A participant of free-to-play vehicular fight recreation War Thunder has claimed that the sport’s illustration of the British Challenger 2 tank is inaccurate. That is an on a regular basis occurence for the messageboard of any videogame striving for realism.
What units this aside is that the participant claimed to be a Challenger 2 commander and proceeded to submit categorized paperwork to show they had been proper.
As reported by the UK Defence Journal, the person posted excerpts of the Challenger 2’s “Military Gear Help Publication”. The doc had a number of sections blanked out, although the person stated they had been presenting the pictures to indicate that the Challenger 2 had not been modelled appropriately in-game.
A group moderator for Gaijin Leisure, the builders of Struggle Thunder, responded to clarify that they’d not “deal with” the supply materials.
“Now we have written affirmation from MoD that this doc stays categorized. By persevering with to disseminate it you’re in violation of the Official Secrets and techniques Act as acknowledged by the warning on the quilt of the doc, an offence which may carry as much as a 14 12 months jail sentence if prosecuted. Of this you’re already conscious, as a service particular person you have got signed a declaration that you simply perceive the act and what actions it compels you to take. Each time you submit this you place us (Worldwide representatives of Gaijin), particularly any UK residents, in sizzling water because the warning so helpfully states that unauthorised retention of a protected doc is an offence.”
Maybe the perfect element of all is that, earlier, one other moderater famous that the “final time such a doc was shared that was claimed to be ‘unclassified’ it was in reality nonetheless categorized and was confirmed that it ought to by no means have been shared.” Which implies this is not the primary time this has occurred.