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Next, I will start working on the Crotale SAM system requested by Coupi  

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many thanks to Coupi for these photos, please if anyone has any more information, photos or blueprint for the missile system it would be nice of you to share with us.

 

 

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Good news...

Interestingly it was South Africa (and not France) who requested a mobile SAM system back in the 60s. Finally South Africa paid 85% of the development cost with the system being operational first with South African Armed Forces in 1971. 

Rare footage of Cactus (system name in SADF service):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USh97KrOMjY

 

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Also, Saudi Arabia uses the same missile system its called shahine.  I am thinking to make this one to 

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Check out the Clemenceau update I did. I worked on a data file update of the naval version of the Crotale that is included in the pack. I think I also did some variants as well for game play  reasons.

 

 

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Thanks +KJakker,  that will come handy when I make the data file for the missile. :clapping:

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I have found some good illustration documents about the missile firing unit and radar.

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I was thinking that too!!! Them's some detailed drawings too!

 

hmm.... wonder if we can get gkabs to build us the APC.... :biggrin:

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I will be more than happe to model the APC

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finished the missile with the animation.  Next, comes the hard work

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about 20% completed in the last 2 days. later there will be more cleanup for the model :drinks:

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R440 missile completed skinned and animated. The firing unit about 50% completed I will post photos soon.

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good stuff man...its addictive 3ds max eh....you see stuff and say...im gonna make that...oh and that....ahhh that too...oh yeah that too.....lol

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11 minutes ago, russouk2004 said:

good stuff man...its addictive 3ds max eh....you see stuff and say...im gonna make that...oh and that....ahhh that too...oh yeah that too.....lol

You're absolutely correct lol 😆

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I have been having a lot of free time lately and I used most of it working in this project, so there it's completed the Crotale firing unit, radar, and the missile, need  I will be singing the complete model to Coupi to make the data files and the testing. :drinks:

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Shouldn't you separate the models instead of having that cable link? I would figure you would need it to be that way to have a separate radar and firing unit, least given my understanding of the game system. Or does the radar animate too and it's considered a combo fire/radar unit?

Otherwise it looks pretty good.

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5 minutes ago, EricJ said:

Shouldn't you separate the models instead of having that cable link? I would figure you would need it to be that way to have a separate radar and firing unit, least given my understanding of the game system. Or does the radar animate too and it's considered a combo fire/radar unit?

Otherwise it looks pretty good.

This was just the work area in the 3d max I was just taking photos of the models to see how they look,  with regard to the models they all are separated one for the firing unit, radar, and the cable will extra for however need it. I have the firing unit and the missile launcher animated as well as the radar.  

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considered a combo fire/radar unit?

I would think so but I am not the expert in this field I would leave it for our friend Coupi to make his magic with the data files :clapping: as I am done with my part. :drinks:

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I am really happy that you like the work.  I have been sitting at home having nothing to do anymore, I have fixed everything that needed to be fixed at home, plus we can't go out after 5pm to 6am so I have been trying to complet my old projects.  So i will be making more this two coming weeks hopefully i will complet the airport and two other projects.

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well, if you run of out things to do, some REALLY large, open door hangars could come in handy. You know, tall and wide enough to fit a 747 or B-52 sized aircraft into. Be nice to replace the 3W large(ish) hangars on the various airbases, and be able to have it as a large parking spot. 

just throwing that out there....

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