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About [RATS.ins] jujurat presents 73 Easting, a 4km terrain that seeks to provide a playable, atmospheric, and engaging take on remote Iraq during the Gulf War. 73 Easting is the location of one of the largest tank battles in US history. This terrain attempts to recreate that isolate desert and the areas around it in the approximate time period using real world data, and of course some fictional liberties taken to make the map playable for Arma. The terrain includes small inlets of green areas and a few rural structures. Battle of 73 Easting The Battle of 73 Easting was fought on 26 February 1991, during the Gulf War, between the armoured forces of the United States (VII Corps) as well as the 1st Armoured Division of the United Kingdom and those of the Iraqi Republican Guard and its Tawakalna Division. It was named for a UTM north-south coordinate line (an "Easting", measured in kilometers and readable on GPS receivers) in the featureless desert that was used as a phase line to measure progress of the offensive as they were going through what the Iraqis thought was trackless desert. The battle was later described by Lt. John Mecca, who participated in the battle, as "the last great tank battle of the 20th century." This battle took place several hours after another, smaller, tank battle known as the Battle of Al Busayyah. This terrain was created in about half of a day for the purposes of Gulf War missions, and for any general purpose use. Features Empty desert on the western portion of the terrain. Small green zones accompanied with palm trees. A few small buildings, by few, I mean few. General terrain area that is miscellaneous enough to be used for multiple purposes. Custom lighting config. Real geographical infromation such as heightmap and satmap, gathered from QGIS with the assistance of Adanteh's Game Terrain plugin. TERRAIN IMAGES Plans for the Future There is nothing majorly planned for this terrain. I will update it and polish it and maintain it as Arma continues to update. It is understood that this does not perfectly recreate 73 Easting. It is a small segment of 4km out of the 50+km of terrain that 73, 74.. etc Eastings were fought in. I made the map intentionally multi purposeful to support small infantry combat, mechanized warfare, and tank warfare. This map is most likely too small for planes (only 4km). I will most likely go in and make the tank positions actually above ground in Buldozer. Stats for Nerds 4km Cell Size 2 Credits and Thanks For providing great information and help at times of need: Mondkalb Ice Adanteh Temppa A3 Discord Terrain Channel HorribleGoat Bohemia Interactive DOWNLOAD Current mirror: Steam Workshop. I don't intend on uploading it to Armaholic, but if someone would like to do so, that's fine. Just use all of the information posted here. 🙂 Terrain images included on Steam Workshop page