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  1. I read somewhere that there will be a new book on the Challenger 2 MBT, can someone confirm this ?
  2. Does it also concern the AVDS-1790 1500 HP ? https://www2.l3t.com/cps/products/1500_hp.htm https://archive.org/stream/AVDS17901500HP/AVDS 1790 1500 HP?ui=embed#mode/2up
  3. This helps the digestion of its prey. Fortunately.
  4. Old documentary on the Merkava, including some factory footage (turret mold, suspension units, driver's compartment, ...) and of course, featuring Israel Tal :
  5. Annual report (2017-2018) of the French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL), it speaks of the MGCS and all the new technological challenges related to MBTs : https://www.isl.eu/documents/annual-reports/isl-2017-2018-annual-report.pdf
  6. Two French VBMR Griffon at the Belgian national day military parade, Brussels, 21 July 2019.
  7. What were the protection requirements again ? 105 mm APFSDS fired from the German smoothbore gun and the MILAN 1 ATGM ?
  8. Apparently, its maximum gun elevation didn't exceed +15°, that's too bad, because it would have been perfect as a self-propelled howitzer. This vehicle is playable in the video game War Thunder but the ammo racks configuration is somewhat different : Regarding its armor-piercing sub-caliber projectile, was it a 152 mm APDS or APFSDS ? It's not specified.
  9. Featuring the SEPAR kit (SystèmE de Protection EEI pour AMX 10RCR), the weight is around 22-23 t.
  10. Admittedly, but Marc Chassillan isn't a mere historian. It depends if you are referring to their 1960s/70s steel penetrators or their 1980s/90s monobloc penetrators. The former weren't good against multilayer composite armor arrays. Unfortunately, this excerpt is undated.
  11. Looking at the bustle, one-piece ammunition were considered at that time ? British data about the Leclerc protection level don't reflect what we can find in the two French books dedicated to this MBT.
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