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  1. And where to start if you want to bring the NEXTER and KMW parts closer together? Give them something to tinker around and work together without a greater risk when things doesn't work out. And then the LeoClerc was born. This cooperation is imho nothing which will last for too long, they'll grow together and will get rid of redundant parts.
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    Tanks guns and ammunition.

    Isn`t it finstabilized? It has only 4 fins vs. the 6+ of the other two types, but the fins are larger...
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    And maybe some distant day in the future, even the German Army will get rid of the last TPz Fuchs and replace them with Boxers. With several hundrets to be build for AUS and the UK and probably some hundrets more for Germany as a third and maybe fourth batch (there are still over 700 Fuchs in service, SHORAD is a candidate and the light infantry would love to see some Boxer variants as a Wiesel replacement) the boxer won`t reach a Gav...M113 level but will at least be one of the more successful platforms.
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    Fucking NERA everywhere

    Hey guys, I could use a little reminder after my memory let me down in a chat yesterday. I think that I`ve see a document...or a post here, which stated, that the difference between DU and WC longrods on actual armor is smaller than a RHA comparission might suggest because of the difference between penetration a semi-infinite block of RHA and NERA...adiabatic shear and such. And since my google-fu let`s me down I`m not shure if my memory plays tricks on me. thank you in advance!
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    General AFV Thread

    I fear it`s not the author`s fault: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/arjun-tanks-new-powerful-ammo-developed-by-drdo-labs-in-pune/
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    [New User =]Details of Turkish Best Armoured Units

    Are you shure about this video example? Until now I connected this incident with pictures likes this:
  7. I doubt the folks here belongs to the average reddit users. Thanks God! But since it seems like there is some kind of personal cult around her and logic is no argument for these people. Sadly I lacked the popcorn while I scrolled through reddit but what happend there was really bullshittery at it`s finest. People argued with such a zeal against points where even Mai stated totally different things than in her original articles because "she jumped to the wrong conclusions". Her fiercest proponents are totally stalker material propably manga invested (sry there might be rare exceptions) halfwitted teenagers jerking of to Mais twitter profile. I get triggert by such people. "But Gajin employs er so she must be totally credible!!11!!"
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    Hi, I'm MrCatKK and I cannot Post

    After reading here for two or three years this is maybe my No.2. The throne still goes to Mr. " Being an inventor alone is far greater than anything an engineer like you can be "
  9. TFB came up with a new article and photos of the newest HK433 version. In the last paragraph it is stated that: " No word on if the Steyr-Mannlicher RS556 is still involved in the trials. " This seems to be outdated since Feb 8th. Wether Rheinmetall nor Steyer declared a reson for stepping down from the bidding. While SiG withdrew it`s offer already in Nov. 2017, claiming that the bidding would be rigged in favour of HK ( besides the arguments given by SIG, the no-ITAR requirement alone was sometinhg like the sword of Damocles for the SIG offer) , the comments below the linked blog aticle indicate that Steyer had additional problems with fullfilling the demands in time. For one the RS556 like advertised was to heavy and fared not very well during the earlier KSK trials. Source: http://augengeradeaus.net/2018/02/g36-nachfolge-auch-rheinmetall-steyr-mannlicher-steigt-aus Question in my on mind: Below the article abaut SIG withdrawing the MCX from the biddign it was mentioned that it seems like the MCX had problems with a demand called: " Geschoßvorlagefähigkeit" which essencially means that it must be guaranteed that if the barrel is congested with mud or a projectile, a second shot wont lead to a fatal failure. Any idea if this rumor has some substance? Since certain american people like to do strange things with mud an guns...
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    Aerospace and Ordnance discussion/news.

    I stumbled across this old article: https://www.defenceaviation.com/2008/07/pakda-a-russian-stealth-bomber.html Is the model shown there just an older design stage or something alternative? And people still wonder why ITAR is a dealbreaker for sevral projects in Germany...
  11. (sry more text than pictures - so feel free to lynch me if it`s the wrong place) The MEADS project in Germany is again in motion. After being in stasis and having vanished from the news for nearly a year, the constitution of the new government brought finally some motion in the case. The ontracts for the TLVS (Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem - tactical airdefence system) were already ready to be signed in february 2017, but some weeks later it was announced in aearly march the same year that no contract will be signed before the election. Since it took months to form a new government everything was on ice for roughly 12 months. But a news about a collaboartion between MBDA and Lockheed Martin on march 6th1 was the first sign of new progress. The next news came today from Rheinmetall: http://augengeradeaus.net/2018/03/rheinmetall-macht-druck-entscheidung-fuer-mobile-flugabwehr-fuer-vjtf-2023-soll-schnell-fallen/ Quick and dirty summery: - Rheinmetall is positioning themselves to get their share of the whole air-defence area. They might hope to grap the "big" contract together with their partner Raytheon from MBDA/Lockheed in the last minute. - Besides this amigious plans Rheinmetall is better placed in the SHORAD area where they have already the stationary MANTIS in their product porfolio and mobile versions are seen as a hot contender to replaceme the retired Gepard and Roland systems. Rheinmetall is pressuring the politics here with a reference to the German component of NATO`s VJTF2 in 2023. - According to Rheinmetall a mobile mantis version could be ready in three years - Additionally they are talking about the possibility to combine 40mm airburst ammunition used for example by the AFV Boxer`s AGL and new ballistic computers to counter small UAVs. 1https://www.defensenews.com/land/2018/03/06/long-delayed-german-missile-defense-deal-with-lockheed-mbda-expected-by-years-end/ 2 Very High Readiness Joint Task Force. Since there is a russian but no english wiki article see this for basic info: https://shape.nato.int/nato-response-force--very-high-readiness-joint-task-force
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    General Naval Warfare News/Technology thread.

    Here is a german article or better a summary of the main conclusions of a workshop held during february in Kiel: "Eight theses: U-boat-operatin in a changing underwater area": https://meerverstehen.net/2018/03/15/acht-thesen-u-boot-operationen-in-einem-sich-veraendernden-unterwasserumfeld/ If the google or bing translate fucks it up to much, tell me and I will try to translate the technical terminology gibberish for you.
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    Contemporary Western Tank Rumble!

    Very Inelegant solution: https://imgur.com/a/Sb47F
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    Contemporary Western Tank Rumble!

    sry it was too tempting...
  15. German H&K G28 M110A1 new marksman rifle for U.S. army infantry https://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/german_hk_g28_m110a1_new_marksman_rifle_for_u.s._army_infantry.html ( I bet TFB got it at least a month ago...) Buuut is the Army really shure it doesn`t want the totally DMR adequate scope the germans are using on it? Well Murrica who got the bigger one? Who?
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