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David Moyes

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  1. £800m contract for WCSP appears to have been signed: https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:189826-2020:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0
  2. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Legend of Wolfgang The Fast-Food Man During the Cold War Wolfgang Meier became a legend to the BAOR (British Army on the Rhine).He owned a fast-food van and made a living following around British units on exercise. No matter how distant or hidden a unit was Wolfgang managed to find them. Soldiers thought he must have been a Soviet spy but turns out he was just bribing other soldiers with packs of Beer.
  3. Challenger 1 Maintenance Schedule Written by Vickers? -------------------------------------------------------- Challenger 1 Structural Test https://www.facebook.com/groups/chally/permalink/2931050650258999/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Project Chaser https://www.facebook.com/groups/chally/permalink/3097827926914603/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Challenger Improvement Program (CHIP) https://www.facebook.com/groups/chally/permalink/3043757718988291/
  4. Challenger 2E Gate Guard - RBSL https://www.facebook.com/groups/chally/permalink/2823443321019733/ ---------------------------------------------------------------- Challenger 2 Turret lift Standard turret weight: 18t~ W/ add-on: 20t~ -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Challenger 2 Hit by 14 RPGs - Iraq ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Challenger 2 Experimental Autoloaders -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Challenger 2 ROSY Demonstration ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Challenger 2 Engine @ 2000bhp? Seems there were multiple tests running the CV12 at 1500bhp and even 2000bhp but engine was limited by TN54 transmission: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chally/permalink/2341430025887734/
  5. MBDA leverages Complex Weapons portfolio in support of British Army CF(L)35 initiative https://www.janes.com/article/94844/mbda-leverages-complex-weapons-portfolio-in-support-of-british-army-cf-l-35-initiative
  6. Ajax deliveries to British Army delayed ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Early Warrior concept:
  7. Israeli-Egyptian relations were improving after the withdrawal from the Sinai peninsula. Enough that the US would allow for the sale of Abrams. I agree that Mk.7 never made it to Egypt but Vickers did try.
  8. Marder-like early experimental Warrior with Chobham. 750hp engine. https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/british-chobham-armour-micv.13467/
  9. Spanish 8x8: https://www.elconfidencial.com/empresas/2020-01-14/defensa-blindados-ejercito-contrato-europa_2409572/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=BotoneraWeb Spain looking into joining Boxer OCCAR Industry thinks Boxer ticks the most boxes Won't buy American. Want full sovereignty and autonomy on parts VBCI and Iveco other contenders
  10. I believe the Aluminium Chieftain used a ballasted faux-turret and later an aluminium turret. Various internet sources say the problems occur when using a heavier steel turret. Pretty sure that MBT-80 and Aluminium Chieftain shared the same hull and steel plates were simply welded to various places rather than an alloy chimera.
  11. Dstl and QinetiQ complete trials to assess a system to protect combat vehicles and their occupants
  12. Challenger 2 getting another batch of 3rd-gen hydrogas suspension: https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:15192-2020:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0
  13. Mk.4 had problems with the aluminium hull wearing out. British testing found this out with MBT-80 but the hull was considered a replaceable part. Vickers then quickly partnered with KMW for the Mk.7 for the Egyptians. Challenger 1's layout is a result of being based on the Chieftain. Challenger 2 is similar because Vickers didn't have the time or money to develop a new hull that would have to compete with the Leopard 2 & M1. CR1 was expected to serve alongside CR2 and having a hull that could share equipment and upgrades was seen as preferable. Also Cheaper.
  14. BAE to Get Green Light for $10 Billion Howitzer Project: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/bae-to-get-green-light-for-dollar10-billion-howitzer-project/ar-BBYxHIM?ocid=st ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Army Now Has Enough Upgraded Abrams Tanks To Equip An Entire Brigade: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/army-now-has-enough-upgraded-abrams-tanks-equip-entire-brigade-109656 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BAE Raven:
  15. Mobile Protected Firepower will use 105mm. Developing "Advanced Multipurpose Round (AMP)":
  16. @alanch90 No gun; the round is just there. Presumably Rheinmetal are suggesting that the turret could be fitted with a 130mm gun. Might interest the Dutch if they are able to re-buy tanks.
  17. Missed this. RBSL's Challenger 2 demonstrator and 130mm round got shown at a Dutch defence expo:
  18. Don't know if this has been mentioned before but apparently Santa Bárbara Sistemas cut costs by replacing titanium armour with steel when making the Leopard 2E: https://www.ejercitos.org/2019/12/24/vcr-8x8-requiem-por-un-sueno/
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