From: Newark, OH
We take data from anywhere we can find it. Websites, books, first-hand knowledge (unclassified, of course), Field Manuals, released documents, and results of calculations and curve fits of know data. Pretty much anywhere we can find information. Our team has a great combination of knowledge with three team members being former military. We all have a ton of books, like Janes Armor and Artillery, FMs from both sides of the battlefield, books on armor, armor composition, protection calculation and the same for gun rounds. I have a number of spreadsheets with information on hit probability, penetration values, armor values and other factors. In some cases, if we think a value is out of family it gets smoothed out. Sometimes we also give it our best-educated guess. We are surely not perfect and that is why we allow folks to do their own thing in data and make their own scenarios. Hope that makes some sense.
I will venture a guess those 3 M1s got knocked out and not hard-killed in this fight.
Work on Southern Storm continues! We are a bit behind where we want to be, but hang in there.
Cap'n Darwin aka Jim Snyder
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