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Upcoming Forum Overhaul

We are starting the work to switch our forums, which have been based on a version of the Vbulletin forum software since their inception with the Red Orchestra mod (then VB 3 and currently VB 5.1) to an all new forum software called Xenforo. After researching it, we feel Xenforo is a better choice for the future as it has a vibrant modding and addon community that will allow us to extend the functions of these forums in ways players will enjoy.

As part of this, at some point in the near future these forums will be locked down so we cant merge over all of the existing content into the new forum database. It will likely then be a few more days as we work on the new forum and correct any issues from the merge.
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Privay Policy Update

We’ve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:

We’ve incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We’ve added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.

For more information about our privacy practices, please review the new Privacy Policy found here:
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  • #46
    As some may know, the Finnish Wartime Photo Archive, maintained by the National Defence University's Production department, was opened in last year in For the first anniversary, they added color photographs and video material in the gallery. There are lot's of interesting pictures from Finnish fronts in WW2. Here is one of them:

    SA-photo 2912 "Vallattuja hy
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    • #47
      Not sure this is in ww2 but some GI's got cleaver with some bazookas
      Specs, Nvidia GTX 780 TI, 32gigs of Ram, AMD FX 8350 (8 cores) at 4.00 ghz Windows 7 64bit professional



      • #48
        Originally posted by Jpz38 Hetzer View Post
        Not sure this is in ww2 but some GI's got cleaver with some bazookas
        i dont think this will be good for them. zooks' gas will kill these soilders. probably
        playing RO since 2009.
        IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research.


        • #49
          or may be this plate is not in gas trajectory, i cant see exactly
          playing RO since 2009.
          IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research.


          • #50
            Originally posted by aaz777 View Post
            I had totally forgotten, that the magazines of Lahti-Saloranta M/26 would fit in SVT and AVT rifles. I wonder how much that configuration was used in Finnish and Soviet armies? Although the reliability may have been an issue. At the peak in 1942, Finns had about 20000 SVT rifles, about as many as Suomi smgs at the same period and a way more than both LS/26 and DP lmgs put together.


            • #51
              Originally posted by aaz777 View Post
              i dont think this will be good for them. zooks' gas will kill these soilders. probably
              Surely they must know about the back blast. Though it does look like they're going to hurt themselves. Though I suppose that's not how they're going to fire it, they probably just have it pointed upwards until they need to use it.
     <- just put this here for easier access.


              • #52
                Originally posted by aaz777 View Post
                i dont think this will be good for them. zooks' gas will kill these soilders. probably
                The position of the weapons in the picture is obviously not the position they are in when used. I doubt they meant to use them as mortars or AA.


                • #53

                  captured by soviets german modifyed PPSh 9mm used in Manjuria.
                  playing RO since 2009.
                  IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research.


                  • #54

                    Finnish T-26

                    Finnish T-26 mod. 1931

                    Finnish T-28

                    Finnish T-34-76 m41

                    Finnish T-34-76 m43

                    Finnish T-34-85

                    Finnish T-50

                    Finnish KV-1

                    Finnish ISU-152


                    • #55

                      german sniper with regular g41 ?
                      playing RO since 2009.
                      IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research.


                      • #56

                        This guys packing.

                        Guess the ppsh still turns up today.
                        Specs, Nvidia GTX 780 TI, 32gigs of Ram, AMD FX 8350 (8 cores) at 4.00 ghz Windows 7 64bit professional

                        HETZER SMASH!!!


                        • #57
                          AFV used by Home Army during Warsaw Uprising in 1944:

                          Jagdpanzer 38(t) "Chwat" (the Brave)

                          Captured on 2nd August, not used in combat (HQ of Home Army refused to to destroy barricades blocking the streets...). Buried under the rumble of the collapsed building, pulled out after war. In 1950 scrapped by decision of political factors...

                          Panzer V Panther "WP" (WP= Wojsko Polskie= Polish Army)

                          Panzer V Panther "Magda" (propably named after soldier's girl)

                          Both captured on 2nd August. On the 5th "Magda" was used in liberation of German concetration camp in Gęsi
                          Last edited by morticore; 01-06-2015, 12:36 PM. Reason: a typo :)
                          Armour will not protect cowardly heart - 10th Motorized Cavalry Brigade, precursor of 1st Polish Armoured Division
                          The engine of a Panzer is a weapon just like the main gun - Gen. Heinz Guderian


                          • #58

                            bad translation..
                            playing RO since 2009.
                            IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research.


                            • #59

                              holy s!!t, ITS CAPTURED G41 WITH PE OPTICS
                              edit, its not captured. Its SS attached PE optics on their G41, also its Harkov
                              Last edited by aaz777; 08-23-2014, 04:55 PM.
                              playing RO since 2009.
                              IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research.


                              • #60
                                Woah that's funky.
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