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    Britons are in trouble

    It was also narrower - 100/107 inches according to this diagram from Raport WTO 2002-12 (article on AUSA-2002): photos:
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    speanking of TH-495 variants and from romanian magazine "Știință și Tehnică" 1993-06:
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    Contemporary Western Tank Rumble!

    IFV Task Force Study results (1978-04), chapter VIII (Appendices), Appendix E - BRL Vulnerability Analysis of the IFV concepts, page 2. More there
  4. About two and a half years ago i've stumbled across some russian book about western IFVs, which apparently was a mere compilation of articles from western magazines translated into russian. There was a mention of some 58-ton heavy IFV, called SAIFV, which was described as vehicle baised on Abrams chassis, and they also claimed that a prototype was biult and tested. (which seems dubious to me now) Than, two years ago, I've stumbled across this article about SAIFV https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-u-s-army-wanted-to-replace-the-bradley-38-years-ago-dffb6728dd11 which has 3 drawings - "artist conceptions". Than, half a year ago I was reading some US DOD bidget hearings transcripts about MICV/IFV development, and stumbled across mentions of 50-55 metric tons $800,0000 - 1,000,000 SAIFV of Crizer study, and than I've googled a Mobility analysis of IFV task force alternatives (1978-07) report (which is allmost the same as Appendix D of that report which is described below). Unfortunatelly there weren't any proper pictures, (and also i've thought that those 3 drawings from medium.com article are modern "artist conceptions", not one from 1978). Than several things happend in the right time and place, which invlolved twitter, AUSA-2018, NGCV-OMFV, and author of that arcticle at medium.com, and when I asked him about that article - it turned out that there is a report about SAIFV, which is readily available on the internet there http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16635coll14/id/56079/rec/1 884 pages, with 7 normal chapters and chapter 8 which consists of 6 appendices. cost figures from Appendices F and B: things like those cost figures, coupled with deceiving percents like this (Ch. IV p.17): (there were also other versions mentioned in Senate hearings of FY1978-1980s - 91.6%, 92%, 95%, and also they've mentioned soviet motorized rifle division instead of tank regiment) apparently saved Bradley. Although in 1979 those $370,000 turned out to be $472,000 (in same FY1978 dollars), - and later according to FY1983 bidget hearings - $1,350,000 (which is about $880,000 in 1978 dollars). ... btw, GAO's report "Army's Proposed Close Combat Armored Vehicle Team" (12 dec 1977) has following thing on page 23: and that was BFV project manager's responce (hearings on military posture and h.r. 10929, part 2 of 7, p.183) several mounths later (somewhere in feb-apr 1978):
  5. from article "Advanced Integrated Propulsion Systems (AIPS) for Future Main Battle Tank (FMBT)" Feb/Mar 1983
  6. One may also remember this render: and this one too: or just usual arrangement in Stryker with antimine seats: so - it seems to me like there is now a driver, than 1 person behind him, than 5 seats for dismounts on the left side, 1 person on the right side behind engine compartment, and 4 seats for dismounts behind him and this passageway is gone - well, not that empty anymore, to be precise and btw it seems like they removed this hatch:
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    Israeli AFVs

    It seems to me that Waronline does not allows unregistered users to see attachments in full scale, only prewiews which are downsized to width of 100 pix, so - could someone please reupload that to Imgur or smth?
  8. NGCV CFT panel at AUSA 2018 /I'm kinda curious as to what those people had to say when they heard about T-15 with 57mm/
  9. Apparently both Stykers - A1 30mm and other one with MCAS turret - were displayed at AUSA with their ramps open, so visitors coud've seen what's inside but for some reason it's rather hard to find photos with rear-ends of those vehicles, let alone (proper) photos of their interriors
  10. ... ... https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/ausa-2018-close-50mm-super-gun-photos/
  11. https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/ausa-2018-options-open-ngcv-smaller-may-/ https://twitter.com/nicholadrummond/status/1049775563559317504 from this twitter post
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

  13. https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/ausa/2018/10/10/decision-coming-soon-on-who-will-build-prototypes-for-a-new-army-light-tank/ https://www.armyrecognition.com/october_2018_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/leonardo_drs_and_rafael_test_lighter_trophy_vehicle_protection_system_for_smaller_platforms.html
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    and photo from AUSA-2018 apparently there are 8 seats again another photo from twitter:
  15. from this twitter post from this twitter post and another one and photo of what appears to be some other version of Stryker
  16. and from this page http://achatespower.com/achates-power-and-cummins-develop-leap-ahead-capability-for-the-us-army-ground-combat-fleet/ some info on this engine:
  17. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181008005240/en/AeroVironment-General-Dynamics-Land-Systems-Join-Forces also from twitter: . /well, this thing is even more interesting than my (wrong) guess about MCAS/ and this collage:
  18. it seems to me that MCAS turrret was described there as one "with embedded growth to 50mm". So, maybe they will show this turret with Bushmaster III?
  19. https://forum.snipershide.com/threads/modern-day-marine-2018-updated-with-day-3-pictures.6904078/ some user uploaded bunch of photos made at that MDM-2018 exhibition /unfortunatelly, full-scale photos are available only to users of that snipershide forum, and also for some reason i was unlucky in my attempt to make an acount there/