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The problem with the Nordic Tank Challenge is that it's based too much on work with the simulators. I don't know about the current version, but a few years ago no real tank firing was part of the challenge. Denmark doesn't use "proper" simulators, but instead is using the cheaper professional version of SteelBeasts from eSim Games with special hardware controlls to represent a real tank. That the Norwegian tank crews scored second highest is probably related to Norway also using SteelBeasts rather than using the more professional (and more expensive) simulators from KMW and Rheinmetall.

 

This also sucks a lot for the US tank crews, because they have to use a simulator for the Leopard 2 in several events. However for other challenges (such as driving, maintenance) of the Nordic Tank Challenge, there is a modified grading system to account for the Abrams' own design. IIRC the maintenance takes longer on the Abrams, so they get more points when reaching the same time as Leopard 2 crews.

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Apperently India will bring their T-90S to TB 2017. SAR, Israel and Syria also will participate in Army 2017 challanges, although IDK if they will participate in TB.

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Norway actually purchased a new combat simulator from KMW a few years ago though I'm not sure if it has been delivered yet. Anyway, here are some images from the internal competition that was held in Telemark Bataljon and Panserbataljonen (for some reason IFV crews got to take part in their competition...) prior to Nordic Tank Challenge: 

 

 

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47 minutes ago, Laser Shark said:

Norway actually purchased a new combat simulator from KMW a few years ago though I'm not sure if it has been delivered yet. Anyway, here are some images from the internal competition that was held in Telemark Bataljon and Panserbataljonen (for some reason IFV crews got to take part in their competition...) prior to Nordic Tank Challenge: 

 

 

Welcome to the forum Laser Shark!

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2 hours ago, Laser Shark said:

Norway actually purchased a new combat simulator from KMW a few years ago though I'm not sure if it has been delivered yet. Anyway, here are some images from the internal competition that was held in Telemark Bataljon and Panserbataljonen (for some reason IFV crews got to take part in their competition...) prior to Nordic Tank Challenge: 

 

 

Welcome to SH!

 

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46 minutes ago, Belesarius said:

Annnnd this is why you don't send out a solo tank unsupported in an urban environment.

 

Look closer, there are several Humvees near it.

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5 hours ago, Xoon said:

Welcome to the forum Laser Shark!

 

3 hours ago, Belesarius said:

Welcome to SH!

 

 

Thanks for the warm welcome!

 

37 minutes ago, Andrei_bt said:

From a new Predator -

What type of APC is this?

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I believe it might be a GPV Colonel. 

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IMI debuts C-Lynx system which is a light version of the truck-based Lynx.

The C-Lynx can mount 8 tubes of 122mm Accular rockets, which are downsized variants of the 160mm Accular designed for the Lynx. 

Dubbed Accular 12, they maintain a slightly lower range of 35km and an accuracy of 10m CEP, as they are GPS guided.

Primary role for the C-Lynx would be pocket artillery for airborne special forces who at the moment can only transport various mortars via air-drops or sling.

 

IMI_introduces_C_Lynx_lightweight_multip

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