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Rheinmetall – MBT 130 mm Gun fitted to Challenger 2 LEP
Also shows a larger armour array fitted to the turret. Not sure if this is for LEP or RBSL looking to export or to increase scope of LEP:
Challenger 2 ATDU - Early 90's
British Companies to Manufacture Military Vehicles in Algeria?
An editorial in a Spanish newspaper mentions that British companies are setting up to manufacture military vehicles in Algeria.
I haven't heard anything about this is British news and Algeria seems focused on buying German (Fuchs-2, Boxer, Lynx 41? Gladius kit). I wonder if this is Rheinmetall/KMW working through RBSL/WFEL/others to avoid German/EU regulations?
Serge reacted to skylancer-3441 in Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV
I've made some 50 screenshots, all uploaded to twitter
- all could be seen on one page there:
(Though this website used downscaled 1200pix version of those 1920x1080 screenshots,
so in case one wants 1920pix images, it's easier to download them by opening my posts directly at Twitter. Or one could manually add ":large" after ".png"/".jpg" to every image link)
And there is another video, released 12 hours later:
and some 20 screenshots were also posted on Twitter, starting from this tweet:
Another video, unfortunately w/ Korean hardsubs:
dozen of screenshots were posted there:
Half a dozen screenshots from Arirang video were posted there:
Two more interior pics from elsewhere:
Serge got a reaction from Beer in United States Military Vehicle General: Guns, G*vins, and Gas Turbines
Yes. They are.
Serge got a reaction from Sovngard in The Soviet Tank Thread: Transversely Mounted 1000hp Engines
Because, BMD chassis are not optimised for surrogate operations.
One point is the maintenance wich must be made from the outside.
Serge reacted to Sovngard in French flair
Development of a 8-tonne reconnaissance amphibious tracked vehicle (ERAC) was launched in 1960.
The use of a fin-stabilized shaped charge projectile as main anti-tank round was deemed obvious given the performance achieved with the 90 mm shell.
The project consists of a D 739 gun firing a 105 mm projectile with a steel body designed to be fired under higher pressure (2100 kg/cm²) with a muzzle velocity of 850 m/s.
The static firing trials in 1962 and the ERAC prototype the following year fall short of expectations ; the accuracy is barely acceptable and the armor penetration is mediocre compared to the caliber.
Meanwhile, the ERAC project is cancelled and its successor, the ECA (Engin de Combat Amphibie : amphibious fighting machine) didn't have any more luck.
The AMX-10 RC also used a fin-stabilized shaped charge projectile but with a superior ballistic performance (1100 m/s).
- MAREST, M, TAUZIN, M, COMHART T9 ; L'armement de gros calibre, Centre des hautes études de l’armement Division Histoire, Paris, 2008.
Serge reacted to Slakrrrrrr in French flair
Some people know about the French ERAC (Engin de Reconnaissance Amphibie de Combat), not to be confused with Engin de Réaction Anti-Chars:
It's an amphibious light tank from the early '60s, but apparently it didn't end with this vehicle. New photos have been added somewhat recently on chars-francais.net of a second, albeit similar vehicle:
No additional information is revealed, but the mounted gun is quite obviously larger than on the first one. Both vehicles are labeled "ERAC 105mm", yet the website claims the gun to be the 90mm DEFA D 914.
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Recently refurbished NM-116 outside the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum in Oslo:
This vehicle is part of the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum's collection, and has been on display at Setermoen for several years, despite being in need of refurbishment. Major Geir Lyftingsmo (Chief of vehicles and engineering equipment at the Norwegian Armed Forces Museums) organized a collaborative project between Panservenner ("friends of armoured vehicles"), the Historical Military Vehicles Association (HMKF), Veteran meets Veteran and the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum, and on July 2, a newly refurbished NM-116 was handed over to the museum.
Torgeir Løvold, chairman of Panservenner, says the project was successful, and that over 400 hours have been spent on the job. The project required tenacity and patience. The museum would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts. A thanks also goes to the Norwegian Armed Forces competence center for logistics and operational support (FKL) for the transport of the vehicle.
Following the success of this project, the partners have already embarked on the next project, an NM135 which they plan to make ready for the next Veteran's Day.
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Longer post in sevral parts.
Rosomak wheeled IFV and APC in Afghanistan. Between 2006 and 2014 to Afhganistan where sent 181 "Rosomak's" so 1/3 of overal production between 2005 and 2014. Maksimum number vehicles in Afhganistan where 134. More then 20 where totall loses, and 40 was heavy damages.
Couple of the pictures below (opspec ones anf whit fallen soilders will be not posted.)
Famous blue on blue, 30mm APFSDS from other Rosomak, whole turret penetration, no KIA and what was mirracle no WIA o.O:
After small AP mine (soviet green parrot propably)
After 2x PG-7, no KIA sevral light WIA, home made bar amrour mostly faild:
PG-7: No KIA light WIA
Sevral diffrent APCs after light IED:
Damage vehicle taking home, after exams - totall los (bent hull and frame structures):
Damege gun station after PG-7 hit and others hits: (again - no KIA )
Side armour after hit:
IED no KIA:
IED no KIA, WIA:
Massive IED, KIA and WIA:
Massive IED KIA and WIA:
Huge IED but no KIA, after that vehicle canibalizated and blow up in A-stan:
Massive IED. Sevral heavy WIA no KIA:
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T-72B3, T-80BVM and T-90M top view