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  1. Serge

    Britons are in trouble

    From the past : TRACER team Lancer. Team SIKA. Just to emphasize the difference of size between AJAX and the TRACER :
  2. I don’t call for any technology fairy. I just think the job is the following : providing a chassis able to do the job until 2070 (at least). Considering the 40 years (50 ?) to come with the OMFV, it a mistake to look for a «good enough» power train because power train will be changed within a continuous upgrade process. The critical part is the hull structure. This is the only one wich will stay unchanged. So, the quality of the OMFV in the long term will comes from to the hull. If the suspension is not good enough today, it will be changed tomorrow. But, if torsion bars are less safe than hydro gas suspension, it’s harder to change the hull configuration. It’s possible, but harder. This is why I’m worried by the contenders.
  3. Serge

    Israeli AFVs

    Yes. This photos was taken during the very first public appearance of the Mk4.
  4. Serge

    CV-90, why so much love ?

    Yes
  5. Serge

    CV-90, why so much love ?

  6. Serge

    CV-90, why so much love ?

    Is-it a male ? A female ?
  7. Serge

    Israeli AFVs

    How old is this photo ? 16 years ?
  8. I don’t where to post it, so I opened a new topic dedicated to dress code. US-Army annonces adoption of Pink and Green. http://soldiersystems.net/2018/11/11/us-army-announces-adoption-of-pinks-and-greens-dress-uniform/
  9. Serge

    French flair

    White parts are measuring instruments. Green parts are from the Leclerc demonstrator. But, there is no radar and I never heard about any radar test for this MBT.
  10. Serge

    Turkish touch

    If I rememberwell, they have the most important M60 fleet in the word but, they still have a large M48 fleet.
  11. 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.
  12. Serge

    Tank Myths

    French tanks were good when considering armor, weapons and engine. But, the rest was very poor. Bad organisation, bad logistic, no radio...
  13. A light-tank based on the TH495 chassis, maybe ? Very fun to read about the Mars-15 proposal.
  14. And here : http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/24114/one-of-these-big-cannon-toting-armored-vehicles-may-replace-the-bradley-fighting-vehicle
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