[Non-included nation] BELGIUM

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Re: [Non-included nation] BELGIUM

Postby S4BoT » Sun 4 May 2014 13:53

I wonder if the belgian troops would speak dutch or french? or german for all that matters. Maybe a combination of all 3. Most confusing army in game :p

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Postby katt » Sun 4 May 2014 18:35

S4BoT wrote:I wonder if the belgian troops would speak dutch or french? or german for all that matters. Maybe a combination of all 3. Most confusing army in game :p


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Re: [Non-included nation] BELGIUM

Postby Flieger » Sat 10 May 2014 00:17

I may also add that Belgium has a very nice proto: the Leopard 1A6(BE). Not a "real" A6 with 120mm cannon, but still a good tank with updated ammo and additional armour:

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Only one was produced and with the failure of the Soviets, it never entered troop service. ...which would have made it a good RD unit.

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Postby Babz » Sat 10 May 2014 14:56

Flieger wrote:I may also add that Belgium has a very nice proto: the Leopard 1A6(BE). Not a "real" A6 with 120mm cannon, but still a good tank with updated ammo and additional armour

Only one was produced and with the failure of the Soviets, it never entered troop service. ...which would have made it a good RD unit.


I believe it also had updated electronics, night vision equipement and/or FCS.

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Re: [Non-included nation] BELGIUM

Postby Flieger » Sat 10 May 2014 16:05

You could be right... I would love to have more info on that Belgian upgrade.

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Re: [Non-included nation] BELGIUM

Postby Sevatar » Sat 10 May 2014 16:46

:o
Its a Beauty! I really hope nations like Belgium, Netherlands and Italy make it into a sequel if Eugen decides to bring out another Wargame.

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Re: [Non-included nation] BELGIUM

Postby Excroat3 » Sun 11 May 2014 18:31

Sevatar wrote::o
Its a Beauty! I really hope nations like Belgium, Netherlands and Italy make it into a sequel if Eugen decides to bring out another Wargame.

The sequel will likely be Middle East or the other option when choosing ALB (southern countries), but yeah, it would be cool.
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Re: [Non-included nation] BELGIUM

Postby Flieger » Sun 11 May 2014 21:16

I found some more info on that fine tank.

Belgium originally bought Leopard 1A1s, which they upgraded over time. As the op's list correctly displays, one was mid-70ies, but the other was later according to my info. And actually only very few were upgraded from 1992 on. The chosen tanks were then called Leopard 1A5 (BE) because the upgrades were similar to that of the German Leopard 1A5, mostly with new FCS (homemade, not German), new periscopes, but also other stuff like Leopard 2 track skirts, new radio antennas etc.
The differences to the German A5 are obvious, especially the huge sights on top:

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Since the armour was still largely that of the A1, additional armour was planned but discarded. This version would have become the beauty we call Leopard 1A6 (BE):

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Re: [Non-included nation] BELGIUM

Postby Babz » Mon 12 May 2014 14:13

Flieger wrote: As the op's list correctly displays, one was mid-70ies ...


Yeah, the Leopard 1(BE) AVLS, basicly Leopard 1(BE) mounted with a very modern (for the time) gun stabilisation system and "Automatic Firing Direction System" (whatever that means :lol: ). Those systems were also homemade and not part of German upgrades as they were produced by the SABCA, a Belgian aerospace company.

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Re: [Non-included nation] BELGIUM

Postby Swingfire » Mon 12 May 2014 14:48

I have the vain hope that "Jeep ENTAC" didn't refer to an actual jeep but this

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