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Everything posted by Serge

  1. Israeli AFVs

    The LIC kit. And most important : the under-belly mine protection plate.
  2. General AFV Thread

    This is manual.
  3. To chock the BMP tracks on trailer or train ?
  4. General AFV Thread

    The cost. Sabra upgrade was very expensive. So, leaving the cuppola was seen as interesting. They kept the 12,7 for free.
  5. The Leopard 2 Thread

    Can you use
  6. Lets start a thread about the CV-90. Past, present, futur. Link to the Linström's page about the initial Stridsfordon-90 project : http://www.ointres.se/projekt_strf90.htm An interesting SH-MM post about evolution of CV-90 : And a summary about contenders for the forseen Czech IFV programme : http://below-the-turret-ring.blogspot.pt/2017/08/which-new-ifv-for-czech-army.html?m=1 From a well known blog.
  7. CV-90, why so much love ?

    You have not to be facing a threat to take it into account. Once more : mine protection comes from TMRP-6 probleme.
  8. General AFV Thread

    Both Olifant Mk-1B and Mk-2 armor packages are similar considering there covering. Heavy armor modules stop at the middle of hatches.
  9. CV-90, why so much love ?

    The title comes from a French forum where the topic devoted to CV90 is called "CV90, pourquoi tant d'amour ?" My purpose is not to bash any AFV. My purpose is to collect efficiently, in a dedicated place, informations about CV90 to help anyone to form his own opinion. This is the best to avoid fanboys attitudes. For me, I was very impressed by the Swedish consistency of the programme.
  10. CV-90, why so much love ?

    The introduction of mine protection was the discovering of the TMRP-6 in Yougoslavia. The very purpose of this seat was to enshure the hull low profil by Hagglunds.
  11. CV-90, why so much love ?

    Was-it a common practice just to take into account 50% percentile ?
  12. CV-90, why so much love ?

    Maybe the very first tracked one could have been the Strf-90.
  13. CV-90, why so much love ?

    I don't have such a data.
  14. CV-90, why so much love ?

    The new roof for Strf-90 is 170mm higher. A rebuilt chassis was made at least 5 years ago. To well consider the eight of troop compartment, you must consider seats design first. Bradley, Namer... are using basic seats. CV-90s, like SPz-Puma, are using close to the floor configuration to achieve a very low profil compartment. So, comparison can't be made trough absolute figures but through momentum. By 1998, the Warrior-2000 rear compartment was 50mm higher than the initial MCV-80 one. The Bradley NG is 178mm, the futur Strf-90 will be 170mm.
  15. CV-90, why so much love ?

    Taller than a Bradley : Bradley NG. Raised roof of a forseen Strf-90C upgrade. Mk-III hull.
  16. CV-90, why so much love ?

    Links to inservices CV90 walkaround or articles : - Strf-90C : http://www.primeportal.net/apc/roger_johansson/cv9040/ - LVKV-90C : - BGBV-90 : http://www.primeportal.net/recovery/erik_torp/cv90_arv/ - Norvegian CV-90N : http://www.primeportal.net/apc/vik/cv90_photos.htm - CV-90N upgrade : https://www.tu.no/artikler/her-er-norges-nye-panservogn/222995 - CV-90 stormingeniørnvogn : https://www.tu.no/artikler/her-er-norske-stormingeniorers-nye-framkomstmiddel/222990 - Swiss Char de grenadiers 2000 : - Dutch CV-90 : http://www.primeportal.net/apc/arnout_zaal/cv9035_mkiii/ - Danish IKK : http://www.primeportal.net/apc/michael_rener/cv9035/
  17. DRDO; India's Porsche

    No more hanging cables. This must be a Mk-II improvment.
  18. DRDO; India's Porsche

    Make my day. A friend of mine told how the 155mm Trojan evaluation was made by India. It was an exceptional reverse engeneering organisation.
  19. The former ACV-Puma

    The Armored Combat Vehicle Puma started as a privat-venture betwen Krauss-Maffei and Diehl in 1983. The two first prototypes were ready first in spring 1986 with a Kuka 20mm two men turret and second in autumn with a Diehl 120mm mortar turret. ACV-Puma was intented as an export armored vehicle of the 16-28 t class. By 1983 original concept, it was offered with two engine options (400/600hp) to cope with the level of armor protection asked. The running gear was a mixt of both Leopard-1 and 2 components : - Leo-1 : road wheels, track support rollers, torsion bars and even the driver's seat ; - Leo-2 : track adjuster, cooling system components and sproket hub. It was possible to run the engine outside of its compartment. In 1988, the concept was improved further : - the class range reached 38t ; - the engines offer was 440 or 750hp strong ; - the chassis was now available in two length (5/6 road wheels) and hight/low profil hull (20cm). The ACV-Puma was a contender at the Norwegian IFV programme from 1991 and the Turkish 1987 relaunched TIFV programme. Norway chose CV-90 and Turkey, the AIFV. (If anyone have information about how it was a serious contender, I'm interested) It was also evaluated by the Swiss army in 1991. I don't know if it took part to the Char de grenadiers 2000 programme. In 1983´s concept, the difference betwen the low profil hull and the 20cm higher hight profil hull was obtained by a "box shape vertical raised" rear compartment. With the 1988's design, the front slop is now different to achieve a better ballistic protection. When considering documentations of this period, it's important to note the mine/IED protection was not a priority like today. I'll post soon a scan showing general layout of the troop compartment. It's a Marder/BMP old fashion one with soldiers facing outside. Even if it was not a success at exportation, I think ACV-Puma must be known because of both : - the outdated combat beliefs of the 80's (still vigourous today) ; - and advanced proposal such as the differential hull length from the drawing board. I have a question : Does anyone known if a 6 road wheels chassis was ever built ?
  20. DRDO; India's Porsche

    Arjun, the very first armor-free MBT. The vegan tank.
  21. The former ACV-Puma

    Yes. The Leclerc MBT front section is specificaly the section of French tunnels.
  22. The Leopard 2 Thread

    You have storrage all around the armored roof.
  23. General AFV Thread

    I don't have it but we do have it. I will open one about it. It will help keeping clear material and talks. Look at the T14 thread. I worth to be split because it deels about both K17 and Kurganets-25 too.