Heroes of the red star - Night vision sights

Discussion in 'LnLT Rule Questions & Clarifications' started by Erik Winroth, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. Erik Winroth

    Erik Winroth Member

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    Can anybody explain why the only Soviet vehicle with night vision sights in the game is the Mi-24.
    If my memory is not totally of they had active IR sights in their tanks least during the 1960th.

    The Soviet night equipment might not have been as good as there western counterparts, but it must be much better than having nothing.
     
  2. Rallye72

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    I think the rules are referring to thermal sights not IR or image intensifiers (I2) but yes there should be a night firing capability even for vehicles that don't have dedicated night sights.

    All T-72 series had IR.
    The 64 series should have IR.
    The T-80 series (primarily T-80B given the time period) - depending on version used IR and image intensification (I2). Only in the very late 80's with the T-80U which is outside the scope of the game do you see a hint of thermal capability (Agava, later Buran) but it was very expensive and not widely utilized.

    The other method both they, and we, utilized was shooting at night under illumination. You can shoot targets at night thru a day sight but it does require practice.
     
  3. Erik Winroth

    Erik Winroth Member

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    I agree with you that it looks like the rules cover thermal sights. It would be interesting to know why other night equipment was not addressed. I looked through the scenario book and did not find a single scenario that took place during the night ... that might be the explanation.
     

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