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  1. How aps will protect you from artillery?! In mass artillery strike, with hundreds of rounds fired if only 1percent is precision guided how aps gonna help? Or when 50kg high explosive is coming from above is aps gonna help? In mechanized warfare we all talk about armor which protects from tank rounds and missiles which are fired horizontally but no one is worried about artillery and top attack munitions or threat from air (which also includes artillery) ? Is not that true that most armored and non armored vechiles are destroyed by non dedicated anti tank means?!
  2. http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/egypt-ah-64e-apache-attack-helicopters-and-related-equipment-and-support?fbclid=IwAR3nfSkD4HGke4l04cbYYtKU593FbZ1AYOEcs9-Kp96iToHIVsh7__uAwF8 Egypt buying apaches. Reason claimed on media is that ka52 has technical issues.
  3. Is not that apc based on t80ud?! I got somewhere its drawings, hope i will find it. Bmp64 has internal volume of about 10m3. Marder should have the same no? Bradley got 10m3 too. Still dont understand, is that ukrainians or germans and americans who are lieing?! Or maybe t64 drivetrain is too light which allows them to increase percentage of total weight used on armor. Do you know, Is not steel rha density 8t/m3?
  4. My 1cent thoughts about ifv/apc protection. Protection from the low calibre cannons can be easily achived from the front. Rough calculations. Most western ifvs have hull with height of 1.5m and 2m wide 100mm steel plate 1.5 meters high and 2meters wide will weigh 2.5tons. Take in mind that this 100mm plate will be at some angle and if it is made with more advanced materials then just steel, protection will be higher then 100mm rha. Here is uk bmp64. Size almost same as marder Weight 35t (same as marder) Armor 300 front, 80 sides (Marder armor unknown?!) https://goo.gl/images/ihTrpx Germans are lying about puma stanag protection i think, they should exceed it Those are my thoughts which depend on steel density (8t/m3). Any bashing will be highly appreciated
  5. Why? Independent axle with subframe, suspension and everything but the wheels and tires and load capacity with 15 tons weighs 1 ton. Tires and wheels capable of 7.5 ton weighs 200-300 kg. Transmission for trucks with max 3000 nm input weighs about 500kg compared to renk transmission for trucked vechiles which for 60 ton machine weighs more then 2 tons. And wheeled vechiles multiply torque by axles and wheelhubs. So for 4 axles and 8 tires with weight of 6 ton gives you capacity to carry 55-60 tons. Ok there are driveshafts that are not used in track vechile, but those weigh not too much (i dont know how much but each maybe max 100kg). for 4axle you need 3 of them. Also because of torque multiplication and low resistance from wheels you gonna need less powerful engine then on tracked ?! (Maybe) https://www.tatratrucks.com/trucks/customer-segment-catalog/defence/more-trucks/8x8-high-mobility-heavy-duty-chassis/ this chassis with everything weighs 13 tons, but on it you got frame (tatra frame with it tube is robust but weighs too much) which is unnecessary on heavy vechiles. Any approximate weight of suspension of tracked vechiles of 60 tons?
  6. Thanks for information. What about other automotive components? Do we know anything about them?
  7. Does anyone know about amx 13 engine? Was it boxer or opposed piston (like 5td)? In wiki they say it was opposed piston but engine has crank in the middle.
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