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Kal

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    Israeli AFVs

    Sure, if a win win deal could be reached. But it may not meet their particular requirements. 40mm starts being too large to cost efectively shoot at infantry, but too small to shoot at fortifications/AFVs The bigger the main round gets, the more useful the secondary gun becomes.
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Not surprised. After EuroTiger, Aus defense is a little touchy about ready to go hardware.
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Lithuanian boxers use Raphael unmanned weapon station. So thats a solution. Poland is not even allowed to add it own excellent ceramic ERA to its second hand leo 2. We had issues upgrading the leo 1. I expect the modular nature of the boxer makes 3rd party components more contracturally OK when limited to just the module, but the Germans are aggressively possessive about vehicles they "sell"
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Lynx vs Boxer
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    2 vehicles to be shortlisted (Because 3 is too many to understand and explain)
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    http://www.defence.gov.au/dmo/Multimedia/LAND400_CloseCombatStoryboard-9-5562.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjAlLfy0N7bAhVDNJQKHe0lCtkQFjAAegQIABAB&usg=AOvVaw314kki6PRMkDsI_6MJLC17 Land400 storyboard
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    General AFV Thread

    Why place the gunners sights where a bit of gun elevation will blind it to precisely what it is shooting at?
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    What is the likelyhood of singapore bionix ifv apc entry?
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    The australian hard rock underground mined are an abusive vehicle environment, rockier than Golan or Afghanistan. And generally full of sulphide ores that rapidly corrode alumunium etc. The miners get paid bonus by production, and drive the vehicles rough and hard. Sure the componentry is designed for serviceability (not arms resistence) but the general construction of bisalloy high strength and high hardnesd steels, along with diesel and hydraulic expertise, equates to a solid foundation for manufacturing competency. I doubt that Canberra cares but 67% Australian content implies superior uptime and training results for the users. Train hard, drive hard, perform well.
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    The sentinal ii was a more realistic solution than procurement could comprehend. Elphinestone tasmania had made about 5,000 underground vehicled over the past few decades. I used to drive a 2900 loader. The bucket and other components would probably be bissaloy armour plate, the body more general steel. Vehicle weight empty 50 tonnes Vehicle weight loaded 67 tonnes Elphinstone Tasmania may not know how to design weapons, but their ability to manufacture off road machines that are tank weight, and used in highly abusive environments was excellent.
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