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  1. French troops under Vichy were not under Axis control, very far from it.
  2. I'm extremely excited by this, but sorry, not impressed by the French CO model so far. A commissioned officer allowed to wear the képi would typically not wear the soldier's coat, and definitely not these pants and webbing. Please have a look at some research here:
  3. Ingame French, German and British uniforms are based on what was most currently fielded in May 1940. It could be interesting to have later-tier uniforms indeed. Variety is always nice. French infantry was about to replace the long "capote" with a short jacket, and "bandes molletières" were already partially replaced by leggings. Both were somewhat widely fieded during the Vichy years. Starting in 1943 of course they were wearing US uniforms, though often with some French kit preserved like helmets, scarves etc.
  4. Panzerfaust? That's weak
  5. In WWI they worn the then army standard blue-grey capote over their navy uniforms though.
  6. Several sources point to a dark-blue version of the usual capote and assorted pants. I'm not sure how often this was used though.
  7. This pic actually shows a Potez 633 originally built for Romania. It has the bombrack for 4x50kg-class bombs, as well as additional armour for the pilot. Having the Potez 63x class would be nice and all, but for some reason I think slow STOL army co-operation planes would be very cool to have in the game.
  8. It was working pretty much the same in Parsoft's "Fighter Squadron: SDOE" in 1998... offline of course. (or maybe online with a max of a handful players on a tiny map)
  9. Ooops... I meant the Potez 58, the variant in military service pictured above being the Potez 585.
  10. The Potez 43 wasn't in military service AFAIK, whereas the very similar Potez 53 was: Officially, it was a training/liaison plane, but it did fly reconnaissance missions in 1940.
  11. Cool pics huh?
  12. I have enjoyed "Army at dawn" and "Day of battle" quite a lot. I will definetely read the third volume.
  13. As a comment to the article asks, does this make the purchase by UK significantly less likely? With the debt crisis unfolding, I don't see European governments buying much military equipment, especially foreign equipment, in the near future.
  14. Cool stuff. It's amazing how many variants were fielded at the same time. Nothing ever matched the Phantom in the "badass-looking" department (though the MiG-25 was a close call).