccessKeyId=8C0833B2AC559D819FC3&disposition=0&alloworigin=1 From here http://www.ww2airdroppedordnance.com/bomb-cases-1.html So of course the SD 70 could keep the same dimension as SC 50 / SD 50. Difference is too small to account for 200kg (440lb ) difference. All of those are "perpetuation of an error" caused by authors making wrong assumptions. For instance, the "Bf 109 was inferior to Spitfire". Was not until about 20 years ago the opinion changed to say they had comparable performance to each other. Yes I did. Guess what: D(Luft)T 7201  refers to Schloss 1000/XI Did you even look that up? Guess not. And you found another perfect example of primary source historical error! Yes, every once in while a document has an error. I will be gratuitous and help you out. Early in the war (1941 according to He 177 records) the Germans upgraded the Schloss 1000 mount to carry 2x its capacity, thus became the Schloss 2000, which has it own entry. And since you point out endless the SC 2000 was developed late in 1943, then the rack existed about 2 years before the bomb then. 87D also in production about 2 years before the SC 2000 You are effectively destroying the argument you are making. Bomb rack =/= bomb size This again? As I pointed out, the SD 50 cavity is about 1/2 the total length. SD 70 is about 2/3. Above link to picture clearly shows difference (and you can see real SC 50 too) See links. PC 2000 vs SC 1800, PC vs SC Just about everyone here knows why "one chance" I have been a Tech Mod and Historical Researcher for Gaijin about 5 years before you joined this game. I have a long record of positive improvements to German aircraft (recently the Me 264 received its RATO packs, thanks to my effort) I will say this one last time: If Gaijin is not satisfied the data presented to them is valid, then the SC 2000 will NEVER be added to game.
  7. NOW we have something that better explains the mismatch between same dimensions and heavier weight! The is additional possibilities the different explosive may be more powerful, so its not just more damage from explosive weight, but also explosive rating. @Chomusuke1 Sorry if I was being hard about this, but like the He 100 with the MG 151, it is vital to know every bit of detail (that is NOT TOP SEKRET!! ) If the devs are not happy with the provided info, it will not be accepted, and will never again be considered. We have JUST ONE CHANCE. The Devil is in the details, and I am just playing the advocate! Earlier posted this image does not list explosive, so the assumption is the same 60/40. Now there is a HINT it is something else that is heavier.
  8. Thanks for this tedious work! In game the wording suggest 120kg should be acceptable, but the Wiki says it is not. I submitted a report on this, a clarification to this should be soon(tm).
  9. ADDENDUM: The Market Place currency GJN can also be converted to GE at a rate of 1 = 1. To do this go to Purchase GE icon (top right), and select GJN instead of $ or whatever your money icon is.
  10. BP4 is winding down, about 2 weeks to go Thoughts?
  11. Let me put it this way: Game HAS aircraft that can carry the SC 2500 bomb (He 177, He 111, perhaps Me 264) Game does NOT have the the one, very remote chance, aircraft that might be added as a Special Event aircraft, the Ju 287. There is only 1 chance we can get a new bomb, which would you want?
  12. I give you great credit for your resourcefulness Using a paper aircraft and a single proof-of-concept prototype load-outs adds nothing to the most Allied Intel documents that erroneously claim the SC 2000 existed. The single entry in Munitions Lexicon does not make the bomb a reality either. It could have been a project that was dropped for the SC 2500 (history is full of examples of weapons that never made it out of lab). Different manufacturing techniques would result in trivial gains in explosive, but make the bomb shell more expensive. It is easy to do with the Minengeschoß because it was a small can. Much different with a barrel. You point out the SC 50 and SD 70, a valid argument. Let me simply point out the SC 50 has 22kg of explosive, the SD 70 has 21kg (and the SD 50 has 17kg. Both have greater depth of penetration). The reason for same dimensions but 40% more mass is the bomb shell was thicker and extended a little more, yet lost 6% of its explosive content (plenty of data on that). Basically, the math does not add up for a same size bomb to be 11% heavier and carry more explosive. Speaking of which, it would be super easy to use a CAD program to make simple bomb models and see what masses with shapes you get. Density of TNT is 1.654 g/cm3 Density of Steel is 7.75 to 8.05 g/cm3 Make a bomb shape with the dimensions 660 x 3500mm, make half the mass explosive, other half the shell (we can ignore the tail fin) See what we get. I am glad you posted that. PC 2000 has a length of 2500m, a good 1000m less than the claimed SC 2000 length of 3500mm Look at the SC 1000 and PC 1000, same mass, but the PC 1000 is 2/3 the size, with less than 1/3 the explosive. Math and physics are against you. The math fails.
  13. That is an AI ship, been there since beginning.
  14. I have a couple of friends who do that. Maybe they can find something, but not holding my breath.
  15. Please try another vehicle, see if happens. Very useful. Will forward with those results.
  16. Upload to file host, like Google Drive. Try play again, fresh CLOG
  17. Then here is a bug Please read this and make a bug report.
  18. I saw that, but such a bomb would have a lighter mass. Even para bombs had to fit in small bays. If a SC 2000 existed and there was rumors of SC 1800 then there is a possibility; in reversed, not possible (without sekret alien tech)
  19. Sorry not reply earlier. This kind of issue is incredibly rare, and unless there is a good chance of reproducing it, the report will be closed as cannot find issue. There is also a chance poor network connection might be a factor. Please keep eye out and report if happens again. I will leave this open for a few weeks. Thank you.
  20. But it is not(!) Mentions are rare, and most often is in Allied (lack of) Intelligence reports. The official RLM book on drop munitions does not even list it. The nearly none existent information compared to even the rare SC 2500 simply proves the SC 2000 does not exist.
  21. All the data provided for SC 2000 gives same dimensions as the SC 1800. How can we prove its a 2000 when the only data we have matches an 1800? Was chatting with fellow historians, and our leading hypothesis (no proof, educated guess) that the 2000 (if existed) was a variation of the 1800 with different fins and fuses, but total mass was about the same.
  22. Posted is a poll asking Sim EC community what they would like for BR ranges. This is a significant change to Sim EC, much to consider, questions to ask. I think is a positive direction. Key parts We are considering two variants: rotation of three or four sets of BR ranges. Three sets of ranges are: 1.0 — 2.3, 2.7 — 3.7, 4.0 — 5.0, 5.3 — 6.3, 6.7 — 7.7, 8.0 — 9.0, 9.3 — 10.3, 10.7 — 11.0. 1.0 — 2.0, 2.3 — 3.3, 3.7 — 4.7, 5.0 — 6.0, 6.3 — 7.3, 7.7 — 8.7, 9.0 — 10.0, 10.3 —11.0. 1.0 — 1.7, 2.0 — 3.0, 3.3 — 4.3, 4.7 — 5.7, 6.0 — 7.0, 7.3 — 8.3, 8.7 — 9.7, 10.0 — 11.0. Four sets of ranges are: 1.0 — 2.3, 2.7 — 3.7, 4.0 — 5.0, 5.3 — 6.3, 6.7 — 7.7, 8.0 — 9.0, 9.3 — 10.3, 10.7 — 11.0. 1.0 — 2.0, 2.3 — 3.3, 3.7 — 4.7, 5.0 — 6.0, 6.3 — 7.3, 7.7 — 8.7, 9.0 — 10.0, 10.3 —11.0. 1.0 — 1.7, 2.0 — 3.0, 3.3 — 4.3, 4.7 — 5.7, 6.0 — 7.0, 7.3 — 8.3, 8.7 — 9.7, 10.0 — 11.0. 1.0 — 2.0, 2.3 — 2.7, 3.0 — 4.0, 4.3 — 5.3, 5.7 — 6.7, 7.0 — 8.0, 8.3 — 9.3, 9.7 — 11.0. These sets are to be consequently rotated in certain time periods (the poll will decide what they would be). ... the rotation period, we have read your feedback and propose three compromising variants: rotation in 2, 4, or 7 days. For example, in the case of BR ranges rotation every 2 days, a November schedule would look like: 1 — 2 November: 1.0 — 2.3, 2.7 — 3.7, 4.0 — 5.0, 5.3 — 6.3, 6.7 — 7.7, 8.0 — 9.0, 9.3 — 10.3, 10.7 — 11.0. 3 — 4 November: 1.0 — 2.0, 2.3 — 3.3, 3.7 — 4.7, 5.0 — 6.0, 6.3 — 7.3, 7.7 — 8.7, 9.0 — 10.0, 10.3 —11.0. 5 — 6 November: 1.0 — 1.7, 2.0 — 3.0, 3.3 — 4.3, 4.7 — 5.7, 6.0 — 7.0, 7.3 — 8.3, 8.7 — 9.7, 10.0 — 11.0. 7 — 8 November: 1.0 — 2.3, 2.7 — 3.7, 4.0 — 5.0, 5.3 — 6.3, 6.7 — 7.7, 8.0 — 9.0, 9.3 — 10.3, 10.7 — 11.0. 9 — 10 November: 1.0 — 2.0, 2.3 — 3.3, 3.7 — 4.7, 5.0 — 6.0, 6.3 — 7.3, 7.7 — 8.7, 9.0 — 10.0, 10.3 —11.0. 11 — 12 November: 1.0 — 1.7, 2.0 — 3.0, 3.3 — 4.3, 4.7 — 5.7, 6.0 — 7.0, 7.3 — 8.3, 8.7 — 9.7, 10.0 — 11.0.
  23. Now that Battle Pass season 4: “Fearless Voltigeur” has started, lets propose, suggest, beg for what we would like to see in after 3 months when BP 5 starts. The previous whish list is here if you want to review ideas. Battle Pass 5 *WISH LIST* instructions. Rules:: NO talking about BP4, that is for the other thread (can mention a past challenge or policy and suggest improvement) NO criticizing without a suggestion! (Better: present as a suggestion, then explain why it is an improvement, criticize the current issue) NO discussion of other items not related to BP, like "GE wagers", other events, or even why we have BP. BP is part of game until someone at Snail HQ has another (awesome) idea. Vehicle proposals are good. Most of them are variations of existing units, so look at what was handed out. New Challenge ideas are good. What you liked in past BP you want to see again. Themes. Others?
  24. I expect the USS New York BB-34 in its 1927 configuration will be the next tree ship in game, but not 100% certain. Probably early next year, perhaps sooner if USSR, DE, and JP domination is too unbalancing. This goes in line with the slow progress of the capital ships in game. 1927 greatly modernized the 15 year old ship, shifting to AAA, torpedo blisters, and many other improvements. Her sister Texas will be introduced later, 1942 or 1945 configuration. Thoughts?
  25. It has been reveled! BP 3 has ended.. https://warthunder.com/en/news/7253-battle-pass-season-fearless-voltigeur-en (the now locked BP4 wish list is here) This is the Wikipedia page with Challenge details. Some Challenges require achieving Awards , what you usually earn during every full match. Read it! EDIT: The Warbonds page is up (you read the Forums post here) the other half of the BP machine. /edit Everything is Rank 3. (ugh) First item I notice that this will be 16 days longer than previous BP's. Log into game Progress points 1-21 1 point per login 22-42 2 43-63 3 64-77 4 78-91 5 Interesting theme about French Foreign Legion.. Who can write something about them?
  26. Gold Eagles (GE) is a “virtual” in-game currency acquired by purchasing with popular government backed currency (aka: real money), or gain by various prizes, video submissions (Thunder Show), event awards, and bonus with product purchases. This is link to store listing only the GE purchase rate (check out bundle prices). In contrast Silver Lions (SL) is earned by simply playing the game and other methods, or converted from GE. There are a number of items you can purchase with purchase with GE (if any changes, shout out): Premium vehicles (one of most common reason to spend GE) Premium time (when not purchasing PT via vehicle packs (see chat below)) Silver Lions (more GE spent the bigger exchange rate, best is 433 SL per GE (see chat below)) Crew XP (more GE spent the bigger exchange rate, best is 17.5 CXP per GE (see chat below)) Unlocking Crew Slot (3 free, 2 purchased with SL, and 4 more with GE (200, 500, 800, etc) Vehicle Module purchase (full amount or remaining portion, but extremely expensive with low rank units!) Talisman (price varies with unit) Back Up vehicles (price varies with unit, best to earn WarBonds and buy a pack of 10) Ace Crew (after purchasing Expert Crew with SL) Unit Unlock in Tree (if one also has enough yellow Convertible Research Points , details found in this post) Purchasing Gift Boxes with various random prizes (in game store) Purchasing boosters (in game store) (there may be trophies and tickets from time to time, just noting this) And of course Swag Camouflage / Skins (200GE typical, Some skins will give you camo advantage in game) Decoration (ground only) (500GE typical, could provide advantage in ground battles so is more than just decoration) Decals (200GE typical) National Flags (500GE typical) If you are creating a Squadron (Clan/Guild/etc) 2500GE Finally seasonal events (S.U.M.M.E.R., Festivities, etc) where if one cannot earn an item playing games, they could purchase the token with GE (varies, amounts seen are 199 to 999 GE) Tournament Tickets is another GE purchase item seen on rare occasion. Prices for buying only GE (no pack specials) $25 for 5000GE will give you enough for an awesome start in game https://store.gaijin.net/story.php?title=5000-Golden-Eagles For a tight budget, $6.60 will get you 1000GE, unlock 5 nations #6 crew slot and solid base to win more games. https://store.gaijin.net/story.php?title=1000-Golden-Eagles
  27. One of the aircraft anticipated to joining the new French tree in 1.73 is the Dewoitine D.520 (game wiki) (on sale occasionally) and D.521 (game wiki) (hidden gift unit). Already found in the UK tree as a Premium, expect it to become a staple of French action. Called by famed test pilot Capt. Eric Brown a "brute" to fly, it was France's best fighter. While not quite as fast as the Bf 109 in level flight, it was, in Brown's opinion, an excellent fighter at speed. Despite some nasty control issues at low speed and on ground, it was continued to be produced under German authority and was even actively used by the Luftwaffe! Coming to an virtual airfield near you! D.520 (Hispano-Suiza 12Y-45 engine) D.521 (Rolls Royce Merlin III engine)
  28. NOTE: the game ONLY factors the explosive content of of bombs to calculate damage. For example look at the "PC-RS1800" it is an 1800kg bombs, but only has 220kg of explosive, means it does less damage than the SC500 500kg bomb with 230kg of explosive. Only the "SC" and "SB" type bombs are most practical in game. Currently the game has these German High Explosive (HE) bombs (SC is code for high explosive splinter, number is mass in Kg): SC 10 (1kg explosive) SC 50 (22kg explosive) SC 250 (125kg explosive) SC 500 (260kg explosive) SC 1000 (530kg explosive) SC 1800 (1000kg explosve) added in 1.77 with He 177 What is missing is the bigger HE ones (look for explosive content) (this link for other countries big bombs) PC 1400 (320kg explosive) (armor piercing type, less explosive than SC 1000 but is often referred to in aircraft manuals) SC 1800 (1100kg explosive) SC 2500 (1700kg explosive) (note: NO CLUSTER BOMBS, or AIR DROP MINES (LMA or LMB). Game does not recognize capabilities of those types, do not even ask!) and in parallel is the SB, higher explosive bomb. SB1000 SB2500 Here is the basic difference between the bombs. Now that we have the SC1800 in game: What bombs could LW aircraft carry (as listed on manuals)? (Here is old list but needs verification) **Not including combinations with <1000kg bombs** Ju88A-4 2 x 1000 1 x 1400 2 x 1400 1 x 1800 He111H-6 1 x 2,500 kg 1 x 1,800 kg 2 x 1,400 kg 1 x 1,400 kg He111H-16 1 x 2,500 kg 1 x 1,800 kg 1 x 1,400 kg BV 238 (yes, that monster seaplane had proposed external bomb option) 2x 1800 2x 2500 FW 200 2x 1400 kg Do217E 1 x 1,800 kg 2 x 1,400 kg 1 x 1,400 kg Do217K or M 1 x 2,500 kg 1 x 1,800 kg 2 x 1,400 kg Ar234 1x 1400kg PC1400 He177 (announced for 1.77) Currently stated as "up to 6600kg" (2x SC1800 and 6x SC500) http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo208/jag888/He-177load_zpscb4a9aed.png 2x PC 1400 2x SC 1800 Ju 288C 2x SC 1800 (internal, no external loads) Compare with others https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/24271-historically-inaccurate-loadouts/&do=findComment&comment=1742269
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