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31 minutes ago, ZloyKrolik said:

Wow. I wonder what is the longest active service AFV?

The only one that comes to mind in competition with the M8 is the T-34.  SU-100 is up there too, but still just a year younger overall.

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On 6/13/2018 at 1:42 PM, Lord_James said:

How does the M551 based “Elke weapon test bed” reload? I saw it has a crew of 2, so unless they’re going the 1930s France route of tank design, it must have an autoloader... right? 

 

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The ELKE test bed like many of its experimental cousins mounted the ARES "Super 75" 75mm main gun. This was an impressive gun with performance above and beyond what was expected from it's size. Here are a few pics of the Super 75 APFSDS round being live-fire tested against a fully loaded T-54...

 

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5 hours ago, Jim Warford said:

 

The ELKE test bed like many of its experimental cousins mounted the ARES "Super 75" 75mm main gun. This was an impressive gun with performance above and beyond what was expected from it's size. Here are a few pics of the Super 75 APFSDS round being live-fire tested against a fully loaded T-54...

 

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I would expect it personally to do more than that.

The 60mm developed by IMI+OTO  could already pierce the T-54/55 at either 500m or 1km, don't remember.

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Does anyone know the weight of the Japanese WW2 75mm long barreled tank gun used on their prototype tanks like Chi-to, and the later model Chi-nu? I think it is said in one of these pages but as i don´t read Japanese i am not sure.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/405888152176427009/463661179831844864/unknown.png

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/405888152176427009/463662056063762453/unknown.png

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6 hours ago, Mighty_Zuk said:

I would expect it personally to do more than that.

The 60mm developed by IMI+OTO  could already pierce the T-54/55 at either 500m or 1km, don't remember.

 

Well, you're right to a point...the IMI 60mm gun was a capable gun as well. The Super 75, however, fired a DU SABOT round that enabled these light platforms to knockout MBTs from the front, at normal combat ranges...there was no need to close to 500-1000 meters. These formerly classified pics show the result of such a hit with a penetrator the size of a standard pencil. The T-54 burned for three days...    

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2 hours ago, Jim Warford said:

 

Well, you're right to a point...the IMI 60mm gun was a capable gun as well. The Super 75, however, fired a DU SABOT round that enabled these light platforms to knockout MBTs from the front, at normal combat ranges...there was no need to close to 500-1000 meters. These formerly classified pics show the result of such a hit with a penetrator the size of a standard pencil. The T-54 burned for three days...    

My only point was that I would be surprised if the 75mm wouldnt get these results, not surprised that it did.

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On 7/5/2018 at 12:56 PM, Mighty_Zuk said:

My only point was that I would be surprised if the 75mm wouldnt get these results, not surprised that it did.

 

 

Wooooowwww.....

 

I don't know that I can really say anything else here but just.... WOW

 

And Iron vision is the first time ANYONE EVER thought to apply that tech to an AFV too right?

 

Holy fucking shit...

 

3 shot burst in 3 WHOLE SECONDS *quakes in terror*

 

 

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41 minutes ago, roguetechie said:

 

 

Wooooowwww.....

 

I don't know that I can really say anything else here but just.... WOW

 

And Iron vision is the first time ANYONE EVER thought to apply that tech to an AFV too right?

 

Holy fucking shit...

 

3 shot burst in 3 WHOLE SECONDS *quakes in terror*

 

 

 

Wrong thread, and what?

Sorry but I don't really understand what you're trying to convey here. Can you rephrase?

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