Siam-Thailand Lineups For Japanese Tech Tree

I also have here a good sidegrade to the FV101 Scorpion if ever it does get added to the Thai subtree. This is the FV101 Scorpion 90, which as its name suggests - is just a Scorpion with a CMI Defense Mk.3 90mm gun on it with modernized systems.

Alvis developed this with Venezuela and Malaysia in mind and Malaysia did order a batch of these (26 units) in 1981, then Indonesia ordered like 3 batches of these (~121 units) making them the largest users of the Scorpion 90 variant (even surpassing Venezuela’s ~80 units ordered).

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Follow the video clip as training. “Training as a combined unit of the 163rd Infantry Battalion” at the training ground of the 2nd Army Region.

All content according to this video clip.

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Apparently the Royal Thai Air Force fitted the L-19 Bird Dog some rockets and made it do counterinsurgency operations. I swear the RTAF has like every COIN aircraft imaginable - this is literally a lightweight Cessna with rockets. It was also present during the Thai-Vietnamese Border Conflict in the 70s to 80s with about 2 reportedly shot down by Vietnamese AA during recon flights in the border.

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Source: https://www.thai-aviation.net/_files/ugd/3b4903_2dceaef992be46489497e6b77bf4fbbd.pdf

Edit: Apparently not as crazy as the French Air Force, they fitted 18 whole goddamn HE rockets on it.

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New Suggestions for Thailand, added them to the general list

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A lot of COIN addicts in this thread lol

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Can somebody confirm if Thailand’s Fennec AS550 can carry guided missiles? All I could see is just 70mm rocket pods. Maybe it can be used to fire Roketsan Cirit 70mm rockets just like with the A-129 Atak Helicopters of the Philippine Air Force?

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No optic/targeting pod on the helicopter, probably can’t.

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Just want to share my proposal that was finally approved. This is a Thornycroft 65ft CMB that was a unique upgrade of the 55ft CMB that was offered and licensed produced in Thailand as well.

Afaik, only the Q-111 ‘Luzon’ was the only boat that got to serve that used this specification as it was quickly replaced by larger designs.

I was hoping that this could be a good sidegrade for the 55ft CMB present on tier 1 of the proposed Siamese Coastal Fleet Subtree.

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Q-111 ‘Luzon’ was refloated and served in the IJN as Patrol Boat No. 114

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Royal Thai Navy Thornycroft 55 ft CMB that was licensed produced in Thailand as Hanhaksattru Class or No.1 motor torpedo boat Class

Q-111 ‘Luzon’ Proposal: Patrol Boat No. 114 (Q-111 'Luzon') - Captured Flagship Of The Philippine Commonwealth

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Basically, nope. AS550 C5 of RTA is a recon/light attack helicopter with armaments only including 20mm gun pod, 12.7 gun pod, 7 and 12-tube unguided rocket.

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Any info on the loadout for the AH6i theyre gonna be buying?

If I’m not wrong, the loadout of AH-6I for RTA will be.
AGM-114R Hellfire with M229 Launcher. (might be 4 Hellfire/Launcher/Side)
Advance Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) and Hydra 70 with M260 Launcher.
M134 7.62 Minigun and GAU-19/B .50 cal Gunpod.
note: this loadout might change after RTA receives AH-6I and adapts loadout to different roles in the army.

Any guesses on how the Japanese air tree might be organized to fit a sub tree like Thailand? Currently there are 3 lines that are totally underutilized right now, and we already have 5 lines so all sub tree additions would have to be woven into the existing tree, or the would have to reorganize and merge one line so they have the space to add a whole new Thai line.

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I think the Original Japan tech tree will just move to the right side and fit a whole new line of Thai tree, just like other sub tree.

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Well they would have to reduce it down to 4 lines, so they would need to reshuffle atleast one line of planes currently to make that happen. They have made it clear that the will never go past 5 lines for a tech tree

In that case, first and second fighter line might fused together. I kinda have no idea about this.

I’d assume they’d either take the dive bomber line and split it between the bomber and interceptor/attacker lines, or spread them thoughout the tree by the same ruleset Japnese planes are spread and only start a dedicated line from rank 5 onwards.

Considering we have gotten subtree planes and original nation planes sharing lines I don’t think either of these options is unlikely, and even think the most likely one is the second option.

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Okay so I just found this obscure beauty, this is the Mitsubishi Ki-30 Ann which was a competitor to the same program that brought the Kawasaki Ki-32 where both were accepted into service and production orders for both were placed. Thailand received about 24+ units of the aircraft and used it in the Franco-Thai War.

I mean its not probably new to some of you guys but I just found out about it. It was probably not added because the Ki-30 and Ki-32 would be functionally the same in the game but now theres a reason to add it specifically for Thailand. More CAS for Japan!

Proposal on the Old Forums: Mitsubishi Ki-30 - Japan - War Thunder - Official Forum

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