The British Army (Circa 1995)

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The British Army (Circa 1995)

Postby Rorschach » Mon 9 Sep 2013 21:42

Righto chaps! It's about jolly good time to assemble the finest crack team of British units, to show those damn commies what's what!

I have created the finest list of new British units that should appear in RD, now that the timeframe has been extended to 1995.

Jolly Good!


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Jolly Good New British Units/Weapons! Smashing!




Infantry Weapons


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L85A1 Assault Rifle-Introduced 1985

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L108A1 (FN Minimi)-LMG-Introduced 1980s?

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AT4- LAW-Introduced 1987

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Starstreak-MANPAD-Introduced 1986

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Armour

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CHALLENGER 2-MBT-Produced 1993

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Alvis Stormer- AA platform-Introduced 1980s? (Uses Starstreak missiles)

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APCs


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Snatch Land Rover-APC-Introduced 1992 (Perhaps as a fast, lightly armoured/no armoured basic APC?)

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Pinzgauer II-APC-Basic, but very fast

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Artillery


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AS-90-Howitzer-Introduced 1992

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M270 MLRS-Multiple Rocket launcher-Introduced 1980s?? (Late)

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Logistics

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Bedford TM-Supply Truck-Introduced 1986

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FV511-Armoured CV-Introduced 1988

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And tea trucks.


Helicopters

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Lynx 3- Gunship- Prototype built 1984, lack of interest. Would have been produced.

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Planes

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EuroFighter Typhoon (First Flight 1994)

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Harrier GR7- First operational deployment in 1995

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Naval Aircraft/Missiles


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Merlin- First Flight 1987- Naval Troop Transport

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Sea King- First Flight 1969- (Possible) naval recon helicopter

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Sea Skua- Helicopter mounted ASM. Usually mounted on Lynx. Introduced 1987

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Sea Dart- Ship Mounted SAM- Introduced 1973

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Sea Slug- SAM, ship mounted. Retired 1991 :?

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Martel-Aircraft mounted ASM, introduced 1984

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Sea Eagle- ASM, aircraft carried. Introduced 1985

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Sea Wolf- Ship Mounted SAM-Introduced 1979

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Harpoon- Ship mounted anti ship missile-Introduced 1977

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Ships!

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Type 42 Destroyer- Introduced 1971-Equipped with:

22x Sea Dart
1x Mark 8 Naval Gun
2x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
2x Oerlikon 20mm KBA guns

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Type 23 Frigate- Introduced 1987-Equipped with:
32x Sea Wolf Missiles
2x Quad Harpoon launchers
1x Mark 8 Gun
2 × 30mm DS30M automated guns, or, 2× 30mm DS30B guns

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Castle Class Patrol Ships- Introduced 1980s-Equipped with:
1x Oerlikon 30mm Gun
4x GPMG

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Island Class Patrol Ships- Introduced 1976-Equipped with:
1x Bofors 40mm Cannon

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Re: The British Army (Circa 1995)

Postby Mikeboy » Mon 9 Sep 2013 22:16

Was waiting for this thread, expecting trolling to occur soon.

Thought I'd say about the differences of the Challenger 1 marks here, seeing as the game is set in 1991 the Challenger 1 will still be the MBT of the British with a small handful of Challenger 2s as prototypes. The present Challenger in game is the mark 1, introduced in 1981.

1987 you have the Challenger 1 mark 2, which integrated TOGs, allowing greater accuracy and range, the gunnery systems here weren't much different from the one that scored the longest tank to tank kill in history, so when I did the mock up a while ago I gave it more range than other tank guns. It would also be using the depleted uranium shell giving it a higher AP than the mark 1. Here's the joke unit card I made which is totally not OP and filled with nationalism. :P
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In 1991 you have the introduction of the Challenger 1 mark 3, which had additional front and side armour put on it for combat and a reconfigured interior that allowed for a higher rate of fire. Here you can see the front and side armour quite nicely:
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The final version of the Challenger 1 was the mark 4, but I haven't been able to find any differences between it and the mark 3. I think it was just production methods.


EDIT: Also, the British LAW of the period would be the LAW 80 not the AT 4, which we only ever got in small numbers.

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Re: The British Army (Circa 1995)

Postby GBNATO » Mon 9 Sep 2013 22:55

Bout time us Brits started reppin HM Armed Forces! :lol:

If the Chally 1 Mk.3 is in W:RD we will finally have a T-80U Type Uber unit.

If any of these fine instruments of warfare don't make it in I will be a very unhappy bunny :cry:
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Re: The British Army (Circa 1995)

Postby Rorschach » Mon 9 Sep 2013 23:32

GBNATO wrote:Bout time us Brits started reppin HM Armed Forces! :lol:

If the Chally 1 Mk.3 is in W:RD we will finally have a T-80U Type Uber unit.

If any of these fine instruments of warfare don't make it in I will be a very unhappy bunny :cry:



Challenger 2 should make it. It didn't enter service until 1998, but they started to roll off the factory line in 1993. In a WW3 situation there's no way the UK would have neglected to pack their brand new MBT. The Challenger 2 should be present and a prototype. And amazing.
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Re: The British Army (Circa 1995)

Postby GBNATO » Tue 10 Sep 2013 00:17

Doesn't the Challenger 2 have the same if not better motorization than the M1A1?

-Well Armored
-Accurate
-Hard Hitting
-Mobile

The perfect tank 8-)
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Re: The British Army (Circa 1995)

Postby [EUG]MadMat » Tue 10 Sep 2013 00:19

You forgot elite sniper infantry:
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With "Dame" Helen Mirren on watch, James Bond can go back to primary school ... :D

EDIT: She also man the M2 with style ...
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Re: The British Army (Circa 1995)

Postby Killertomato » Tue 10 Sep 2013 01:04

GBNATO wrote:Doesn't the Challenger 2 have the same if not better motorization than the M1A1?


Nope. Challenger 2 had a less powerful engine (1200 HP vs. 1500 HP) hauling one ton more weight.
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Re: The British Army (Circa 1995)

Postby Kilrauko » Tue 10 Sep 2013 01:15

Starstreak claimed to be introduced at 1986.... then bit later the alvis platform with it... Oh dearie me.

Lookie here for links about it, and do research in future bit past the wikipedia that tends to list "production" dates to start from first prototype that might not even fly let alone be combat efficient...
http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=33623&hilit=Starstreak&start=10#p291347

But it would make very nice prototype a'la ADATS. After all, 135 systems provided by 1997 doesn't really allow anything else. Oh and before you go "OMFG but manpads were available earlier," well, trust me, just don't. ;)

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Re: The British Army (Circa 1995)

Postby BeyondNight » Tue 10 Sep 2013 01:51

Alvis stormer and the AS-90 has me very excited, very, very excited :twisted:
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Re: The British Army (Circa 1995)

Postby DoubleDown » Tue 10 Sep 2013 03:43

I never liked the Chally 2 and could never figure out why... Then I realized it's because the smoke launchers on the front of the turret look like the eyes on a potato :?
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