As reported by the UK Defence Journal, the user posted excerpts of the Challenger 2s “Army Equipment Support Publication”. The document had a number of areas blanked out, though the user stated they were presenting the images to show that the Challenger 2 had not been modelled properly in-game.
By continuing to share it you are in infraction of the Official Secrets Act as mentioned by the warning on the cover of the file, an offense which can carry up to a 14 year prison sentence if prosecuted. Every time you publish this you put us (International representatives of Gaijin), specifically any UK residents, in hot water as the warning so helpfully specifies that unauthorised retention of a safeguarded document is an offence.”
Possibly the best information of all is that, earlier, another moderater noted that the “last time such a document was shared that was declared to be unclassified it was in reality still classified and was confirmed that it ought to never ever have actually been shared.” Which indicates this isnt the very first time this has happened.
A player of free-to-play car battle video game War Thunder has claimed that the video games representation of the British Opposition 2 tank is unreliable. This is an everyday occurence for the messageboard of any videogame pursuing realism.
A neighborhood moderator for Gaijin Entertainment, the developers of War Thunder, responded to explain that they would not “deal with” the source product.
What sets this apart is that the player claimed to be a Challenger 2 leader and continued to publish classified documents to show they were right.