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  1. The Weapons Thread!

    That would be interesting, given that the new AK-12s are just AKs with no rear sight block, gas tube fixed to receiver, FSP/gas block combo, new dust cover, maybe new trigger group, and collapsible stock. Nothing incredible or revolutionary. The biggest change, and the most interesting, is the new iron sights which are apertures instead of notch. They going to be sending the first batch by December, then ramp up mass production in 2019. Izhevsk plant is the size of a small town. They can produce millions of rifles a year if need be. AK-12s shouldn't be anymore expensive to manufacture than a AK-74M, unless they are being made with stalinium receivers hehe. The only obstacle I can foresee is integration into the military. Marksmanship training is based on accuracy through volume of fire. Notch sights on AKs were meant to let the shooter fire in short bursts, then quickly reacquire the target. Aperture sights suggest a shift from that doctrine towards a more Western understanding of marksmanship. Adding AK-12s into Squad would make the Russian faction more balanced with the British and Americans, especially the British who rely mostly on L85 iron sights with similar sight radius and aperture.
  2. Russian Uniform Authenticity - Suggestions

    Those are special forces, not regular army or even marines. Special units are given the freedom of buying their own gear, especially when it comes to uniforms. It seems they buy them in bulk on runet or stores, idk. Regular Army cannot buy different uniforms or camouflaged clothing for obvious reasons.
  3. Russian Uniform Authenticity - Suggestions

    No problem. Hope I didn't come off as too condescending. The models of all factions are done superbly. (Seriously, its GOOD.) However, this faction is just missing some key bits of authenticity that exist with other factions, such as the US and UK. Devs just added the P320 to the US faction. That was just accepted into service last year. There is not specific time period as @Melbo said. The uniform change and body armor improvements for Russian infantry started before the game even came out on Steam. I think the devs def have given themselves the creative room to make any updates if they see it necessary. In this case, I think it is. Thanks for taking the time to read and hear me out.
  4. Just wanted to post this on the forums, see if it gets any exposure. I think most of the community would be thankful if these issues are corrected whenever developers find time. (Maybe after the game is "feature-complete"). These are just little things that irk me. Maybe its just my OCD. The uniforms for the Russians are not accurate at all. They are clearly based on press reportage of 2014 Crimean Crisis and the gear of Russian Naval Infantry and VDV deployed in 2014. This game clearly does not take place in 2014, as seen with US and British troops and their equipment. I think it is fair to say that the RU faction is in need of a makeover, specifically to make the models more authentic and true to the actual uniforms of Russian servicemen. I don't know why the original models were chosen. Maybe lack of research or foresight? Does the dev team still have military advisors from RU? Would be interesting to hear how this came to be. (Before this sperg starts, I just want to begin this with an urgent plea - Change the face of the Russian LAT/HAT/GPMG. That dude looks so comically ugly. Hes like Sloth from The Goonies. Thank you). 1. Inaccurate body armor and load bearing equipment (Red: Wrong Blue: Right ) Current models in-game showcase Russian servicemen with 6B27 helmets and, seemingly, 6B23 body armor/vest. This were replaced from 2015-2017 with the newer 6B47 helmet and 6B43/5 body armor/vest. 6B27 Helmet (Basis of In-game asset) 6B47 Helmet (Standard Issue) 6B23 Body armor/Vest (Basis of In-game asset) 6B43/5 vest 6B24/6sh112-6 Load-bearing harness 6sh117 Load-bearing harness 2. Uniforms/misc. equipment While VKBO is still widespread and more or less standard summer uniform, 6sh122 suit is worn heavily by most infantry. (Think of it like an army issued Gorka. Two sided combat pajamas). 6sh122 (Both sides. Standard Issue.) 6B51 Knee and Elbow pads as well as 6sh122 gloves and 6B50 eye-wear That pretty much ends my OCD-induced rant about the models. It'll just be here if you ever want to make your in-game assets more authentic. I understand this is low priority and is pointless from a gameplay perspective. Thanks for reading anyways.