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  1. 7 points
    David Moyes

    Britons are in trouble

    Marder-like early experimental Warrior with Chobham. 750hp engine. https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/british-chobham-armour-micv.13467/
  2. 5 points
    Militarysta

    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    And control station whit polish president (photos taken by his Twitter)
  3. 4 points
    LoooSeR

    General AFV Thread

    Morocco, rare photos of VT-1A
  4. 3 points
    Militarysta

    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    Apage satana! ps. ---------------------------------- GDLS has ofered Polish Army ca 320 M1A1/M1A2PL - unfortunatly cost wast to hight for us now. Previously GDLS has ofered ca 800 M1A1PL for ca 4,5 billion Euro. And service center in Poland. Future of the armoured corps is still old shitty T-72M1. Sad.
  5. 2 points
    Igla-S MANPADS test fire in slow-mo. Moment of explosion and fragmentation damage is visible.
  6. 2 points
    VDV received more of BMD-4Ms and BTR-MDM APCs +10 damage against capitalist invaders
  7. 2 points
    as I understand it - not a single requirement but the conflict between having to fly two in a C17 and a 360 degree protection level beyond laughable. The Requirements aren't strictly the problem - the problem is the engineering and technology development to meet them had to be done in a stupid timeframe and also had to be mature.... DoD clearly a victim of salesmanship over engineering. I have seen the docs but not sure if I have access to a copy.
  8. 2 points
    Serge

    General AFV Thread

    It said to be a test platform to consider new layout to prepare the the next IFV.
  9. 2 points
    LoooSeR

    The Whirlybird Thread

    https://iz.ru/955833/anton-lavrov-roman-kretcul-aleksei-ramm/voina-i-mi-spetcnaz-poluchit-letaiushchii-tank New modification of Mi-8 for SSO. Some parts from article. Note that under Hermes and Hermes-A article describes "LMUR"/Izdelie 305 missile that was shown last year.
  10. 2 points
    BaronTibere

    Britons are in trouble

    The Mk.7 was tested in Egypt afaik, there is a UK report about it floating around because they had to release some information about chobham protection levels to Egypt. This was in 1985/86 iirc. See images of the report that someone on the war thunder forums had:
  11. 2 points
    David Moyes

    Britons are in trouble

    Dstl and QinetiQ complete trials to assess a system to protect combat vehicles and their occupants
  12. 2 points
    LoooSeR

    US/Iran flirting with quagmire thred.

    Photos from base that was hit by Iranian missiles.
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  14. 1 point
    Militarysta

    Explosive Reactive Armor

    To the rescue! Yes, ERAWA-2 casettes are covered by 4mm special absorber layer (1K2KS and 1KF2KS absorber) whit mass 6kg/m2 and able to protect against radar working in band X and Ku whit f=8-16GHz. On typical PT-91 sucht absorber cover circa 20m2 and achive reduce detecting range at 50 to 60% for typical conditions. Yes, on Ukarine in 2016 (tests for other client) when ERAWA-2 outperform Knive ERA vs HJ-8, RPG-29 and PG-7VR and BK-14M. Sorry, no details couse all is classified still :(
  15. 1 point
    Zadlo

    Explosive Reactive Armor

    Yes. That's radar-absorbing rubber layer type 1K2KS / 1KF2KS (thickness = 4mm) which was created to lower PT-91's RCS in Ku- and X-band.
  16. 1 point
    Spanish military and Iraqi Army T-90S
  17. 1 point
    Different models of 80s in storage area of one of armor repair factory. https://zen.yandex.ru/media/pod_gorod/obnarujil-otstoinik-tankov-na-zasnejennom-pole-5d4bb9bc86c4a900ae01d9df Kharkovite-80UDs
  18. 1 point
    Stolen from otvaga, Pantsir AA missile test fire
  19. 1 point
    Hey, I guessed right - the absolutely stupid 360 degree protection requirement was what doomed the GCV as well (remember the baseline config was 60 something tons and the system max was 84?). The Puma is as good as you can get protection wise and fitting two on a C-17.
  20. 1 point
    Serge

    NGCV/OMFV. Forwarding to... the past

    Let us open a topic dedicated to the Optionally maned fighting vehicle. What we know now is that we don’t know so much. What is sure, the US Army : - wants 9 men strong dismounted section ; - doesn’t want to continue to share an IFV between two sections when mounted ; - is awared that it’s complicated to fight with an IFV carrying a 9 men section. Platforms showed available at AUSA 2018 were : Griffin III from General Dynamic CV90 from BAE Lynx from Rheinmetall Maybe a proposal from SAIC ? My point here is the following : I have the strange feeling that there’s a misunderstanding. During last years, US Army spend lots of money to study new manufacturing process, new designs... and today, when we are looking at news, all we see is old concept. The Lynx is optimized to be a cost effective platform with proven components. But what is its upgrading capability to stay in services until 2070 ? CV90 is very good but it got limitations too. It need a deep reworked of its hull. The Griffin was introduced as the response to the Army call but in fact there’s no other tracked other platform in the GD catalog. I may be wrong but I can’t see any real disruption. What about monolithic forged hull ? What about decoupled running gear ? Are torsion bars still a solution for suspensions ? I think, this is the very beginning of the story but it’s very strange.
  21. 1 point
    Serge

    NGCV/OMFV. Forwarding to... the past

    So, as you know, let’s start again : https://www.army.mil/article/231775/army_decides_to_cancel_current_omfv_solicitation
  22. 1 point
    I would bet money if I had it, that the requirements list was in the recent DoD tradition; being simply absurd and couldn't be met reasonably - and everything else is saving face for that. You don't end up with a sole offer on a program of that size, unless you are demanding something goofy. Nobody even bothered (sure, the Lynx technically couldn't be shipped in time - but failure to ship in time is something that reeks of the bosses not treating it as a plausible thing) to bid outside of GDLS, and if Breaking Defense is right, GDLS couldn't even actually meet the monstrous spec list.
  23. 1 point
    https://www.defensenews.com/land/2020/01/16/army-takes-step-back-on-bradley-replacement-prototyping-effort/ Gee sure doesn't sound like something done to favor Raytheon/Rheinmetall after they failed to deliver a bid sample on time.
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  25. 1 point
    Belarussian company offers an upgrade for Shilka - ZSU-23-4BM. The whole "modernisation" is in new optical system Strizh-M2 that replace old radar station on Shilka. Optical system is capable of automatic target detection and passive rangefinding using some sort of neural network. Same info as on previous pic, in eng:
  26. 1 point
    LoooSeR

    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    Not so much armored, and only partially polish but still...
  27. 1 point
    BaronTibere

    Britons are in trouble

    The Abu-Dhabi test was with a 7/2 was it not? I remember some images of the supposed test of the Mk.7 in egypt that was alongside an AMX-40 and a Challenger 1, I will try and locate them again. Edit: ah no i'm thinking of the Saudi trials with the Osorio. Do you know what year the Abu-Dhabi trials were? Edit 2: old copy of janes MBT says this and given its the same author im assuming the Christopher Foss vickers book also says this (i can check that tonight),
  28. 1 point
    LoooSeR

    General AFV Thread

    Few more pics of Serbian M-80A
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    LoooSeR

    General cars and vehicles thread.

    Russian Shaman amphibious ATVs were purchased by UAE (for Dubai police)
  31. 1 point
    It's like Democrats tax and business policy was bad or something. Next thing you know we're going to find out the mainstream media is horrible at their jobs and has been working with the Democrats...
  32. 1 point
    Meanwhile trade deficit is down while exports are up. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy/u-s-trade-deficit-at-three-year-low-as-imports-tumble-idUSKBN1Z61NB How did that happen???
  33. 1 point
    Reposting from discord. https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/opinions/mcconnell-impeachment-pelosi-schumer-jennings/index.html
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    You spin me right round, baby, right round
  36. 0 points
    Ramlaen

    General news thread

    A large warehouse full of aid sent to Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria(2017) was discovered. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/puerto-rican-governor-fires-emergency-director-after-aid-is-found-sitting-in-warehouse-2020-01-18/
  37. 0 points
    Serge

    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Does anyone want to get involved ? https://www.business.gov.au/cdic/news-for-defence-industry/land-400-phase-3-australian-industry-capability-roadshow
  38. 0 points
    ARE YOU FUCKING FOR REAL!?! https://breakingdefense.com/2020/01/failing-fast-army-reboots-bradley-replacement-omfv/
  39. 0 points
    Looks like Pelosi's brinksmanship has crumbled. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/14/house-set-to-vote-wednesday-to-send-impeachment-articles-to-senate-098656
  40. 0 points
    Beer

    Tanks guns and ammunition.

    Will DRDO finish the development before those tanks are phased out?
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  42. 0 points
    LoooSeR

    General news thread

    Another Kirpi Also So we have UAE, Turkey and Russia involved in this conflict. Maybe it is time to make "Libyan Conflict" thread?
  43. 0 points
    LoooSeR

    General news thread

    Turkey needs to put more exp points towards research of colors other than"red"
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