From: Somewhere deep in appalachian valley in PA
Do you have some evidence about whether the svinets were manufactured before 1991 or not? If yes, how many?
Like Nikolas mentioned, it is true that there was a intense research about new DU penetrator from Soviet Union, and they might manufactured a few. But they never manufactured in huge amount, enough to issue to first line tanks around this game's time frame. That was possible from late 1990s ~ early 2000s. Manufacturing, procurement, and supplying is totally different from R&D. "Finished research" never means "they are issued to front line units". Supply takes some time too. Though it was manufactured from 1991, it never means that those shells are all supplied to all units in 1991. Procurement and supply is very slow process in any army around the world.
Me and other beta tester provided some documents regarding total manufacturing / procurement data of M829 and M829A1 from Janes ammunition hand book and US congress. There are good evidence of:
1) M829A1 is produced 177,000 rounds by 1993
2) By 1988, U.S Army had 55,000 M829 rounds of which production started in 1984 its inventory. M829 is produced far less than M829A1.
Based on those, US Army should be able to fill about 2,000 M1A1 HA's ammunition storage fully with M829A1 in 1991. But look at his comment, he is still not convinced.
You better find more documents about manufacturing, procurement, and logistics, which could work as a direct evidence of 1991 Soviet tanks with Svinets. That would only convince devs of this game.
< Message edited by exsonic01 -- 11/20/2018 5:42:49 PM >