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Willy Brandt

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  1. Maybe but for most military applications you dont need subsonic ammo esp one that fits into existing magazines and guns, which end up blowing the gun up. Suppressors are great for the military and so on but a bigger cartridge with less speed, more recoil, less penetration, less range, less mag capacity, more weight and which can easily chamber into existing system and blow them up makes me question why you would want something like that. Maybe the SEALS will find them useful but still why do you want them? Just for clearing houses with with some poor fellas in it with no armor on? Blasting them with 2-3 5.56 rounds will do the job probably fine. But for this sole job getting a new gun in a new caliber? Colour me very sceptical. The same with 6.5mm Creedmoor or whatever they want their new sniper rifles in and that .338 Normie machine gun round. Maybe you can try to convince me but 5.56, 7.62 and .338 Lapua/.300 Win Mag seem to do the job just fine.
  2. @Sturgeon H&K is trying the .300 PDW like FN did with their PDW SCAR.
  3. Non-exploding infantry hardware thread.

    Rheinmetall has won the first request for proposals for preliminary studies relating to European Union defence research financed by the EU’s European Defence Union. Under the GOSSRA project, studies will be conducted into developing an open reference architecture as the basis of EU-wide standardized soldier systems. This includes electronics, voice and data communication, software solutions, man-machine interfaces, sensors and effectors. So no complete system but the standards for other systems. But Plugs, formats etc.
  4. StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    Article in French about MGCS (Leopard 3/Leclerc 2): end of 2018 results of the studies for the MGCS 2020 first prototype built talk about 6 different concepts 2025 first order and trials 2030 introduction into the german army 2040 for the french army (the want to keep upgraded Leclercs till 2040)
  5. StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    A nice article about the KMW AGM/RCG 155: http://www.esut.de/esut/archiv/news-detail-view/?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=762&cHash=d67ea2db0a71e791f642760bced3ebe3 12,5t weighs the AGM module alone 37t on Boxer. Boxer needs some changes to its wheels and its running gear but still can change the mission module from AGM to others and back. needs only a crew of 2! and could be used via remote control already! No supports needed. So very low setup time. MRSI and shoot and scoot capable. 8 rounds a minute. Not sure about ammo storage. Las i heard was 30. A400M transportable 35t transport weight/empty instead of the 56t PzH2000 Not so sure about maintenance if you have only 2 guys. Also realoding and securing the area. But if you still only use 3 guys you save 2 others that can do something else. Some remarks about MGCS (all probably already known): 40-45t max weight Autoloader and less crew.
  6. The deadline for delivering the offers was this thursday. This means that H&K with 433 and the 416A7/8/9/10.... is left and maybe: Thales with their F90 Haenel with their CR556 They indicated their interest but not sure if they followed through.
  7. StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    If you have better numbers show them also DONAR/AGM isnt the PzH 2000. Donar is only a artillery module. Maybe in the Ceasar number are the R&D costs and service costs. Again if you find better numbers pls post them.
  8. The Plot thickens.... @Sturgeon Steyr Mannlicher and Rheinmetall are apparently out of the German Army Rifle contract.
  9. StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    The only numbers i could find were for the Croatian and Qatari contract. Both were used ones from the German Army so maybe yes its cheaper used than a fresh Ceasar. And the numbers of Ceasar are far less and streched over a longer time than the PzH2000 ones. 150-200 ceasars and 350 PzH2000s
  10. StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    Probably still cheaper than a full PzH2000. A Iveco Trakker costs used 63k and up with the extra axle and in the military version without all the service stuff probably around 100k-150k + the spares,training, service etc. For Artillery Gun Module maybe a 2 million and up + service, training, ammo Ceasar costs 5 Million. PzH2000 between 4.5 and 6 million maybe less the same with Ceasar if you subtract the service "stuff" and look how much it costs during peak production. Maybe @SH_MM can say/find something about the price of the AGM.
  11. StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    On the Slovenian Boxers: How long did the Procurment decision take Slovenia? The Brits are still looking.....
  12. StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    https://www.armyrecognition.com/singapore_airshow_2018_latest_news/new_kmw_155m_artillery_gun_module_mounted_on_truck_chassis_at_singapore_airshow_2018.html The Ceasar from the other side of the Rhine. A400M transportable. 360 degree firing arc. 30 rounds. 1 minute setup time. MRSI at 12km. between 30 and 40km range with HE.
  13. @Sturgeon The final 4 for the Estonian Rifle Contract submitted their offers http://www.leta.lv/eng/defence_matters_eng/defence_matters_eng/news/839C353D-958F-4AC6-96B2-B34E12E881B6/ Sig HK LMT POF
  14. So what is so new about the AK-12 and AK-15? The AEK has its balanced action. So what is the new thing besides 1913 rails?
  15. StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    @SH_MM Speaking of Boxer... Any infos when MIV and Land400 will finally select a Winner? Also how did you get your hands on the Boxer Video? Its not listed.....
  16. StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    I really want to know how they got to 500 Million. Is it money that still needs to be spend? Or is it just all the upgrades and logistics (7,62mm coax, MELLS, IDZ ES, SVFua, TSWA, spares, ammo, training till 2023 etc) summed up? Or some sort of in between? Because alot of the upgrades are already ordered. So the 500 million wouldnt be only spend on 40 Pumas but on most ot all the Pumas. https://www.rheinmetall.com/de/rheinmetall_ag/press/news/latest_news/index_12160.php https://www.pressebox.de/pressemitteilung/rheinmetall-ag/Rheinmetall-Auftrag-im-MELLS-Programm-im-Wert-von-35-Mio-Euro/boxid/272865 https://www.rohde-schwarz.com/de/news-und-presse/pressebereich/pressemitteilungen-detailseiten/taktische-kommunikation-mit-svfua-rohde-schwarz-stattet-bundeswehr-mit-modernen-softwarebasierten-funksystemen-aus-pressemitteilungen-detailseite_229356-452548.html 260 mio + 35 mio + 80,9 mio=375,9 mio
  17. The USMC and USAF want the Army CSASS too. https://taskandpurpose.com/army-marine-corps-sniper-rifle/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
  18. General AFV Thread

    So how much ammo is ready in the vehicle and how much would be in the "side armor"? I know its Caseless ammo but 40mm is still rather big. Also against what is the frontal armor rated?
  19. The Leopard 2 Thread

    Any pictures to visualize the changes of the Leopard 2`s turret from the A4 through A5 to A7V?
  20. The Leopard 2 Thread

    But then you have to take into account, where to put your loader and how the ergonomics/loading times would suffer. Also maybe were the two small spaces too small for the hydraulics and the other equipment. Its all about balancing certain aspects.
  21. The Leopard 2 Thread

    All i can think of after watching those Leopard 2 Booty shots: "Whats the deal with rearguards?!"
  22. General AFV Thread

    @SH_MM For which kind of Weapon? And is that the Puma on the left board above the Stryker? It seems it can Penetrate the Stryker and the Bradley from the Front so maybe some sort of ATGM? But then aiming for the upper plate of the Abrams? If you shoot it from the front without elevation it wouldnt probably fuze, right? And i think i can see a Marder behind the guy.