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The mod is currently under construction.
I'm not sure, better send a PM to Marc (the mod leader), to ask him about it.
Vc é um jogador de C&C Zero Hour?
Let's compare two bullpup assault rifles (F2000 and TAR-21):
* Barrel Length:
- F2000 - 400mm;
- TAR-21 - 460mm.
* Total Length:
- F2000 - 690mm;
- TAR-21 - 725mm.
* Muzzle Velocity:
- F2000 - 2,953 ft/s (900 m/s);
- TAR-21 - 2,986 ft/s (910 m/s).
* Weight (empty magazines):
- F2000 - Standard F2000: 3.8kg / F2000 Tactical: 3.6kg;
- TAR-21 - 3.27kg
Let's compare a conventional assault rifle (M4A1) with a bullpup (F2000) on various levels (note that the following estimatives are based on each weapon's standard and unmodified models):
* Barrel Length:
- M4A1 - 368mm;
- F2000 - 400mm.
* Total Length:
- M4A1 - Note that the M4 haves a retractable stock with various positions which significantly change it's total lenght) - Retracted: 757mm / Extended: 838mm;
- F2000 - 690mm.
* Muzzle Velocity:
- M4A1 - 2,900 ft/s (880 m/s);
- F2000 - 2,953 ft/s (900 m/s).
* Weight (empty magazines):
- M4A1 - 2.7kg;
- F2000 - Standard F2000: 3.8kg / F2000 Tactical: 3.6kg (note that Slovenia uses the F2000S which is an upgraded version of the Tactical).
Though bullpup-styled weapons usually (seem to) have small barrels it's commonly thought that their effective range is reduced in comparison with conventional weapons, however, what actually happens on a bullpup weapon is:
- The action and the magazine are located behind the trigger (check this image: I338.photobucket.com ) which, contrary to what is normally thought, basically allows for a longer barrel to be fitted into a smaller weapon;
- That allows for a shorter rifle (with a barrel of a full sized conventional weapon) to be lighter and very maneuverable (specially at close ranges, while retaining long range capabilities);
- A longer barrel can be easily equipped on a bullpup without significantly increasing the overall rifle length, a longer barrel also allows for an increased muzzle velocity;
- Higher muzzle velocities allow for the projectile to have longer effective ranges, basically a more stable and flat trajectory which may effectively result in enhanced stopping power and/or lethality.
That makes the effective range of the F2000 and TAR-21 at around 500 and 550 meters respectively, which is usually more than what is required for a modern assault rifle.
Let's say we may have some extra "surprises" about possible alternative factions in the near future ^^ (The Art of War Project will have various phases, and new content will be added even after Version 1's release), unfortunately I can't reveal much more as it'll mainly depend on the team's availability at that time.
We're also planning to make a public release of TAOW's models once we complete the Mod Project.
I'm not sure when the Army will get the new G36 though, during the last assault rifle competition which was to choose the new standard service rifle (the F2000 was also one of the participants) the G36 won but the competition was canceled due to some technicalities (delaying the replacement process).
Some of the weapon models which participated in that competition (besides the G36 and F2000) were the Steyr AUG, the M16 (probably the M16A4), the M4A1, the Diemaco (Colt Canada) C7 and C8 models and specially the new Tavor TAR-21 (the advanced TAR-21 was a serious candidate).
The G36 is in service with all Special Forces Units for quite a while though (the TAR-21 and the M4A1 are also used but in smaller numbers). I'm also pretty sure the last candidate was a SIG SG (not sure which specific model though).
^^ Td bem?
I used to, back in the day though I retired.
TAOW's storyline had several phases (the original prototypes were created by Marc, the mod leader, back in 2007), in early 2008 the story took this current shape (written by our teammate Smooder), shortly after (February / March 2008) EndWar's novel (the respective Endwar game's inspiration source) was released.
TAOW won't be as futuristic as Endwar (TAOW's story happens in 2011 and 2012 while Endwar happens in 2016).
Speaking of which a friend (and fellow airsoft player) also asked me to take some photos for possible future use in The Art of War artwork, I haven't played airsoft lately (been preparing my MG36 Project - Moddb.com) but I think I'll have some new pics coming up soon (summer is coming and everyone is likely to have extra free time to play lol).
The G3 is an excellent rifle, it's robust, reliable and extremely effective (accurate, cost effective, etc.).
My country, Portugal, was the first to use the G3 on the battlefield (in Africa), some of my relatives used the G3 in combat (Angola) and during their time in the military (as the service rifle), our military designation for the G3A3 is m/963 (the G3 is still our service rifle but it'll be eventually replaced by the G36, the G3 "daughter" and replacement).
Yo man, welcome back!
Congrats for the graduation!
Course I do, I've posted that comment last year's February lol :)
Pyro is rolling with TAOW for a long time (one of the first Modwatchers).
Sorry for spamming your profile btw ;)
Yup, though there will be various deployment methods the main one is airdrop.
New Units will be called in by Command Vehicles (CV's) and will be deployed by aircraft to a nearby location (close to the CV which called it).
Command Vehicles are the new Command Center counterparts (these will provide mobile command, calling in reinforcements, asset deployment, etc.), think of them as mobile Command Centers.
One prototype of such a command vehicle is the Stryker M1130, check it's topic in TAOW's forums for extra info: Taow.simulationboard.com
Even though the REC7's upper receiver can be retrofitted to the M4/M16's lower receiver, I guess the US military will just buy a bunch of HK416 receivers and upgrade the M4s, because they already have a huge stockpile of 5.56mm rounds at their disposal.
Yeah, plus the ammo issue is, just like the new service rifle, a taboo issue for the US Military officials.
Just like EMPEROR said, a smaller caliber haves a lot of unique advantages, in fact, Russia adopted the smaller 5.45x39mm round (AK-74's main caliber) and largely replaced/is replacing it's older and larger 7.62x39mm M43 ammo supplies (AK47's main caliber which still sees service in the Russian Military to some extent).
About the 6.8mm SPC, I'd say it may be adopted by some Special Ops Teams.
Interesting idea, I'm not a Moddb forum user though (I'm not sure how is their policy regarding weapons).
The XM8 was to be the new M16 and M4 replacement for the US Armed Forces but the project was canceled.
This mod will be very different than Zero Hour and most mods in it's own ways (we're not just including some new factions/units and maps, we're talking a major overhaul and a LOT of new stuff), this means much more focus and time has to be invested in the new logics and coding (thus taking a long time).
There is much more than it meets the eye, in addition to the main mod component we're also creating the new Naval Mode and an exclusive Mapmaker for example.
In this case we can assume that these are the Harriers which are already in service, since the AV-8B line is no longer produced and will be eventually replaced by the Joint Strike Fighter.
Thanks lol, the mod is still being cooked, we want to make sure it'll be delicious :)
Não, a mod está a ser criada para o Generals Zero Hour.
Nope, the mod is being created for Generals Zero Hour.
Thank goodness that FileFront was saved, the original site creators bought the FileFront domain back from Ziff Davis Media (the company which owned the site and had intention to go ahead and shut down FF).
In addition, this was NOT an April Day's Joke, FileFront was indeed going to shut down.
Welcome back, Independent FileFront!!!
Thanks. Well the mod is still being created so we don't have a specific release date at the moment.
Inconceivable, just like that - one of the most important gaming/modding and file hosting sites comes down, absolutely shocking ಠ_ಠ
Rest in peace FileFront, we shall never forget you *saves farewell page for future reference* Farewell.filefront.com
I'm rather curious to see which weapon is the US Military going to adopt as the next major service rifle (M16/M4 replacement), this affair is a taboo for US Military officials.
The advanced XM8 (the G36 "offspring") was to be the future replacement but they canceled it.
In my opinion the next major "rifle" isn't going to be a full weapon system itself but simply a new top receiver which basically takes care of many of the most serious M4 problems, they will probably adopt a receiver such as the one from the HK416 ( Hkpro.com) and equip'em on the current M4's thus taking care of many issues with a swift and economical (cost effective) move.
In The Art of War mod forums we have started a poll precisely to choose which weapon will the US infantry use, you can check it here: Taow.simulationboard.com
The G3 is an excellent weapon: robust, reliable and extremely effective.
My country, Portugal, was the first to use the G3 on the battlefield (in Africa), some of my relatives used the G3 in combat (Angola) and during their time in the military. The G3 proved to be an excellent and robust weapon with a great effective range and accuracy.
The FAL is somewhat similar, both the G3 and FAL share similar stories and are excellent rifles in their own rights.
The FAMAS is a reliable weapon, it can normally function well on adverse field and environmental conditions (like extreme temperatures and muddy, sandy or dusty battlefields).
The SA80A1 (L85A1) had a lot of reliability issues and was looked upon by the British soldiers as a fragile weapon at first. HK was contracted by the British Ministry of Defense to upgrade the L85A1's and the result was the L85A2 which is considered to be an extremely reliable and solid weapon (much more reliable than the A1 version).
The M4 is a reliable weapon under normal circumstances, however, on extreme situations (harsh battlefields, very long combat periods and long firing sessions, etc.), the weapon's reliability decreases exponentially (increasing the jam probability). The M4 haves a tendency to jam after extended firing sessions (due to overheating), plus the direct impingement gas system haves some inherent problems.
There was a very famous "2007 Dust Test" in which the M4 had some problems, check the following article for the detailed information: Military.com