Mar 8, 2015
Thanks again to
Jeff who sent me post WWII US documentation on Japanese guns. I'm organizing the different types of guns, especially the 8 varieties of 37mm types. Ballistics sources on Japanese weapons are a bit thin so this helps a great deal. I'll make another update of Japanese guns in a few days.
Mar 5, 2015
Jeff sent a update to his Panzer War MS-Access program that automates game play.
February 1, 2015
Updated Japanese gun data table.
January 31, 2015
I made a quick update of some data on the Japanese tables. Then realized I hadn't updated then in 10 years. I have acquired new sources in that time. Also I am now converting to the Ballistic formula that I use in other table. This is on going as there still is conflicting data that I am sorting through. This ought to take a week to complete.
November 25, 2014
Thanks to some posts on the Archives I found some additional information on some guns. The introduction of Pzgr. 39 APHE shell was not a clear as we have it. One test of the PaK 38 in 1941 against the T-34 shows it being used. But in June 1942 the older Pzgr. 38 AP was used. It's just too complicated to have a load of both shells in the game we have to set a clear date even though it was probably introduced when existing stocks of the older shells were used up. Note both of these were APHE but sometimes refer to early shells as AP to lessen confusion.
November 13, 2014
I'm looking into updating
some of the Airland files after all these years. My German AFV data is a little behind the times. It looks like there is not agreement even with the 1960 era tanks to what is out now. I'll have to check if the old data is bad or there were modifications in the tanks.
November 6-7 2014
Main menu changes.
November 3 2014
Doing some site cleaning around here. I've deleted some images from some folders that aren't needed for site references but are linked to by various bots, forums and search engines. It is annoying a bit to see Google download Okun's naval armor slope multiplier table jpg in an Australian roof pitch slope search. I don't need to support these with my bandwidth.
November 2 2014
I looked into finding the exact area of the cast girder that joins the front hull plates on the T-34. I've fiddled with the values for this over years. A US publication gives a cross-section of two types. The older cast type is rounder and covers a larger area. The newer type is has more of an angle but doesn't attribute much to the overall area protected. In fact it doesn't cover even half a location for a T-34/85. So it basically is ignored. Link to page.
October 27 2014
I fixed some of the links to my dad's WWII photo collection off the Naval Page.
I also go rid of some old dispatches as the space can be better used for other things.
I was checking the connection log and found that people were sending comments with the panel on the Airland page. Unfortunately that box is no longer working.
October 11 2014
I added to the After Action Report of the battle
Panthers at Rauray
October 3 2014
There have been a number of threads about Tiger losses in Normandy June 1944. One such was about losses of just three Tigers in the battle around the village of Ruaray. I thought I might jump in to try to sort things out.
Tigers at Rauray
September 29 2014
To download Train Fever I had to sign up with Steam and install a Steam program. Then I was able to download the game. As I keep my software development/game machine off the internet as much as possible I use an old XP machine for email/browsing. The problem would be getting the game off my email computer and onto my game machine. That wasn't to be a problem as my anti-virus program detected the 'Win32/Heur' virus lurking in the Train