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  1. Come on guys, this LEOCLERCtm is obviously just to show the world that Germans and French can indeed cooperate on tank design, how small and lack of innovation of this LEOCLERCtm is. Let us see what they have in store in a couple years, granted that the cooperation lasts...
  2. barbaria

    General AFV Thread

    Pls post whatever you have on the VT4
  3. barbaria

    Contemporary Western Tank Rumble!

    A true treasure that has been found. Finally some official figures about armor values.
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    I would rather sit in an Abrams being a couple tonnes heavier and a top speed of a few km/h slower, than in a leopard 2
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    I should have said 'not cost effective in replacing/repairing the Armata' If a warhead penetrates the ammo in the autoloader, it will cause such a huge explosion that the turret will be popped of just like any other tank. The turret contains lots of expensive and sensitive electronics, optics and the main gun itself. Such an explosion would probably wreck any electronic or mechanical connection between the crew module and engine which makes repairs difficult and expensive, if not impossible. The most probable outcome of an internal ammo explosion of the Armata will be a total write off of such a tank, only in this case the crew is more likely to survive than lets say a T-90. An M1 Abrams won't suffer an internal ammo explosion and would thus be less expensive and difficult to repair and put in combat after a/couple hits. Of course the Armata will be a tough nut to crack with it's advanced APS and thick side hull armor.
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    IMO the Leopard faces us the viewers with it's turret facing to the left of it's center. The ATGM hit in the area of the main gun ammo stowage and there seems to be no delay between the ATGM exploding and the ammo inside the tank exploding, whatsoever. It still amazes me why virtually every (western) tank designers put half or more of the main gun ammo in the hull. There is not one modern day tank that won't suffer casualties from internal main gun ammo explosion expect for the M1 Abrams. And Armata, but then again it's design isn't cost-effective. 5 soldiers lost their life because of a faulty design. That's 5 too much and especially sad for the one soldier standing in the vicinity of the tank.
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Could also be an M60 or sabra mbt. Anyway, this shows why hull ammo storage is faulty and bustle stored ammo with armored doors and blow off panels a la M1 is the best solution for mbt. Unfortunately the Altay also comes with ammo stored in the hull.
  8. So the warheads are in the crew compartment with the charges in the hull? Also interesting to see that the special amour begins just in front of the crew seats on either side of the hull.
  9. That (commanders/gunners??) sight resembles a lot like the CV90's UTAAS, or the other way around I wonder if the soviet's intended to field thermal imagers with these mbt prototypes..
  10. If I understand it correctly, this thing will blow up the internals of an integrated special armor array and will leave a huge hole in a adapted special armor array? (thnx SH_MM) Will this make backplates even more important to stop the jet from penetrating?
  11. barbaria

    DRDO; India's Porsche

    I retract my posts. Never give DRDO the benefit of the doubt.
  12. barbaria

    DRDO; India's Porsche

    You never know with Indians..
  13. barbaria

    DRDO; India's Porsche

    I meant a 300mm thick plate canted at 60 degrees.
  14. barbaria

    DRDO; India's Porsche

    Or they forgot to mention it's 300mm at 60 degrees angle. But then again the L/D ratio is awfull..
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    DRDO; India's Porsche

    You can see different multiple layers around the driver's hatch, it's barely visible though. It looks to me like multiple layers but I could be wrong.