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Offline nickdives

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Re: Seven Days to the River Rhine Run-Out
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2024, 10:00:24 AM »
From Israel, the Red Star Company, an American unit at Grafenwoehr, Germany. It was a bit of a mix of kit hence what is in the video.

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Re: Seven Days to the River Rhine Run-Out
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2024, 05:41:13 PM »
I got to see some of that Soviet stuff during one of our rotations at Graf.  It was interesting looking at them through our tanks' sights.  We were not allowed to shoot at them, though... 8)

And the Opfor at the NTC at Fort Irwin in California had an MRR outfitted in US vehicles VISMOD'ed to look like Soviet stuff (i.e., Sheridans turned into T72s).

I think we house-ruled arty in out game (but I don't remember how...).

As for recon units, as Carlos pointed out, MRR sent BRDMs forward, followed by a company-sized element of tanks and recon BMPs. And I was in an armored cav regiment for a while - Support Platoon leader, Troop (company-sized in the US) Commander, and Squadron (battalion-size in the US) S4.  We could stand and fight if the mission or situation called for it...
"Remember - Incoming Fire Has the Right-of-Way"

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Re: Seven Days to the River Rhine Run-Out
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2024, 11:25:16 PM »
It’s worth remembering that we had a Recce troop of 8 wagons in our armoured regiments .

Scorpions (76mm) up til 1987 and then Scimitars (30mm) . So, you’d deffo see recce cars shooting backwards ( turrets traversed rear) and once or twice spotted them in front of us , especially if they were recceeing a minefield and often used as anti Heilborne  defence.

Also , on numerous occasions an MBT regiment also had ‘Gobbly Wobbly’ , a GW Troop in Swingfire 432s. At least twice during my (‘78 -‘08) service we had them in Command Troop (1978 and 1985) . Very rare to see those boys with their long range ability.

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Re: Seven Days to the River Rhine Run-Out
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2024, 09:39:37 AM »
On the subject of vismod vehicles, I think there are CVR(T) Sabres at Suffield with drums on the rear deck as Soviet/Russian MBT stand-ins.

Offline HESH

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Re: Seven Days to the River Rhine Run-Out
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2024, 11:34:48 AM »
Yes there were . Was a great experience exercising / live firing over there but sadly all gone now .

 

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