It was a very entertaining discussion and an additional post about the bigger picture will follow soon. While talking about engagement areas and fire control with an avid Steel Beasts fan, he pointed out that people usually get the "massive fires" thing wrong. This was after a mission where frequently different platoons were shooting at the same enemy tank. Sigh. :) So, to learn about targeting priorities, he suggested to go and practice against overwhelming odds with a single tank. For some reason, he suggested the M1A2 SEP. And I am here today to tell you that the target acquisition and fire control goodies that this tank packs are really impressive.
|The gunner's office. That digital display has many functional buttons and I have yet to find out what are they about.|
|Target! Another battle scene as seen from the CITV.|
The other tank in the Steel Beasts ProPE 3.0 arsenal that is "hunter-killer" capable is the Leopard 2A5. I never payed too much attention to this type of target acquisition arrangement in the Leo, but I will definitively take a closer look.