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10 hours ago, LoooSeR said:

Type 74 and Abrams. I thought that Type 74 is smaller

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Type-74 is the size of AMX-30.

when you look at the photo, it’s small. 

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1 hour ago, Conner Webb said:

So the AMX Leclerc’s engine has a mean effective pressure of 32.1 Bar, which equals 465 psi. That’s pretty insane for a Diesel engine of its size.

 

Might as well repost this from the AW forum.

(Thanks @Laviduce for taking the time to incorporate the label in English directly)

The translations I did back then were quite literal since I'm not really a mechanics guy, so it may sound awkward.

Scans comes mainly from 2 books I have.

 

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V8X Hyperbar and the ESM500 gearbox:

 

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Principle scheme of the engine:

 

1) Autoadaptation valve of the turbine
2) Discharge valve
3) Turbine
4) Compressor
5) Air intake regulation valve (secondary combustion chamber)
6) Secondary combustion chamber
7) Cooling unit of air intake

8 Ignition

 

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Kinematic chain:

Didn't tried to translate that one since I'm not too good are reading this kind of diagram.

Ask if you need me translate something in particular.

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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img924/1245/LOi2Ji.jpg

 

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8 hours ago, Alzoc said:

 

Might as well repost this from the AW forum.

(Thanks @Laviduce for taking the time to incorporate the label in English directly)

The translations I did back then were quite literal since I'm not really a mechanics guy, so it may sound awkward.

Scans comes mainly from 2 books I have.

 

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51hH3D8bNjL._SX369_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

 

V8X Hyperbar and the ESM500 gearbox:

 

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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/857/39771262600_5ee8285788_b.jpg

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Principle scheme of the engine:

 

1) Autoadaptation valve of the turbine
2) Discharge valve
3) Turbine
4) Compressor
5) Air intake regulation valve (secondary combustion chamber)
6) Secondary combustion chamber
7) Cooling unit of air intake

8 Ignition

 

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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img923/3503/3qk8mC.jpg

 

Kinematic chain:

Didn't tried to translate that one since I'm not too good are reading this kind of diagram.

Ask if you need me translate something in particular.

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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img924/1245/LOi2Ji.jpg

 

 

My Dad got to see the French engine in action back in the 90's. He said it was pretty insane how quickly it got up to full power.  

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   Chiefs still in service. From 4:21 - view inside and it appears they swapped original engine for something more normal, maybe even T-72 engine V-84, as tak have exhaust located on the left part of the hull. Hull ammoracks near driver also can be seen.

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https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/british-army-reveals-more-miv-details-including-pr/

 

  • 500 Boxer MIV will be purchased.
  • 10 year support contract included.
  • Total program cost ~$5.4 billion.
  • 4 variants: APC, Ambulance, C&C, Equipment support (maintenance).
  • They want domestic systems.
  • They don't want turreted vehicles, or ones with mortars.
  • To remain serviceable for 40 years.

Seems that the average price for this thing is north of $10 million dollars, judging by this contract and the Australian one. Not bad. 

I would however suggest perhaps taking a hit there, slashing the price in half at least and buy perhaps a Piranha, and invest the rest of the money in upgrading the obsolete tank fleet.

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