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  1. Kal

    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    And furthet details about these cast titanium cassettes? The polish ERA does seem quite a sensible solution, so it would be intetesting to see what they are up to now. (Polish ERA tends to use a high brisance explosive, which is great for defeating the tip of a Shape charge jet, but relies on the cassette assembly to stop bullets from detonating the ERA). it kinda reminds me of a flak jacket with a layer of high explosive glued to the back!
  2. So, an outer layer of 'razors' that look like flimsy steel meant to deform before penetration. A backing layer of cast 'something' in a box. Perhaps its concrete, or a rubber/pebble mix. This could just be some type of externally applied bulging plates armour.
  3. So it looks flimsy, slightly inclined, Is this some type of nera? Using a mesh/slats would've been cheaper just for standoff, so its more than that?
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Not with ifv, apc Same ceramics, Replace lightweighting aluminium, magnesium, titanium, fiberglass with good steel, weight up, armour up, cost down. Take a namer, change the steel to aluminium and the weight would drop drastically. Cost would increase Take a korean k21, change the aluminium to steel, weight would increase, not so much cost.
  5. Kal

    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    To some extent, families of vehicles are also divided in cost class. So namer is a fair comparison, for users who have not airlift as important.
  6. Kal

    Syrian conflict.

    North europeans? South african? Aussie? Their hats look like different origins.
  7. Kal

    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    So, a paper carnival, and a near paper panzer. Is there a disconnect between what australian defense thinks the world will offer. Vs what the world thinks australian defense wants?
  8. Is that a CV90 with twin 120mm mortar with a funky muzzle loading mechanism that make it look like 4 barrels?
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Reminds me of a boat, amphibious capacity. Even if they 'lose' the bulk of land 400 phase 3, they might still get to place 50-100 units. Its a serious contender. Can it swim 12nm?
  10. Kal

    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    That looks a lot wider than standard kf21. Is that nera/era/ floaties on the sides?
  11. Interesting detail there for the door and armour. Any guesses as to what the panel consists of?
  12. Kal

    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Australia has an economy dependant upon moving kit much heavier than a namer over vast distances. A dragline bucket could scoop a namer and have room to spare. Australia would enjoy the safety benefits of a namera class vehicle. But why? The boxers are for our global peacekeeping missions, this next phase is more for defense of australia/png. What vehicles is suitable for both open desert and mountainous forrest? I suspect the korean offering is more applicable to australia than generally considered.
  13. Kal

    Israeli AFVs

    That countryside looks a lot like Australia at the moment