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Streit Group continue to "invent" more APCs/MRAPs.

https://www.armored-cars.com/newsite/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=238:falcon&Itemid=225

Falcon-APC

 

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This is just a Russian Tigr with a facelift

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Engine is Cummins ISB (6.7 liters) 385 hp with Allison-3000 automatic transmission. Protection claimed as ВR6 and ВR7 according to the European standard CEN 1063 (7.62x51 from 10 meters).

 

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This is a"Tiger" of GAZ assembly - even the ceiling lights in the cabin are native.

 

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Erm, good point. I'm not sure if the value for chieftain hull height to turret roof is correct, but that depends on if the ground clearance includes the V or not:

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1956 mm per this 1959 specification, which still puts the chieftain hull close to the cent hull height

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11 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

How many goddam weapons can one tank need?  Their ERA coverage looks kinda patchy too.  :rolleyes:

Their ERA coverage is better than on T-72B3 turret.

 

Also, they still have work to do to reach this level of "let's put all weapons we have on a single tank":

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1 hour ago, LoooSeR said:

Stolen from otvaga, posted by GRU - apperently this is K2 for export (rumored to be Oman)

 

Replacement for their Challenger 2 and M60s ?

Didn't heard anything about that so far but maybe it has to do with the mess in Yemen that may start becoming to close for their own liking?

 

Though I don't see what a K2 would bring compared to a CR2 or a modernized M60 in that kind of conflict.

Better situational awareness and threat detection at best?

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2 hours ago, Alzoc said:

 

Replacement for their Challenger 2 and M60s ?

Didn't heard anything about that so far but maybe it has to do with the mess in Yemen that may start becoming to close for their own liking?

 

Though I don't see what a K2 would bring compared to a CR2 or a modernized M60 in that kind of conflict.

Better situational awareness and threat detection at best?

It's one of very few MBTs currently offered with an APS.

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1 minute ago, Mighty_Zuk said:

It's one of very few MBTs currently offered with an APS.

 

Good point.

Given the proliferation of ATGM in the region that's definitively a plus.

 

Though they could retrofit one on their old MBTs that would probably be costly anyway so they might as well upgrade to a modern MBT.

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4 minutes ago, Zadlo said:

 

Which isn't still ready.

Perhaps, but regardless of its current status, if Oman buys the K2, and the KAPS becomes available, it will be able to buy it through the same G2G channel it bought the K2. It's a sole supplier deal that is very comfortable to work with.

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