Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Challenger 2 Day today, and luckily we managed to have the weather on our side. The first round down range was at 10am, and we where done an hour later with some great stuff.

I am sure the guys will comment more on that, needless to say, they where all shocked at the actual sound of this beast.

Back into camp, and we said goodbye to [R-DEV]drav, and Tom, who had to leave for another job. I'll take this oppurtunity to say thanks to the pair of them, it was a pleasure working with you, and we hope to see you soon.
Back in camp, we heard some small arms firing, so I took the guys down to the ranges there. Turns out it was an old pal from RM Poole - SBS, So I had a word and got the lads on the range to record a bunch of UKSF - SBS guys doing some snapshooting with Diemaco C8 carabines and Sig Pistols. Of course I could not allow them to take pictures, but we now have the sounds.

The afternoon was spent with the one and only Challenger 2, to record the engine sounds, and by 4.30pm, we where done. They are now relaxing in their rooms, and I plan to pick them up at 6.30pm, to take them to Lulworth - Gunnery School, where we have the whole evening to record all the other intricate sounds a CR2 makes - Hatches etc, etc. Also a live demonstration of the "Hunter / Killer" mode is lined up for them.

All in all a great day, and I am sure the team will blog a little more about the detail.

Bye for now



  1. Diemaco C8 you say? Sweet, the Dutch Forces also use the C8, so when it's made available... let me know ;).


  2. I cant believe you guys, a mod team, not even a real company that needs to earn money, are doing this! It must be so cool to be there. Even tho a few of you have military experience or a career, it must be quite the event for the others :)