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3 minutes ago, Karamazov said:

Remind me, what are these tube?

   Not sure, people here claimed that it is for misfired shells.

   Although carrying one of those thigns outside of armor isn't optimal IMO, snipers with tracer rounds could make those things a fire hazard.

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1 hour ago, LoooSeR said:

   Not sure, people here claimed that it is for misfired shells.

Yes

1 hour ago, LoooSeR said:

   Although carrying one of those thigns outside of armor isn't optimal IMO, snipers with tracer rounds could make those things a fire hazard.

They must know the tube is full. 

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29 minutes ago, Serge said:

They must know the tube is full. 

   They don't need to, just fire at that thing while you are spraying optics, heh. Also, fragmentation from RPGs/ATGMs are a thing.

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It’s a little bit more complex. 

Ignition of a shell is not simple. The tube focuses the explosion to a request direction. So I’m not sure the turret will suffer damage. 

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Interesting indeed the side picture shows just how much volume is available for side armor (not counting externally mounted ERA), perhaps they are aiming for total protection (except for the back) against ATGMs with tandem warheads?

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On the other hand, in this model the crew sits just below the turret, being able to access it to solve malfunctions.

Seeing the side skirts and the wheels i imagine that the vehicle is not well suited for off-road maneuvers.

Also this might be the worst thought place to store drones:
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On 8/20/2019 at 11:37 AM, LoooSeR said:

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Not experimental, this is a standard operational improvement. After the Namer gone active at big quantities, all the older HAPCs were retasked and improved for their new roles. Take a look at recent Nagmachon photos, they have some new parts installed.

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21 hours ago, LoooSeR said:

  About a week ago Namer was put into position to warm its belly

 

This helps the digestion of its prey.

 

21 hours ago, Serge said:

So, the rear ramp door can open even when upside down. 

 

Fortunately.

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4 hours ago, DogDodger said:

Going a bit old school in Virginia over the weekend:

 

Took me a while to figure it out, but the vehicle that first appears at 0:57 would seem to be UDI's test rig for the Advanced Assault Amphibian Vehicle, a project that would become the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (which GDLS won the contract to further develop.)  I am surprised this thing is still around and in private hands.

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