Message from Springbok in South African Border War: Operation Savannah #general-chat

2019-04-25 20:38:25 UTC

2019-04-25 20:38:31 UTC  

We still use those rifle grenades

2019-04-25 20:39:15 UTC

2019-04-25 20:39:16 UTC

2019-04-25 20:40:34 UTC  

Another rifle grenade

2019-04-25 20:42:04 UTC  

Interesting wooden grips here with pattern 83 gear.

2019-04-25 20:43:03 UTC  

Weird how they still use the rifle grenades when underbarrel grenade launchers have been out for so long which offer a faster fire rate.

2019-04-25 20:43:41 UTC  

Another nutria R4

2019-04-25 20:43:51 UTC  

With the paint wearing off on the dust cover

2019-04-25 21:11:27 UTC  

Its faster and cheaper to use rifle grenades

2019-04-25 21:11:37 UTC  

And everyone can carry a couple extra

2019-04-25 21:11:59 UTC  

Also an underbarrel gl on an r4 would make it one really really heavy gun

2019-04-25 21:25:08 UTC  

True, the R4 being milled steel is certainly heavier than the mostly plastic M4

2019-04-25 21:28:58 UTC  

Not really because of that

2019-04-25 21:29:04 UTC  

Its the whole design

2019-04-25 21:29:13 UTC  

Long stroke piston

2019-04-25 21:29:24 UTC  

Bulky bolt carrier group

2019-04-25 21:29:31 UTC  

Long barrel

2019-04-25 21:29:46 UTC  

But its tough and it wont die

2019-04-26 16:20:02 UTC  

Is the galil animated yet?

2019-04-26 16:20:26 UTC  

Not yet. High poly model isn't finished yet.

2019-04-26 16:21:02 UTC  

Oh yeah cool, we were talking in Israel Defense Forces mod discord they might have an interest in that gun

2019-04-26 16:21:55 UTC  

Ah alright, ja not sure when it'll be done as I'm working on multiple assets simultaneously 😉

2019-04-26 16:22:41 UTC  

High poly is almost done though

2019-04-26 16:22:57 UTC  

Just a few issues with it that I need to sort out before I'm satisfied with it.

2019-04-26 16:23:09 UTC  

Sure thing I wonder how much gear IDF and ZA forces shared at that time

2019-04-26 16:23:15 UTC  

Quite a bit

2019-04-26 16:23:52 UTC  

Our M83 para helmet was based on an Israeli design I believe.

2019-04-26 16:23:59 UTC  

Same leather chin guard and all.

2019-04-26 16:24:16 UTC  

Of course R4 also being a Galil variant

2019-04-26 16:25:09 UTC

2019-04-26 16:25:20 UTC

2019-04-26 16:25:45 UTC  

Yeah this mod is gonna be modern IDF so I think CreativeRealms even said he would need a more modern Galil, but I suppose he could base it on the old one to make his, or use the old one as a stand in until the new one's in

2019-04-26 16:26:04 UTC  

Doesn't the modern IDF use the Tavor though?

2019-04-26 16:26:47 UTC  

Mostly yeah but Galil is still in use

2019-04-26 16:27:02 UTC  

Ah alright. Thought the Galil was no longer in use by the IDF.

2019-04-26 16:27:24 UTC  

Fun fact. South Africa produced several batches of the Galil for Israel prior to the 1990's.

2019-04-26 16:30:42 UTC  

I read there was even a Swedish variant lol

2019-04-26 16:31:20 UTC  

Modern Galil is still in use by border guards in Israel

2019-04-26 16:33:04 UTC  

I saw some content of the mod awhile back but haven't heard much since. Wasn't CreativeRealms streaming his modding sessions at one point?

2019-04-26 16:44:31 UTC  

Long time ago yeah, he's more on the mapping side right now, I think he's looking for an animator