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#49643 - 01/15/05 03:43 PM what are markings on m1a2 turret?  
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anyone know what those markings on the turret glacis are? they look like brackets to a rectangle. Do they mean something or do something?

any knowledge appreciated


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#49644 - 01/16/05 01:21 PM Re: what are markings on m1a2 turret?  
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Probably glued-on "tape" (I don't remember the correct vocabulary) to mount the Combat Identification Panels (CIPs) which create a cold spot in the thermal signature of the tanks when mounted. They look like "venetian blinds" and are covered with thermal radiation reflective tape, "thermal mirrors" so to speak. So they reflect the typically low intensity radiation from the sky, which creates the impression of a cold spot in thermal sights. This is supposed as another safety net to prevent misidentification and fratricide.


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#49645 - 01/16/05 03:10 PM Re: what are markings on m1a2 turret?  
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thanks. that makes sence.. would never have thought of that smile


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#49646 - 01/17/05 12:34 PM Re: what are markings on m1a2 turret?  
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#49647 - 01/18/05 02:42 PM Re: what are markings on m1a2 turret?  
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I take it you are going to be simulating these panels Ssnake? biggrin

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#49648 - 01/19/05 07:55 PM Re: what are markings on m1a2 turret?  
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If SB2's IR/NV system works anything like SB1's, it should be quite easy - SB1
uses a different skin for vehicles when in NV mode, so the CIPs would just have to be painted on
the appropriate places. Of course if SB2 uses a more sophisticated system for IR/NV, it would
make things a bit harder!

I only found out about CIPs a few months ago, when I made some for the semi-scratchbuilt
1/24 Bradley model I was working on.


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