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3 hours ago, Bronezhilet said:

My biggest point against it is: If you can initiate the ERA with the impact from the warhead, you can initiate the warhead with the same impact.  And wouldn't that completely negate the whole system?

I was under the impression that the main warhead has a special delay to allow the precursor to initiate the ERA and make sure the flyer plate is gone.

If that is the case, then the charges striking the main warhead should react faster than the time it takes the fuse to activate the warhead.

There is no computer here, no electronics. The ERA has the minimal possible delay, as it uses an impact fuse. 

Warhead gets perforated and thus cannot form a jet.

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9 minutes ago, Mighty_Zuk said:

I was under the impression that the main warhead has a special delay to allow the precursor to initiate the ERA and make sure the flyer plate is gone.

If that is the case, then the charges striking the main warhead should react faster than the time it takes the fuse to activate the warhead.

There is no computer here, no electronics. The ERA has the minimal possible delay, as it uses an impact fuse. 

Warhead gets perforated and thus cannot form a jet.

Ninja'd the answer. ;)

 

To the best of my knowledge there's no delay between the precursor and main charge. The space between the precursor and main charge should be enough to get the flyer plates out of the way.

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6 hours ago, SH_MM said:

ADS, formerly known as AMAP-ADS, has apparently be renamed to RAP (Rheinmetall Active Protection):

 

http://www.ads-protection.org/

Not really. The domain is still "ADS-something", and they refer to the product as ADS practically everywhere. They only changed the company's name, not the product's. 

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2 hours ago, Mighty_Zuk said:

Not really. The domain is still "ADS-something", and they refer to the product as ADS practically everywhere. They only changed the company's name, not the product's. 

 

They just haven't finished replacing ADS with RAP at all places (or they replaced ADS too often). Take a look at the menu titles on the product page: "RAP functional principle", "RAP development" and "RAP series production".

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Trophy from way back when it was still tested without the autoloader.

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An interesting video about Trophy and the US's decision-making, that shows just how little contact even the most relevant bodies may have with the industries they're working with, which I believe could be both very easily fixed, and seriously hampers in my opinion, their capability to plan for the future.

I hope this is something the Futures Command will be able to fix.

 

The video is courtesy of..... Mike Sparks...

 

 

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