Changing the Platoon Leader LDR to OP Tank

Transferring the Observation Point The OP to Next Tank key moves your personal observation point (OP) from one tank to another. Initially you start in tank 1. One press of the key moves you to tank 2 another press to tank 3, another press to tank 4, and then back to tank 1 again. Changing the OP allows you to move from one tank to another. Whenever you press TC Unbuttoned, TC Buttoned, Gunner or Driver, the tank position you move into is the current OP tank. Initially the OP tank and the...

Static Gunnery Training

In this training exercise we'll concentrate first on just running your tank. Don't worry about the rest of the platoon, they'll just follow along and watch. The nice thing about training ranges is that the enemy never fires back. Furthermore, in this exercise the enemy doesn't even move. This makes learning and experimentation much easier. Make sure you find the Pause key before you start. You'll want to read a paragraph or two and do that, then pause to read a few more paragraphs, then...

Awards Replacements Promotions Decorations

You're often allotted promotions and decorations to give to the surviving crewmen in your platoon. Each crewman may receive only one promotion and one decoration after a battle. Each promotion or decoration improves his quality one level. It's assumed that men of greater skill are those who deserve a promotion or decoration. Skill levels, from highest to lowest, are in action Giving Awards To give an award, use the Controller to move the highlight to a man's name. Then press the p key to...

Guns Armor

Modern guns are rated by their bore diameter the diameter of the inside of the barrel, which matches the diameter of the shell or bullet . Rifles are commonly 5.56mm or 7.62mm, machine-guns are 7.62mm to 14.5mm, automatic cannons are 20mm to 30mm, light cannons are 75mm to 100mm, heavy cannons are 105mm to 125mm, and artillery is 152mm to 203mm. Some guns are still rated in calibers. This is the bore diameter as measured in inches, rather than millimeters. A caliber .50 weapon is 0.5 wide, or...

How To Start

Sorting the Materials This Manual provides a tutorial for beginners, detailed operating instructions, and a wide variety of technical background. It is applicable to all computer systems. The Technical Supplement gives specific instructions for loading and or installing the simulation for you computer. It also provides a complete reference of all the graphics and keys used in the game. The Keyboard Overlay s represent all the controls and orders for operating single vehicles and the computer...

Kinetic Energy Sabot Shells

Nosecone were far more destructive than the explosive following behind. In other words, the damage was done by kinetic energy transfer from shell to armor. As a result, modern armor piercing rounds are made entirely of a super-hard metal, with no interior explosive charge. When it penetrates, bits of broken armor, plus what parts of the shell survive penetration, go flying around inside the tank, ruining equipment and crewmen. More research and creative thinking resulted in the ultimate...

Familiarization

The Narfenauer Gunnery Range is a stereotypical practice area where tank drivers can try different maneuvers and fire live ammunition at realistic targets. There are many such ranges in the USA and Western Germany. Install See the Technical Supplement for information on how to install Ml Starting Options Tank Platoon on floppy disks or onto a hard disk. Hardware Options In some versions, after loading the game you ll see questions about your computer hardware. If you re unsure of the answers or...