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  1. 6 points

    Israeli AFVs

  2. 4 points
    Well in SPz Puma even hot air exhaust is made by double slopped NERA: About month ago I looked very cearfully on Shutzpanzer Puma on Ostrava NATO days :-) Lets's sey that is better protected then I suspected. Mucht better. Talks whit crew was very interesting too. In fact for upper front hull part SC jet or 30-40mm KE rod must overcome 2 or 3 slopped on 18@ NERA plates, then overcome slopped front plate (LOS ca.50-60mm) then fly trought engine comparment and finnaly overcome 20mm bulkhead before crew comparment. In lower hull we have two slopped 15mm plates whit primary engine fuel tank (50L) then we have huge slab of metal - HSWL and MTU engine and then 20mm bulkhead. IMHO Puma front is between 200-250mm vs KE penetrator from medium caliber automatic canons. In case SC warhed lower hull is less protected but upper hull - it shoud be able to stop any 80's ATGM without precursor and propably RPG-28 and PzF-3T frontally. A lot of NERA and huge space is nice protection IMHO. Couple photos: Engine compartment - look at triple NERA layers: NeRa or NxRA everywhere...: Here is visible bulkhead thickenss: And chamber for 50L fuel tank and doubla slopped ca.15mm plates:
  3. 4 points

    Explosive Reactive Armor

    Object 640 Kaktus ERA system - interesting overlapping position of each ERA tile sure looks like more serious effort than what you see on Budget Cuts 3. http://btvtinfo.blogspot.com/2017/10/blog-post_66.html Also, according to pattent they wanted to detonate tiles in layers to increase amount of counter-actions against incoming penetrator. External ERA cover was involved in counter-action. After first layer detonates, a soft-ish material in between first and second layer of ERA was delaying damaging effects of first ERA detonation while tubes with explosives worked as detonators for second layer of ERA. On thise side cutaways you can see those detonation tubes between ERA tiles
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    People are conflating requirements - parameters a system being procured has to meet - and conditions - parameters that respondents to the procurement have to comply with in order to participate. It doesn’t matter whether a system, in this case, KF41, meets the requirements stipulated by the customer, if the respondent (i.e. Rheinmetall) cannot meet the conditions of the RFP, in this case, delivery of an example system by a specified timeframe. A respondent has to meet the requirements while complying with the conditions.
  5. 3 points

    General AFV Thread

    C2/Mk2 I think was always just an "internet" name, the usual feature of this supposed variant are the turret addons, but those were supposed to be on all production Ariete since almost the start (it was discussed in a specialized magazine already in 1996), which is why all have the mounting points, those bolt looking things on the turret front. 200 of the turret front addons, named WAR, were bought but due to them not being up to specs (Protection? Weight?) the installation was cancelled and the contract was changed to reduce the price, same for the 30 side turret and hull addons, named PSO, the price was reduced for those too. The addons were still bought and are presumably in some warehouse. The WAR addons seem to be for KE protection, while the PSO addon seems to be intended for urban/asymmetric warfare. This update is called either Ariete AMV or Ariete MLU, the first is the acronym for the Italian Aggiornamento Mezza Vita, which is the direct translation of MLU, Mid Life Update/Upgrade. AMV was in some budget documents, MLU is in these recent slides. It's 3:30 am and my connection is unstable for some reason, I can post some of the documents and photos of the various addons tomorrow.
  6. 3 points

    Bash the FVL program thread.

    Comanche Mk 2.
  7. 3 points

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Tetris reached Leos
  8. 2 points
    Towed artillery would get counterbatteried 10 ways to hell so fast it'd make your head spin. Fire systems incapable of dodging or surviving counterbattery fire will have fuckall survivability in a big boy war. Doubly so for towed guns with substantially less range than enemy artillery, such as say the M777 compared to pretty much anything modern on the opposite side. Fire-finding radars are everywhere since the 1990s, and the gun's survivability has to be evaluated under the understanding that the enemy is going to shoot back. Given that, the ability to shoot and scoot before enemy fire arrives is a critical survivability measure.
  9. 2 points

    Bar / Cage armour + LASSO + RPGnet

    Ukrainian perforated armor Be aware, video have CoD MW2 music
  10. 2 points

    General AFV Thread

    Thai VT-4s http://thaidefense-news.blogspot.com/2019/09/royal-thai-armed-forces-2019.html
  11. 2 points


    https://versia.ru/vpk-tak-i-ne-smog-zapustit-massovoe-proizvodstvo-sovremennyx-tankov Some news about Armata. And to add to article above: http://redstar.ru/pobednuyu-tochku-stavit-nam/?attempt=1 Army General Oleg Salyukov answering questions, one of which was about Armata
  12. 2 points

    Explosive Reactive Armor

    Duplet-2M, Nozh versions and Ukrainian-produced Kontakt-5. Number on the right - penetration decrease. "ПГ-" means "PG-" aka RPG-7 or SPG-9 rockets. First row for PGs is 1 warhead, 2nd row is VL round and 3rd one is tandem (PG-7VR) https://andrei-bt.livejournal.com/1466827.html and
  13. 2 points

    Aerospace Pictures and Art Thread

    A beautiful sight: A Slovenian pilot flies his Zlin Z-526 underneath the longest stone arch railroad bridge in the world- Solkan, Slovenia. In honor of the 110th aniversary of the first flight of our aviation pioneer Edvard Rusjan.
  14. 2 points

    General AFV Thread

    Parachute drop malfunction BMP2 BMD2
  15. 1 point

    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Not Hanwha announcement - better https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/lreynolds/media-releases/contracts-signed-next-stage-armys-mounted-close-combat-capability
  16. 1 point
    This is an old Polish "Snake" mine clearing system, using the same mine clearing system as for the UR-77 (MTK-2) and KMT plough on T-55 MBT
  17. 1 point

    Syrian conflict.

    Kurds are angry
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    Nothing wrong with wheeled artillery. As long the vehicle is not a normal truck. Sadly there are few examples, like Archer, G6 and Dana. Compared to ordinary truck mounted systems, they have far superior offroad mobility, the chassis is specialized to carry heavier loads, so protection can be also higher.
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  21. 1 point

    General cars and vehicles thread.

    A couple of unusual ones Jetway 707 A 1965 Ford Econoline Pick-up
  22. 1 point
    First concept works of MGCS will start soon. A total of nine parts of concept studies will be developed, three by Rheinmetall, three by KMW and three by Nexter. The will be managed by a 18 men project team, lead by Germany. A new company will be formed for the MGCS development, 50% owned by German companies (Rheinmetall and KMW by equal amounts), while the other 50% will be owned by Nexter.
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  24. 1 point
    Took me a bit. (Et tu) Brutus; the one killed Caesar.
  25. 1 point
    This is farce. Music is very hard, lol.
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  27. 1 point
    The Stryker at Leonardo's booth has their 30mm armed turret.
  28. 1 point

    Turkish touch

    Turkish ACV-15 IFV with anti-RPG net screens
  29. 1 point

    Your Gun Porn Thread

    I haven't been posting many of my odd acquisitions here lately
  30. 1 point
    https://www.rheinmetall-defence.com/en/rheinmetall_defence/public_relations/news/latest_news/index_21632.php The Weasel and the 130MM cannon will be at AUSA next week. The Lynx prototype will not be present, but Raytheon will have some sort of digital feature on it.
  31. 1 point

    The Whirlybird Thread

    Ka-15 Kamov Design bureau is 71 years old.
  32. 1 point

    Syrian conflict.

    The elephant in the room being Trump would not be doing anything in Syria if Obama had not gotten us involved.
  33. 1 point

    Syrian conflict.

    Claimed to be photos of one of abandoned positions near Turkish border.
  34. 1 point
    Was linked on otvaga https://mega.nz/#!vYsH2aRZ!O2xww73ESZMDPWv3IIecFJyxQOgforZFaIkw4sGwqF4 12 page PDF about thermal imager on Polyphem ATGM
  35. 1 point
    Unlikely. Bid deadlines are usually an absolute. Once saw a major military communications company excluded from further consideration as the guy delivering the physical copies of their bid got caught in traffic and missed close by less than five minutes. Only having a single prototype smacks of under investment by Rheinmetall.
  36. 1 point
    Stolen from otvaga
  37. 1 point

    UAV thread

    Supersonic WZ-8 recon UAV Probably airlaunched, according to mounting points on top. GJ-2 armed UAV GJ-11 UAV behind GJ-2
  38. 1 point

    Bash the Pak-Fa thread

  39. 1 point

    The Whirlybird Thread

    Old photos, stolen from otvaga
  40. 1 point
    Now? Why do you think was the KF41 presented for the first time to public painted in Czech Army camouflage?
  41. 1 point
    Maxim Popenker exposed to G11, Defense Technology Museum in Koblenz, 2019 (colorized) Also
  42. 1 point

    The Whirlybird Thread

    Mi-24P of Hungarian Air Force - GSh cannon guts are visible.
  43. 1 point
    Footage of Msta-S (loading from outside, inside footage, etc) Msta-S SPG have number of features i would like to see on the tank - autoloader that can be refilled from outside with relatively easy way to put shells into autoloader, bustle autoloader system that potentially can be turned into separate compartment.
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  46. 1 point
    Heh, not really into this sort of things, but it fits.
  47. 1 point
  48. 0 points

    Bash the Pak-Fa thread

  49. 0 points
    Or in other words, "everything we cant produce"
  50. 0 points

    Movie tanks and terrible Vismods

    Comrade T1BV Abramov
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