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  1. Sovngard

    DRDO; India's Porsche

    This thing is as long as a TOG II.
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    T-80 Megathread: Astronomical speed and price!

    How does the T-80 transmission differs from those of the T-64/72 ?
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    General Mechanised Equipment

    Vickers MARRS (Modular Armored Repair & Recovery System), the basic idea is that a MBT (here a Patton) can be quickly converted into an ARV at less than half the cost of a new purpose-built ARV.
  4. Meanwhile at Eurosatory 2018 : The Euro Main Battle Tank (EMBT), a private venture project intended for the export market.
  5. Sovngard

    DRDO; India's Porsche

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    The T-14 was supposed to use weight-saving 44S-sv-Sh steel alloy.
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    DRDO; India's Porsche

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    Tanks guns and ammunition.

    Going to the 24/7 supermarket in Israel be like :
  9. Sovngard

    M8 Buford Is Back

    I'm nostalgic about the Teledyne Continental Motors armored gun system (it's the modified General Dynamics Land Systems-Teledyne Continental Motors AGS on the picture below)
  10. Sovngard

    French flair

    54th artillery regiment open day, Hyères, France, 2014
  11. That is not quite true, Belgian and French 90 mm low-pressure gun can actually fire APFSDS and high-velocity HEAT rounds. The French even designed APFSDS for their mortars...
  12. https://www.docdroid.net/
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    Its gun cradle is hollow, right ?
  14. Sovngard

    Contemporary Western Tank Rumble!

    Good but not exceptional, the work is somewhat uneven, providing good details on the Omani Challenger 2 but very few about the engine and the ammunition, for example. It's complementary to the book of Simon Dunstan.
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    French flair

    Its SOFAM SAVIEM 8GxB was a flat-eight engine. Pictures courtesy of @DarkLabor
  16. Sovngard

    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    Ballistic protection :
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    Turkish touch

    I thought that this engine only existed in Challenger 2 fans wet dreams.
  18. Sovngard

    Turkish touch

    What is the difference between the MT-883 Ka-500 and the MT-883 Ka-501 ?
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    Turkish touch

    ...but with what engine ?
  20. Sovngard

    Documents for the Documents God

    I found it ! http://pogoarchives.org/m/ns/m1/appendix-d.pdf
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    Documents for the Documents God

    I can't find the old article which demystified the so-called M1 Abrams flaws anymore. I don't remember who had posted it on the forum, maybe @Walter_Sobchak
  22. Sovngard

    The Swedish AFV Thread: Not Just Strv 103s

    Note that the hull sides of the STRV-2000 should have included 150 mm-thick composite armor.