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  1. 9 points
    Militarysta

    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    Longer post in sevral parts. Rosomak wheeled IFV and APC in Afghanistan. Between 2006 and 2014 to Afhganistan where sent 181 "Rosomak's" so 1/3 of overal production between 2005 and 2014. Maksimum number vehicles in Afhganistan where 134. More then 20 where totall loses, and 40 was heavy damages. Couple of the pictures below (opspec ones anf whit fallen soilders will be not posted.) Famous blue on blue, 30mm APFSDS from other Rosomak, whole turret penetration, no KIA and what was mirracle no WIA o.O: After small AP mine (soviet green parrot propably) After 2x PG-7, no KIA sevral light WIA, home made bar amrour mostly faild: PG-7: No KIA light WIA Sevral diffrent APCs after light IED: Damage vehicle taking home, after exams - totall los (bent hull and frame structures): Damege gun station after PG-7 hit and others hits: (again - no KIA ) Side armour after hit: IED no KIA: IED no KIA, WIA: Massive IED, KIA and WIA: Massive IED KIA and WIA: Huge IED but no KIA, after that vehicle canibalizated and blow up in A-stan: Massive IED. Sevral heavy WIA no KIA:
  2. 7 points
    Technical analysis/evaluation of the VJTF 2023 configuration of the Puma has been finished at the WTD 81. Note the hull mounted cameras/thermal imagers for 360° coverage, mounted at the corners of the hull.
  3. 7 points
    Serge

    French flair

  4. 6 points
    T-72B3, T-80BVM, T-90M, T-14, T-15 top view.
  5. 5 points
    Laser Shark

    NM-116: Norwegian Super Chaffee

    Recently refurbished NM-116 outside the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum in Oslo: Some info: This vehicle is part of the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum's collection, and has been on display at Setermoen for several years, despite being in need of refurbishment. Major Geir Lyftingsmo (Chief of vehicles and engineering equipment at the Norwegian Armed Forces Museums) organized a collaborative project between Panservenner ("friends of armoured vehicles"), the Historical Military Vehicles Association (HMKF), Veteran meets Veteran and the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum, and on July 2, a newly refurbished NM-116 was handed over to the museum. Torgeir Løvold, chairman of Panservenner, says the project was successful, and that over 400 hours have been spent on the job. The project required tenacity and patience. The museum would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts. A thanks also goes to the Norwegian Armed Forces competence center for logistics and operational support (FKL) for the transport of the vehicle. Following the success of this project, the partners have already embarked on the next project, an NM135 which they plan to make ready for the next Veteran's Day. http://forsvaretsmuseer.no/Forsvarsmuseet/Stridsvogn-paa-museet
  6. 5 points
  7. 4 points
    Slakrrrrrr

    Britons are in trouble

    Ed Francis has recently started a fantastic Youtube channel going over British vehicle design and development called Armoured Archives. He has plenty of unseen gems in his videos, including this bad boy: I'll let his work speak for itself: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCIgjPAYn253oyWLsYgiHDw
  8. 4 points
    SH_MM

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    This is the version of the Leopard 2A7+ purchased by Qatar, i.e. the Leopard 2A7Q (aka Leopard 2A7 QAT). No idea if this is really identical to the variant ordered by Hungary, but compared to the German Leopard 2A7(V), it has the full armor kit (including additional roof protection), the PERI RTWL-B from the Puma in place of the PERI R17A3, a third generation thermal imager and improved LRF for the gunner's EMES 15 sight, cross wind sesnor and the FLW-200 RWS on top of the turret. It is basically KMW's late Leopard 2A7+ demonstrator with minimum changes. Qatar purchased the best possible configuration, while Germany initially didn't want to spend as much money, only to implement some of the lacking features in the Leopard 2A7V (and possibly in the follow-up variant, because both a LRF for the commander and a RWS are still on the Bundeswehr's tank crews' wish lists...). I don't think the L/55A1 tank gun variant was available at the time of the Qatari purchase, but this is just my speculation.
  9. 4 points
    heretic88

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    ...and more pictures on otvaga2004.ru http://gurkhan.blogspot.com/2020/07/blog-post_4.html There was a demonstration with the A7+ variant we ordered.
  10. 4 points
    Nemo turret testing in YPG. Source
  11. 4 points
    I have accidentally came across this (more info and pictures under the link). It's relatively recently identified gem of the Czech military museum in Žižkov, Prague (atm it's still closed due to the ongoing reconstruction). For decades it was stored there but until few years back nobody knew what it actually was. In fact it's 1899 experimental machinegun of baron Adolf Odkolek z Újezdce, the original author of the design solutions used in the famous Hotchkiss Mle 1914 MG (Hotchkiss bought Odkolek's patents). Baron Odkolek (whose name is known in here mainly thanks to the bakeries founded by his uncle and existing till today) was a military officer and weapon designer, he was born near Mladá Boleslav, central Bohemia, but in the later part of his life he lived in Vienna where he also died in 1917. This particular weapon chambered in 7.92x57 Mauser has a serial number 1 and is functional although part of the sights is missing and the belt design is unknown. Its parts were patented in 1899 (in Germany) and 1900 (in Switzerland). It's surprisingly light, just 10,5 kg.
  12. 4 points
    T-72B3, T-80BVM and T-90M top view
  13. 4 points
  14. 4 points
    https://cloud.mail.ru/public/9dEX/djuwzbp4V/Jahrbuch der Wehrtechnik/Jahrbuch der Wehrtechnik 8 (1974) Vol.8 done from cover to cover (well, with the exception of covers themselves (as they do not contain anything except "Jahrbuch der Wehrtechnik 8") and last page of dust jacket) all 4 parts of article on nightvision are available. ... 27.06.20 https://cloud.mail.ru/public/9dEX/djuwzbp4V/Jahrbuch der Wehrtechnik/Jahrbuch der Wehrtechnik 1 (1966) Volume 1 (1966) done from cover to cover I've decided to decrease amount of "separately photographed" pics I take, as it takes simply too much time (~doubling it). ... 01.07.20 Volume 5 done from cover to cover https://cloud.mail.ru/public/9dEX/djuwzbp4V/Jahrbuch der Wehrtechnik/Jahrbuch der Wehrtechnik 5 (1970) https://cloud.mail.ru/public/9dEX/djuwzbp4V/IDR/1975 vol.8/04 International Defense Review 1975-04 done from cover to cover ...05.07.20 https://cloud.mail.ru/public/9dEX/djuwzbp4V/Jahrbuch der Wehrtechnik/Jahrbuch der Wehrtechnik 3 (1968) Volume 3 done from cover to cover https://cloud.mail.ru/public/9dEX/djuwzbp4V/Jahrbuch der Wehrtechnik/Jahrbuch der Wehrtechnik 7 (1973) Volume 7 done from cover to cover except p.129 and 131 all pages with odd page numbers are uploaded in Vol.2 (except p.65, 79, and 193-207) and Vol.6 folders. https://cloud.mail.ru/public/9dEX/djuwzbp4V/IDR/1975 vol.8/05 International Defense Review 1975-05 done from cover to cover https://cloud.mail.ru/public/9dEX/djuwzbp4V/JDW/Vol.21 1994/ 1-10 issues and supplements of JDW 1994 (vol.21) done from cover to cover
  15. 4 points
    http://www.mod.gov.rs/lat/16107/ogroman-iskorak-na-koji-se-cekalo-od-1991-godine-16107
  16. 3 points
    heretic88

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    A video about the event, from TV news. (beware: hungarian gibberish) A little bit of additional info: we also bought 5 ARVs and + 3 bridgelayers
  17. 3 points
    SH_MM

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Hungary
  18. 3 points
    LoooSeR

    GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.

    News about Armata. Translation of this article: https://ria.ru/20200701/1573690648.html Most interesting parts are Victor Murakhovksiy comments. Journalists crap is spread across whole article here and there, sadly (like Armata using Krasnopol laser guided artillery rounds), i will try to throw it away. So in short - looks like UVZ implemented changes and fixes to problems found during testing of the vehicle. Engine sounds like received some changes as well and now have 2 modes of operation. New Russian-made thermal imagers were put into production for Armata. Ammunition for main gun sounds like was also brought to serial-production stage (or ready to be produced).
  19. 3 points
    Supashock Australia’s Retractable Anti-tank Missile Platform (RAMP) for Spike LR2 as being integrated into the Lance 2.0 turret for the Lynx KF41 & Boxer CRV.
  20. 3 points
    Militarysta

    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    IED, no KIA no WIA:
  21. 3 points
    Today managed to catch military vehicles arriving for a Victory Parade in St.Petersburg. Positioned myself at Troitskiy bridge exit, near Marsovo field, where majority of trucks and AFVs were doing 90 degree turn towards Marsovo field and then to 2 other streets. Artillery vehicles i will post in different thread. Troitskiy bridge BMP-3s T-72B3Ms Next group of vehicles went in different direction. Mainly wheeled AFVs and armored cars - Tigrs, BTRs, etc. Most important vehicle of our army - UAZ compact NAPC (non-armored personal carrier) So after convoys parted i went to Millionaya street nearby, where heavy AFVs were unloaded and prepared. People were walking to this T-34-85 and making photos.
  22. 3 points
    LoooSeR

    GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.

    Stolen from Said Aminov's LJ K-17 IFV on Boomerang chassis B-11 IFV on Kurgnaets-25 chassis with Epokha turret. T-15 with Kinzhal turret mock ups. T-14
  23. 3 points
    During following six-and-a-half weeks I've managed to put all of those images into folders, rotate them, and rename properly. /with Moscow lifting some of COVID-related restrictions, I hope to visit RSL either during this weekend, or next one. Since they've put a limit on number of books one can request during his visit, making photos of some books from cover to cover seems now like a preferable way to spend time there./
  24. 3 points
    Scolopax

    General AFV Thread

    Thai Army Stingrays and M113s during a regimental inspection. Images taken from Thai Army FB page.
  25. 3 points
    Typhoon-K with RCWS and Typhoon-VDV with umanned turret armed with 2A42 30 mm AC.
  26. 2 points
    You are falling short with that description. But its not only that. Militarly a vehicle like that doesn´t make any sense for its weight and terrain crossing capabilities. Our tanks don´t weight more than 30 tons for good reason and they are tracked. Besides the strykers are going to be impossible to maintain, just buying enough parts for more than 2 years would be a historical achievement. Most likely in 5-10 years if the Strykers are brought here, they are going to be cannibalized for parts or for the black market. "Big" weapons/equipment acquisition, even for civilian use, from overseas has always been problematic and riddled with corruption. Besides, its going to be very difficult for the government to sell this to the public and many more things are more important and urgent than military expenditures. Things are really really bad here. Just as a reminder/example: the contracts for the TAM modernization program have been signed almost a decade ago and no single tank has been updated. Fishy stuff going on behind the scenes. The last government (which was a particularly shitty government if i might say so) tried to buy junk Super Etendards from France and it didn´t go well. Most likely this is going to end just the same.
  27. 2 points
    Some local TBs took place in different military districts. Somebody won, some lost, etc. At least those things generated few not bad photos.
  28. 2 points
  29. 2 points
    Jackvony

    Tanks guns and ammunition.

    Exactly, which is why I'm inclined to believe this round is M829A4, as we have seen M829A3 in-flight and it does not look like this: The fatter nose could house the tech/mechanisms necessary for an advanced precursor/tip separation maybe? Just eyeballing it compared to the photos of in-flight M829A3, it does appear longer as well. My really fast and crappy image edit to try and show this. Both projectiles are 12 pixels thick in the image, but due to perspective differences its not perfect.
  30. 2 points
    Zadlo

    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    That was blue-on-blue but rather with NM 222 (Mk 264) MP-T than with NM 225 (Mk 258) APFSDS-T.
  31. 2 points
    https://avia.pro/news/egipet-pokupaet-u-rossii-500-tankov-t-90ms-za-156-mlrd-rubley
  32. 2 points
    1964's plan for 1920 T-64s in 1968 and 2550 in 1970 (or 8670 during first 5 years) begs to differ. 5 more years of exactly 2000/year, and this thing would exceed number of T-72's reportedly delivered to Soviet Army in real life. 1 year on top of that - and it would exceed number of T-62s reportedly delivered to Soviet Army. object 167 (and 167M) and T-64A No information on promised T-72's cost, but real cost figures were published for 1974-1989, and T-64A's cost is known for some years of its production run, so in the end - it turns out that during 1970s basic T-72 newer was cheaper than T-64A.
  33. 2 points
  34. 2 points
    Beer

    GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.

    How absolutely gigantic T-15 is...
  35. 2 points
    Managed to catch convoy of military vehicles arriving to St.Petersburg for tomorrow's Victory Parade. Here are artillery vehicles and guns (nothing new, if you are looking for that kind of info). Nona-SVK Msta-S SPGs Towed artillery - D-30 122 mm guns towed by Urals and Bears with Giatsint-B 152 mm guns. Iskanders. They were the loudest non-tracked vehicle and their exhaust were creating their own local greenhouse effect and killing birds mid-air. Tornado-Gs
  36. 2 points
    LoooSeR

    Aerospace Pictures and Art Thread

    Over a Moscow skyscrapers.
  37. 2 points
    Boxer with anti-drone system - i.e. a Kongsberg RWS firing 40 mm air-burst grenades and a Hensoldt Spexer 2000 radar unit, being purchased by the Bundeswehr as an interim solution for the VJTF 2023 Spexer 2000 is a new AESA radar working in the X-band. Maximum range is 40 kilometers when using a single beam or 2.5 kilometers when using 16 beams at the same time. Three radar panels are required for a full 360° coverage. Comparable solutions from other vendors would require four radar panels instead. The IOC variant will have only one radar panel for 120° coverage, but it is prepared ("fitted for, but not with") to be upgraded with two further panels for full 360° coverage.
  38. 2 points
  39. 2 points
    ZTQ-15 in natural habitat
  40. 2 points
    Yuri Pasholok's pics of T-80BVMs in Moscow. Few more:
  41. 2 points
    AMX-10RCR Separ
  42. 2 points
    LoooSeR

    GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.

    Puny BMP-2 and -3 behind Chonkganets.
  43. 2 points
    L to R: .224 Zoomer Magnum, .22 Rapier, .237 Antidote, .257 Flap, .283 Fudd.
  44. 2 points
    Scolopax

    General AFV Thread

    I recall seeing it when it first was shown (I guess this time last year given the tweet date) because the Merkava-esque turret, but it doesn't seem anything has become of it since, so far as I can tell. I have a feeling the tank is/was probably just a mock-up for show. Some other views:
  45. 2 points
    Tosochka MRLS (new TOS on Ural chassis)
  46. 2 points
    BRDM-2MB "Bekas", modernisation of BRDM-2.
  47. 2 points
    Few pics from Alabino Typhoons/KamAZ MRAPs
  48. 1 point
    This one is new. Possible improved version of BPDM Typhoon anti-sabotage vehicle used for ICBM TEL protection. Stolen from otvaga. It appears to be Mobile reconnaissance point PRP-5. Older version. You can see they both have same box over rear part of the roof. And few photos by Yuri Pasholok T-90M
  49. 1 point
    Gun Ready

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    The development of the E -technology started 2002 as a private initiative of KMW to cover the expected threat of PG's fired from RPG-7. The design covered turret and chassis with add-on armour modules adapted to Leopard 2. This technology was proved by German Army and sold by KMW to the Canadian Army for their Leopard 2 A4M CAN. A few vehicles were sent in 2010 to Afghanistan and performed pretty well. This technology can also be attached to Leopard 2 A7V as the attachment points have been foreseen at this MBT.
  50. 1 point
    LoooSeR

    The Whirlybird Thread

    St.Petersburg Also over St.Petersburg
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