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  1. Hmmmm No Burnie Tasmania. (Elphinestone factory, Sential 2 - land 400 phase 2 contestant)
  2. Considering the local pollution, i sure hope the foam is mostly harmless, because if it cant handle the foam, it cant handle holland
  3. Another MBT APS, not suitable for use near infantry, so not suitable for IFV etc
  4. If they can get it work. 2xxx series has about 50% improvement over 5083 for ballistic resistance.
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    Boeing T-7A

    This is a big win for SAAB. The T38 was operational for 60years, so the T-7 could also be in operation until the end of manned fighters! Marketing wise, there are also interesting possibilities, Saab marketing to euro centric states, Boeing marketing for rest of globe. Perhaps a lot of porting from gripen/super hornet to T7A cab also occur for other operators.
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    Boeing T-7A

    https://www.boeing.com/defense/t-7a/ I know its not Northrop, but it reminds me of a scaled down YF-17 with only 1 engine. A spiritual successor to the T-38. Ie T38-F5-YF17-FA18-FA18F-T7A
  7. back of napkin cals a 100g cartridge of explodium is about 25mm dia and 185mm long, at 2.30 MJ/kg is about 230KJ An APFSDS might also be 25mm, if we very very crudely approximate the energy at 200mm offset, we get 1/66th of the energy available to induce some yaw, so thats about 3.5KJ. lets drop it down to 2.5kJ. This is approximately 5 baseball bat hits. but time left for momentum of yaw to take effect is perhaps 8m distance divided by 1600 m/s, so 1/200th of a second. so, yeah, thats enough to introduce some yaw, not much, but probably enough for 2-4 degrees of yaw.
  8. I don't think that represents how tanks would use DU as an armour. Thats more academic level study.
  9. dunno about that, if a computer can intercept a nasty at 800m/s, it can intercept a nasty at 1,600m/s question is, does the intercept reduce said nasty's penetration. Obviously an ATGM is far more fragile to attack than a solid rod of tungsten/DU etc.
  10. the best tank and being the benchmark tank often are quite different. Leopard 2 is a "better" tank than the T90/T72. doesn't mean that the T90/T72 isn't the global benchmark tank. Abrams is probably a "better" tank than a Leopard 2, doesn't mean that the Leopard 2 isn't the western benchmark tank. Egypt is supposedly buying some T90, despite getting near free Abrams, whatever the politics, I suppose ongoing costs are also large. just how much training can a non oil state afford with an Abrams.
  11. yeah, you are right. I'll just have to be patient, and wait for a photo to come up. Australia and UAE both seem to have M230LF, UAE's are thought to be mounted on an THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle. https://johnmenadue.com/mike-scrafton-facilitating-repression-abandoning-values/ but this is off-topic, although M230LF is an USA (Californian) product?
  12. Whatever is accessible in the front. Is design with hinges for easy accessibilty.
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