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In 1988 Germany developed a concept for a tank with two crew men. In order to test whether it's possible for only two crew men to operate a tank effectively, a Leopard 1 and a Leopard 2 were modified.
Field trials were held in 1990 and subsequently it was concluded to be a viable concept in 1992. The project was however canceled, because the downfall of the Soviet Union meant, that a new battle tank was no longer needed. Furthermore Israel stealing submarines and reunification meant that the budget was not sufficient either.
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In 1995 a concept for a whole family of armored vehicles(SPAAG, MBT, IFV) was developed, where the MBT would be manned by two man, just like the Panzerkampfwagen 2000. A prototype was build and tested in 1997. However a further budget cut lead to the cancellation in 1998. Wegmann desgin: Turret + autoloader:
Diehl developed an APS for this tank: AWiSS
Hull length = 8,67m
Full width = 3,98m
Width between the tracks = 3,5m
Height = 2,71m
The intended combat weight for the complete tank was between 55t and 77t.
Can anyone calculate the the cross section areas and the protection levels for the front and the side, assuming mid-90s filler materials were used?
Thanks for your attention!
i personally support it, by finding the KGB Felix Dzerzhinsky greatly improved state scurrility both inside the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and abroad (their jurisdiction was only domestic, but they kept the internationally influential people safe at night) a dedicated defender of both the Revolution and all the Soviet peoples what do you think of this news?