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  1. Toimisto

    General AFV Thread

    Hopefully this is the right place for this, but why does the Japanese Type-74 have such an archaic commander's cupola? Vision block's, Fixed commander's sight and no provision for open protected position, and with the .50 M2 mounted centerline on the turret, a "tradition" that continues to this day in the Type-90. All of this seems very strange, especially as the STB-1 at least had a panoramic periscope for the commander.
  2. What are the advantages of 57mm AA guns like the S-60 over their ww2 counterparts, it seems like it was designed to be sort of an "ultimate" "ww2" AA gun, but as it really has no equivalents it is really hard to compare it to other AA guns like 40/70 Bofors.
  3. Toimisto

    Israeli AFVs

    Whats the reason IDF is going with a 30mm gun for its IFV, when these days everyone and their mother is going for larger and larger IFV cannons? Do they think that a larger gun is not necessary?
  4. Toimisto

    APC/IFV armor in details

    Well i sent Imgur a request to remove the gallery. BTW how do you know that Lubawa SA wants them removed? @Militarysta
  5. Toimisto

    APC/IFV armor in details

    Well, as they are on imgur i cannot remove them, the offended party should contact imgur staff to remove the image gallery.
  6. Toimisto

    APC/IFV armor in details

    Some pictures of BMP-2FIN hull add-on armor: https://imgur.com/a/28O2hBE And some pictures of CV9030FIN side-skirt: https://imgur.com/a/O5dvZhU By the way, given the armor of modern IFV´s are guns like 35mm oerlikon capable of engaging them from the front or are they limited to side engagements? Same for engaging tanks, are Autocannons usefull for engaging tanks from the side?
  7. Toimisto

    General AFV Thread

    Does anyone know the weight of the Japanese WW2 75mm long barreled tank gun used on their prototype tanks like Chi-to, and the later model Chi-nu? I think it is said in one of these pages but as i don´t read Japanese i am not sure. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/405888152176427009/463661179831844864/unknown.png https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/405888152176427009/463662056063762453/unknown.png
  8. Is there a good book on the the PLA, especially on the modernization from late 70´s onward?
  9. Toimisto

    Israeli AFVs

    What books should i buy to get information on the pre-merkava days of the IDF and into the development of Merkava and Patton/Centurion upgrades? The 75mm French gunned Shermans and their performance and development are especially of interest.
  10. Toimisto

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    If it is possible i would be interested in it too.
  11. Toimisto

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Leopard 2A4 side skirt thickness:
  12. Toimisto

    General AFV Thread

    A few pictures of BMP-2FIN Hull add-on armour taken at FDF 100-years day exhibition: https://imgur.com/a/28O2hBE
  13. Toimisto

    CV-90, why so much love ?

    Some CV9030FIN side armour photos, taken at the FDF 100-years day exhibition: https://imgur.com/a/O5dvZhU
  14. Toimisto

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    A small gallery of Leopard 2A6FIN sideskirt photos, taken on the FDF 100-years day 4.6.2018 by me: https://imgur.com/a/83RepaQ
  15. Whats the advantage of AR-18 style guide rods instead of guide rails? Do they wear less or something. Trying to think if AR-18 could function with 2 rails instead of 2 guiderods.