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  1. Basically, this armament would be quite good. But in my opinion, replacing the 100mm+30mm combination is still a mistake. The original armament is excellent, especially the 2A70 with very effective HE shells. 30mm may be a problem, it needs a solution for its poor AP performance, but that shouldnt be that hard to solve. But here is another question: What is the point of the whole Kurganets-25 project then? It doesnt have any real advantages over this modernized BMP-3, and is massively more expensive... This also applies to the comparison with BMP-3 Dragun.
  2. Well, my comment was primarily about the aesthetics of the Oplot. One of the ugliest tanks in the last ~30 years, along with the TR-125. Other than that, it isnt that a bad tank, but definitely has lots of design flaws. Oplot has quite excellent armor, but the VT-4 has better mobility, and is lightyears ahead in terms of sights and electronics. And probably far more reliable. BTW, one thing I noticed, what is wrong with Oplots steering system? It is so jerky in turns. Almost like overloaded skid steer loaders. It has similar transmission to T-64/72/80, but those older tanks turn far more smoothly.
  3. "Best tank in the universe" looks like a pile of trash compared to VT-4 The chinese machine at least look like a proper tank, not heaps of metal junk cobbled together. Thailand is satisfied with them, so wants to buy even more VT-4s: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1610530/army-seeks-approval-for-more-vt4-tanks
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    T-80 Megathread: Astronomical speed and price!

    Depends which T-80... GTD equipped versions: 4 speed (I: 16km/h, II: 32 km/h, III: 48km/h, IV: 70km/h) UD: similar 7 speed as T-64/72
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    On the other hand, what you were trying to say, also applies to this model, 172.10.100sb turret was also used by T-72B in the beginning. It is very similar to the final 172.10.113sb variant. (what are the differences btw?)
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Sorry that I meddle in this, but on that photo, is not a T-72B. Late T-72A from 1983.
  7. Very very nice! I guess same 2A80 gun-mortar as in 2S31? Is this vehicle a production variant, or prototype?
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    Future of AFVs

    This one was lucky: (btw, note the pressure! Imagine this in a tank!)
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    DRDO; India's Porsche

    No doubt it is. I usually watch these videos just to have fun. I know that these are full of bullshit. But since the Arjun is indeed so bad... The video might not contain so many errors
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    DRDO; India's Porsche

    Arjun... I wouldnt be surprised if all of this were true: